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Join us Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. when genealogist Tony Lauriano will speak on some of the more challenging genealogy cases he has researched. Mr. Lauriano will use as examples some case studies on families of Italian, Irish, French, … Continue reading
Many of us with an interest in genealogy become, by default, the family archivist. This can be a challenge, because as technology changes, we sometimes need to update our collections by converting items into other formats. Take the case … Continue reading
Someone recently asked the following question: I was told that an ancestor of mine served in the American Revolutionary War. How can I confirm this? There are a few online databases that our library subscribes to that have … Continue reading
The Digital Public Library of America project is being touted as the perfect marriage between Google Books and the public library system. It will make its official debut on April 18, appropriately during National Library Week. Although it is … Continue reading
Join us Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. for our New England Genealogy program. Marie Scalisi, a professional genealogist, will discuss the significant records of the region and how they can be obtained.
In my last blog article, I discussed how I found out where in Ireland my great-grandfather (paternal line) was born. To find out my great-great-grandmother’s (maternal line) Irish county of birth, I had to use a different approach, … Continue reading
Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I decided to revisit the topic of tracing Irish families. Because both my parents were of Irish heritage, I have a fair amount of experience in Irish genealogy. When I started researching … Continue reading
The National Archives at New York City reopened last month in its new facility at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. You can find information about the new center on the website http://www.archives.gov/nyc. At … Continue reading
It did not take long for the Family History Library’s Photoduplication Unit to become inundated with requests after they began their digital copy email service. Last week I received an email from them informing me that they are “swamped” and … Continue reading
Come to our informal program (Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m) to share a personal experience or just to gain some new insights and advice. This will be a fun opportunity to learn from one another.