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Online Irish Civil Records

Today Irish civil registers were released to www.IrishGenealogy.ie, a free website owned and maintained by the Irish government.  The index contains 12.5 records of Irish births (1864-1915), marriages (1882-1940), and deaths (1891-1965). There are currently 2.5 million images of civil records that can be viewed … Continue reading

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Family Tree Article and Flipster

Family researchers are always interested in discovering new genealogical websites, so I thought it might be helpful to mention that the current issue (September 2016) of Family Tree magazine has an article entitled Out-of- this-World Websites which provides a substantial … Continue reading

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Worldwide Indexing Event, July 15-17

The annual FamilySearch.org Worldwide Indexing Event starts this week. Their goal this year is to have at least 72,000 volunteers index as many genealogical records as possible in a 72-hour period between July 15 and  July 17.  Anyone with a computer and … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Upgrade Message

Because so many visit our library to do family research, I thought I should pass along the following email I received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has been working hard to upgrade our website to accommodate the ongoing growth of new features, … Continue reading

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Using DNA in Genealogical Research

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Ordering microfilms through Familysearch.org

I have recently been asked a number of questions on how to order Familysearch.org microfilms.  Therefore, I thought it would be a good topic to review here. For those unfamiliar with the Familysearch.org microfilm program, here is some background information on the … Continue reading

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British Genealogy Program

Join us on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm for our British Genealogy Research program. Professional genealogist Melissa Johnson will speak about researching your British ancestors.  This program is free and open to all.

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Genealogy Show and Tell

Join us this evening (Wednesday, April 13) at 7:00 p.m. for our genealogy show and tell program. Please bring your most interesting genealogical record. Tell us a story about the record or how you were able to obtain it.  You … Continue reading

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Research Tip Concerning the German Genealogy Group and Italian Genealogical Group Indexes

At our last Family Roundtable program, Don Eckerle spoke about the vital record indexes available on the German Genealogy Group and Italian Genealogical Group websites. Along with all the other information he shared was an interesting tip on their use.  … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy Event

The Genealogy Federation of Long Island is having an all-day genealogy event at the Bethpage Public Library on April 30.  There will be two tracks of lectures through out the day and an Ask the Experts panel from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The lectures … Continue reading

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