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Familysearch.org and New York City Vital Record Indexes

I learned from Laura DeGrazia, who spoke at our library last week, that Familysearch.org has recently added indexes to New York City vital records.  You probably already know that for quite some time indexes to New York vital records are … Continue reading

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Genealogy Program Next Week

Join us on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. for the program Spanning the Great New York Abyss: Connecting Generations When No Vital Records Exist. Laura DeGrazia, genealogist and former editor of The Record (New York Biographical and Genealogical Society publication), will … Continue reading

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Irish Genealogy Checklist

With today being St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a checklist for those of you having trouble finding out what county in Ireland your ancestors were from. These are not the only … Continue reading

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HeritageQuest News

HeritageQuest Online just sent me the following information: “Tomorrow morning, the switch to the new version of HeritageQuest Online will occur automatically. All existing authentication methods will remain in place and intact. When your patrons log-in to HeritageQuest Online, they’ll … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous News

For those of us who were unable to attend RootsTech 2015, we can view some of the sessions by going to the webpage http://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng. The program videos are free and require no registration to watch. Another tidbit of news is that … Continue reading

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Under-utilized Resources at the National Archives Program Canceled

The Under-utilized Resources at the National Archives program scheduled for tomorrow evening (February 12) has been canceled by the speaker due to weather and travel concerns. We will try to reschedule the event at a later date.

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Random Research Tip

If you discover that a relative’s cause of death was described as being an accident, you might want to check the newspapers to see if there was an article about the incident.  New York newspapers back in the 19th and … Continue reading

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Connetquot Public Library Databases

A few library patrons at our last genealogy program were unaware they could access some genealogy databases through our library. I thought this would be a good opportunity to explain how these databases can be accessed through your home computer. … Continue reading

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Getting Started Tracing Your Family Tree

If you are new to genealogy you should mark January 14 on your calendar. That is the date we will be having an afternoon program for beginners.  A member of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island will be here to give … Continue reading

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Genealogy and Calendars

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that 2015 brings you much success in your family research. The New Year brings to mind the subject of the Julian and Gregorian calendars and how they factor into family research. If you have not … Continue reading

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