- The 1800s: When Americans Drank Whiskey Like it was Water
- Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library Hours Extended for Conference
- Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society’s 2019 Family History Conference
- Have Your Family History Digitized at FGS 2018
- The Unlock the Past in Conference in Seattle will be Livestreamed on the Internet
- Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 are now Online for Free
- ISFHWE Excellence-In-Writing Competition Winners Announced
- South Dakota Historical Society Receives Grant To Put More Historical Newspapers Online
- Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent
- Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) Explained
- Italy Emigration: The Who, Why, and Where
- Complete Archive of Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Records—Now Online for Free
- What Can I Learn about My Italian Last Name?
- Add Multiple Pictures in FamilySearch Memories—Share Your Family Stories!
- The Immigration Act of 1924 and the End of Ellis Island
- New Records on FamilySearch: July 2018
- Ellis Island and Castle Garden Immigration Records
- When Did New York Immigration Start at Ellis Island?
- Pioneer History and Discovering Your Pioneer Heritage
- Three Things The Oregon Trail Game Didn’t Teach You about the Pioneers
Author Archives: familyhistory
There is some good news for New York family researchers. Ancestry.com has added to its collection New York State, Birth Index, 1881-1942. This online database makes the index more accessible for those who were unable to go to one of … Continue reading
Back in May of 2013, we posted an article on this blog suggesting a simple, no-tech, inexpensive method to digitize slides, which was dubbed the “flashlight method.” Because our library recently purchased a Jumbl film and slide scanner for our Library … Continue reading
Good news for those with New Jersey roots. Reclaim the Records has announced that they have won their Open Public Records Act request filed on May 28, 2018 for access to the New Jersey Death Index for the years 1901-2017 … Continue reading
The Connetquot Public Library is an affiliate of FamilySearch.org. Now researchers at our library will have access to more than two billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are not currently available to the public outside an affiliate library. … Continue reading
In honor of Independence Day, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is providing a free 30-minute recorded webinar that can be watched on-demand by anyone. In the webinar NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor discusses valuable resources available on the DAR (Daughters … Continue reading
Tom Riley spoke last night about the Orphan Train which was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded eastern cities of the United States to foster homes in rural areas of the Midwest. During Mr. Riley’s lecture there was a … Continue reading
By using Google Books recently, I was able to assist someone in finding information on his ancestor. I am a big fan of Google Books and its advanced search engine, so I am happy to share this tip with anyone … Continue reading
Join us this Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm when “The Legal Genealogist” Judy Russell will speak on the topic of conflicting evidence and how to resolve it. This program is free and open to all.
Since yesterday (April 25) was National DNA Day, I thought it would be a good time to share some questions that some family researchers have asked me about genealogy and DNA. 1. My siblings and I are going to have … Continue reading
Join us for our next genealogy program on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm. This program is free and open to all.