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German Surnames Program

Join us on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a lecture on German Surnames. This program will provide some insight into the meaning and cultural significance of German names, including the context of genealogical research. This program is free … Continue reading

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Launch date for Irish Catholic Parish Online Registers is Announced

The National Library of Ireland has announced that the online collection of Catholic parish registers will be freely available on July 8th.  To read the announcement click on the following link www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=2345487b-12cb-4de2-91dc-f43bed57a577  

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National DNA Day is April 25

National DNA Day is April 25 (but being celebrated on Friday, April 24).  I admit that my technical knowledge of DNA is very limited, so I’ll leave the scientific discussions to those more qualified.  Instead I will tell you a … Continue reading

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records Online

If you are researching a Lutheran family in America, you might be interested in checking out the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940, added last week to Ancestry.com.  The collection consists of an index and images of baptisms, marriages, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Genealogy Program

Join us this Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. for a genealogy program about deeds.  This program is free and open to all.

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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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