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June Genealogy Program

Join us on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. when Dorothy Doherty, National Archives Program Specialist, will discuss the records which can assist you in your genealogical research that are often missed or overlooked. This program is free and … Continue reading

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U.S. Census Records on Mocavo

Someone recently sent me the following information: Mocavo, a FindMyPast company, announced that they have made US Federal Census images free for everyone. They also provide a search engine for all the years from 1790 to1940. To view the website click … Continue reading

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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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