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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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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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