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New Ellis Island Website

If you have searched for a passenger list this month, you might have been surprised, as I was, to see that the website www.ellisisland.org has been seriously revamped. First of all, when you type in the address www.ellisisland.org, you are … Continue reading

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Handwriting Analysis for Family Researchers Question

A couple of people asked if the handwriting expert for our November program would be able to analyze the handwriting of someone who wrote in a foreign language. I asked Paula Feldman, who will be giving the program, this question, … Continue reading

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How to Research at the Municipal Archives in New York City

If you researching ancestors who lived in one of the five Boroughs of New York City,  you will want to attend this week’s program (Wednesday, September 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m). Carol Proven, who has taught genealogical classes at St. Joseph’s College, … Continue reading

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A National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

In October, the National Archives will host a live, three-day, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube. The free program offers family history research tools for all skill levels on Federal records including census, American Indian, military, naturalization, and immigration. … Continue reading

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HeritageQuest Online Upgrade News

A major upgrade to HeritageQuest Online is planned for release in 2015.The following additions to content are scheduled for future release: A complete U.S. Federal Census collection with name indexes and images for all decades, 1790-1940. These will be every-name … Continue reading

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An Irish Genealogy Website

Someone mentioned to me that she recently had a breakthrough in her Irish family research when using the website Ireland Reaching Out  (http://www.irelandxo.com).  Because so many of us Irish family researchers are always interested in hearing about new ideas and success stories, I thought I would pass along her news. … Continue reading

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Update on IGG and GGG Indexing Projects

Don Eckerle, of The German Genealogy Group and John Martino, of the Italian Genealogy Group, are wrapping up their current project of indexing the New York City death records (New York City Department of Health) from 1949 to 1962. The … Continue reading

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Free Webinar on United States Church Records

I just received the following information that I thought might be of interest to some. “The Family History Library will present a free webinar for all who are interested in learning how to use United States church records to help … Continue reading

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Central Islip Hospital Cemetery Restoration Project

The Central Islip Hospital Cemetery Restoration Project is looking for volunteers for Sundays, July 27 and August 2 at 9:00 a.m. to assist with cleaning, mapping, photographing, and documenting headstones. Participants will meet in the Touro south parking lot, the lot … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

The popular celebrity family history series Who Do You Think You Are? returns to television tonight (July 23rd) on the TLC channel. For more information go to the website http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are  

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