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New York City Death Indexes for 1949-1965

Ancestry.com has added to their collection a New York City death index covering the years 1949 – 1965.  Unlike Ancestry’s New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948, this one also includes the NYC Health Department index images. If you do … Continue reading

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Discontinuation of the FamilySearch Microfilm Distribution Services

On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.  The last day to order microfilms will be on August 31, 2017.  The service is being discontinued because of the significant progress made in their microfilm digitization work and … Continue reading

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German Genealogy Group’s New Project

The German Genealogy Group is always busy creating new indexes and databases. Recently they added the Federal Criminal Record Index, which you can search for free on their website http://www.germangenealogygroup.com.  Their new project involves photographing the church registers of four … Continue reading

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New York State Death Indexes

Here is some good news for New York researchers. Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit group, has succeeded in obtaining the New York State Death indexes from 1880 to 1956 and they have uploaded the indexes onto the website Internet Archive. … Continue reading

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Cemetery Crowdsourcing Program

Our next genealogy program will be on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 pm.  Our speaker will be professional genealogist and speaker Michael Cassara. This program is free and open to all.

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Online Websites For New York Newspapers

For those who missed our last genealogy program, here is a list of some of the online newspapers that were discussed.  All of the websites contain digitized New York newspapers which can be accessed for free.   Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper (Library of Congress) http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov … Continue reading

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Newspapers for Genealogical Research

Our next genealogy program is on Friday, April 28 at 2:30 pm. In this program, we will explore some of the online newspapers available for family researchers. This program is free and open to all.

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Descendant Tracing Program

Join us on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm when genealogist Melissa Johnson will speak on descendant tracing. This program is free and open to all.

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Translating Italian Records

Join us for our Translating Italian Records program this Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm. This is an introduction to understanding the genealogical information you can find in typical Italian records. This program is unregistered and open to all.

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Websites for Irish Family Research

I was asked by a few people for a list of websites for Irish genealogy, and thought that that would be appropriate for the season. I have attached a PDF file listing various Irish genealogy websites to this blog post … Continue reading

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