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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
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.
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.
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.
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
United States military records are useful to genealogists for a couple of reason. Obviously they provide service information, but they can also help in other ways to knock down brick walls. For example, if a researcher has been unable to … Continue reading
Join us on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm when archivist Joseph Coen will talk about the genealogical resources available at the Brooklyn Diocesan Archives. This program is free and open to all.
An interest in family research always seems to increase after the holiday season. My guess is that it is has something to do with people reminiscing during holiday family gatherings. If you are thinking about beginning to research your family, … Continue reading
Reclaim the Records (www.reclaimtherecords.org) is a “not-for-profit group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates who are filing Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public domain.” They recently added the NYC Marriage Licenses … Continue reading