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If you are researching Irish families, you might be interested in learning about the Historic Graves project. It is a community-based project consisting of volunteers who are currently taking photographs of tombstones in Irish cemeteries and uploading them onto the … Continue reading
Since there seems to be more and more people getting started with their family research, I thought it would be helpful to list the websites of some of the more active local genealogy groups. These organizations usually have monthly meetings … Continue reading
If you would like to learn about some of the topics that were featured at Rootstech, a family history technology conference hosted by FamilySearch, the handouts are available at: https://rootstech.org/about/syllabus-materials/ They are being made available for free download for limited time.
Last week Newsday (January 16th issue) reported that the New York City vital record indexes are now available on Ancestry.com. Although these indexes are new to Ancestry, they have, in fact, been available for years on the www.Italiangen.org and the … Continue reading
I am happy to report that full access to the database Fold3 has been restored. If you have any problems using it, please call us at 631-567-5079 and ask for the reference desk.
Join us tomorrow evening (January 15th) at 7:00 p.m. when Don Eckerle will talk about the online indexes on the German Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group websites. Come to this program and learn how you can search the indexes … Continue reading
Currently Fold3 is allowing Suffolk Cooperative Library System libraries access only to the Holocaust Collection. SCLS is working on the issue and I will post any updates on this matter on our blog.
Back in January 2013, I wrote a blog article about the New York State Genealogical Research Death Index on the New York State Department of Health website. It contains information on deaths that occurred in New York State (excluding New … Continue reading
If you are interested in volunteering for a genealogy project, you might want to consider the following. The German Genealogy Group (http://www.germangenealogygroup.com), a nonprofit organization, has created an online Yearbooks & Commemoratives index. The group states on their webpage, “The … Continue reading