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A Tip for Beginners

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

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Next Genealogy Program

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Reclaim the Records

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

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Our Next Family History Roundtable Program

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Online Irish Civil Records

Today Irish civil registers were released to www.IrishGenealogy.ie, a free website owned and maintained by the Irish government.  The index contains 12.5 records of Irish births (1864-1915), marriages (1882-1940), and deaths (1891-1965). There are currently 2.5 million images of civil records that can be viewed … Continue reading

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Family Tree Article and Flipster

Family researchers are always interested in discovering new genealogical websites, so I thought it might be helpful to mention that the current issue (September 2016) of Family Tree magazine has an article entitled Out-of- this-World Websites which provides a substantial … Continue reading

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Worldwide Indexing Event, July 15-17

The annual FamilySearch.org Worldwide Indexing Event starts this week. Their goal this year is to have at least 72,000 volunteers index as many genealogical records as possible in a 72-hour period between July 15 and  July 17.  Anyone with a computer and … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Upgrade Message

Because so many visit our library to do family research, I thought I should pass along the following email I received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has been working hard to upgrade our website to accommodate the ongoing growth of new features, … Continue reading

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Using DNA in Genealogical Research

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Ordering microfilms through Familysearch.org

I have recently been asked a number of questions on how to order Familysearch.org microfilms.  Therefore, I thought it would be a good topic to review here. For those unfamiliar with the Familysearch.org microfilm program, here is some background information on the … Continue reading

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