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News about Family History Centers

Back in June, I posted that FamilySearch.org was discontinuing its microfilm distribution services. Because significant progress was made in their digitization work, FamilySearch.org decided it was unnecessary to continue the microfilm program. There was some concern by researchers that this … Continue reading

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Next Family History Roundtable Program

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Notes from our last genealogy program

At our last genealogy program, Rick Fogarty showed us the International Society of Genetic Genealogy Wiki comparison charts, which can be very helpful in selecting DNA tests. If you did not take notes or were unable to attend, here are … Continue reading

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Upcoming Program

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New York City Marriage Records

Because a number of people have expressed confusion over search results for New York City marriages in the Ancestry.com database, “Birth, Marriage & Death,” I thought that topic would be worthy of an article. The confusion occurs when, depending on … Continue reading

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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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