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DNA for the Holidays

DNA test kits for genealogy have become a very popular holiday gift over the last few years. If you are thinking about giving someone a DNA kit, or should you become the recipient of one yourself this holiday season, you … Continue reading

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New York State Marriage Index for 1881-1965

Reclaim The Records, a non-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers and open government advocates, has announced that they have won the right to make available online the New York State Marriage Index for 1881-1965.  The index images are now … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine’s Best Website Picks

The current issue (December 2018) of Family Tree Magazine has their picks for the best free genealogical websites for researching American ancestors. The article (titled Cyber States) begins on page 18.  You can view Family Tree and many other magazines online for free … Continue reading

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Find Your Family Roots Online

Join us on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm for our program Find Your Family Roots Online. Professional genealogist Rhoda Miller will show you some helpful genealogical websites. This class is free and open to all.

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Italian Genealogy for Beginners

For those who missed our Italian Genealogy for Beginners program, I have attached the handout which lists some recommended websites for finding genealogical records helpful in Italian family history research.  Italian Genealogy for Beginners

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Irish First Names

Someone had asked if there was a book that gave the variations and nicknames for Irish first names. Because other Irish family researchers might also be interested in the topic, I am posting a link to an online version of … Continue reading

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Italian Genealogy for Beginners

Join us on Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 – 8:30 pm for our program Italian Genealogy for Beginners. This class will inform you on the resources available in tracing your roots back to Italy. This program is free and open to all.

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Stories from Ellis Island

This Sunday (September 16th) our library is having Fred Voss, a tour guide at Ellis Island National Park, talk about some of his favorite stories about Ellis Island. This program starts at 2:00 pm and is open to all.  Please … Continue reading

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Find My Past

Our library now subscribes to Find My Past. The database includes genealogical records from the United States, along with England, Ireland, New Zealand, and other smaller record sets from around the globe. Researchers can also access the PERiodical Source Index … Continue reading

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New York State Birth Index

There is some good news for New York family researchers.  Ancestry.com has added to its collection New York State, Birth Index, 1881-1942.  This online database makes the index more accessible for those who were unable to go to one of … Continue reading

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