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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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Digital Film & Slide Scanner/Converter

Back in May of 2013, we posted an article on this blog suggesting a simple, no-tech, inexpensive method to digitize slides, which was dubbed the “flashlight method.”  Because our library recently purchased a Jumbl film and slide scanner for our Library … Continue reading

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Online New Jersey Death Index

Good news for those with New Jersey roots. Reclaim the Records has announced that they have won their Open Public Records Act request filed on May 28, 2018 for access to the New Jersey Death Index for the years 1901-2017 … Continue reading

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Connetquot Public Library is a FamilySearch affiliate

The Connetquot Public Library is an affiliate of FamilySearch.org.  Now researchers at our library will have access to more than two billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are not currently available to the public outside an affiliate library.  … Continue reading

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Free Webinar about DAR Resources

In honor of Independence Day, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is providing a free 30-minute recorded webinar that can be watched on-demand by anyone. In the webinar NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor discusses valuable resources available on the DAR (Daughters … Continue reading

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Orphan Train

Tom Riley spoke last night about the Orphan Train which was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded eastern cities of the United States to foster homes in rural areas of the Midwest.  During Mr. Riley’s lecture there was a … Continue reading

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Google Books Advance Search Tip

By using Google Books recently, I was able to assist someone in finding information on his ancestor. I am a big fan of Google Books and its advanced search engine, so I am happy to share this tip with anyone … Continue reading

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