- Announcing the MyHeritage DNA Health and Ancestry Test
- Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events
- New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday
- TheGenealogist is Expanding its Occupational Records with over 300,000 Records of Masters and Apprentices included in a Nautical Set of Apprenticeship Records
- Findmypast offers New Opportunities to Discover and Find Connections in Europe
- Preserving Pennsylvania’s Oldest Historical Documents
- Book Review: Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland
- Cool Location Explorer on Google Maps – a Tool for GeoGeeks
- Update: A Success in Fighting Diabetes
- Update: a Genealogy Cruise to Bermuda and to Newport, Rhode Island in 2020 with Cruise Everything
- Five Things Every New FamilySearch User Should Try
- Explore Your Global Heritage with the New FamilySearch Country Pages
- Three Key Functions of the Archives of Michigan—Kris Rzepczynski at RootsTech 2019
- Using the 1940 U.S. Census to Build Your Family Tree
- Exploring Your Danish Heritage
- Danish Church and Census Records
- New Records on FamilySearch from April 2019
- Add Audio to Pictures on FamilySearch.org
- Your Chinese American Heritage
- Chinese Genealogy Research: How to Find Your Chinese Ancestors in North America
Reclaim the Records recently won a Freedom of Information lawsuit to make available to the public the New York State marriage index post-1965. However, this week New York State filed an appeal. Reclaim the Records vows to fight on. You can read more about the appeal on Reclaim the Records on the website https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/9/
Join us for our next genealogy program this Wednesday (April 10th) at 7:00 pm. This program is free and open to all.
The New York Times recently published an article about some old records of the Bowery Savings Bank being saved from the shredder. A group of archivists and others pressured Capital One to save these records, which were being stored at 130 Bowery, where a Capital One Bank is now located. The branch is presently being closed, and the old Bowery Savings Bank records, which were stored in the basement, were scheduled to be sent to shredding.
These account records could be of great value to many family researchers. It is reported that they provide information on people’s jobs, where they lived, and how much money they had in their accounts. What will ultimately become of the records is not known yet. Some are hoping they can be digitized and made available to family researchers. Here is the link if you would like to read the full New York Times article about the records: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/nyregion/bowery-savings-bank-records.html
Here are some of the additional Irish research links that were mentioned at our Irish genealogy program this evening.
Ancestry,com (in-library use only)Irish Data Collections https://search.ancestry.com/Places/Europe/Ireland/Default.aspx
Matheson, Robert. Varieties and Synonymes of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland
Google Books: https://bit.ly/2XILTlC
American Ancestors (in-library use only) List of the England Historic Genealogical Society databases.
Join us on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm for our Irish Genealogy: Getting Back to the Old Sod program. Learn about the resources available to help you discover where in Ireland an ancestor came from. This program is free and open to all.
RootsTech (the world’s largest family history conference) is going on now through Saturday, March 2nd. The conference which is “dedicated to helping people discover their personal and family stories” is sponsored by FamilySearch. You can watch it live at https://www.rootstech.org/salt-lake
Join us on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 pm for our FamilySearch.org program. Marie Scalisi will give you an overview of this important genealogical website. This program is free and open to all.
The Italian Genealogy Group has revised their website. Here is their announcement about their updates:
“We will be rolling out certain upgrades and improvements in coming days and weeks, but for now some of the new features include the ability to join or renew online, the ability (for the first time!) to search ALL of our databases in one keystroke, and member-only perks like videos of past lectures, access to our newsletter archive, and more! If you’re not an IGG member, won’t you join today?”
Find my Past has announced in their newsletter that they have added over 329,000 additional New York Roman Catholic sacramental registers of baptisms. Because our library subscribes to Find my Past you can search and view these records for free when using our database link on our computers. To get to the New York Roman Catholic collections when in Find my Past, click on search option and then A-Z record sets. Type New York Roman Catholic into the catalog search box and you should see a list of all their New York Roman Catholic record titles