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Interesting Census Idea

The Irish government announced that on their next census (which will take place in 2021) there will be a “time capsule” feature which will enable people to hand-write a confidential message that will be stored securely for 100 years. Future family … Continue reading

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IRS Employees Database

The German Genealogy Group has added an index of IRS employees (1862 Record Group 58: Records of the Internal Revenue Service, 1862 – 1919) to their databases.   The database consists of records of employees of the Brooklyn and Buffalo, New … Continue reading

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Family History Brick Walls

Join us on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm for an informal meeting for all family history researchers (beginners or seasoned).  This is an opportunity for us to share ideas and help each other in our research. This program is free and open to … Continue reading

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Scottish Directories

Someone recently asked if there are any Scottish directories online.  I am happy to report that the National Library of Scotland has digitized and made available online over 700 directories. The directories date from 1773 to 1911 and cover most of … Continue reading

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Our Next Genealogy Program

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Update on New York State Marriage Index

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 … Continue reading

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Understanding DNA Tests

Join us for our next genealogy program this Wednesday (April 10th) at 7:00 pm. This program is free and open to all.

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Bowery Savings Bank Records

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 … Continue reading

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Additional Irish Research Links

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 Logainm.ie https://www.logainm.ie/ga A placenames database of Ireland developed by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge. … Continue reading

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Irish Genealogy

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 … Continue reading

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