Friday, November 26, 2021

Free Online U.S. Naturalization Records Online

 Thanks to The Ancestor Hunt Blog for this informative article on U.S. Naturalization records and especially for the many links to free, state-by-state naturalization record collections.

From the landing page, scroll down a bit to get past the advertisements to the article, and scroll even farther for the list of links.

https://theancestorhunt.com/naturalization-records.html

PGS Events for the Week of 29 November to 4 December 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

Tuesday, 30-Nov-21 at 1:00 PM. War With Spain- This class is an exploration of the causes, conflicts, and results of the United States’ war with Spain in 1898. In addition to the history of the conflict and its consequences, the types of records generated during the conflict will be discussed along with guidance on where to find those records. Summers,

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduCvrz8rGNXNKTc9hSF_Zdks9gFMq3aY

Thursday, 2-Dec-21 at 7:00 PM.  DNA Basics II (Shared Matches):  This class focuses on how to use DNA "cousin" matching in your research. Whether it is called "Shared Matches", "In Common With", or some other title, all of the primary DNA companies have tools that allow you to analyze your matches based on the groups that have DNA in common. DNA Basics I is recommended, but not required before attending Basics II. Luce/Manning

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-qorTooE9JW5OMnaJJkM9Fh1VeHegJM 

Saturday, 4-Dec-21 at 10:00 AM. Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software. Bryan

Register in advance for this meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIqcuusrjgj-d8heG8CDgJP3UdqO8QVYw

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Manatee Genealogical Society Holds Virtual Seminar on 29 Jan 2022

The following information comes from our friends at the Manatee Genealogical Society:

 The seminar theme is "Finding Your Elusive Ancestors." Do you have an elusive ancestor? — An ancestor that has become an obstacle or a proverbial “brick wall?” We all do. This seminar is Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EST) and features four nationally recognized genealogical speakers who will focus on this theme in their programs.  You will be able to submit your questions to the speakers for expert guidance, and you will also have the chance to win prizes from major genealogical companies such as Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, My Heritage, and others.

 The speakers and topics are:

• D. Joshua Taylor, “Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the U.S. Between 1780 and 1840.”

• Judy Russell, “No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence. A Family for Isabella (tracing a woman married before the 1850 Census).”

• Karen Stanbary, “Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument.”

• Gena Philibert-Ortega, “Desperately Seeking Eleanore: Finding an Elusive Female Through an Interdisciplinary Approach.”

 

COST:  Members - $40; Non-members: S50. 

View the program flyer online to learn more about our speakers and the schedule and register at our website: https://mgsfl.org/




Saturday, November 20, 2021

Porter County, Michigan Obituary Index and More Online

 Thanks to the Porter County Public Library in Michigan for several genealogically relevant indexes. From the landing page scroll down a bit and click on the "Indexes" tab. From there take your pick of the various indexes available.

The offerings are tantalizing if you have ancestors who lived in this area of the country: military records, obituaries, marriages, divorces, coroner's inquests, newspapers, etc.

Check it out at:  https://pcpls.org/services/genealogy/

Friday, November 19, 2021

PGS Events for the Week of 22-27 November 2021

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/calendar/

You must pre-register for each of these events. This may be done at the time of the event or earlier. Do so by following the links given after each class description below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

Tuesday, 23-Nov-21 at 1:00 PM. DNA Interest Group. Learn how to interpret your DNA test results and apply those results to your current family history research. Join our casual group as we research and learn together. Luce/Manning

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocO2hrDIiH9VDe2BaW6l0D-bC2kaQ3ycl

Saturday, 27-Nov-21 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMpf-2rqT4uDsD_bqYog2joIPrnT_FVqg

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Browsing Records at Ancestry.com Should Be Another Research Tactic In Your Research Tool Kit

 Thanks to Lisa Cooke for this tremendously helpful article on how to browse records at Ancestry.com. Yes, "browse" rather then "Search."

Sometimes the record set you found has not yet been indexed by Ancestry so browsing the images is the only recourse you have. But other times the records are searchable and you are still given a browse capability.

Lisa discusses both scenarios and shows how browsing can work to your advantage. She gives step-by-step instructions on how to do it, and provides lots of pictures to be sure you don't get lost along the way.

This is a great read...don't pass it up.

https://lisalouisecooke.com/2019/11/17/browse-only-records-at-ancestry/

Monday, November 8, 2021

Obituary Index for Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois Available Online

 Thanks to the Ida Public Library in Belvidere, Illinois for this listing ranging from1851 to 2018. The entries are drawn from three local newspapers of the era. For the obituary listing, scroll down the landing page a screen or two and then click on the title.

The listing is alphabetic, and entries provide name, dates of birth and death, date of paper and burial place.

Take your time to find the obituaries and notice that also available of birth and death records and a collection of yearbooks.

Check it out at:  https://idapubliclibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/indexes-materials/#