Friday, July 10, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 13 - 18 July 2020

Monday, 13-Jul-20 at 1:00 PM. Tracing Living Persons--We often would like to find relatives or friends for which we have lost touch. Or perhaps find cousins or other relatives that you didn’t know you had! This class will focus on some tips and techniques for finding living people. A case study will be given. Presented by Bob Bryan.  

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Saturday, 18-Jul-20 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting "Put Some Meat on "Dem Bones" Combine your research with historical information and turn your ancestral data into a compelling story even the non-genealogist will want to read. Learn how to bring life to your ancestors, structure a storyline, depict time and place, use general information as a backdrop, and let the tale evolve into a fully developed story.  No previous experience required for this fun hands-on class presented by Patricia Charpentier. 

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Buffalo, New York Burials in Forest Lawn Cemetery

The Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York saw its first burial in 1842, and now more than 160,000 have been buried there.

The landing page allows you to search by the deceased's name, and it allows you also to focus your search on a particular cemetery. Forest Lawn Cemetery is one of those cemetery choices, but the Forest Lawn Cemetery Group manages five other cemeteries as well. The default setting is for a search of all of the properties.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 6 - 11 July 2020

Saturday, 11-Jul-20 at 1:00 PM. Advanced Genetic Genealogy Discussion Group--We will be reviewing the book Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies.  We will start May 9th with Chapter 1, continuing to review one chapter a month through the summer. Manning/Luce.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Historical and Geographical Tips to Research Your Irish Ancestors

Kate Eakman, Senior Research at Legacy Tree Genealogists, gives us an article published by Lisa Louise Cooke in her Genealogy Gems Blog to help in your Irish research. The article is titled "Trace Your Irish Ancestors with Four Historical and Geographical Tips.

Easy to read and highly informative, the article gives key elements in starting your Irish ancestor research.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 29 June - 4 July 2020

Thursday, 2-Jul-20 at 7:00 PM: DNA Basics--Learn about the types of DNA tests used for genealogy and popular testing companies. We compare the benefits of each type of test and each company’s database. This meeting focuses on Ancestry DNA. Online class—webinar, Manning/Luce.

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Saturday, 4-Jul-20 at 10:00 AM:Family Tree Maker User Group--Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software, Online class—webinar, Bryan

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Meeting ID: 567 524 039

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Obituary Index for the Plymouth, Indiana "Pilot" Available Online

An obituary index compiled from a Plymouth, Indiana newspaper called the "Pilot" is available online. It covers the dates from July 1922 to May 1983.

The index offers the name and the date the obituary appeared in the newspaper. If you find a name of interest, you can request it from the library. The email for the library is provided on the landing page.