Friday, May 29, 2015
PGS Event for the Week of 1-6 June 2015
New Albany-Floyd County, Indiana Public Library Records Online
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library in Indiana has several indexes available on line for those of you with ancestors from that area.
There are links on the landing page for city directories, family bibles, and more. Don’t overlook the link on the left side of the screen to a newspaper index. This includes several newspapers with dates ranging back to the mid-1800’s.
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library | » Indiana History Room
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Treasure Trove of Irish Resources
Check out this link leading to no less than seventy links to resources to assist in your Irish research.
The links are categorized for convenience. Some of the categories are “Church Records,” Military Service Records,” and “Newspapers, Magazines & Online Collections,” to name a few.
Check it out at: Irish Genealogy: 70 Resources for Finding Irish Ancestors
Monday, May 25, 2015
SCGS Jamboree Available Live, Online, and Free
The sessions topics are varied and run from Friday, 5 June to Sunday, 7 June. You must register if you wish at participate. The link to do that is at the left of the landing page. If you can't watch the sessions live, you will be able to watch at your convenience before 5 July from the special Jamboree archive. Be aware, however, not all of the sessions will be available in this manner.
Here is the link advertising the live sessions. If the hot link is not active, copy the link and paste it into your brower's address field:
Here is the link to the SCGS website that will give you more information on the society and the event:
'via Blog this'
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Greenwood Cemetery (Petoskey, Michigan) Records Online
When you land on the home page, click on "Genealogical Research" listed in the panel to the left of the screen. You will be presented with an alphbetized listing of interrments. To the left of each name is a link that will take you to additional information about the person and perhaps a copy of the obituary.
Check it out at: http://gwood.us/
PGS Events for the Week of 25-30 May 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920, Online
The Seeking Michigan website has a collection of nearly one million death records searchable and online. The records run from 1897 to 1920.
To search the records, select advanced search from the search field at the top of the landing page. “Death Records” will be preselected. Needless to say, take a moment to look at the other types of records you can search on this site. The list is impressive and you may want to spend some time here.
Check it out at: Death Records, 1897-1920 « Seeking Michigan
Monday, May 18, 2015
PGS Events for the Week of 18-23 May 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 — FamilySearch.org
I usually don’t alert you to new additions at FamilySearch.org, but this is rather unique.
Records from the Caribbean Basin are usually difficult to come by, so the Puerto Rico Civil Registration collection (1905-2001) caught my eye. This is a huge database of over 4.5 million images. Some of the records are searchable but not all have been indexed at this point. You can browse the records however, or check back occasionally as the indexing moves forward.
Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 — FamilySearch.org
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Muskogee County Genealogical Society Databases
On the home page click on the Databases tab, then Indexes, then your choice of obituaries, Cemeteries, funeral home records, marriage indexes, divorce records, or probates.
Marriage records run from 1890 to 1948, and divorce records run from 1907 to the 1920’s.
Check it out at: Muskogee County Genealogical Society - Home
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay Features Deanna Bennett
The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will take place this coming Sunday May 17, 2015. We will have an interesting program about the trials and tribulations that our Eastern European ancestors experienced in immigrating to this country. There is no charge to attend, and guests are always welcome. If you are not a member, and you wish to discover your own Jewish family history, please come and let us help you get started.
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 1:30PM Refreshments, Schmooze & Library Access
Where: Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, FL
Program: EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION 1860-1930
Presented by Deanna Bennett
Monday, May 11, 2015
Obituaries Research Can Reveal Family Trees
An article in the GenealogyInTime Magazine explains “Why Obituaries Contain Hidden Family Trees.” The article is a short one, but may renew your interest in hunting down obits.
The article also provides some links to sites where obituaries can be found, including GIT’s own Genealogy Search Engine which conveniently searches FindAGrave and BillionGraves, as well as local genealogy society and library websites…places where obituaries are often put online.
Check out the article at: Why Obituaries Contain Hidden Family Trees
Sunday, May 10, 2015
PGS Events for the Week of 10-16 May
Friday, May 8, 2015
New England Seamen's Identification Cards at FamilySearch.org
This reference is not for everyone, but it was so interesting, I decided to mention it.
It is a collection of ID cards of seamen associated (either by entering or leaving) various ports in New England…Boston, New Haven, and Providence to name but three.
The collection consists of some 104,000 images, but they are not yet indexed so you will have to negotiate the microfilm images. They are arranged by county name, then by town, and then by year of the record.
The interesting part is the information the records contain. Among the data fields are: citizenship, father’s name and place of birth, naturalization, ship of service, and (here’s the best part) a photograph.
To find the database any time, go to the Familysearch.org card catalog and search on the title “New England Seamen.” To check it out now, use the following link.
United States, New England Seamen's Identification Cards, 1918-1940 — FamilySearch.org
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Imperial Polk Genealogical Society Features Jack Butler on 9 May
This comes from our friends at IPGS:
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast Has Marriage Index Online
The PGSCTNE has an alphabetized index of Polish marriages in various northeastern states. The list is searchable by both bride and groom surnames. The location and date of marriage are also listed.
The site offers more than the marriage index, so take some time to explore the site contents shown to the left of the landing page. “Databases” and “Links” are especially intriguing.
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Hart's Annual Army List
Hart’s provides a list of serving regular, militia or territorial British Army officers that easily goes back into the mid 1800’s. A series of the books is available online at Google Books. They are readable online. The link below takes you to a list of the books, with the 1862 volume being the focus. This is a wonderful resource if your ancestor served in the officer ranks in the British Army.
The 1908 edition of the list is searchable at Ancestry.com. Go to the Ancestry card catalog and search on the title “Annual Army List.” The value of this particular edition is that most of the officers listed, went on to fight in WWI.
Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List - Google Books