Saturday, September 26, 2020

"Genealogy a la Carte" a Rich Source of Montreal Point of View Resources

Thanks to Gail Dever for this Blog focusing mostly on the Canadian genealogy community. In Gail's words:

"Genealogy à la carte is a daily blog about genealogy news, resources, and issues facing the genealogy community across Canada and, from time to time, in the United States and elsewhere around the world — all written from a Montréal point de vue."

Before you get lost in the scores of research links shown on the landing page, take a moment to explore the "About" tab and the "Genealogy Research Toolbox" tab. The landing page I have given you focuses on Quebec/New-France, but that is only one of the topics in the Toolbox.

Check it out at:

Friday, September 25, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 28 September to 3 October 2020

 All scheduled PGS classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

Thursday, 1-Oct-20 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics for Genealogy--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.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296, Password: 2020

Saturday, 3-Oct-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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 567 524 039, Password: 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Washington State Digitized Newspapers Online

Thanks to the Washington State Library for this online collection of Washington historic newspapers.

You can search by key word, and focus by date as well as browse the collection by title and date. Take some time to peruse the landing page before doing a search just to appreciate the scope of this resource.

Friday, September 18, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 21-26 September 2020

 Tuesday, 22-Sep-20 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. Manning/Luce. Online class—webinar. Manning/Luce

To join the meeting, follow this link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574929851?pwd=bTRndktHUEVKcWhSaVp0aWtTTU5uUT09. If needed, Meeting ID: 845 7492 9851 and Password is 2020.

Saturday, 26-Sep-20 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group-Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers. Online class—webinar.

 To join the meeting, follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/774843754?pwd=Y1E0bS9VZHNWUHhlejVRd3JyR25ydz09

If needed, Meeting ID is 774 843 754 and password is 2020. 


OTHER EVENTS:

Saturday Sep 26 at 1:30-3:30 PM—Suncoast Genealogy Society program  presentation will be hosted by president Debbie Wilson Smyth.  The topic is “Indirectly Evident: Finding William’s Parents”.  This program will explore a case study using indirect evidence to arrive at a sound conclusion for the parents of William Graham of Meigs County, Ohio.

Join via GoToMeeting

https://www.gotomeet.me/RobertPIERRO/suncoast_genealogy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

"Maple Stars and Stripes" Podcast Filled with French-Canadian Research Hints, Tips, and More.

If you are researching French-Canadian ancestors, you may be interested in this podcast. There are over 90 episodes that provide research guidance as well as a general understanding of your ancestor's life and times.

Thanks to Sandra Goodwin for this gem.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 14 - 19 September 2020

 Tuesday, 15-Sep-20 at 1:00 PM--Library Databases--There are several databases subscribed to by the Largo Public Library that support genealogy research. Ancestry and HeritageQuest are the most well-known, but there are also American Ancestors, News Bank, and others. This class shows how to find and use those databases. Summers


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87910803730?pwd=d1FJUXNaTjR1VVZUTmQ1L0ptVHhPQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 879 1080 3730, Passcode: 2020

 

 

Saturday, 19-Sep-20 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting. Where the Records Are, There’s a Document Waiting for You! Presented by Rue Lynn Galbraith. People are acquainted with the websites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, Find My Past and others used for genealogical research. However, additional online resources are available to those who are researching their Family Tree - the State Archives. Rue Lynn will present how to use State Archives and Libraries, the treasures that can be found in these archives, and the resources available at Historical/Genealogical Societies. 


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772712842?pwd=YmtxT1VMUkpXbkJybGNIb0ExRGRkQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 857 7271 2842, Password: 2020


OTHER MEETINGS IN THE AREA:

Monday, 14 Sep 20 at 1:00-3:00 PM—Suncoast Genealogy Society invites you to attend the DNA Interest Group discussion. The topic will be Common Misconceptions and there will also be a general discussion on using 23andMe for genealogy.

Join GoToMeeting

https://www.gotomeet.me/RobertPIERRO/suncoast_genealogy

If needed Access Code: 573-065-245


Wednesday, 16 Sep 20 at 3:00 PM--West Pasco County Genealogy Society program meeting and presentation will be hosted by president, Debbe Hagner. The topics will be “A Basic Overview of Roots Magic,” and “Top Genealogy Research Websites.” Debbe will share guidelines about using Roots Magic and what is on the horizon with the software. Many of us have been using the COVID-19 down time to work on our genealogy, so knowing the best sites to utilize for your research – both free and subscription sites – will enable you to get the “best bang for your buck.”

 

Following are the Meeting details:

When: September 16, 2020

 

Meeting Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Cost: No charge to attend

 

To access the ZOOM site on Sept. 16, you can click on the link noted below:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89811980182?pwd=TkZjV2ZLcUNWZHFZUTdzRnFpTzBOZz09

Friday, September 11, 2020

Millions of Obituary Records Available Online at FamilySearch.org

Familysearch has millions of newspaper obituary articles. Unfortunately they are scattered throughout their massive data collection. But Kenneth Marks in his blog The Ancester Hunter, has consolidated those locations for us.

While you are on the site, take a moment to look around and be amazed at the work that Kenneth has done that benefits us all.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

A Reminder to Record Your Sources

In his Genealogy Tip of the Day, genealogist Michael John Neill reminds us of some reasons we should always record our sources. Specifically, he uses the example of running across birth or marriage records in military pension application files.

Friday, September 4, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 7-12 September 2020

 Wed, 9-Sep-20 at 1:00 PM--Female ancestors--locating and tracing the maternal line; tips and methods to finding maiden names. Bryan

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82892445763?pwd=cHBDTHd0YndYS05zdjIrVnh2MFcwUT09

If needed: Meeting ID: 828 9244 5763, Password: 2020

Sat, 12-Sep-20 at 1:00 PM--Advanced Genetic Genealogy-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. Luce/Manning

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88064050975?pwd=U0h5TlFvM25kK0ljWDFEYU1OMEZxZz09

If needed: Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975, Password: 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Bismark, North Dakota Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery Burials Listing Online

The burial listing for Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Bismark, ND is available online. You can do wild card searches on both first and last names.

The hit list will give name, interred date, and burial space. Each entry is hot-linked to a map showing the burial location.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

PGS Events for 31 August to 5 September 2020

 Thursday, 3-Sep-20 at 7:00 PM.     DNA Basics for Genealogy. 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 and look at shared matches.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09

Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296

Password: 2020    

 

Saturday, 5-Sep-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            

Questions & Answers and Demonstration of how to use the Family Tree Maker genealogical database software.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

Meeting ID: 567 524 039

Password: 20200

Friday, August 28, 2020

French Genealogy Glossary for Quick Translation

This glossary of French words and terms comes to us from the site "Ancestor Search."

Often you can get the information you need for a foreign record by translating key word rather than the entire document. The glossary helps in the strategy.

http://www.searchforancestors.com/archives/frenchglossary.html

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 24 - 29 August 2020

 Tuesday, 25-Aug-20 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. Manning/Luce.

To join the meeting, follow this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574929851?pwd=bTRndktHUEVKcWhSaVp0aWtTTU5uUT09. If needed, Meeting ID: 845 7492 9851 and Password is 2020.

Thursday, 27-Aug-20 at 1:00 PM. Ancestry.com-This site is the largest, most comprehensive collection of genealogy data on the internet. This class will focus on search techniques for getting the most from this huge collection of databases. Bryan.

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89412858041?pwd=dGU4QTRXSW1TYTFZc2J6N2dPRXlCQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 894 1285 8041 

Password: 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

West Pasco County Genealogy Society Features Debbe Hagner at its September Meeting

 This announcement comes from our friends at the West Pasco County Genealogy Society:

"We want to ensure the safety of all Society members and participants. Therefore, we have elected to have our monthly meetings and lectures held via the ZOOM video / audio conferencing application for the remainder of the 2020 year. ZOOM has truly been a blessing for so many of us, allowing us to keep in touch with family and friends, and also enabling business activities to be conducted on-line. It can be used on a desktop or laptop computer, a cellphone, or i-Pad and it’s very user-friendly.  

"We will hold the September Society session via ZOOM on Wednesday, September 16Please notethere is no charge to attend the meeting and we invite you to join us!

"The meeting and presentation will be hosted by our president, Debbe Hagner. The topics will be “A Basic Overview of Roots Magic,” and “Top Genealogy Research Websites.” Debbe will share guidelines about using Roots Magic and what is on the horizon with the software. Many of us have been using the COVID-19 down time to work on our genealogy, so knowing the best sites to utilize for your research – both free and subscription sites – will enable you to get the “best bang for your buck."

Following are the Meeting details:

When: September 16, 2020

Meeting Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Cost: No charge to attend

 To access the ZOOM site on Sept. 16, you can click on the link noted below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89811980182?pwd=TkZjV2ZLcUNWZHFZUTdzRnFpTzBOZz09

You will then enter the Meeting ID: 898 1198 0182 and the Passcode: 477409, which will enable you to join the meeting.

 If you have any questions about the September WPCGS meeting and lecture, or about accessing / using the ZOOM app, please contact Debbe Hagner via e-mail at: debbehagner@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 17, 2020

PGS Elections Coming in December

 

Annual PGS elections are coming up in December. To see information about this event, the affected positions, and the  responsibilities involved as well as how to show your interest, go to the PGS website and click on the "PGS Election Info" tab (or go directly to https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/pgs-election-info/.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 17-22 August 2020

 All scheduled classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

Tuesday, 18-Aug-20 at 1:00 PM. Introduction to Genealogy -- Basics of how to get started in researching your family history—what to do first, where to look & how to do it. Bryan.

To join the class, follow this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85450189281?pwd=bE5TY1NtYm5UMDFnckFYRWd6VU54Zz09

If needed, Meeting ID: 854 5018 9281, Password: 2020

Saturday, 22-Aug-20 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers

To join the meeting, follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/774843754?pwd=Y1E0bS9VZHNWUHhlejVRd3JyR25ydz09

If needed, Meeting ID is 774 843 754 and password is 2020.


Friday, August 14, 2020

DNA Research Based on Artifact Testing

Blaine Bettinger, writing in his Blog The Genetic Genealogist, gives us an interesting research development to consider in his article titled "Testing Artifacts to Obtain DNA Evidence for Genealogical Research." 

In Blaine's words, "If we can obtain and reliably identify DNA from deceased ancestors, relatives, or other individuals, we might be able to enrich our genealogical research." This is a thought-provoking article published in 2018 which points to the possibility of expanded DNA research opportunities.



Monday, August 10, 2020

WWI Online Indexes and Records

If you are exploring a WWI ancestor, this site by Joe Beine may be just what you need to move your research forward. It lists data collections by both United States and individual state level, warns you when the site requires payment, and is updated frequently. The site can lead you to both index and record collections.


Saturday, August 8, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 10-15 August 2020

 All scheduled classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

Tuesday, 11-Aug-20 at 10:00 AM, Passing the Baton--This class explores some legal and logical things we can doto help ensure that our genealogy research goes to good hands when we pass on. Summers

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89346965354?pwd=U1pUK2Z3TURXMm5PUWMxdjdWMVNtQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 893 4696 5354, Password: 2020

Saturday, 15-Aug-20 at 11:00 AM. Program Meeting--“Before Roads and Rails: Waterways to the Midwest” Before improved roads and the advent of the railroads, travel by water was the easiest and fastest way to the newly-opened territories of the midwestern United States. Our ancestors traveled them, worked on them, and lived by them. Learn how to reconstruct the stories of their travel and livelihood. Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84118548007?pwd=LzhvUW82cTRrZ0MzbzB4SDdTbXh6Zz09

If needed, Meeting ID: 841 1854 8007, Password: 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Newspaper Archives for Liberty, New York Available Online

Issues of the "Liberty Register" of Liberty, New York are available online thanks to the Liberty Public Library. You can filter your search by key word and date, or browse by date. The publications span time from 1870 to 1979.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

About locating and Using German Census Records

Thanks to James Beidler writing this article in Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Blog. The title is "German Census Records DO Exist."

The author tells us about finding and cataloging German census records, and then where you can learn about them. This is a very informative article and comes with images and examples.

https://lisalouisecooke.com/2018/02/12/german-census-records/

Friday, July 31, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 3-8 August 2020

All scheduled classes are posted on the society calendar at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ which also has information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

Thursday, 6-Aug-20 at 7:00 PM. DNA Basics for Genealogy--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 and look at ethnicity results. Manning/Luce      

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296; Password: 2020

Saturday, 8-Aug-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       

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88064050975?pwd=U0h5TlFvM25kK0ljWDFEYU1OMEZxZz09

If needed, Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975; Password: 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A Blog for Those Needing a Hand with Czech Genealogy

If you are in Czech genealogy, and especially if you are just getting started, a Blog titled "Czech Genealogy for Beginners" may be what you need. The Blog focuses on those who have ancestors in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, but frequently covers more ground than that..

The blog entries are filterable by key words (labels) and by date of entry.

This is an attractive, well-constructed Blog that is worth checking out if you have Czech ancestry.

http://czechgenealogy.nase-koreny.cz/

Friday, July 24, 2020

PGS Events for the week of 27 July - 1 August 2020

All scheduled classes are posted on the society website at https://pinellasgenealogysociety.com/ (calendar tab). There is also information on using Zoom (Zoom Orientation tab).

Monday, 27-Jul-20 at 10:00 AM: Occupation Research--This class explores the world of ancestor occupations--what our ancestors did for a living, where to find that information, and what to do with it once found. Summers.

To join the meeting, follow this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87329021856?pwd=S0dLWEVUWUxkZXduSk5RazlBN1RZQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 873 2902 1856, Password: 2020  

Tuesday, 28-Jul-20 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. Manning, Luce 

To join the meeting, follow this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574929851?pwd=bTRndktHUEVKcWhSaVp0aWtTTU5uUT09.

If needed, Meeting ID: 845 7492 9851 and Password is 2020.

Saturday, 1-Aug-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. Bryan         

To join the meeting, follow this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

If needed, Meeting ID: 567 524 039; Password: 2020

FGS Virtual Family History Conference to Be Held 2 September 2020.


A More Exciting 8 Hours of Genealogy Learning
Can’t Be Found!
 
The 2020 FGS Virtual Family History Conference will kick off on September 2, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, with an exciting line-up of leading genealogy speakers. This is eight hours of genealogy learning you will not want to miss. Join us to see:
  • David E. Rencher, “FGS: Celebrating the Past and Future”
  • Judy G. Russell, “Quarantined! Genealogy, the Law and Public Health”
  • Ari Wilkins, “Scaling the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Research”
  • Thomas W. Jones, “Building a Respectable Genealogy, One Documented Biography at a Time”
  • CeCe Moore, “Strategies of The Genetic Detective”
  • Lisa Louise Cooke, “The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology”
For more information on this and other conference registration details, see 
 

Monday, July 20, 2020

FamilySearch Offers an Online Card Roster of Georgians Who Served in WWI

This card list was developed at state level and includes Georgians who served in the US Army or Navy during WWI. It is searchable on FamilySearch.org and the results will give you index information such as estimated birth date and place, service number, current residence and more.

To see an image of the card you must go to a Family History Center or a FamilySearch affiliate library. Regardless, the index information is valuable and is complimentary to draft card information for the same conflict.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/3010041

Saturday, July 18, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 20-25 July 2020

Saturday, 25-Jul-20 at 10:00 AM. RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers          Online class—webinar.

 

         

Saturday, 25-Jul-20 at 1;30 PM. Ancestry Family Trees--Publishing your tree on Ancestry.com can be a great way to share your research with others, as well as to provide a backup for your work. This presentation covers how to start a family tree on Ancestry.com, and how to maintain it. That includes working with people, events, images, and sources. Peter is presenting this for Suncoast Genealogy Society from 1:30-3:30 via GoToMeeting and all PGS folks are invited to attend. Click on:

https://www.gotomeet.me/RobertPIERRO/suncoast_genealogy

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Rapides Parish, Louisiana Digitized Newspapers Online

The website of Rapides Parish, Louisiana Library offers a database of local newspapers ranging in date between 1820 and 1977. You can search by keyword or browse by title and year.

If you have Louisiana ancestors, check this out at:
http://rpl.advantage-preservation.com/

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Introduction to Genealogy Video

Denise Manning at the Tarpon Springs Public Library has produced a "getting started" video and made it available at the link below.

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.  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89135130240?pwd=NUZ0WlNENXdqaU41VnVMczd4dWNUUT09

Meeting ID: 891 3513 0240

Password: 2020

 

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. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86748475284?pwd=ZXcvNEZpYUNIY3ptcFRHNXZaeVpTdz09

 

Meeting ID: 867 4847 5284

Password: 2020

 


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.

Check it out at:
https://www.forest-lawn.com/genealogy/locate-a-loved-one

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.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88064050975?pwd=U0h5TlFvM25kK0ljWDFEYU1OMEZxZz09

If needed,

Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975

Password: 2020

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.

Check it out at"
https://lisalouisecooke.com/2017/03/12/trace-your-irish-ancestors/

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.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87443031296?pwd=Ry81d0t2Z1NIKzVKYjhEeFoyLzhPUT09

Meeting ID: 874 4303 1296

Password: 2020

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

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/567524039?pwd=WE1EMVRjVU1KZXAyM2lZdytpSi9MQT09

Meeting ID: 567 524 039

Password: 2020

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.

https://myplymouthlibrary.org/digital/#genealogy

Monday, June 22, 2020

Columbia County, Oregon Cemetery Listings Available Online

The Rainier Cemetery District provides us interment listings for twelve cemeteries located in Columbia County, Oregon.

From the landing page, locate the link "Search a Database" located in the left pane of the web page. That will take you to several links you can follow to finally land on an alphabetized PDF file. The information you can find includes name, grave location, and dates of birth, death, and burial. There are also indicators if the deceased had military affiliation.

The landing page has links to the individual cemeteries where you can find photos and maps.

https://www.rainiercemeterydistrict.com/

Friday, June 19, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 22-27 June 2020

Tuesday, 23-Jun-20 at 1:00 PM DNA Interest Group. Every month on the Fourth Tuesday. 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. Manning, Luce--Online class—webinar
To join the meeting, follow this link:
If needed, Meeting ID: 845 7492 9851 and Password is 2020.
Saturday, 27-Jun-20 at 10:00 AM RootsMagic User Group. Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers--Online class—webinar
If needed, Meeting ID is 774 843 754 and password is 2020.  

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Wotld War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths Index Online

If you have ancestors who lost their lives in WWI, or of you suspect you do, checking this index onn Family?Search.org can be helpful.

You do not get an abundance of information above name, name, date of death, name of unit, serial number, and maybe home state. But if you find a ancestors record, you now know enough to continue your research and perhaps track down his records at the National Archives.

Check it out at:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2996059

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Swiss Newspapers Digitized and Free Online

This collection can be helpful if you have Swiss ancestors. The collection reportedly contains 116 titles, comprising over 490,000 issues, about 4.5 million pages and over 36 million articles...all in the native language.

You can translate the site to English (look for the button in the upper right corner of the landing page), but that translates the headings, not the articles themselves.

The reader has a nice feature. When you click on an article in the image of the paper you are interested in, a transcribed version of the article appears in the left page of the window.

https://www.e-newspaperarchives.ch/?a=p&e=-------de-20--1--img-txIN--------0----&p=home&l=en

Friday, June 12, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 15-20 June 2020


Tuesday, 16-Jun-20 at 10:00 AM--Naturalization Records: Many of our ancestors became naturalized citizens and left a paper trail when they did so. This class explains the naturalization process, what information can be found in the records, and where those records can be found. Presented by Peter Summers online via Zoom.
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Additional meeting information if needed:
Meeting ID: 869 5023 5505
Password: 2020
Saturday, 20-Jun-20 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting online via Zoom: 
Photo Detective Roadshow with Maureen Taylor--Maureen shows each picture and asks the owner to talk about the image. Maureen guides them through the telling with a few questions.  Along the way, she'll ask questions, point out identification clues, and offer theories about the picture.  Don’t be surprised if there is a big reveal. Maureen offers research advice to follow up on the new clues. 
Everyone is welcome to listen to the discussion, and if you wish to actively participate, submit a digital picture of your chosen photo, front and back (if there is information on the back), along with a note explaining what you know, if anything, about the photo.  Email your photo with notes to PhotoRoadShow@PinellasGenealogySociety.com no later than midnight June 15th.
Here is the information you need to join the meeting on Jun 20, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Click this link to join the Zoom Meeting:
Additional meeting information if needed:
Meeting ID: 857 7271 2842
Password: 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers free Webinar and More During 20th Anniversary Celebration

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is inviting us to a free event, as well as discounts and prizes as they continue celebrating their 20th anniversary year.

Here is what is available to you from The National Institute:

Saturday, June 27, 2020: a FREE online fun-filled day with Gena Phillibert-Ortega: talks and games;
* $10,000 worth of prizes;
* one of three free courses available to everyone;
* one of six courses at 50% off;
* 15% off any one package.

For more information:  http://blog.genealogicalstudies.com/2020/05/all-day-special-event/

Or you can contact The National Institute directly at:
admin@genealogicalstudies.com
1-800-580-0165 ext 1

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Suncoast Genealogy Society DNA Interest Group Meets Monday, 8 Jun 2020

SGS DNA Interest Group Meeting Monday, 8 Jun 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/RobertPIERRO/suncoast_genealogy

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 573-065-245

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