Friday, March 27, 2020

New York City Marriage Index Online

This database is courtesy the Reclaim the Records Project. It includes record between 1950 and 2017.

While you are at the landing  page, take some time to read about Reclaim the Records before you dive into the data.

Monday, March 23, 2020

What It Means Geographically To Be "German"

Thanks to Camille Andrus, writing in the Blog Genealogy Gems, for this article on Defining "German." Those of you with German ancestors you have traced back to their country of origin know how confusing and frustrating that can be given the frequency that European country borders changed throughout time. The issue is the crux of Camille's article.

This is a must-read for those of you starting your German ancestor research, and a good refresher for those of you who are more experienced.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Over One Million New Jersey Deaths from 2001 Included in Free, Online Index

The Reclaim The Records Project offers this index of New Jersey deaths for the period 2001 to 2017. That's over 1,000,000 records, and they are searchable. In addition a collection of 500,000 non-indexed images are available for browsing.

To get to the collections, click on the "Search Database" or "Browse Images" tabs at the top of the landing page.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Peekskill, New York Online Obituary Index Dates from the mid-1800's

This index collection consists of over 46,000 obituary entries dating from the mid-1800's. To get to the search form, click on the "Start Search" link found in the center of the landing page.

Before you do your search, take a moment to read the information on the landing page about how to order the obits you find and want.

Check it out at:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 9-14 March 2020

Monday, 9-Mar-20 at 10:00 AM. Walking in their Footsteps--One of the fun things about genealogy is getting to know our ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a chart. This presentation will help you to identify sources that can assist you in locating the precise locations where your ancestors lived and worked. Fortin,        Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 10-Mar-20 at 6:00 PM. Eastern European Research--For ancestors who came from Galicia/Halychyna, Bukovina, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germans from Russia, Rusyns, Boykos. Help on how to start - with information obtained in the New World. van Heerden. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 12-Mar-20 at 1:00 PM. Skeletons in The Family Closet: Dealing With The Unexpected. We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research. This presentation discusses some of the unexpected, and sometimes unsavory, facts that may arise and ethical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to share them. Fortin, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 14-Mar-20 at 12:00-4:00 PM. Family History Assistance Day--Genealogists from the Pinellas Genealogy Society will be on hand to help you find your ancestors.  Free, individual assistance will be provided to each person who attends.  First come, first served. Be sure to bring what you know (names, dates, places of birth, death, marriages, residence, etc.) concerning your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We will help you find earlier generations. Various PGS genealogists   Local History Room and Reading Room, Largo Library.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee Historic Newspapers Online

This collection includes twelve different Chattanoga newspapers ranging in dates from 1838 to 1912. You can search by key word and date range, or browse by title or year.

Check it out at:

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Denise Manning Presents a DNA class at Tarpon Library on 2 March 2020

This comes from Denise Manning of the Tarpon Springs Public Library:

Join us for a fun genealogy group at the Tarpon Library Monday evening, March 2, at 6:30 pm. The topic of discussion will be Traditional Research and Genetic Genealogy: Tying the Two Together.

DNA technology is the most useful to genealogists when used in conjunction with traditional paper-trail research. But, how do we tie together the seemingly different clues derived from History and Science? Learn the types of genealogy questions that might be answered by analyzing our DNA results and those of our DNA matches