Sunday, October 25, 2020

Selected Massachusetts Archived Records Online

 The Massachusetts Archives has selected several records collections of state agencies for digitized, online viewing.

The landing page allows you to see the agencies involved and click your way to actual digitized records. Pay particular attention to the Adjutant General's Office. It gives you a collection of Civil War records as well as an index of Massachusetts casualties in WWII.

http://digitalarchives.sec.state.ma.us/archive/

Friday, October 23, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 26-31 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).

Beginning immediately, you must register for all PGS online classes and events. The process is quick and easy as described below for each class. You may register beforehand or at the time of the event. We are doing this primarily to provide another level of security.

Monday, 26-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM. Genealogical Proof--This class explains how to evaluate the evidence we collect as we build our family trees. Some sources are more reliable, some records bring us closer to the actual event, and some information is more “on point.” How do we rank all of this as we try to assemble genealogical “truth”? The class uses the “Genealogical Proof Standard” as the guide. Online class—webinar

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147629307?pwd=dU5MM2dSZXJYZ2pEUXhneVdqTkRzUT09

 Tuesday, 27-Oct-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. Online class—webinar

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time. 

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

 

Thursday, 29-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): History and Research. The CCC was a major governmental program of the New Deal that sought to employ millions of destitute young men of the Depression Era. Although the term “CCC” is usually recognized, few specifics are generally known about the program. This presentation recounts the history and accomplishments of the CCC, as well as characteristics of the corps members and camp life. It will also explore where records can be found and how to order them if needed. Online class—webinar

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83822677326?pwd=YjRNU1NyZWVwQ3BXaGxkczA5cTJGZz09

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

West Grey Public Library in Grey County, Ontario, Canada Offers several Online Resources

 If you have ancestors from this part of Ontario, the site may have local references that could be of help to you. The site offers a local newspaper collection in addition to birth/marriage/death information.

You can search or browse the entire set of indexes or just focus on a single newspaper at a time.

Check it out at:  http://vitacollections.ca/wgplnews/search

 


Friday, October 16, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 19-24 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).

Beginning immediately, you must register for all PGS online classes and events. The process is quick and easy as described below for each class. You may register beforehand or at the time of the event. We are doing this primarily to provide another level of security.

Monday, 19-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM: Brick Walls. You will eventually reach a point where you seemingly can’t go back further on a particular line. This class will offer some ideas and suggestions for overcoming dead ends in your family history research. Online class—webinar. Bryan.

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84646783007?pwd=TnZDQmZuRkVBM3YwQ0dhdnNRNFJUQT09

Wednesday, 21-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM: Civil War Ancestors.    This class presents a strategy for tracing your Civil War Ancestors. Examines both state and national records, and both print and digital formats. The emphasis in the digital world is websites that are free and accessible from home.  Online class—webinar Summers.

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81390587877?pwd=UFhjRnMzMElhSVcwOW41aHVkOEx4Zz09

Saturday, 24-Oct-20 at 10:00 AM: Rootsmagic User Group. Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Online class—webinar, Summers

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

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


Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Cave Hill Cemetery is located in the city of Louisville, Kentucky. It was designated in 1846 and included Cave Hell National Cemetery, established in 1863.

The burial database can be searched by first, middle, or last name as well as by birth and death dates. Next to the hit list is an overhead view of the cemetery that pans to the location of the grave you are selecting.

Check it out at:  https://www.cavehillcemetery.com/search/

Friday, October 9, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 12-17 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).

Beginning immediately, you must register for all PGS online classes and events. The process is quick and easy as described below for each class. You may register beforehand or at the time of the event. We are doing this primarily to provide another level of security

Tuesday, 13-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM: Census Before 1850—Analysis. Many researchers become frustrated with the difficulty in researching the US Census prior to 1850 because of only the heads of households being explicitly named. However, those early censuses contain more information than one might initially think. This class examines the characteristics of the pre-1850 census, the information available, and some strategies for analyzing those census years. Summers.

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive a response and email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81940380129?pwd=V2lMbGxRV3NmWDVVQmRZU0pKWmxuUT09

Wednesday, 14-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM: Google Earth Tours –   Google Earth tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives. This class will show you the basics of how to create, save, and share a tour that can visually illustrate the life and travels of your ancestors using the Google Earth free program. Fortin

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive a response and email with  another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84987898402?pwd=NytvNHJaTDhlQmZCbjVUYVVPVDV1Zz09

Saturday, 17-Oct-20 at 11:00 AM: Program Meeting--“What the Heck Does That Say?: The Challenge of Difficult Handwriting.”  Presented by Pam Vestal

Deciphering the handwriting in old documents can be difficult, but a few good strategies can make all the difference.  We'll look at a variety of ways to figure out what the chicken scratches on the page say, but also what the style of writing can tell us about our ancestors.

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive a response and email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Suncoast Genealogy Society Holds Virtual Seminar on 24 October 2020

This message comes form the Suncoast Genealogy Society:

"I just wanted to send a reminder to everyone that the Suncoast Genealogy Society's October mini-seminar will be held virtually on Saturday, 24 October 2020. The seminar will feature two presentations by Annette Burke Lyttle covering methods to improve your genealogy research.


"The October mini-seminar will be our only fundraiser this year and we would really appreciate your support. The cost of the seminar is only $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. The registration fee includes one free door prize ticket for some wonderful prizes. If you would like to increase your chances of winning a certain prize, additional tickets may be purchased at the cost of $1 for 1 ticket, $3 for 5 tickets, or $5 for 10 tickets. The registration form and a description of the prizes are attached for your reference.

Registration forms must be postmarked by October 14, 2020."






Monday, October 5, 2020

Granby, New York Cemetery Listing Online

Four cemeteries are managed by the Town of Granby, New York. The listings for those cemeteries are available for download at the town of Granby website. The listings are in Excel and Word formats.

The cemeteries covered are Granby Center, Hickory Grove, Merit (two lists) and Lewis (a work in progress).

Friday, October 2, 2020

PGS Events for the Week of 5-10 October 2020

 Beginning immediately, you must register for all PGS online classes and events. The process is quick and easy as described below for each class. You may register beforehand or at the time of the event. We are doing this primarily to provide another level of security

Monday, 5-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM. Backup and Computer Data Protection-How to assure your genealogy (and other) computer data is safe from natural disasters, computer failure, viruses, spyware, etc. We will discuss what data you need to backup and specific means to safely backup that data. We will show how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware. Bryan, Online class—webinar. Bryan

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81146001721?pwd=QjVOb0RpRWp0WCtVcHFrWU53TE1NZz09

Meeting ID: 811 4600 1721

Passcode: 2020

Wednesday, 7-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM. Bounty Lands in Genealogical Research—Bounty Lands were used from before the Revolutionary War up until 1858 to reward military service and stimulate enlistment. Those records can confirm military service and even locate ancestors during and after hostilities. This class gives the history of the subject, what records are available, and where to find them. Summers, Online class—webinar. 

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.  Summers.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85420515333?pwd=dnNKbG12UWVjN2tDbVVkTUc5K2RZQT09

Meeting ID: 854 2051 5333

Passcode: 2020

Saturday, 10-Oct-20 at 1:00 PM. DNA-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. Manning/Luce, Online class—webinar.

You must pre-register for this event. Do so by following the link below. After registering, you will receive an email with another link to use to join the event at the specified date/time.

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

Meeting ID: 880 6405 0975

Password: 2020