Sunday, October 23, 2016

Union Cemetery of Newton Iowa

Those with ancestors from Iowa may find this website of value. It was established about 150 years ago and has grown to almost 60 acres.

From the landing page, click on "Interment Listing" at the left of the page. Then click of the letter of the surname of interest and scroll down the alphabetic listing. The database contains name, age, death of death, location of burial in the cemetery, and comments (often giving date of birth, relationship, etc.).

Check it out at:  Newton, IA - Official Website - History of the Cemetery:

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Friday, October 21, 2016

PGS Events for the Week of 23 - 29 October 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Western States Marriages Index Onine

This index comes courtesy of Brigham Young University-Idaho. It contains over 900,000 marriage records, and it is constantly being updated.

Is the search form is a field for "State," and a drop down list is provided that will reveal all of the states represented in the database. You can search all states at once or choose and individual state to focus on. If you choose an individual states, the next field will list the represented counties within that state. Again, you can search all of the counties at one time, or focus in on only one.

Check it out at:  Western States Marriages Search Form:

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Check out for Irish Information

This site is worth checking out if you have Irish Ancestry. Little explanation of the site is given, but there is an amazing array of links to digitized material. You will find historic maps, directories, and more.

To the left of the page is an index of the site contents. Major headings are in dark gray. Simply click on a heading to reveal it links.

SWilson Info Homepage:

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Free Genealogy Search Engine

I have alerted readers to the GenealogyInTime search engine before, but it is worth mentioning again…and again.

The genealogy search engine has been enhanced recently. Here are some of the things the GenealogInTime Newsletter has to say about it:

>>We have completed the process of adding another 100 million ancestral records to the free Genealogy Search Engine.  This brings the total to 3.2 billion searchable records.

>>A substantial portion of the records covered by the Genealogy Search Engine are unique and cannot be found on subscription websites.  This is because our records come from different sources (often local, state and national archives).
>>We also cover entire classes of records not found on the pay websites (such as the massive Google Newspaper Archive, historic photo archives, biographies, recent obituaries, letters, family papers, etc etc.) in addition to the usual birth, marriage, death records

>>We index every word in a document.  This makes our search engine easier to use, more flexible and more powerful.

Check it out at:  Free Genealogy Search Engine

Greensboro, North Carolina and Guilford County Ancestry

This link takes you to the Greensboro, North Carolina Library and several online databases and indexes of city and county records. You will find such treasures as Guilford County Marriage and Death Records (1771-1899), Greensboro City Directories (1884-1963), Union (African American) Cemetery, and more.

Check it out at:
City of Greensboro, NC : Search for Greensboro & Guilford Ancestry:

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PGS Event for the Week of 16-22 October 2016

Monday, 17-Oct-2016 at 1:00 PM--Italian Genealogy Interest Group will resume meeting to help you discover your Italian ancestors. Larry Bedore will do a review of the basics of Italian history and records during this meeting along with Q & A. Bedore, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 18-Oct-2016 at 6:00 PM--MAPS IN GENEALOGY RESEARCH (Part I) -- Maps can reveal much about the lives our ancestors led and the conditions under which they lived. They can also reveal hints on where to look for other important documents. There are many different types of maps available to the researcher, and this class deals with road, city, political, insurance, and migration maps. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Thursday, 20-Oct-2016 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Interest Group, Padgett-Focareta, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 21-Oct-2016 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group will have a special guest speaker, Tim Wahl. He has published a book on his research of his German and Polish ancestors. This should be interesting so don't miss it! Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 22-Oct-2016 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group Meeting, Bryan, Local History Room, Largo Library.