Monday, March 20, 2017

Forest Hill Cemetery, City of Madison, Wisconsin

This cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin dates back to 1857. From the landing page you can click on links for a map, a walking tour (via PDF), and to search. Searches can be done by name or section. The records you will find are very complete and go well beyond just tombstone inscriptions. You will see such information as deceased name, name of the owner of the plot, funeral home, occupation, cause of death, and more.

Check it out at:
Forest Hill Cemetery - Find a Park - Madison Parks - City of Madison, Wisconsin:

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Friday, March 17, 2017

City Directories of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

This site by the City of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada by way of the site archive.org, gives us digitized city directories of that city from 1858 to 1934. Just click on the image of the directory you are interested in to be taken to a viewer for the entire book.

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada - City Directories : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive:

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PGS Events for the Week 19-25 March 2017

Tuesday, 21-Mar-2017 at 6:00 PM--ANCESTRY FAMILY TREES – Part 2. 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. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 24-Mar-2017 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group--we will spend some time on reading-interpreting handwriting and defining some of the terms used. This will be followed by a general discussion. Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 25-Mar-2017 at 10:00 AM--RootsMagic User Group--Questions and answers and demonstrations of how to use the RootsMagic genealogy database software program. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Free Irish resources at a number of websites in honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Photos from the US Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information

This site is just for fun...unless, of course, you run into one of your ancestors! The site gives you around 170,000 photos from 1935 to 1945, and they cover the United States.

Click of the "Start Exploring" tab and you will be presented with an interactive map showing all of the counties with photos. Click on the outline of the county and you can see those photos. At the map page, you can control the time line, choose the photographer of interest, or search on a variety of fields.

Photogrammar:

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Florida State Genealogy Society Holds Spring Virtual Conference on 25 March 2017

Daylight savings is returning and brings with it longer days for us to enjoy doing genealogy. Join us for our first Virtual Conference – a way for you to renew your genealogy research skills without having to leave home. The conference will be presented via GoToWebinar. Attendees will be able to attend the “live” presentation or listen to the recorded video which will be available to registered attendees only, for a period of 2 weeks after the conference.
 
What you will get:
  • 5 hours of lectures by noted genealogy presenters.
  • Viewing “live” or attend via recording up to 2 weeks after the conference.
  • Door Prizes throughout the day.
Register Now
 
Members:  $35.00    Non-Members:  $40.00

For more information and registration see http://flsgs.org/cpage.php?pt=268 .

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lancashire Indexes to Births Marriages and Deaths

If you have ancestors from this part of England you may find the Lancashire BMD site helpful.

The landing page gives you a quick explanation of the site, pointing out what is completed and what is still being worked on. It also give you a FAQ page that gives you good information to help you understand what the site offers and how to use it.

If you wish to search the collection, look in the upper right corner of the landing page for the colored tabs labeled "Births," "Marriages," and "Deaths." Each of those tabs gives you a drop-down menu of topics you can select from.

Lancashire Births Marriages & Deaths Indexes:

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