Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PGS Holiday Party and More on 16 December -- all welcome

Choose two of your ancestors for each of the dates below and come prepared knowing where they were (which US state, Canadian province, or foreign country).  The years are 1776 and 1918.

For example:
   Needham - Pennsylvania
   Prentis - Vermont

   Schuler - England
   Prentis - Iowa 

 We’ll break into groups and find out if our ancestors might have met.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New York City Directories from 1798 Available Online

This collection of eighty-three New York City Directories dated from 1798 to 1923 comes from the New York Public Library. Click on the cover of any of the displayed directories and you will be taken to the reader.

To advance the pages of the directory, click on the page images displayed in the bottom right of the screen, or click on "View as Book" to advance the page by simply clicking on it.

New York City Directories - NYPL Digital Collections:

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

PGS Events for the Week of 20-25 November 2017

Monday, 20-Nov-2017 at 6:00 PM--LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – who were the Loyalists, and how were they affected by the outcome of the war? Were they rewarded for their loyalty to the British crown, and if so, in what manner? Get the answer to these questions and more, including what records may exist and where they might be found.   Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 25-Nov-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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cemetery Lists from the Shelton Library System, Sheldon, Connecticut

Cemetery lists for Coram, East Village, Long Hill, Lower White Hills, and Upper White Hills are found at this website. Click on the name of the cemetery of interest and you will be taken to a transcribed list of burials.

Check it out at:  Historic Items | Shelton Library System:

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Information Online About Loyalists and British Soldiers, 1772-1784

This database from the Library and Archives Canada, contains information from the Carleton Papers.

According to the website: "The series includes a variety of documents about loyalist soldiers and civilian refugees (both white and black people) but also about people who were on Manhattan Island or the adjacent mainland dominated by the British during the American Revolution, as well as many British and German soldiers who settled in Canada later and also some rebels. "

You can search by keyword, name, rank, or regiment. In the hit list, click on the "Item Number" next to the name of interest to be taken to a more complete record.

Links at the left of the landing page will take you to more information about the records and how to use what you find.

Search: Carleton Papers – Loyalists and British Soldiers, 1772-1784 - Library and Archives Canada:

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Friday, November 10, 2017

PGS Events for the Week of 12 - 18 November 2017

Thursday, 16-Nov-2017 at 1:00 PM--Irish Genealogy Interest Group--a discussion group regarding techniques to find your Irish ancestry. Commons, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Friday, 17-Nov-2017 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group-Trish Commons will be speaking on German History. This topic will help you understand the conditions when your ancestors emigrated. Commons, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Nov-2017 at 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy--Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping.  Bryan , Jenkins B, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Nov-2017 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting--Lecture Series--Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records: Funeral home and mortuary records can provide clues to many other sources, especially before death certificates were issued and between censuses. Learn what information may be included, what it infers, and places to locate the records. Examples of records from online sources are presented and discussed. George Morgan, Jenkins B, Largo Library
Saturday, 18-Nov-2017 at 1:30 PM--Lecture Series: Timelining Your Ancestors--Your ancestors lived complex lives, interacting with family members, friends, neighbors, and associates of all types. They participated in their communities, and they were affected by events in their communities and around the world. You want to place your ancestors into geographical, historical, and social context so that you can better understand their lives. This seminar suggests a wide array of resources for locating details about your ancestors and presents a methodology for constructing a chronological timeline of their lives. George Morgan, Jenkins B, Largo Library.