Sunday, May 28, 2017

Altus, Oklahoma Cemetery Database

For those with ancestors active in the area in and around Altus, Oklahoma, this site may be helpful to you. The three cemeteries in Altus (Altus Cemetery, Altus Infant Cemetery, and Restlawn Cemetery) contain over 13,600 burials that are name searchable.

The information available is name, interment date, death date. birth date, and gave location.

Check it out at:  Cemetery Database | Altus, OK:

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Using the Dawes Collections for Native American Research

This link is to one of Lisa Louise Cooke's posts to her Blog: Genealogy Gems. In it she gives explicit examples of how to use the Dawes Collections for Native American research. To replicate her examples you have to use both Ancestry.com and Fold3.com. Fortunately, both are free to use if you do so from the computers at the Largo Public Library.

Note: in the text, Lisa mentions free access to the Fold3 collection of Native American records. That promotion has past, but the search techniques she demonstrates are still valid, especially with the free access to Fold3 and Ancestry.com as noted above.

If you have Native American ancestry, you may want to check this out:

How to Use the Dawes Collections for Native American Research:

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Salem, Ohio High School Year Books

This link may be helpful if you have ancestors who attend Salem, Ohio High School. It takes you to digital copies of year books from 1915 to 2012. You can browse through the books or search for specific names or terms.

Salem Public Library – Salem, Ohio 44460:

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Children-Oriented Online Family Group Record

Looking for something that may get your grandchildren involved in genealogy? This link will take you to an online family group record from FamilySearch. It can be downloaded, completed using your computer keyboard, and then saved or printed. Or just print the blank form and complete it with pen and ink the old fashion way.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

PGS Events for the Week of 21-27 May 2017

Monday, 22-May-2017 at 6:00 PM--National Archives, Ordering Data. This is an in-depth explanation of how to order several different records from the National Archives. The records include military (both historic and modern), naturalization, census, land, and microfilm. Both online and postal mail ordering procedures will be covered.  Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, 23-May-2017 at 11:30 AM--DNA Basics—an introduction to DNA that may be help attendees better understand the discussion in the DNA Interest Group following at 1:00 PM. Summers, Jenkins A, Largo Library
Tuesday, 23-May-2017 at 1:00 PM--DNA Interest Group--Share your DNA knowledge and discuss your results with others interested in making DNA Connections.  This is a group for DNA novices to learn together. Manning/Luce, Jenkins A, Largo Library.
Wednesday, 24-May-2017 at 6:00 PM--Heritage Quest--Getting the most from this free* website. Summers, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 27-May-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.