Friday, August 17, 2018

Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky

The Maple Grove cemetery was established in 1849 in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The landing page gives  you a short history of the cemetery. Look for the "Maple Grove Directory" link to download the cemetery index in Excel format. This index covers up through 2008. There is another link for an index with more recent burials.

Where to Write for Vital Records

There are many sources that will provide information on where to write for vital records, but if you want an easy-to-use, authoritative collection of information maintained by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), this site is for you.

The list applies to the United States and its territories and gives information about birth, marriage, divorce, and death records including the cost and applicable dates of the various record sets. Contact information is also included for the office of record.

Put this link in your favorites for easy access:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Orleans Records As An Immigration Port

This short article from the "Tribune Star" website provides a quick look at New Orleans as an immigration port. Various links are provided throughout the article to additional information. Included in those are links to immigration passenger lists at and at the website of the Louisiana Secretary of State. The latter site provides data for the years 1851 and 1852, which were not originally indexed.

Check it our at:

Saturday, August 11, 2018

FreeReg Provides Free Transcriptions of English Parish Registers

The FreeREG project focuses on parish registers from England, Scotland, and Wales. It gives us free online access to transcriptions of  entries in those documents.

After entering your search criteria, the hit list will give you a single line of typed information for each hit. That single line can be expanded by clicking on the "detail" column at the far right of the line.

PGS Events for the Week of 12-18 August 2018

Friday, 17-Aug-18 at 10:30 AM--German Genealogy Interest Group – This group discusses resources and techniques for researching your German ancestry. Dietz, Local History Room, Largo Library.
Saturday, 18-Aug-18 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-Aug-18 at 11:00 AM--Program Meeting--Pennsylvania: the Keystone State. Hostetler, Jenkins B, Largo Library.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Memorializing a Facebook Account

Here is an interesting article from the "Information Society" Blog about how to handle (memorialize) the Facebook account of a departed.

This article is a couple years old, but the information is still current. Still, expect changes over time.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Suncoast Genealogy Society Focuses on Family Heirlooms at 25 August Meeting

The Suncoast Genealogy Society meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at 2pm at the Palm Harbor Library (2330 Nebraska Ave., Falm Harbor, FL).

On 25 August program, attendees are asked to bring a family heirloom and tell about its importance to the family.

The meeting will be preceded by an open discussion of DNA and genealogy at 1pm.