Monday, March 31, 2014
This month John Pecarek will discuss what it was like growing up in the Pecarek Household.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Here is another source list from The Ancestor Hunt. You will find 14 ways to ferret out death information about your ancestors.
Check it out at: 14 Ways to Find Ancestors Death Information - The Ancestor Hunt
Monday, March 24, 2014
The Blog The Ancestor Hunt offers a list of 18 ways to find your ancestors’ marriage information. If you are stuck, you may find a tip here to allow you to move on.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The online GenealogyInTime Magazine gives us five productivity tools for genealogy. From finding a name in a modern social website, to converting images to text, to finding old software to open old files, there may be something here for you.
Check it out at: Five Great Productivity Tools for Genealogy
Thursday, March 20, 2014
If you are stuck on getting a birth date for an ancestor, you may find this list of birth information sources form The Ancestor Hunt helpful.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The principle speaker will be Debra Fleming. Her topics are "Government Records, Immigration, SSDI and Railroad Board" and "Obscure Record Sources."
A book Sale and refreshments will be available. The registration is $25 at the door.
Monday, March 17, 2014
When using the databases at Ancestry.com, it is important (actually this is important when using a database anywhere) to learning what is in the database and where the information came from.
The Blog 4YourFamilyStory.com highlights the important of that, especially in light of the fact that FamilySearh and Ancestry are sharing more and more information.
Read the blog post at: Don't Forget This When Looking at FamilySearch.org Collections on Ancestry.com - 4YourFamilyStory.com
For a registration form and more details, see: http://www.ipgs.org/ .
Friday, March 14, 2014
If you want to browse and buy, the event kicks off at 8 am on Saturday, 29 March. Remember, it is at the Historic Feed Store in Largo Central Park.
- Review of questions and answers about Google Earth Genealogy Tours.
- More details about maps for Eastern Canada.
- In depth review of ""nosorigines"" and how to be a registered participant and contributor.
- How to correct any errors discovered there, once and for all time! Citations with proof are the key.
- Genealogy favorite sites of those attending the meeting.
Hiawatha Bray, writing in the online Boston Globe, gives us plenty of things to think about in the article “Time to Plan Our Online Estates.”
Several major social networks are discussed and what their policy is toward material authored by the deceased, and what their policy is concerning heirs.
Even if you are not a “twitterer,” for example, you probably have files stored somewhere online or have a tree out there somewhere that you should make plans about just as seriously as you determine who and how someone will get your treasured plate collection. And if you are indeed into social networking and using Twitter and Face Book, then you have even more to consider.
Read this thought-provoking article at: Prepare to meet thy online doom - Business - The Boston Globe
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Rutland Historical Society offers a website with lots of useful history and data relative to the central area of Vermont and beyond.
Navigation from the home page is made easy with menu selections in the left hand pane. Transcribed information from selectmen’s reports and town reports dating from the mid- to late-1800’s is available as well as city directories from 1867 to 1986. Select “Exhibits & Collections” from the menu to see that and more.
You can find it all at: History of Rutland Vermont from the Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
The GenealogyInTime Magazine has published its list of the top 100 genealogy websites of 2014. The article compares the 2014 list with their 2013 list so you can track rises and falls.
The article also identifies the county of origin of the website and whether it is a free or pay site.
Do not overlook the beginning of the article where they explain their methodology.
Check it out at: Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Here is the link to another cemetery in Georgia: the Alta Vista Cemetery. The search page is straight forward and leads to information such as birth date, death date, date of interment, funeral home, and grave location.
Uniquely, there is also an AKA search field that will pick up aliases, nicknames, and the like.
You can find the listing at: Alta Vista Cemetery
Monday, March 3, 2014
If you have ever puzzled over some of the terms you have found in old wills, probate records, court documents, etc., this website may help you out. It offers a glossary of colonial terms that goes well beyond the legal world.
Check it out at: Glossary of Colonial Legal Terms
Saturday, March 1, 2014
On 3 March she will be speaking in the Largo Library in Jenkins Room C from 3 to 5pm. Seating is limited, so access will be on a first-come first-served basis.
If you cannot make that appearance, she will be at the Palm Harbor Library on 7 March from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Seating there is also limited, but you can reserve a seat by contacting Ann James 727-791-1983, or emailing her email@example.com.