Genealogy Roadshow continues tonight at 8 p.m.

Genealogy Roadshow: Season 2 continues tonight at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.

The program stars genealogists Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco and features participants from New Orleans, St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over the course of the series, Berry, Taylor and Tedesco work with participants’ anecdotal clues, documents and family heirlooms to unite them with histories and people they never knew existed.

Tonight’s episode takes place in Philadelphia. A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; a man may be a Viking descendant; another’s family could have part of one of history’s biggest scams; a young man hopes to confirm his relation to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration.

Webinars to focus on English and Welsh research

The Family History Library, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be presenting a series of webinars focusing on English and Welsh research.

Webinars may last from 30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on the course.
All times have been converted to Eastern Standard Time.

ENGLAND RESEARCH SERIES

Mon. Jan 26 – 1 p.m.- England Maps & Gazetteers
Mon. Jan 26 – 4 p.m – England Online Websites
Tues. Jan 27 – 1 p.m. – England & Wales Census Records
Tues. Jan 27 – 4 p.m. – England & Wales Civil Registration
Wed. Jan 28 – 1 p.m. – Church of England Church Records
Wed. Jan 28 – 4 p.m. – England Non-Conformist Church Records
Thurs. Jan 29 – 1 p.m. – England Probate Records, Part 1
Thurs. Jan 29 – 4 p.m. – England Probate Records, Part 2
Fri. Jan 30 – 1 p.m. – England Parish Chest Records
Fri. Jan 30 – 4 p.m. – England Poor Law Records

How To Join a Webinar Live

To join one of our webinar classes, please use this link: http://ldschurch1.adobeconnect.com/britishisles/

Once at the web page:
Make sure “Enter as a Guest” is selected
Type your name in the Name box
Then click on the “Enter Room” box
When signing in, please include your first name and the name of the country or state from where you are watching.

For more information on this series, go to:
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/
Online_Webinars_from_the_British_Isles_Team

Jewish genealogy group to meet this Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid Island JCC-Y in Plainview.

The topic will be “Ancient Texts Lead to Genealogical Discoveries: The Lives Our Ancestors Led.” Speaker will be Janette Silverman.

Janette will take us on a digital trip to explore some of New York Jewish Theological Seminary’s treasures, such as correspondence between the State Department and offices in Vienna, St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Bucharest from 1863-1906 about the legal position and persecution of Jews and materials about the French Jewish community from the 1700s until after World War II. There will also be discussion about ketubot and mohel books and about the ways all of these materials help in research.

The Mid Island JCC-Y is located at 45 Manetto Hill Road. For more information, go to the society web site at: http://jgsli.org

German genealogy to be topic of meeting

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Library.

The topic will be “German Genealogy Research” presented by Richard Haberstroh. Dr. Haberstroh is an accredited genealogist, who has been involved in German genealogical research both in the U.S. and Germany since 1984. He is a frequent lecturer and a founding member of the German Genealogy Group. Dr. Haberstroh is also the author of the book, “The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: a Research Guide”.

There will be a Getting Started program from 9:30 – 10 a.m.

The library is located at 54-60 E. Main Street. For more information, go to the club webiste at: http://www.pmlib.org/genealogy

Genealogy Roadshow to continue tonight

Genealogy Roadshow: Season 2 continues tonight at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.

The program stars genealogists Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco and features participants from New Orleans, St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over the course of the series, Berry, Taylor and Tedesco work with participants’ anecdotal clues, documents and family heirlooms to unite them with histories and people they never knew existed.

Tonight’s episode takes place in St. Louis. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman finds out if she is descended from the infamous pirate Blackbeard; a mother and daughter seek connections to a famous author; and a young man seeks connection to the Mali tribe in Africa.

Two webinars to take place on Wednesday

Legacy Family Tree webinars will present a free webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m.

The topic will be “My Genealogy Do-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes.” It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.

You must register for this free webinar. To register go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/200000000029006155

The Southern California Genealogical Society will also present a free webinar on Wednesday but at 9 p.m.

The topic will be “Finding Your Female Ancestor’s Story in the Newspaper.” Newspapers are the great equalizer and women are prominent in their pages. In this lecture we will discuss they types of articles women can be found in as well as search engine tips specific to women.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2403597652357015297

Swedish research to be topic of free webinar

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society will present a free webinar this Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.

The topic will be “Researching Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital.”

Learn how to research your Swedish Heritage using ArkivDigital Online, an online service that provides access to newly photographed color images of Swedish historical records. This product demo will familiarize you with the types of records that you will find including: the Swedish church books, estate inventories, military records, tax registers, passenger ship manifests, prison records and other types of records. The demo will show the user how to use ArkivDigital Online to view, browse and search within these records. Among the record types that will be shown will include church books, estate inventories, name registers and prison records.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6233649651065875970

NYS Genealogical Death Index updated

The New York State Genealogical Research Death Index was recently updated. The index now includes deaths for 1964.

The index starts at 1957. However, the index does not includes deaths for the five boroughs of New York City.

The index provides the date of death, gender, age at death, New York State file number and residence code. In order to interpret the residence code number, you must go to the far right of the page and click on the red tab that says About. Scroll down to attachments and open either the third attachment for Out of State codes or the fourth attachment for New York State Gazetteer.

To search the index, go to:
https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Genealogical-Research-Death-Index-Beginning-1957/vafa-pf2s?

Irish genealogy group to meet this Saturday

Irish genealogy group to meet this Saturday

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The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Bethpage Public Library.

There will be a Help Session at 10 a.m. and the program, beginning at 11 a.m., will be “Researching at the Registry of Deeds in Dublin” presented by Nora Galvin.

The Bethpage Public Library is located at 47 Powell Avenue. For more information, go to the club website at: www.ifhf.org.

Two webinars to be offered on Thursday

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present a free webinar this Thursday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m.

The webinar, “Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a One-Step Research Plan,” will be presented by J. Mark Lowe.

The probability of creating a successful research project is greatly enhanced when the project begins with a precise statement of research goals and reasoning for the process. Learn a simple technique for breaking down difficult research problems into manageable segments and how to get more research done while remaining focused.

J. Mark Lowe is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2367608438153798657

Heritage Collector will present a free webinar on Thursday entitled “Scandinavian Genealogy Research” at 9 p.m.

Learn about the records locations and strategies that are most important to document Scandinavian families. Focus will be on the most important fundamental sources and strategies needed to accurately prove a Scandinavian genealogy.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8564395498996451329