Archives for June 2014

Free access to Canadian records this weekend

In celebration of Canada Day on July 1, Ancestry.ca is offering free access to all its Canadian records.

The records will be free until July 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. To view the records, you will need to register for a free account with Ancestry.ca with your name and email address. Once you have registered you will be sent a user name and password to access the records. After July 1, you will only be able to view the records if you have an Ancestry.ca paid membership.

For more information or to view the records, go to:
www.ancestry.ca

Connecticut research to be topic of genealogy meeting

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group will meet this Saturday, June 28, at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.

The help session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m. The topic will be “Connecticut Genealogy Research” presented by Nora Galvin.

The library is located at 54-60 East Main Street. For more information, go to the club’s web site at:
http://www.pmlib.org/genealogy

Passenger manifests to be topic at meeting

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, June 22, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Mid Island JCC-Y in Plainview.

The topic will be “Passenger Manifests and the Immigrant Voyage.”

Guest speaker Phyllis Kramer will address many of the questions associated with the immigrant voyage including: how did immigrants obtain tickets, which ports did they leave from, what travel documents were required and what were the voyages like. She’ll also discuss locating and understanding ships’ manifests.

There will be no meetings in July or August.

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

Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

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The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, June 21, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The help session will begin at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 11 a.m. The topic of the meeting will be “Ancient Irish Genealogies.”

There will be no meetings in July and August.

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

Free webinar to discuss Irish research

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society will have a free webinar on Tuesday, June 17, at 8 p.m. entitled “Applying for Your Irish Passport: An Introduction to Irish Research.”

This webinar will look at the roots your ancestor planted in America. Focusing on U.S. resources can give you a real passport to finding your way to the right place and time in Ireland.

Topics will cover:
• Myth and Reality of Irish Records
• What’s a Townland? – Irish Administrative Districts
• Some Family Sources for Discovering Irish localities
• Strategies for using US Records
• Strategies for using Irish Records

You must register in order to attend the webinar. To register go to:
http://tinyurl.com/kmxc6tr

New York State genealogy books on sale

The Family Roots Publishing Company is having a sale to reduce stock before they move their offices to another state.

All books are new and prices are reduced from 30 – 60%. The sale for each item ends when they are sold out of stock.

Some of the New York State titles on sale include:

•Gazetteer of the State of New York; by J. H. French – Item #HBF2281 – 1 in stock – 30% off
•New York Essays: Resources for the Genealogist in New York State Outside New York City, by Marian S. Henry – Item #NE01 – 1 in stock – 30% off
•The New York Foundling Hospital, An Index to the Federal, State, and Local Census Records [1870-1925]; By Carolee Inskeep – Item #CF9161 – 1 in stock – 40% off – shelf worn
•The Graveyard Shift, A Family Historian’s Guide to New York City Cemeteries, by Carolee Inskeep – Item #TP892 – 3 in stock – 30% off
•Kings County, New York, Administration Proceedings, 1817-1856; by B-Ann Moorhouse, & Joseph M. Silinonte – Item #NYGS05 – 3 in stock – 30% off
•The German Churches of Metropolitan New York, A Research Guide; by Richard Haberstroh – Item #NYGS02 – 2 in stock – 30% off
•New York State Censuses & Substitutes; by William Dollarhide – Item #GPC1494 – 2 in stock – 30% off
•Muster Rolls of New York Provincial Troops, 1755-1764; by Edward F. DeLancey – Item #HBD0300 – 6 in stock – 30% off
•New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775. Reprinted in Two Volumes; Report of the State Historian of the State of New York – Item #GPC4070 – 17 in stock – 30% off
•10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850, By the late Fred Q. Bowman – Item #GPC643 – 5 in stock – 30% off
•10,000 Vital Records of Central New York: 1813–1850, By the late Fred Q. Bowman – Item #GPC641 – 8 in stock – 30% off
•10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834, By the late Fred Q. Bowman – Item #GPC642 – 6 in stock – 30% off
•Minutes of Coroners Proceedings, City and County of New York, John Burnet, Coroner, 1748-1758; by Francis J. Sypher, Jr. – Item #NYGS10 – 5 in stock – 30% off
•Coroners’ Reports, New York City, 1843-1849; by Kenneth Scott – Item #NYGS08 – 1 in stock – 30% off
•Naturalizations in the Marine Court, New York City, 1834-1840; by Kenneth Scott – Item #NYGS09 – 4 in stock – 30% off
•Naturalizations in the Marine Court, New York City, 1827-1835; by Kenneth Scott – Item #NYGS07 – 1 in stock – 30% off
•New York Genealogical Research; by George K. Schweitzer – Item #GS11 – 1 in stock – 30% off

To check out all the New York State titles on sale, go to:
http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=32190

Free webinar to discuss writing your family history

The Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present a free webinar tomorrow, June 13, at 2 p.m. entitled “10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Narrative.”

If writing your family history narrative is one of those tasks on your “to-do” list that you just can’t seem to start, this webinar will help you get there. Learn ten simple ways to get those creative juices flowing so you can stop procrastinating and start writing yours!

The presenter, Lisa Alzo, has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles and writes the blog “The Accidental Genealogist.”

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/583520542

Save the date — NYC two day conference

The Genealogy Event, in partnership with the National Archives, will offer a two day conference on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, 1 Bowling Green, located in lower Manhattan.

A few highlights for this year:

– General Sessions: Auditorium will offer general/beginner sessions in both 45 minutes and 30 minutes.

– Advanced Sessions: Two breakout spaces will offer advanced sessions focused on heritage/other areas of genealogy in 90 minutes sessions.

– National Archives Welcome and Research Center: Open both days for support on research.

– Exhibitor Tables: Companies and organizations will feature the latest updates on genealogy products and services.

– Social Events: New this year, social and leisure events will be included in the overall program.

As more information is available it will be added to the event website.

For more information, go to: http://www.thegenealogyevent.com/#!nyc-fall-2014/c24hy

Albany research trip set for end of October

Albany research trip set for end of October

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Registration is now open for The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society’s popular fall research trip to Albany. It is scheduled for October 29 – November 1, 2014.

The New York State Library’s extensive collections include family genealogies, local histories, DAR records, church records, census records, early newspapers on film, and city directories, as well as archives and manuscripts.

The holdings of the New York State Archives include State records relating to military service (War of 1812 through World War I); land records (mostly transactions involving the Colony or State of New York); court records (including colonial wills and early 19th-century civil cases); records of some correctional and custodial institutions; and indexes to vital records (excluding New York City).

The Library and Archives are located in the same building, along with the New York State Museum.

The program fee is $275 for members and $350 for non-members. The fee includes:
*Orientation to the New York State Archives and the New York State Library by staff experts.
*A private consultation with a professional genealogist.
*Access to a professional genealogist for all three days of the program.
*Welcome gathering on Wednesday night.
*Dinner on Thursday night.
*Wine and cheese reception on Friday evening.
*Lunch in the library on Saturday.

REGISTRATION:
Register via the online store or call 212-755-8532, ext. 211.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
There is a special room rate at the Albany Hilton of $126 per night, single or double. To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 866-691-1183 and mention conference code 1NYGBS to get this rate.

German Genealogy Group to meet on Thursday

German Genealogy Group to meet on Thursday

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The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, June 5, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville.

Orientation will take place at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be “Writing Your Family History” presented by Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer.

The V.F.W. is located at 320 South Broadway. For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com