Archives for May 2016

Free webinar to focus on probate research

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present a free webinar on Wednesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. entitled Working with Probate Records.

Probate records are a great way to trace property, reconstruct families, and link generations. Learn about the principal kinds of probate records, the information you can find in them, where to locate them, and how to work with them. The webinar will show how you can use the online probate collections at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org to solve genealogical problems.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8789126888096181761

German genealogy group to meet Thursday

German genealogy group to meet Thursday

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The German Genealogy Group will meet Thursday, June 2 at the V.F.W. in Hicksville.

This month’s meeting will be a Round Table Q & A hosted by members Ruth Cipko, Barbara DeOliveira, Don Eckerle, Richard Haberstroh, and Steve Nathan.

Orientation begins at 7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Building doors open at 6:30 p.m. The V.F.W. is located at 320 S. Broadway.

Remember — there are no meetings in July or August.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

Municipal Archives to be subject of blog radio show

Municipal Archives to be subject of blog radio show

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The Forget-Me-Not Hour, hosted by Jane Wilcox, will presented a program on Wednesday, June 1, at 11 a.m.

The guests will be Ken Cobb, Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Records and Information Services for the City of New York, and Aaron Goodwin, professional genealogist and author of the new guide to the NYC Municipal Archives, to talk about the book.

Ken and Aaron will discuss what the book, “The New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians,” covers and how it will help anyone research their New York City ancestors. Find out what records the Municipal Archives has, what little-used gems are waiting to be used and what surprises Ken and Aaron discovered.

Those interested in ordering a copy of the book can use the code $100FFMUNI through June 15, 2016 to receive $10 off the book. To order the book: http://newyorkfamilyhistory.myshopify.com/collections/products/products/the-new-york-city-municipal-archives-an-authorized-guide-for-family-historians-members-pre-order

To listen to the show, go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/janeewilcox

Genealogy roadshow continues on Tuesday

Genealogy Roadshow Season 3 will continue on Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations. It will conclude on June 28. This season the show will take place in Albuquerque, Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and Los Angeles.

Genealogy Roadshow’s professional genealogists are: Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco. They are matched with everyday people whose unique family claims are explored in each episode.

This week’s episode will take place at the Downtown Houston Public Library. A woman seeks to find out if her roots in Texas are as deep as the character she portrays in her historical re-enactments; a woman uncovers her link to a prominent figure in Texas history; another learns of her connection to the Cherokee Freedmen and one man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history.

For more information, go to: http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/home/

Free streaming videos available for SCGS Jamboree

Registration is now open for free live streaming of the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree 2016.

The live-streamed sessions from Jamboree are listed below. The streaming video is free but you will need to register to view the broadcasts.

If you cannot watch the sessions live, you will be able to watch them before July 5, 2016 on the live stream website.

To register for the sessions, go to: http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/jamboree/

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Friday, June 3

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Problems and Pitfalls of a “Reasonably Shallow” Search

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Tracking Migrations and More: The Records of Old Settler Organizations

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

Saturday, June 4

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Getting Started with Eastern European Research

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – German Names: Their Origins, Meaning and Distribution

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Using Military Pension Files to Fill Gaps in Family History

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Maximizing Your Use of Evidence

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. – German Genealogy on the Internet:Beyond the Basics

Sunday, June 5

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Avoiding Shiny Penny Syndrome with Your Genealogy

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – All Aboard: Staying on Track with Your Research

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – U. S. Passport Applications

Genealogy Roadshow continues on Tuesday

Genealogy Roadshow continues on Tuesday

Genealogy Roadshow Season 3 will continue on Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations. It will conclude on June 28. This season the show will take place in Albuquerque, Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and Los Angeles.

Genealogy Roadshow’s professional genealogists are: Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor and Mary Tedesco. They are matched with everyday people whose unique family claims are explored in each episode.

This week’s episode will take place at the History Miami Museum. One woman suspects she is related to Pocahontas; a man learns more about this Filipino heritage; and a woman comes to the Roadshow thinking her ancestor was a villain, only to learn he was a hero.

For more information, go to: http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/home/

Online genetic genealogy conference set for June 2

Online genetic genealogy conference set for June 2

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Live streaming presentations are available for purchase for the “2016 Genetic Genealogy: The Future of the Past ONLINE Conference for Genetic Genealogists.”

Live streaming will take place on Thursday, June 2, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

These presentations are available separately or as a 6-session package. You must register for each session that you want to watch. If you opt for the 6-session package you will not have to register for each individual session separately. The individual session price is $20. The 6-session package is $99. Online registration entitles you to watch the session(s) live, plus have access to watch the recorded archive(s) until July 5, 2016.

The archives will be available for viewing within 24 hours after their original live broadcast.

Presentations for the day are:
Family Finder, 23andme, and Ancestry DNA: An Introduction
Developing a DNA Testing Plan
Verify, Correct, and Expand Your Lineage through DNA Testing
Why Y? Case Studies for Y-DNA Solutions
Circles or Triangles? What Shape Is Your DNA?
Genetic Genealogy: Year in Review 2016

To register for any of these sessions, go to: http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/

Three genealogy groups to meet this weekend

The Irish Family History Forum will meet Saturday at the Bethpage Public Library.

There will be a Help Session at 10 a.m. and an “Ask the Experts” session at 10:30 a.m. This month’s program, beginning at 11 a.m., will be “Finding Your Irish-American Ancestors in Online Newspapers” presented by Janeen Bjork.

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

The Patchogue Genealogy Research Group will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library. There will be a Help Session from 9:30 – 10 a.m.

This month’s speaker will be Joseph Vermaelen who will discuss “Long Island Patriots.”

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

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mid Island Y-JCC in Plainview. There will be a Help Session at 1:30 p.m.

This month’s program will be “The Ethical Genealogist” presented by Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist. Genealogists deal with sensitive issues all the time. Come and learn more about the ethical challenges of trying to solve family history mysteries in the 21st century.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://jgsli.org

Three free webinars scheduled for tomorrow

Three free genealogy webinars are scheduled for tomorrow, May 18.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Mining the Uber-sites for German Ancestors” at 2 p.m. While there’s a galaxy of Internet sites that can help you with your German genealogy, some stars shine brighter than others – and it’s not just Ancestry and FamilySearch.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3632524004748683778

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “DAR Genealogical Research System” at 8 p.m. Since the DAR was founded in 1890, one of the 3 main goals of the organization has been to promote historical preservation. A variety of records have been digitized and made available to the public in the form of several different databases and resources accessible through the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). This presentation will help researchers understand how to access and search the GRS and how to evaluate the different types of records included in the GRS.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2311082552263928066

Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Translating Latin Records” at 9 p.m. Latin, the traditional language of the Catholic Church, isn’t difficult to decipher. This webinar will show examples of how to do this using records written before the early 1900s from churches in Germany and America.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/684565106596134401

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

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The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, May 14, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The Help Session will start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m. The topic this month will be “One-Name Studies for Italian Genealogy: What are They and How Can They Help Your Research.”

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org