Archives for August 2017

Long Island DNA group to meet this Saturday

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet this Saturday, September 2, at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library at 10 a.m.

This month’s topics will be Triangulation Versus In-Common-With and Transferring DNA Raw Data to other DNA websites.

The library is located at 54-60 E. Main Street in Patchogue. For more information, email Programming@DGGLI.org

Irish records to be topic of free webinar

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Caillte agus Aimsigh: Lost and Found – Irish History and Records” on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.

The myth is that Irish records don’t exist or are lost. History does have an impact on the records but Irish records do exist. Irish research relies on an understanding of historical events that impact how and where to find the records. More and more records are being made available.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6836112769551865604

Free webinars to discuss naturalization records, fraternal organizations

Two special webinars will take place this Thursday, Aug. 24.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present a free webinar at 1 p.m. entitled “U.S. Women, Marriage and Repatriation: 1922-1956.”

Did you know that thousands of U.S. born women lost their citizenship through marriage to non-citizens? Between 1907-1922, a married woman’s citizenship status was determined by her husband’s nationality. This webinar will use real case file examples to explore how women who lost their citizenship through marriage regained their nationality in the years after 1922.

To attend the webinar, go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars#Webinars%20Schedule and click on Thursday, August 24.

The New England Historic Genealogy Society will present a free webinar at 3 p.m. entitled “Fraternally Yours: Finding Your Ancestor in American Fraternal Organization Records.”

Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus or a member of another fraternal organization? In this webinar, learn how to identify different fraternal organizations and learn how to locate a lodge and its records. These records can provide social history for your family history research.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3697008176963785475?source=website

Free webinars to cover Mexican, American Indian research

Two free genealogy webinars will be offered this week dealing with Mexican research and American Indian research.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “How to Do Mexican Research and be Successful” on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. This class is for anyone interested in doing Mexican genealogical research, and wants to find what they are looking for. We will cover the availability of resources, research strategies, and where to find help.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=554

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Tribal Member or Just Indian?” on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Always heard that you have Native American ancestry and think you want to join the tribe? Learn the difference between researching for ancestry and actually being eligible for Tribal membership. Federally recognized Native American Tribes have guidelines to enroll new members. Find out who can and cannot be a Tribal Member and why.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8945315823605501441

MyHeritage.com offers free access to census records

MyHeritage.com will have all of its major census collections available for free until Sunday, August. 20.

The collections available are:
United States – 1790-1940
U.K. and Ireland – 1801-1911
Canada – 1825 – 1911
Sweden – 1880-1920
Finland – 1657-1915
Denmark – 1850-1930

To search for U.S. census records, go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-1100/us-census

To search for U.K. and Ireland census records, go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-1200/uk-ireland-census

To search Canadian census records, go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-1300/canadian-census

To search records for Sweden, Finland and Denmark, go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-1700/nordic-census

Five free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

There are many free genealogy webinars to attend this week. Topics to be covered include: using German directories, probate records of slaveholders and cluster genealogy research.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest” on Tuesday. Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Motivation is one of the hardest factors to identify when we’re trying to reconstruct our ancestors’ stories. Business owners, land speculators, and communities wishing to grow all turned to various forms of advertising to entice people to migrate to the Midwestern territories and states.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7811156382466636803

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors” on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. This webinar will provide an overview of the probate process, the genealogical information that can be found in a slaveholding estate, and related records that a probate proceeding may point to.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=582

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories” on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. In Germany, more and more directories are online. This presentation will tell you where to find them, how to work with them and how to interpret the information typical for German directories.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=552

Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Ports of Entry” on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. This presentation will focus on ports other than Ellis Island (with some discussion on Ellis Island and Castle Garden). All ships and ports kept records and many of our ancestors did not come through Ellis Island. Learn about the other ports and how to find their records

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9137521448370697988

The Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Clusters and Chains for Genealogical Success” on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Understanding the history of our ancestors homeland, and the push and pull forces of immigration forces, we can better understand the people who “came over on the boat.” Learn about the settlement of immigrants in the US, and the significance of “little” communities like “Little Italy,” “Little Canada” and “Little China.” The history of the communities our ancestors settled in can illuminate relationships among families and its importance to our family research.

To register for this free webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5802292564427956483

Family Tree Magazines announces its best 101 websites

Family Tree Magazines announces its best 101 websites

Family Tree Magazine recently posted its list of 101 Best Websites for 2017. For the first time, the list includes only sites that don’t charge a subscription or pay-per-view fee.

Some of the categories included on the list are:
*Online Vital and Grave Records
*Military websites
*Immigration
*Maps
*Old Newspapers
*U.S. websites
*UK and Irish websites
*Social History

To start exploring these resources, go to: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/Article/101-best-websites-2017

NGS conference audio and video sessions available online

Did you miss going to the National Genealogical Society’s 2017 annual conference in North Carolina?

It is possible to catch your favorite presenters through the website Playbackings.com. There are more than 150 recorded sessions and 10 video sessions to choose from. Session categories include: religion, military, technology, methodology, DNA and records and repositories.

It is possible to pay for an audio or video package, a combination package, or purchase individual audio sessions.

The ten video recorded sessions can be streamed until August 13. Audio recordings are available via streaming on-demand or downloaded until November 13.

To order any audio and video sessions, go to: http://www.playbackngs.com/7770-r

Free genealogy webinars to cover census substitutes, tax lists

Two free genealogy webinars will take place this week covering the topics of census substitutes and tax lists.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Census Substitutes for the In-Between Years” on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 9 p.m. The federal census gives us wonderful clues for our research, but the ten years between each census is a long time. This presentation will discuss records that can be used to fill in the gap and add more points to your ancestor’s timeline.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2394575075177831939

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Using Tax Lists for Genealogy” on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Tax lists of all kinds, whether head taxes or taxes on real estate or personal property, are a rich source of data on families and individuals often recorded nowhere else.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=530

NY Society Library has online marriage and index index

The New York Society Library has a digitized collection of marriage and death indexes available for free on its website.

The Notices of Marriage and Deaths of Leading New York Families from 1836-1868 were clipped from newspapers by Elizabeth Denning Duer and compiled in three volumes.

The books came to the Library in 1903 as a gift from Duer’s daughter and are currently in the rare book collection. The full contents of these volumes are transcribed on the website along with page images from the actual books, making this a valuable glimpse into old New York and a unique resource for researchers and genealogists. The books can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file.

To start searching the index, go to: https://www.nysoclib.org/collection/nyc-marriage-death-notices