Four free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

There will be four free genealogy webinars this week with topics such as Civil War medical records and doing on-site research.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Hard to Find but Valuable Prairie State Resources for Genealogical Research” on Tues. Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. Stuck using the same old resources looking for your Illinois ancestors? Learn how to “mine” an extensive list of archives, libraries, online sites and unusual places and “strike gold” in your search.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5490586515192783362

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “British and Irish Research: the Differences” on Wed. Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. Ireland was England’s oldest colony, so many assume the records will be the same. They are not precisely because the two country’s histories and their relationship to each other were different. Many are aware of the loss of Irish records, but there are great treasure troves of surviving records which don’t exist in England – records about war, rebellion, security and land control. This webinar will examine these differences in records and research techniques between Britain and Ireland, why Irish records were created, or destroyed, and how they can be used to unlock your past.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7967394785570639620

Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Ancestral Hunting Grounds: Doing On-Site Research” on Wed. Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. It’s more than a vacation; It’s a hunting trip! And the game? Your ancestors’ home, place of business, tombstone, records, and more. But it’s more than jumping in the car or on a plane: it takes planning and preparation. Learn how to hunt successfully.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2632513790308628484

Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Civil War Medical Records” on Thurs. Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4994541844861717506

Irish Family History Forum to meet on Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Bethpage Public Library.

At 10 a.m. “Genealogy Tips and Tricks” will be led by Michael Carragher. At 10:45 a.m. an “Ask the Experts” session will take place.

This month’s program will be “Using DNA to Solve a Family Tree Mystery” presented by Shellee Morehead at 11:15 a.m.

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

Several free webinars scheduled this week

The Illinois State Genealogical Society will present “Documenting Women in the Civil War” on Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. Several thousand women served in the capacity of nurses and matrons during the Civil War, although the exact numbers are not known. Through carded service records, one can find the names of 20,000 women who served the Union Army. This webinar will look at the roles Civil War women played in various hospitals, campsites and medical units in the Civil War.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8176273406953966595

Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Get Excited About your Pre-1870 African-American Research” on Wednesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Researching and documenting slaves and their ancestors before the 1870 census can be extremely challenging though not necessarily impossible. This webinar will discuss the obvious and some less obvious collections of records where relevant information might be found.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8664899673705691908

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Why Are Irish Records So Weird?” on Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Not all Irish records were destroyed in 1922, but the burning of the Public Record Office in that year did leave an immense gap. As a result, Irish genealogical research has to deal with idiosyncratic, fragmentary and sometimes marginally relevant records. This webinar unravels the ways in which marginal records have become essential for Irish research, and the peculiarities in using them online.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1635771314832934403

Florida State Genealogical Society will present “Find Your Family Stories in Online Newspapers, “ on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Beyond birth, death and marriage notices, historic newspapers can provide information that brings your ancestors and their world to life. Many of these newspapers are available on line at no cost. Learn how to find and use these valuable resources in your family history research.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3613522254804767491

Ancestry.com offers free access to UK and Irish records

Do you have ancestors from the United Kingdom or Ireland?

This weekend Ancestry.com will provide free access to the records in the featured UK and Irish collections starting today through February 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To see a list of the databases available for free, go to:
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/uk_irish_records

Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

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

This month’s speaker, Steve Morse, will discuss “One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools.” Mr. Morse, creator of the One-Step Webpages, will describe the range of tools available on his site (http://stevemorse.org/) and give the highlights of each one.

The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a Social break at 10:45 a.m. and the featured speaker will begin at 11:15 a.m.

For more information or directions, go to the club website at: www.ifhf.org

Ancestry.com offers free access to Irish records

Ancestry.com offers free access to Irish records

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Ancestry.com is offering free access to its Irish records collection from now until March 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Records include family genealogies, emigrant records, passenger lists, vital records indexes and parish records.

To get started, go to www.ancestry.com and click on the link to search Irish records free.

Websites to help with Irish family history research

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here are some links to look at for Irish family history research:

National Archives of Ireland http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/

Irish Genealogy http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

GENUKI Irelandhttp://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/

General Register Office http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/General-Register-Office.aspx

General Register Office Northern Irelandhttp://www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro

Irish Genealogical Research Society http://www.irishancestors.ie/

The Irish Ancestral Research Associationhttp://www.tiara.ie/

Ulster Historical Foundationhttp://www.ancestryireland.com/

Roots Irelandhttp://www.rootsireland.ie/

And here are some New York Irish genealogy sites:

Irish Family History Forumhttp://www.ifhf.org

New York Irish History Roundtablehttp://irishnyhistory.org/

Troy Irish Genealogy Society
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nytigs/

Irish Family History Forum to meet this Saturday

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

There will be a help session at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 11 a.m. This month’s program is “Irish Famine Records at NARA” and the speaker will be Dorothy Dougherty with the National Archives in New York City.

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

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.

NYC program to focus on Catholic religious records

On Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m., the New York Irish History Roundtable, will present a lecture by Kate Feighery, Archival Manager for the Archdiocese of New York (and the Roundtable’s new Vice President for Local History). She will discuss strategies for discovering and using Catholic religious records — rewarding resources for information about Irish Catholic ancestors who lived in New York beginning in the early 1800s.

Topics to be explored include:
What a family-history researcher can expect to find.
Locations of christening, marriage & funeral records.
How records can be accessed.
Whether permissions are necessary.
What else a researcher can expect to find.

This event promises to be a very informative lecture about the holdings of the archives. The New York Archdiocesan Archives has been off-limits to researchers for many years but now Ms. Feighery and Rev. Michael P. Morris (Senior Archivist) now are welcoming visitors and researchers to the Archives on an appointment basis.

The lecture will be held at 263 Mulberry Street, in Manhattan, in the Parish House of The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The location is within several blocks of the Prince Street station of the N and R trains, the Broadway-Lafayette Street station of the F train, and the Bleecker Street station of the Number 6 train. The Parish House is right near the corner of Prince and Mulberry streets.

Seating will be limited, so try to arrive early.

This program is open to all interested family-history researchers. A reception will follow the program. ($5 donation for reception)

Contact for the Roundtable:

Frank Naughton
Naughtonfrank@yahoo.com