Doing genealogy properly and thoroughly means cemetery research goes hand in hand with it. Why I Love Genealogy (And You Should, Too!) — AncestralFindings.com. Genealogy Basics: Death Record Research Advice for Beginners — AncestralFindings.com. Using death records is a basic part of genealogy research.
In fact, for many genealogists, it is the first type of record set they learn to use. This is because death records are readily available to the general public in most cases, and because they usually contain a wealth of important family history information. The American Orphan Trains — AncestralFindings.com. The orphan train movement in America was a unique experiment in child welfare.
Back in the mid-1800’s, there were not a lot of options for poor, homeless, abused, and/or neglected children other than orphanages or alms houses. The issue of these types of children was especially noticeable in New York City, where there were estimates of over 30,000 children living on the streets in the 1850’s. These children often lived in groups and were susceptible to disease and abuse from strangers. Many of them looked for ways to make a little money by selling match sticks, rags, and other small items.
Others turned to crime. Tricks for Finding the Unknown Burial Location of an Ancestor — AncestralFindings.com. Discovering the burial location of your ancestors is an important part of genealogy.
Knowing where the burial location is (and visiting it, if possible) gives you a deeper insight into your family in past generations, gives you a place to go to honor your ancestor, and puts you as close to them physically as you will ever be. Often, the burial location is obvious, even if it’s not marked. Wills & Probates, Estates & Guardian Records. This collection consists primarily of indexes to the records.
The full records are typically found at the local courthouse in the area where your ancestor lived. In some cases, you may also find records in state archives. Local genealogical and historical societies may have transcriptions of certain court records as well. When you locate your ancestor in an index, be sure to locate the complete record, provided it still exists. Court records are typically rich in detail and can sometimes provide insights not found anywhere else. U.S. State Archives Online - Historical, Genealogical. U.S. State Archives Online - Historical, Genealogical. U.S. State Archives Online - Historical, Genealogical. Genealogy Research Checklist. Delicious Homemade German Style Potato Pancakes Recipe. Are you looking for a new side dish to try, or maybe a tasty snack that doesn’t involve sugar?
Have you ever had fresh, hot potato pancakes, right off the griddle? Beschreibung oder Statistik und Topographie des Großherzogthums Hessen / Demian, Johann Andreas. Beschreibung oder Statistik und Topographie des Großherzogthums Hessen - Johann Andreas Demian. Resources for Genealogy & Family History. Tell Me a Story: MGC Oral and Written History Projects. Oral History Project Oral history is an important part of genealogical research.
It is connecting with family still living to discover stories and to flesh out the character of those who have gone before us. In September 2010, Mid-Continent Public Library brought StoryCorps to Kansas City for a month to record stories of residents of the Kansas City metro area. StoryCorps is a national initiative to record and preserve the living history of the United States. Tell Me a Story is a Mid-Continent Public Library initiative to provide the continuing ability to record and preserve the memories, stories, and living history of residents in the metro area. Tell Me a Story: MGC Oral and Written History Projects. Genealogy. Genealogy. Resources for Genealogy & Family History. Family History Forms. Teach Me Genealogy: Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites. The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 51.
Guide to New York Genealogical Research Now Available - Mocavo Blog. One of the great pleasures of attending conferences is going to the exhibit halls where vendors cram their stands with the latest in books, software, services, organization memberships, and other products.
Unfortunately, our stand in the hall was so busy that I barely had a chance to leave this time, so I did not get to explore as much as I usually do. But I know that one of the biggest successes in the exhibit hall was the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s new guide to New York genealogical research. Awhile back I wrote about the book as it was going off to the printer. The printed books have now arrived, and the NYG&B completely sold out the stock they brought with them to Roots Tech. Three years in the making, this book is the Bible for researching your family anywhere in the state of New York. The New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer is truly a collaborative effort.
National Digital Newspaper Program. I have written before about the National Digital Newspaper Program, but not for some time.
The program continues to grow and expand, so perhaps it is time to go back and look at it again. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress have partnered to enhance access to historic newspapers for many years with the National Digital Newspaper Program. This long-term effort has developed an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Best of all, the information on the National Digital Newspaper Program is available free of charge.
Millions of newspaper pages are available. The National Digital Newspaper Program is the replacement for the earlier, successful United States Newspaper Program that ran from 1982 to 2009. The National Digital Newspaper Program has now digitized all the earlier microfilms and also has embarked on an ambitious program to scan and preserve many more newspapers. Genealogy Bargains for Monday 9 November 2015 - Black Friday Starts Early!GeneaBloggers. Don’t forget that 5% of all revenue generated by Genealogy Bargains is given back to the genealogy community! Check out The Genealogy Fairy for more information! NEW Genealogy Bargains 93% off Ebook Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA by Richard Hill – normally $9.49, now just $0.99 and a BONUS – the Kindle edition includes the best seller Guide to DNA Testing: How to Identify Ancestors, Confirm Relationships, and Measure Ethnic Ancestry through DNA Testing.
“The Guide to DNA Testing is a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the different DNA test types, their strengths and limitations. Hyperlinks to specific tests and resources are included.” Six Steps for Contacting Distant Relatives. It may have been a long search, but you’ve accomplished something exciting – you’ve found a distant relative, and you’re ready to reach out. The trick lies in making that initial connection. Here are six steps for contacting distant relatives that you won’t want to miss out on. Genealogy-on-facebook-list-sept-2-2015.