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Free June Webinars Available at FamilySearch

2020. május 23., szombat 0:26:10

The following is from FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (May 22, 2020)—The world famous FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free webinars for June 2020. Class topics range from the Research Process, Research Help and Searching Records, to The FamilySearch Catalog, Dutch Handwriting, England Records, Best Practices for Nordic Research, and Oregon Land Records. Other interesting topics in Spanish language are entitled ¿Qué dice? Como leer la escritura antigua, and ¿Qué harías tu?  All sessions are online. No registration is required. See the table of classes below for more details. (Find and share this announcement online from the FamilySearch Newsroom).

If you cannot attend the live event at the scheduled time, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars.

All class times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

DATE/TIME CLASS WEBINAR
Mon, Jun 1, 10:00 AM MDT Using the FamiySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Jun 2, 10:00 AM MDT The Research Process, Research Help, and Searching Records (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Jun 9, 11:00 AM MDT ¿Qué dice? Como leer la escritura antigua (Beginner – taught in Spanish) Yes
Tue, Jun 9, 1:00 PM MDT Online resources for Reading Dutch Documents (All Levels) Yes
Wed, Jun 10, 1:00 PM MDT England Records Beyond the Grave (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Jun 15, 1:00 PM MDT Best Practices on Family Tree for Nordic Ancestors (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Jun 23, 11:00 AM MDT ¿Qué harías tu? (Beginner – taught in Spanish) Yes
Tue, Jun 23, 1:00 PM MDT Oregon Land Donation Records (Beginner) Yes

For a list of monthly classes visit our website. To find the class webinar go to Classes and Online Webinars

FindMyPast Releases 2 Million Additional Military Records

2020. május 23., szombat 0:21:40

The following is from Alex Cox at FindMyPast:

The War Illustrated 1939-1947

The War Illustrated 1939-1947 was a magazine first published in 1939 following the start of the Second World War. The series was edited by Sir John Hammerton and its 255 editions ran from 16 September 1938 to 11 April 1947.

The magazine captured World War 2 as it was happening. It is filled with black and white photographs and stories from those involved in the conflict, living up to its tagline as ‘a permanent picture record of the Second World War’.

United States, National Veterans Cemetery Index

Explore an additional 1.1 million records in this poignant collection of fallen United States service personnel. The index can reveal the final resting place of your ancestor including:

  • Their date of birth
  • Their service and rank
  • Their date of death
  • The burial place and cemetery

This collection contains death records of those who served and are buried in various Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

Covering over a century of history, these veterans fought in various conflicts, from the American Civil War, and the two World Wars through to the Afghanistan War.

Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards 1940-1942

Over 839,000 additions to these draft cards from the state of Georgia, can help you learn key information about your World War 2 ancestors. Discover important facts for your family tree including:

  • Your relative’s age and birth date
  • Where they lived before they entered the war

While the military draft, or Selective Service System, was a national obligation, registration was carried out by draft boards on a local level. These records document the conscription that began in 1940 and continued through 1942 after the United States had officially joined the Allies in the war.

Louisiana Draft Cards

This week’s update to our military collection is rounded-off with an additional 39,000 records from Louisiana.

After the outbreak of World War 2 in Europe in 1939, the United States Congress passed the Selective Service Act of 1940 and began the first peacetime draft in the history of the country, in anticipation of joining the war. Even after the Second World War ended in 1945, the draft was revived again by the Selective Service Act of 1948 and various other laws that kept military conscription active in peacetime, although fewer people were called up for service.

Along with Georgia and Louisiana, you’ll also find World War 2 registration and enlistment records from KansasArkansas and Maine on Findmypast.

Over One Million RAF Operations Record Books Released on TheGenealogist

2020. május 23., szombat 0:10:56

The following is from Nick Thorne at TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist has expanded its unique collection of searchable RAF Operations Record Books with the addition of 1.2 Million new records for aircrew operations.

Operations Record Books (ORBs) are official air force documents chronicling an air force unit from the time of its formation. They were intended to be an accurate daily record of the operations that the squadron carried out in peace and at war. The ORBs are for squadrons primarily after the First World War, but there are a few early squadron records from 1911 to 1918. TheGenealogist uniquely has made the Operations Record Books fully searchable by name, year and keywords.

This collection also includes some record books for Dominion Air Forces (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa) as well as Allied Air Force squadrons under British Command and can be used to find the stories of brave aircrew, giving insights into the operations that they carried out. The ORBs follow a daily diary format giving summaries of events and can reveal the death of aircrews, crashes, as well as less disquieting entries such as the weather for flying, promotions and the decorations men of the squadron received. ORBs also detail the areas that the fighter planes patrolled, or the bombers targeted, as well as where the squadrons were based as the war wore on. These duties and assignments include bombing the enemy, patrolling the skies, convoy escorts, submarine hunts, attacking docks & shipping, dive bombing raids, and more.

As aircrew personnel are named in these reports, those wanting to follow where an ancestor had been posted to and what may have happened to them will find these records extremely informative.

Use these records to:

  • Add details to an aircrewman’s story
  • Study the war movements of personnel in air force units
  • Discover if a pilot, navigator, radio operator or gunner is mentioned in the action
  • Note dates airman received promotions, medals, or other honours
  • See the names of squadron members wounded, killed, or who did not return
  • Easily search the transcribed records and images licensed from The National Archives

This latest release expands TheGenealogist’s extensive Military records collection and is available to all Diamond subscribers.

You can read their article about a famous fighter ace and a bomber pilot who flew more than 120 operations:

https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2020/air-27-operations-record-books-capture-airmen-from-fighter-and-bomber-squadrons-during-ww2-1261/

 

 

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For more information on TheGenealogist, please contact Nick at nick@thegenealogist.co.uk

NGS Announces Its 2020 Awards & Competition Honorees

2020. május 22., péntek 23:52:12

The following is from Susan Yockey at The National Genealogical Society:

FALLS CHURCH, VA, 20 MAY 2020—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announced its 2020 award honorees and competition winners at its Virtual Family History Conference NGS 2020 Live! on 20 May 2020. The following awards were announced to recognize excellence, achievement, and genealogical service.  

National Genealogy Hall of Fame: George Ely Russell, CG®, FASG, FNGS
NGS introduced its National Genealogy Hall of Fame in 1986. The award honors outstanding genealogists whose achievements in American genealogy have had a great impact on the field.  We invite you to visit the National Genealogy Hall of Fame and learn about its honorees. This year George Ely Russell, nominated by the American Society of Genealogists, was elected to the National Genealogy Hall of Fame. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, on 24 November 1927, George died in Ijamsville, Maryland, on 9 January 2013.

In 1955, Russell started writing what became a massive output of genealogical articles and books, reaching around 150 publications. From 1970 to 1986, he served as editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), bringing it to its high scholarly standards. NGSQ became recognized as one of the four leading genealogical journals, the position it holds today. For several years, he was editor and publisher of Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, a pioneer publication in that field. His numerous articles on early Maryland families represent a significant contribution to the literature. As a lecturer at major genealogical conferences, he was an inspiration, mentor, and teacher to many aspiring genealogists.

Over the years, Russell also served on the NGS Council and as a contributing editor for The American Genealogist (1982–1993), a contributing editor for Western Maryland Genealogy (1985–2013), and founder and first president of the Prince George’s County (MD) Genealogical Society (1969). He was the recipient of the NGS Distinguished Service Award (1978); a Fellow, American Society of Genealogists (1980–2013); a Fellow, National Genealogical Society (1981); and a board-certified associate (Certified Genealogist®) of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (1967–2012).

Russell’s dry sense of humor was enjoyed by many. He was dedicated, knowledgeable, and a wonderful friend to those who were fortunate to know him personally. His legacy of accumulated genealogical material will be valuable to generations to come.

NGS Fellow: Ronald Ames Hill, PhD, CG, CGLSM
NGS Fellows are recognized for their outstanding work in genealogy or the related fields of history, biography, or heraldry, in addition to significant service to the National Genealogical Society. This year’s Fellow is Ronald Ames Hill of Portland, Oregon.

Hill is among the most prolific NGSQ authors. To date, the journal has published eighteen of his articles. Thirty of his genealogical articles have appeared in other publications. Hill has served on NGSQ’s editorial board for seventeen years. In that capacity, he provides the editors and prospective authors with detailed, helpful advice and critiques of papers submitted for publication consideration.

A former NGS board member and conference speaker, Hill has also spoken at Federation of Genealogical Societies and GenTech conferences, the North American Cornish Genealogy Seminar, and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. One of his eight model family histories won the 2008 NGS Award of Excellence for a Genealogy and Family History Book.

The President’s Citation: Ric Murphy
The President’s Citation is given in recognition of exceptional, continuing, or unusual contributions to genealogy or the Society.
Ric Murphy, national vice president for history for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) is this year’s recipient of the President’s Citation. The award recognizes Murphy for his extraordinary career as an educator, historian, scholar, lecturer, and award-winning author. His work explores the roles and rich contributions made by African Americans in United States history.

As a direct result of his groundbreaking research, Murphy learned that his African American family lineage dates to the earliest colonial periods of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Jamestown, Virginia. In 1983 he submitted his mother’s application to the Daughters of the American Revolution. She became the first African American DAR member during modern times to be recognized for her descent from an African American Revolutionary soldier, an enslaved man named Caesar Russell.

Through his leadership, Murphy has helped residents of communities of color understand the historical and genealogical importance of the African diaspora, the importance of personal genealogical research, and learning about and connecting to their African roots. He has conducted training sessions to help Americans of African descent find their Revolutionary War ancestors and has assisted many to become members of the lineage societies of the Daughters and the Sons of the American Revolution. He is one of the founders and charter members of the only African American lineage society, the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage.

Murphy recently chaired AAHGS’s four-hundredth Commemoration Commission, bringing attention to the arrival of the first documented Africans in English North America in 1619, at Point Comfort in the Virginia colony; and helped to guide the organization in recording the historic contributions and achievements of Americans of African descent over a four-hundred-year period.

The Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship: Kris Rzepczynski
The Filby Award, sponsored by ProQuest since 2006 with its $1,000 prize, is presented to Kris Rzepczynski, senior archivist, the Archives of Michigan, in Lansing, Michigan.

State Archivist Mark Harvey says Rzepczynski “embodies the many aspects of an exemplary genealogical librarian/archivist.” He worked with the Abrams Family Historical Collection at the Library of Michigan from 1998 to 2012. In 2012, he moved, with the Collection, to the Archives of Michigan. He continued hosting the Abrams Family History Seminar and introduced researcher “lock-ins” the night before the seminar, drawing up to fifty researchers who could get one-on-one research attention from a team of family history archivists and librarians.

Rzepczynski regularly writes articles on genealogy research tips and book reviews for the Trace, the magazine of the Archives of Michigan, and averages thirty to forty presentations per year, from New York state throughout Michigan and west to Montana.  His work and infectious enthusiasm for family history have helped many researchers clear log jams in their research and inspired them to help others.

Working tirelessly to promote archival collections and assist researchers, Rzepcyznski still finds time to preserve the collections for the future. Currently, he oversees the acquisition of many Michigan county records that will be housed at the Archives of Michigan. He works with FamilySearch on digitizing records in projects such as the Michigan Naturalization Project and the Michigan Probate Project.

The Conference Award of Honor is presented to the Utah Genealogical Association, Kelly Summers, president, in recognition of the Association’s dedication and sustained service in support of the 2020 NGS Family History Conference.

 Conference Certificates of Appreciation are given to those who worked unstintingly to plan this year’s conference. The honorees include: Conference Chair Luana Darby, ag®; Conference Blog Editor Valerie Elkins; Hospitality Chair Rebecca Dalton; Librarians’ Day Moderator Kim Harrison; Local Events Chairs Katrena Mortenson and Zachary Hamilton; Local Host Committee Chair Tristan Tolman, AG; Registration Chair Suzannah Beasley, ag; Local Publicity Chair Erin Pritchett; Vendor Support Co-Chairs Pat Richley-Erickson and Gordon Erickson; and Volunteer Chair Ken Smith.

NGS COMPETITIONS
The NGS Awards for Excellence are presented for a specific, significant single contribution in the form of a family genealogy or family history book, a publication discussing or demonstrating genealogical methods and sources, or an article published in the NGS Quarterly.

Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book
This year’s recipient is George L. Findlen, CG, CGL, of Madison, Wisconsin. The title of his book is Our Acadian Martin Family History; The First Four Generations, 1650-1800.

Honorable mention: Cdr. Stephen F. Snell, USN (Ret.) for his book, Descendants of Thomas Snell (1634-1725): of Fillongley, Warwickshire, England and Bridgewater, Plymouth.

Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources
Robert C. Anderson, FASG, is this year’s recipient. The title of his book is Puritan Pedigrees: The Deep Roots of the Great Migration to New England.

 Award for Excellence: National Genealogical Society Quarterly

Melinda Daffin Henningfield, CG, of Ashland, Oregon, received the Award for Excellence for her article, “A Family for Mary (Jones) Hobbs Clark of Carroll County, Arkansas,” published in the March 2019 issue of the NGSQ.

 The NGS Newsletter Competition honors excellence in newsletter editorship in three categories:

Major Genealogical and/or Historical Societies
This year’s winner is The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, published by the Virginia Genealogical Society, Orange, Virginia, edited by Deborah R. Harvey.

Local Genealogical and/or Historical Societies
The winner is The Heritagenewsletter of the Gwinnett Historical Society, Lawrenceville, Georgia, edited by Miriam Machida.

Honorable mention: The Newsletter of the Irish Family History Forum, Long Island, New York, edited by Jim Regan.

Family Associations
The 2020 recipient is The Hungerford World Treenewsletter of The Hungerford Family Foundation, Inc., in Bonita Springs, Florida, edited by Charles C. Morgan.

Honorable Mention:  The Seeley Genealogical Society Newsletter, published by the Seeley Genealogical Society in Abilene, Kansas, edited by Paul Taylor.

The Rubincam Youth Writing Contest was established in 1986 to encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians. It honors Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to NGS and to the field of genealogy.

Jason DiRusso of Vestavia Hill, Alabama, is the winner of this year’s Senior Category for students in grades ten through twelve. The title of his entry is “The Family History of a Boy and His Dog.”

Andrea Bergamaschi, of Fossombrone, Italy, is the winner of the Junior Rubincam Youth Award for students in grades seven through nine. The title of her entry is “A Dad, my Superhero: Life of Valerio Bergamaschi.”

Honorable mentions were presented to Logan Starkey (Senior Category)of Malvern, Arkansas, for his paper, “Up Close and Personal with Four Generations,” and Elizabeth Bradshaw (Junior Category) of Centerville, Virginia,  for her paper, “Carline Grove: A Biography.”

The National Genealogical Society congratulates all of the 2020 award recipients and contest winners. Sincere thanks go to the volunteer judges, chairs, and evaluators from across the country who generously gave their time and expertise to review the submissions for each award and competition. Thanks, too, to Janet Bailey, chair of the Awards Committee, and Susan Yockey of the NGS staff.

NGS asks you to help us with next year’s awards. You probably know an individual or organization who exemplifies the qualities we honor with our awards. You may know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of genealogy, or maybe you have been impressed with a local newsletter. Please consider nominating them or encourage someone to enter one of our competitions.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

The Zebulon Record 1925-1956 Now on Digital North Carolina

2020. május 22., péntek 23:31:36

The following excerpt is from the DigitalNC blog.

DigitalNC is proud to now host The Zebulon Record, the first contribution by our partners at Little River Historical Society. Just over 1,400 issues from this Wake County, N.C. publication are ready to view online, adding to our newspaper coverage of the greater Raleigh area.

Covering the years 1925-1956, The Zebulon Record focused on local agriculture, a main segment of Zebulon’s economy since its foundation in the early 1900’s. Tobacco, the largest local crop, is widely covered. Notices to farmers of agricultural events, such as a Boll Weevil Plague in 1941, were frequently reported. In 1932, Zebulon even held a national campaign known as the Yard and Garden Contest in an attempt to beautify the area as well as garner tourist attraction through the community’s “civic spirit and love of beauty”.

Read the full article: https://www.digitalnc.org/blog/the-zebulon-record-now-on-digitalnc/

MyHeritage is Making All Military Records at Their Site Available Free through May 26

2020. május 22., péntek 23:18:09

In honor of Memorial Day, MyHeritage offering free access to all military records on MyHeritage through May 26, 2020. Click on the illustration to the right, then click again to run the video.

Search all military records on MyHeritage

Many of us may have a relative or ancestor who served in the military. We invite you to pay tribute to these heroes and honor their legacy by learning more about them through military records.

The MyHeritage collection consists of 57 million records and includes draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and other military documents from North America and around the world, dating back to the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century.

MyHeritage is hosting the following Facebook Live event about military records on Sunday, May 24:

Breaking Through Brick Walls with Military Records: On May 24 at 1 P.M EDT, join Kate Eakman, senior researcher at Legacy Family Tree, who will show you how to use military records to break through brick walls in your genealogy research.

Follow MyHeritage on Facebook to tune in live. You can also watch the recorded sessions later on, and check out the full list of the MyHeritage online events in May and June.

Hire a Professional Genealogist and Break Through Those Brick Walls Now

2020. május 19., kedd 4:19:07

Since most of us are home-bound at the moment, there’s no better time to get some serious research done than now. Use the tools that you have, the online databases and such. At the same time, you might want to consider hiring a professional genealogy team to help break through your brick walls.

Every now and then I’ve hired a “pro” to help me with areas I found difficult. And it’s paid off nearly every time. I’ve also hired professionals to work the Salt Lake Christmas Tour for the last 35 years. These people are worth hiring when the time is right – and now may be that time.

I am writing this because I’ve again been approached by friends at Trace. I visited with their CEO, Wesley Eames, at the RootsTech conference again this year (Trace had that massive booth in the SE corner of the exhibit hall), and was once again very favorably impressed with their approach to professional research. Trace has a network of over 4000 professional genealogists and experts working worldwide, with access to over 2000 archives and repositories. These professionals are in over 90 countries throughout the world, and include subject matter experts, such as private investigators, historians, religious scholars, archivists, clergy and university professors. You might be interested to know that the five most popular places outside the USA where Trace clients have research done are Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Click on the links or the illustration for more information.

For a very short time, GenealogyBlog readers can get a specialized review of your research for just $99 (that’s a $51 savings over the normal $150 fee). This $99 rate is only for GenealogyBlog readers and it expires this next Monday, May 25. So, fill out the short form and get started. But first, you might want to know a bit more about why hiring a professional makes sense for all of us. Please note that not all of the following is my wording, but I’m in full agreement with every word – mine or otherwise.

Why Hiring A Genealogist Makes Sense
It makes sense to hire a genealogist if your excitement and commitment are overshadowed by frustration and discouragement. It makes sense to hire a genealogist if you can’t access local records, translate documents in a foreign language, or interpret DNA results. Even if you have extensive genealogy research know-how, it makes sense to hire a genealogist if you simply don’t have enough extra time or money to tackle your project. Surprisingly, hiring a genealogist can save a lot of money in the long run.

Time is Money
Let’s face it, researching your family can be all-consuming, especially when dealing with records that are not indexed, or historic documents that are written in a foreign language or old script. Professional genealogists, who specialize in a specific subject or geographic location, are well acquainted with a wide variety of sources that a less experienced genealogist may overlook. As my readers know, I never have enough time. Spending a little money can move things along even when I’m buried with the publishing business. It can do the same for you. Think of it this way. There are some projects that may take you 4 years and 1200 hours of your time vs. $1200 and 4 months of a professional’s time.

Brick Walls
“I’ve hit a brick wall and I need help!” We’ve all said it at one point or another while trying to create accurate timelines and confirm family relationships. Brick walls happen to all of us, and the key to extending a line can be a professional with “boots on the ground,” or just a different perspective. It also takes a trained eye to keep a family tree from going off track. When dealing with a difficult project, a professional genealogist has the knowledge and experience necessary to solve these difficult puzzles. Allowing fresh eyes to methodically examine your brick wall allows new information to surface. Professional genealogists are an excellent resource to validate research passed down by other family members or to verify work you have completed yourself. Not only can they make new discoveries, but they have also been trained, utilizing the Genealogical Proof Standard, to analyze and interpret existing evidence, which may lead to new conclusions. They are experienced in working with specific information on a variety of record types over various time periods.

Digital Resources Can Only Get You So Far
With advances in technology and online genealogical databases over the past 20 years, many census and other vital records are now widely available to the public, leading some to wrongly assume that if it can’t be found online, it does not exist. This is a mistake. Only a small percentage of records are available online compared to the number that are still held in local or state repositories. In some cases the only way to find information is to access original records on-site. This requires time and travel and can be very expensive. It is always more cost effective to hire a local professional researcher on the ground. A local researcher is well versed in which records and which repository will likely hold the answers to the research question at hand. At Trace, they work with a wide variety of tested genealogists who can help individuals access records all across Europe, South America, Australia and the United States. It is more cost effective to pay a local professional researcher to obtain needed information than it is to take time off work and foot the bill for travel expenses in order to do the research yourself. Local professional researchers not only speak and understand the language, but they can also navigate the local customs and laws. They understand the fluidity of boundary changes caused by war or political disputes. In some countries multiple languages have been spoken over time, which affects the languages records may be written in. These variables can be overwhelming while trying to gather genealogical information. It is best to rely on a professional to help you understand the language, conventions and customs of a region or time period.

DNA
Genetic genealogy is an ever-growing field, and most of us are baffled by what to do with our results. My company, Family Roots Publishing, markets many guides for understanding DNA research. But it can still be hard! Understanding how to combine scientific and historical documentation can be a stumbling block for those of us who are passionate about genealogy. Genetic genealogists are trained in how to utilize your DNA data to aid you in solving your genealogical puzzles. Because genetic genealogy requires a distinct skill set from traditional genealogical research, it may be of value to seek the help of an expert to determine kinship.

Conclusion
The Trace approach of offering customized projects at customized prices, has proven to be far less risky than approaching genealogists we don’t know – sometimes in areas thousands of miles away. This is an efficient way to guide you safely toward the most qualified researchers that can help identity relatives, locate documents and confirm relationships. Their process is designed to feel mentored rather than managed, like a Sherpa guiding you up the mountain with your luggage on his back, rather than a concierge recommending night-life hot spots. If you’d like to explore the cost and process of hiring a professional researcher, visit Trace.com today.

Again, I’ve worked out a great deal for my readers. To begin your personal genealogical research project you just need to fill out the short form letting Trace know what you would like help with.

Once you do, an experienced professional matched specifically to your needs will contact you. This expert will then review your family history research and create a custom research proposal designed to perfectly tackle your problem. And, for a very short time, GenealogyBlog readers can get this specialized review of their research for just $99 (that’s a $51 savings over the normal $150 fee).

This $99 rate is only for GenealogyBlog readers and it expires this next Monday, May 25. Fill out the short form and get started.

Again – Have you ever wished that you could get expert help with your family history research, but weren’t sure where to turn? Or, perhaps, you were worried about the high cost? If so, Trace can help. Trace offers a simple and affordable way to get help with your family history research problems by utilizing their unique network of over 4000 genealogy professionals, with access to over 2000 archives and repositories from over 90 countries around the world. You have nothing to lose – and ancestors to gain. Take a moment to fill out a short form at Trace right now – and advance your family’s history today.

New Database Records on FamilySearch for the Week of 18 May 2020

2020. május 19., kedd 3:40:41

The following is from FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTFamilySearch added 7 million new land, obituary, death, and divorce records this week to United States collections. Additional indexed records and images were added for American Samoa, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Niue, Peru,Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden, and Venezuela. Other United States records were added for AZ, CA, GA, IA, ID, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NE, NM, NY, OH, OKORPA, UT, VAand WI. 

Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
American Samoa American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1930 1,587 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection (Some Restrictions Apply)
Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 4,163 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Austria Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 27,317 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 216 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 3,341 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 6,447 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920 3,805 0 New indexed records collection
Canada Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877 44 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 8,575 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 87,220 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Miscellaneous Records, 1921-1980 43,564 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918 23,084 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Devon, Plymouth Prison Records, 1821-1919 13,495 0 New indexed records collection
England England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997 2,540 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 32,012 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection (Some Restrictions Apply)
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 50,490 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887 15,961 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1804-1877 43,378 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 32,709 0 New indexed records collection
Ireland Ireland, John Watson Stewart, The Gentlemen’s and Citizen’s Almanac, 1814 17,266 0 New indexed records collection
Italy Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1810-1942 155,594 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1943 78,275 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Italy Italy, Salerno, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1949 32,447 31,969 Added images and indexed records to an existing collection
Niue Niue, Vital Records, 1818-1994 6,939 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Norway Norway, Oslo, Akershus Prison Records, 1844-1885 808 0 New indexed records collection
Peru Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999 21,552 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952 260,438 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1888-1998 43,196 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Municipal Census, 1831-1866 2,188 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 878 0 New indexed records collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 8,842 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 2,202 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 3,530 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 11,402 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 25,065 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 1,668 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Deaths, 1863-1955 6,505 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Sweden Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 62,560 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 10,345 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930 12,687 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 31,236 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, Geographical and Name Index of Californians who served in WWI, 1914-1918 27,306 0 New indexed records collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 2,114 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Cemetery Association, Cemetery Index 1872-2003 162 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011 24,576 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961 35 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Florida, Fort Lauderdale Crew Lists, 1939-1945 13 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Florida, Pensacola, Passenger Lists, 1900-1945 845 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper’s Book (colored), 1852-1942 631 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000 2,564 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010 243 0 New indexed records collection
United States Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000 79,733 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Iowa, Buchanan County Obituaries and Cemetery Records, ca.1796-1988 47,028 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954 43,485 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Maine, Alien Arrivals, 1906-1953 199,010 0 New indexed records collection
United States Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 323,121 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 1,895 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Layman Cemetery Burial Records, 1860-1926 418 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979 22,553 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 34,501 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Montana, Silver Bow County, Cemetery Indexes, 1880-2003 5,954 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Nebraska, Lancaster County, Wyuka Cemetery Burial Permits, 1883-1999 1,754 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New Jersey, Mercer County, Veteran’s Service Office, Grave Registration Records, ca. 1770-ca.1979 92 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States New Mexico Alien Arrivals, 1917-1954 17,240 0 New indexed records collection
United States New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946 103,000 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 20,874 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States North Carolina, Wilmington, Cemetery Records, 1852-2005 5,836 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials, 1877-1955 43,409 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Rose Hill Memorial Park Interment Records, ca.1915 – ca.1982 1,204 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008 1,063,054 0 New indexed records collection
United States Oregon Divorce Index, 1991-2008 340,289 0 New indexed records collection
United States Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 1,205 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950 701 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Grimes County, Marriage Records, 1951-1966 218 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 1,827,447 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975 3,868,777 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015 10,622 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935 5,258 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Holy Cross Cemetery, Interment Records, 1909-1979 12,887 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Venezuela Venezuela, Archdiocese of Valencia, Catholic Church Records, 1760, 1905-2013 306,392 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection

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New WWII Records Posted at FindMyPast This Past Week

2020. május 18., hétfő 0:56:20

The following is from Alex Cox at FindMyPast:

Findmypast is continuing their month of Second World War releases with new photographs of fallen soldiers and records of those who served on the Home Front.

Durham Home Guard 1939-1945

Did your ancestor serve with the Durham Home Guard between 1939 and 1945? Over 80,000 records are available in this collection, and could tell you:

  • Their date and place of birth
  • The battalion they served in
  • Their death year and burial county

Set up in May 1940, the Home Guard was Britain’s last line of defence against an invasion by Germany.

Members of the Home Guard were men usually above or below the age of conscription or those unfit or ineligible for front line military service.

In a broadcast on 14 May 1940, Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden called for men between the ages of 17 and 65 to enrol in a new force called the Local Defence Volunteers. By July of 1940, nearly 1.5 million men had enrolled and the name of the volunteer force was changed to the Home Guard.

With scarce and often make-do weaponry, the Home Guard was at first a rag-tag militia. Over time, they evolved into a well-equipped and well-trained army of 1.7 million men. The Home Guard was not only ready for invasion, they also performed other roles during the war effort including bomb disposal and manning anti-aircraft and coastal artillery.

Faces of the Fallen 1939-1945

Explore this unique collection of fallen service personnel from World War 2. It includes over 1,000 photographs of those who lost their lives during the conflict. Along with poignant photos, these records can reveal:

  • Places of residence
  • Soldier numbers and ranks
  • Regiments
  • Dates and places of death

Originally printed in The War Illustrated magazine, the photos date from 1939 to 1945 and cover all branches of Britain’s armed forces.

UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2020

A further 1.5 million records have been added with this latest update. These records, made up of publicly available information, are extremely useful for pinpointing names and addresses and can be particularly helpful if you are tracing living relatives.

All limited companies in the UK are required to register at Companies House, which is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Electoral registers have been a legal requirement since 1832. They are used to register every citizen eligible to vote. In 1928, the legal age to vote was reduced to 21 for all men and women. In 1971, the voting age was changed again to 18.

The Salt Lake Christmas Tour – December 2020

2020. május 17., vasárnap 20:57:40

I’ve had people ask me if the annual Christmas Tour is still on for December of 2020. The answer is YES. We expect the FamilySearch Library will be open well before that date, and are continuing to lay plans for this year’s gathering.

The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is the genealogy research trip where you can find ancestors quickly. Now in its 36th year, the Tour is renowned for the genealogy research success of its attendees, many of whom come back year after year. The 36th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour will take place on December 6 through 12, 2020. Most attendees will fly in on December 6, and fly out on December 13.

For more information, see: SaltLakeChristmasTour.com.

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1920 – on sale for 20% Off

2020. május 17., vasárnap 20:31:52


A few days ago, FRPC brought in more copies of Dollarhide’s Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census. This is one of the most-used books in genealogy, and has been for decades. We’re offering a 20% discount on the book through May 22 or while they last, whichever comes first.

The county has always been used as the basic Federal census unit. Genealogical research in the census, therefore, begins with identifying the correct county jurisdictions. This work (one of the top-five best selling genealogy books) shows all U.S. county boundaries from 1790 to 1920. On each of the nearly 400 maps the old county lines are superimposed over the modern ones to highlight the boundary changes at ten-year intervals. Also included are:

  • A history of census growth;
  • The technical facts about each census;
  • A discussion of census accuracy;
  • An essay on available sources for each state’s old county lines; and
  • A statement with each map indicating which county census lines exist and which are lost.

The volume includes an index listing all present-day counties, plus nearly all defunct counties or counties later re-named.
With each map there is data on boundary changes, notes about the census, and locality finding keys. There also are inset maps that clarify territorial lines, a state-by-state bibliography of sources, and an appendix outlining pitfalls in mapping county boundaries. The detail in this work is exhaustive and of such impeccable standards that there is little wonder why this award-winning publication is the number one tool in U.S. census research.

See the webpage for more details and/or to order.

Save 50% on a MyHeritage Complete Subscription – Offer Good Through May 21

2020. május 15., péntek 13:00:18

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I hope all my  readers are staying safe, and preparing for the future. I’m inviting my readers to join me in actively seeking to add ancestors to your family tree. And while you’re at it, search for biographical information to help fill in the family story. MyHeritage can help you do that. I’ve used MyHeritage for years, and have found that during this period of isolation, I’ve done more research than I have for years. I love apps, and MyHeritage has a good one. On retiring I often find myself adding a few more folks to my tree before calling it a night. I also search for for data to add to the story. Just last night I did a search on Maynard Claussen (mom’s first husband who died young), and using the Search feature I found mom and Maynard living in four different homes in Pueblo, Colorado between 1931 and 1935. Maynard was working as a butcher at Nuckolls Packing Company. Those are details I didn’t have.  Also within the last two weeks, I’ve made a connection with a cousin in Switzerland – my great grandparents having left there in the 1860s. This is a first for me, as deals with my Gfeller family. The chance of finding European cousins is a good reason to use HyHeritage, as that’s where the company built its customer base initially. So I invite my readers to join me by using MyHeritage to advance your research. I find it invaluable, and I think you will too.

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How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are – an Online Event From American Ancestors & the Boston Public Library

2020. május 14., csütörtök 21:45:18

The following is from Jim Power at NEHGS:

American Ancestors│NEHGS and the Boston Public Library
Look at “How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are”

Journalist Libby Copeland Talks about The Lost Family
Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. EDST in a Virtual Event Series

Titled “Amer​ican Stories, Inspiration Today”
Providing History, Inspiration, Intelligence on the American Experience for This Unprecedented At-home Time

Talks Are Free – Online Registration Now Open

May 14, 2020—Boston, Massachusetts—On Wednesday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. EDST, journalist  Libby Copeland will discuss the impact of DNA testing on the American family in a presentation of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are.  The evening event will include a conversation with Amy Dockser Marcus, a health and science reporter for the Wall Street Journal, who has reported in depth on the topic.

The evening discussion will take place online and free of charge as part of the new series titled “American Stories, Inspiration Today” presented by American Ancestors│New England Historic
Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in partnership with the Boston Public Library.

“Home DNA testing is changing the lives of millions of Americans right now, and profoundly reshaping the American family,” Copeland says. “It’s doing that on such a scale — with more than 30 million Americans tested — that we’ve reached a tipping point with implications for everyone, whether tested or not. That’s something that we should all be talking about, because it is altering how people think about themselves, the truth and the past,” adds the author.

In The Lost Family, Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. She delves into the many lives that have been irrevocably changed by home DNA tests, sharing the stories of adoptees who’ve used the tests to find their birth parents; donor-conceived adults who suddenly discover they have more than fifty siblings; some of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who discover their fathers aren’t biologically related to them; and individuals who are left to grapple with their conceptions of race and ethnicity when their true ancestral histories are discovered.

The Lost Family tackles a big, timely topic that must be explored. It is also a cautionary tale which I encourage anyone – everyone – engaged in genetic family research to read,” said series co-producer Margaret Talcott of American Ancestors│NEHGS. “As the book’s review in the New York Times was so aptly headlined, ‘Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.’”

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington PostNew York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

Amy Dockser Marcus is a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, covering health and science. She was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting for her coverage of the physical, monetary and emotional costs of cancer. Last year, she wrote a series on how the ubiquity of DNA testing is changing families. Ms. Dockser Marcus has a BA from Harvard University and a master’s degree in bioethics from Harvard Medical School

Register for this free event at: https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUJ37hOESyKWPs0wcrseBA

 Upcoming in the “American Stories, Inspiration Today” series:

Author Honor Moore with OUR REVOLUTION: A Mother and Daughter at Mid-Century—on Monday, June 8, at 6:00 pm EDST. Register: https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VPivIIVFSH2tlU25ObCFTw
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About the American Inspiration Authors Series by American AncestorsNEHGS 

American Inspiration presents best-selling authors and their books exploring themes of personal identity, families and immigration, and social and cultural history.  The series, launched in Fall 2019, introduces audiences to celebrated writers through a discussion of their latest works in our historic rotunda in Back Bay, Boston.  Spring 2020: To serve and inspire our audiences – and curious readers everywhere – in this unprecedented at-home time, we have partnered with the Boston Public Library to present a virtual author series following the themes of our on-site series. This offshoot program, called American Stories, Inspiration Today, is produced in partnership with the WGBH Forum and presents authors free to you online.  More at https://www.AmericanAncestors.org/inspire.
American Ancestors │ New England Historic Genealogical Society serves as the nation’s collective memory for family history. Founded in 1845, we are the country’s oldest genealogical organization and the most respected name in the field. We bring together a broad and diverse audience seeking to understand the past by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, programs, collections, and expertise. Headquartered on Newbury Street in Boston, Mass., we are the research library, online resource, and nonprofit organization behind these two new author series. More at AmericanAncestors.org.

New From Flyleaf Press in Dublin – County Guides for Mayo and Sligo – 15% Off Through May 29

2020. május 14., csütörtök 21:37:04

We recently received new editions of two of popular Irish research guides published by Flyleaf Press in Dublin. And we got restocked yesterday, so be decided to again offer all the guides at 15% off – through May 29, 2020. The new editions are:

Tracing your Mayo Ancestors – Third Edition; by Brian Smith; 160 pp; Paperback; 5.75×9; Published: 2019; ISBN: 9781907990; Illustrated; Item # FLP004-2

This is an updated 2019 Third Edition. The families of Mayo are a mixture of native families, of Gaelic families who migrated from Ulster in the 18th Century, and of English and Scotch-Irish settlers who came to Mayo from the 17th century onward. However, Mayo experienced a high level of emigration to North America, Scotland, and elsewhere in Britain. In comparison with most other Irish counties, Mayo has fewer records of value to family historians. This makes it important to use the existing records to their best advantage. The main Mayo families include Walsh, Gallagher, Kelly, O’Malley, Moran, MacHale, Gibbons, Joyce, Connor, Conway, Higgins, Murphy, Burke, Bourke, Reilly or Riley, Durkan or Durkin, Doherty, McHugh, MacHugh, Sweeney, Sweeny and Lyons. This book sets out the records available, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Mayo families.

Tracing your Sligo Ancestors – Second Edition; by James G. Ryan; 160 pp; Paperback; Published: 2019; ISBN: 9781907990359; Item # FLP018-2

This is an updated 2019 Second Edition. Originally printed in 2012. Sligo is a maritime county in the Northwest of Ireland, perhaps most famous for its scenery and as the home of the poet W.B. Yeats. Sligo families are a mixture of native Gaelic families, and of some Cromwellian settlers who arrived in the 17th century. The county is nestled between Mayo and Leitrim. Common names include: Scanlon, O’Healy, Brennan, Gallagher, O’Hara, O’Gara, O’Dowd, Kelly, Burke, Boland, McDonnell, McDonagh, Conlon, Breheny, Kelly, Feeney, Gallagher, Gilmartin, McGowan, (O)’Hart, Higgins, Connor/ O’Connor, >McDonagh, Walsh, Egan, and(O)’Crean. The main ‘gentry’ families in the county are: Cooper, Crofton, Gore, Nicholson, Ormsby, Parke, Phibbs, Irwin,and Wood. It is one of the counties which experienced a high level of emigration to North America and elsewhere, and the port of Sligo was a major port of embarkation during the mass exodus of the famine period. Sligo’s population was over 180,000 prior to the great famine of the 18402. It has again grown over the decades and is now 65,000. This book sets out the records available for Sligo, where they can be accessed, and how they can be used to best effect in tracing Sligo families.

Other Flyleaf Irish County Guides available:

Click on the Links for more information. Order by May 29 and get 15% off (Just $18.66 each).

Five Popular Scots Research Guides – on sale for 15% off Through May 22, 2020

2020. május 13., szerda 23:40:48


The following five titles, all dealing with Scots research are on sale for 15% off through May 22, 2020.

Discover Scottish Church Records, 2nd ed.; by Chris Paton; 2016; 92 pp: Reg. $19.95 – On sale for just $16.96.

Discover Scottish Land Records, 2nd ed.; by Chris Paton; 2017; 64 pp; Reg. $13.95 – On sale for just $11.86.

Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records; by Chris Paton; 2013; 52 pp; Reg. $12.95 – On sale for just $11.01.

Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis; by Chris Paton; 2015; 56 pp; Reg. $12.95 – On sale for just $11.01.

Scotlands People: The place to launch your Scottish Research – 2nd Edition; by Rosemary Kopittke; 2015; 56 pp; Reg. $12.95 – On sale for just $11.01.