Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Irish Research

Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter reports that Find My Past will offer free access to its collection of Irish birth/marriage/death indexes from June 27-30 to commemorate the anniversary of the June 30, 1922 fire at the Dublin Public Records office that destroyed so many vital records.

Register at www.findmypast.com to access these indexes.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Legacy Webinars

We will be away from the computer June 27-July 15, so I'm posting the next two Legacy webinars here.

The topic for June 26 concerns genealogy and the law: "How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists." Knowing the laws that affected our ancestors will help to make sense of the records and find clues to more records.

Anyone who is researching Canadian ancestors or who has "border crossers" will be interested in the July 10 presentation: "Canadian Ports of Entry: Ship Passenger Lists, Immigration Records, and Border Crossing Records." The presenter will focus on strategies for searching the available websites.

www.familytreewebinars.com for more information, as always.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Research in New Jersey

This Legacy Webinar was presented June 14 (my schedule said June 19), but you can watch it for free until June 22. "Next Exit: Your New Jersey Ancestors" was given by Thomas MacEntee. The talk concentrated on resources and strategies available in New Jersey.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

Will you be in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area in August? The annual FGS Conference is scheduled for August 21-24 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. This would be another great opportunity to learn from professional genealogists. And no one should miss a chance to spend time researching at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne! Add a few days to your visit and use its huge collection of periodicals and family history books.

For more information and registration details, visit www.FGS.org

Monday, June 10, 2013

Legacy Webinar

Legacy's presentation for Wednesday, June 12, is called "Get What You Came For" and is focused on improving search results on GenealogyBank.com, the subscription newspaper site. GenBank has released a series of targeted search pages: for example, you can search just for probate records, or just for marriage announcements.

If you've been wondering whether a subscription would be worthwhile, this class might help you to decide.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Legacy Webinar

Legacy's free webinar this week is called "The Genealogy of Your House." The description of the presentation follows, and you can find more information at www.familytreewebinars.com

"You love researching your own family history but have you ever thought of researching the history of your house? Using the same skill set as genealogy you can discover the lives of the people who lived in your home before you. Learn to use the tools that will allow your 'walls to speak' from house historian Marian Pierre-Louis."