Monday, April 30, 2018

May Webinars

Legacy has quite a list of webinars for May; since the company was purchased by MyHeritage, they have been adding to their monthly offerings. Visit to learn more or to register for any of the free webinars.

Tuesday, May 8: "Discover Your Family in School Yearbooks" by Mike Mansfield.   Beginner, Intermediate

Wednesday, May 9: "The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper" by Cyndi Ingle.  Intermediate

Friday, May 11: "A Checklist of African American Resources" by Angela Walton-Raji.  Intermediate

Tuesday, May 15: "Good Research Habits" by Paula Stuart-Warren.  Intermediate

Wednesday, May 16: "The First 5 Things to Do with Your New Test Results" by Blaine Bettinger.  Beginner

Tuesday, May 22: "How to Use the Smart Marches & Record Matches" by MyHeritageWebinars.  Beginner

Wednesday, May 23: "Quaker Migration into America" by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen.  Intermediate

Wednesday, May 30: "The Palatine Immigrants: Tracing and Locating 18th Century German Immigrants" by Luana Darby.  Intermediate

Saturday, April 28, 2018

April Activities

A couple of years ago Patty Foley organized a group made up of representatives from the genealogy clubs at RV parks in the Casa Grande area. We meet twice a year to share ideas about speakers, field trips and any other useful information that might help us improve our clubs.

This month Patty invited a woman who plans bus tours to talk about a possible trip to Salt Lake City next November. She will be spending the next couple of months working up a tour. Tentative cost would be about $900 for the bus and hotel accommodations in Salt Lake. We'll post more information when it is available.

Earlier this month Nancy, Maureen and I attended the April genealogy talk at the local library. The speaker's topic was the new version of FindAGrave. She was very knowledgeable, and except for problems with the library's WiFi the session was excellent.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

National DNA Day

Today has been designated National DNA Day. If you are still considering having a DNA test done, you will probably find a discounted price on every option available. Check it out!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

English Research

FindMyPast has a new database that will help anyone looking for census records more recent than 1911. The England/Wales electoral registers for 1920 are now available. These records include men and women who were eligible to vote. Women had first gained the right in 1918. Here's part of the announcement:

"Discover where your ancestors were living in a 1920 census substitute created from our exclusive collection of England & Wales electoral records. These newly indexed records can be searched by name, year, constituency, polling district and keyword."

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New Brunswick News

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter recently posted an article regarding information about adoption records in New Brunswick.

The Canadian Province of New Brunswick has opened sealed adoption records to adult adoptees and birth parents. Effective April 1, 2018, adult adoptees and their birth parents may apply for access to the identifying information. Only adoptees that have reached the age of majority may obtain the records. In addition to the adult adoptees, the following may also access the records:

Birth parents of adoptees
Adult children of deceased adult adoptee; and
Adult children of a deceased birth parent whose child was placed for adoption.

There are records that span over 100 years.

To apply for this information, adult adoptees and birth parents must complete a form and submit it to Post Adoption Disclosure Services. The forms may be found at:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Irish Workshop at the McClelland Library

Nancy sent the following information yesterday for anyone who is still in the area and interested in Irish research.

McClelland Library Genealogy Center
Genealogy Workshop at the McClelland Library

NEW 1-Day Workshop:

April 14, 2018

10:30AM – 1:00PM

Genealogy Workshop with Miles Davenport
Griffith’s Valuation and Other Irish Land and Property Records

Level II: Intermediate

This workshop provides a comprehensive look at Irish land and property records that can be used as a substitute for missing or lost 19th Century Irish records and those of earlier eras. The workshop will demonstrate how to utilize records such as Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books, and numerous other online and offline record sources to uncover relevant genealogical information in Ireland. The primary focus of the workshop will be on the records generated by Richard Griffith’s extensive valuation activities that led to and followed his Primary Valuation of Ireland published between 1847 and 1864. An actual case study will illustrate how to locate and interpret these land and other property records and use them to determine multi-generational family relationships

Member Registration: $15
Non-Member Registration: $20

Miles Davenport has over 17 years of genealogy research experience. In 2010, he published his own colonial family history spanning over ten generations. He has been published in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and taught advanced genealogical courses at the Scottsdale Public Library. Miles is currently a volunteer staff genealogist at the McClelland Irish Library.

Registration for the seminar ends April 13, 2018. Seating is limited. Sign up today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Legacy Webinars for April

Visit to register or find more information.

Suggestion: Mark your calendars for April 25!

Wednesday, April 4 - "Sharing the Joy: Projects That Will Captivate the Non-Genealogist in Your Life" by Lisa Louise Cooke.   Beginner

Friday, April 6: "Legacy 9 Unlocked (Part 3): Adding a Census Record" by Geoff Rasmussen.  Beginner, Intermediate

Tuesday, April 10: "Genealogy for Advanced Users: Growing Your Family Tree Online" by MyHeritage.  Intermediate, Advanced

Wednesday, April 11: "Georgia: Gateway to Westward Expansion" by Rorey Cathcart.  Beginner

Friday, April 13: "Researching Your Oregon Ancestors" by Tessa Keough.  Beginner

Tuesday, April 17: "Better Together: Making Your Case With Documents and DNA" by Patti Lee Hobbs.  Intermediate

Wednesday, April 18: "Lincoln's Laws and the Records of War" by Judy Russell.  Intermediate, Advanced

Tuesday, April 24: "Get the Most from the MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records" by Daniel Horowitz.  Beginner

Wednesday, April 25: "Verifying Information You Find Online" by Marian Pierre-Louis.  Beginner