|July 23, 2015||
New FamilySearch Collections: Week of July 13, 2015
Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table below for additions to over 60 historical record collections, including 46 million US obituaries. Click on the collection’s link to start your discovery.
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Media Contacts (Do Not Publish)
Tuesday night, July 28th, we watched a video at Jackson County Genealogy Library called “Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates” by Debbie Mieszala. Debbie used a brother-in-law’s records to determine a sisters parents, place of birth in Ireland and other information. (Collateral research). She used fellow company members pension files from the Civil War to paint a picture of an ancestor’s experience while in that company during the war. (Associates research). Please follow this link to read the handout that accompanied the video. Shown below is a picture of Debbie Mieszala.
In August, videos will be shown on two successive Tuesday nights:
Tuesday, August 18, Video: Remedies for Copy and Paste Genealogy, 7:00pm -8:30pm. Cyndi Ingle (of Cyndis List) presenter: Family trees and the information they contain are easily copied and re-published by others online. This means errors are duplicated many times over. We will discuss solutions for dealing with these issues. Presented on the big screen at JCGL. (This is a Southern California Genealogical Society video.) Free.
Tuesday, August 25, Video: Cousin Bait: Make Social Media Work for You, 7:00pm -8:45pm. Anne Gillespie Mitchell, presenter. Social media is not just for cat videos and boring vacation photos. Many family historians post what they know about their ancestors in hopes of finding a long lost cousin or two. We will explore what you might find on Facebook and Twitter as well as some places you might not have thought of like email lists and message boards. Presented on the big screen at JCGL. (This is an Ancestry Academy video.) Free.
Lost Genealogy: Don’t be a Victim of the Digital Dark Ages – FREE syllabus “Backing Up Your Genealogy”
From Thomas MacEntee: Lost Genealogy: Don’t be a Victim of the Digital Dark Ages – FREE syllabus “Backing Up Your Genealogy”. This is a message we should all heed.
The National Library of Ireland launched a website with this collection of church records just last week. Irish Catholic Registers go On-line – The In-Depth GenealogistThe In-Depth Genealogist.
This video explains the rationale behind the new interface on Ancestry.com. Announcing the New Ancestry Website.
Here’s a recent followup describing recent changes, alterations after user feedback, The New Ancestry: July 15th Feature Update.
From Genealogy Bank blog: How to Find the Black Sheep of Your Family in Old Newspapers.
New blog post from the Genealogy Insider. Great tip for FamilySearch Users. Genealogy Insider – FamilySearch Power-User Tip: How to Find New Genealogy Collections to Search.