This month’s issue has lots of references to things Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and in honor of our Irish/Scots-Irish Seminar scheduled for March 30th. Note the following:
- March 18th Webinar on Irish Research
- March 30th Finding Your Irish and Scots-Irish Roots
- A total of 10 new books added to out collection dealing with the Irish and doing Irish research
- Oregon Historical Quarterly article announcing the upcoming release of Irish parish records.
I’ve put these items in green font to help you find them!
Classes and Events at JCGL — Out of Town Events — TV Offerings — Webinars
Sat, March 7, 10:30am – 12:30pm: Citing Sources in FTM
Charleen Brown teaches a class in the Family Tree Maker series: Documenting Your Research by citing sources. Each time you add information to your tree, you’ll want to create a source and source citation that describes where you found the information. Learn the proper way to cite different types of sources. Fee for members $10, non-members $20. Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or drop by.
Wed, March 11, 10:00am – 11:30am: FTM Mac Users Group
Family Tree Maker User Group (Mac computers). Barbara MacMillen is the facilitator of this informal group discussing FTM, Genealogy and Mac computers. Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com or drop by.
Fri, March 13, 10:30am – 12:00pm: Getting the Most from the Patron Computers at JCGL
Barbara Basden teaches how to access thousands of genealogy websites, navigate our website menu, take screen shots, email documents and images, and convert your documents to .pdf files. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com, or drop by.
Sat, March 14, 10:30am – 12:00pm: How to Start Your Genealogy Project
Charleen Brown teaches what to do to get started on your research, how to fill out and use an ancestor chart, how to find information at home, uses of the family group sheet, how to continue your project, the types of documentation and why it is important and simple ways to organize your information. Free.
Tue, March 17, 10am – 12pm: Scandinavian Research Interest Group Meeting
This is the second meeting for our new Scandinavian genealogy interest group. 32 people attended the first meeting on Feb. 3rd so come and join us to share and learn more about Scandinavian resources. Free.
Tue, March 17, 1:30pm – 3:00pm: 3rd TUESDAY General Program and RVGS Meeting
Melinda Henningfield will present: “From Missouri to Oregon by Way of the Applegate Trail.” Her talk tells of the thousands of pioneers who left their homes on a long and difficult journey for the west. The pioneers first traveled along the Oregon Trail. Some left the Oregon Trail and followed the Applegate Trail which went through the Rogue Valley. The records they left tell of their hardship and joys. Join us for this most informative presentation.
Tue, March 17, 3:00 – 9:00pm: 3rd TUESDAY, Diggin’ In the Dark
How’s your family history? Do you have missing puzzle pieces? Come join the fantastic volunteers who are here to assist you when the library remains open until 9 PM! Show up anytime and use our computers with subscriptions to all the best genealogy research sites or our worldwide book collection. Come join us for an evening of family history FUN! Bring your known family information, a USB flash drive for saving what we find, and your dinner and leave blurry eyed at 9 PM! Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com, or drop by.
Fri, March 20, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: PhotoShop Elements 101
Rick Black, our network specialist, will introduce you to Adobe’s inexpensive version of its Photoshop program. His talk will include the following topics: tools and how they are used, tool variations, layers, file size and resolution, file formats, and saving projects. He will not include Organizer, a separate function to sort and organize photos on the computer. Google “Photoshop Elements Organizer,” to read about it on your own. You are encouraged to bring your laptop to the sessions since your version may look slightly different than the Elements 6 Macintosh version he will be using to demonstrate in the class. This is a free class for members only and will be taught on March 20 with a second session on April 10. Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com, or drop by.
Tue, March 24, 1:30pm – 2:30pm: QUILTS AND GENEALOGY TALKS: “Traveling with the Applegates”
“Traveling with the Applegates” by Sue Waldron – Three brothers came to Oregon in 1843 bringing the first wagons over the Oregon Trail. In 1846 two of the brothers located the South Road or Applegate Trail which passed through present day Jackson County. Between the three brothers they had 42 children. Who were Charles, Lindsey and Jesse Applegate? What brought them to Oregon? This is a one hour talk, come and learn about how these quilts can be connected to genealogy. Attendance is free to all.
March 30, 8am – 5pm: Finding Your Irish and Scots-Irish Roots: Spring Seminar
Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF), in Belfast, Ireland, and Gilliam Hunt, Research Officer from UHF, will present a full day seminar from 8:30 a. m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Jackson County Genealogy Library. Early bird registration (before March 15): $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. After March 15, 2015 is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Available spaces are filling fast; attendance is limited. The registration form and schedule for the day is available on the society website, www.rvgsociety.org and also at JCGL.
Sat, April 4, 10:30am – 12:30pm: Brick Wall Roundtable
This month’s Brick Wall Roundtable will be facilitated by Ruth Wade. Bring your questions and get help with suggestions to break through your brick walls and find those relatives!! Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com, or drop by.
Tue, April 7, 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Family Tree Maker PC User Group
This informal, casual group meets the first Tuesday of each month . Everyone is encouraged to bring problems or concerns, etc. and as a group we try and resolve these issues. It is a great way to keep connected and share information, too. Free and Fun! Contact the library to register in advance by telephone 541-512-2340, by email reception.JCGL@gmail.com, or drop by.
Who Do You Think You Are
“Who Do You Think You Are?” follows the journeys of some of the most well-known names in American popular culture. Watch as celebrities discover unknown details about themselves and their families while researching their ancestry with the help of historians and genealogical experts.
Tune into “Who Do You Think You Are?” starting Sunday, March 8. Celebrities featured this season include Julie Chen, Angie Harmon, Sean Hayes and Bill Paxton.
Follow the link to view a video describing what’s coming up on this season of WDYTYA: click here.
OUT OF TOWN
April 15–18—Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future. The 13th New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Providence, RI. Features Lisa Louise Cook and Judy G. Russell. Website: http://www.nergc.org/
April 25, 2015 — GFO Spring Seminar. The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is holding its Spring Seminar with Laura G. Prescott on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge. This seminar will focus on Finding Your Family Beyond Vital Records. The topics for this seminar are:
• Treasures Within the Ivory Tower – Finding Family in Academic Archives
• The Rest of the Story – Using Manuscripts to Create a Family History
• loc.gov – Using Our Nations Library Online
• Turning Fiction into Fact
The flyer with more information and registration information is posted on our website at http://gfo.org/seminar/laura-prescott.pdf
Sat, Apr 25, all day. Bend Genealogical Society Spring Seminar at the Bend Golf and Country Club here in Bend, Oregon. Our guest speaker this year is Thomas MacEntee from HighDefinition Genealogy. He is a genealogy blogger at GeneaBloggers and a presenter through webinars and at local, state and national conferences. Thomas is both very knowledgeable but also very entertaining. We are looking forward to a very fun and productive day. Please plan to join us. Click this link for more information.
St. Charles, Missouri
May 13-16. National Genealogical Society Family History Conference: Crossroads of America. As people traveled the waterways, trails, and eventually railroads in search of new homes, the Midwest became the crossroads of the nation. Some settlers arrived from their first American homes in the East while others traveled directly from abroad. Some migrated via east coast ports while others sailed to New Orleans then made their way up the Mississippi River to reach points north and west. All traveled with their families, their hopes and dreams, customs, occupations, and religious beliefs. Regardless of their final destinations, those early travelers left many footprints along the way as they crossed America. Explore these migration records at the 2015 NGS Conference. RVGS/JCGL will be represented by professional genealogist member Melinda Henningfield, who will discuss migration via the Oregon Trail. Please click on this link, NGS 2015, to bring up the conference brochure. Registration opens in December, 2014. Hotels are filling fast!
June 5 – 7, 2015, Friday thru Sunday Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree: Genealogy FANfare at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, Burbank, CA.
100 + Lectures
Workshops | Exhibit Hall
Free Sessions Friday AM
Speakers include Craig Scott, Judy Russell, Tom Jones
2015 Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! Thursday, June 4, 2014 from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Go to http://genealogyjamboree.com/ for registration and more information.
September 17–19, 2015. The New York State Family History Conference in Syracuse, NY. For more information website is: http://www.nysfhc.org/index.html
For a complete listing of free webinars, Dear Myrtle provides a website listing ALL genealogy webinars available on the internet. To access the calendar go to http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html and check back frequently for topics of interest to you. You can add the geneawebinars calendar to your personal calendar to avoid missing classes of interest to you. I’ve listed some March 2015 webinars of interest below:
Sat, March 7, 10am – 11am: Fish and Chips Genealogy: Finding your Common English Ancestors. Learn about basic English genealogy resources – civil registration, censuses and parish church records, and learn basic strategies to work back before 1800 using wills, tax and other records. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4073817387490097666
Wed, March 11, 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish by Lisa Alzo Starting one ancestor at a time is often the best way to get going with writing your family history. Learn how to craft compelling ancestor profiles from start to finish and how to effectively weave them into a larger narrative. Attendees are invited to submit a draft of a 500 word profile to Lisa ahead of time (firstname.lastname@example.org). Three will be randomly selected for critique by Lisa during the live webinar. http://www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com
Wed, March 18, 11:00am – 12:30pm: Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries by Judy Wight. Ireland research expert, Judy Wight, will teach about 17th-19th century genealogy records using different case studies in this day-after-St. Patrick’s Day webinar. http://www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com
Thu, March 19, 5pm – 6pm: Attacking Brick Walls Using Technology and Traditional Methods by Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG®. Inevitably there are brick walls in genealogy. These situations take extra time, effort and money to solve, giving up isn’t the answer. Unusual and little known resources can make all the difference. We will use step-by-step processes using various substitutes and thinking out of the box to facilitate assistance in breaking through difficult brick walls. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/753254888718473729
Wed, March 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm: Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence by Chris Staats. Direct evidence, the sort of evidence that completely answers a research question by itself, is often scarce. Without any documents telling us exactly what we want to know, how do we identify relationships that might not be stated explicitly, resolve conflicts between records, and arrive at sound genealogical conclusions? By collecting, analyzing, and correlating indirect evidence of course! The Henry McGinnis family of 19th century rural Pennsylvania provides a good example of using mostly indirect evidence to reconstruct a family which left precious little for descendants to work with. http://www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com
Wed, April 1, 11:00am – 12:30pm: Genealogy 101, a 3-Session Course in Beginning Genealogy – Part 1 by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen. We all have an aunt or a grandmother that has a shoebox full of obituaries, funeral cards, or other old documents that sit on a dresser or closet shelf. Or, perhaps we are that person with the shoebox. These beginning genealogy sessions will show how to take what you know and what you have access to, and teach the steps involved in getting it organized and compiled into a useful genealogy that can benefit future generations. Session 1 – Getting Started on the Right Foot. All of us know at least a bit of information about our family. It may be something we have heard, or something we have and don’t know how it can help us. We will start out learning about information from an obituary, and entering the facts into the Legacy Family Tree software. http://www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society News
Welcome New and Returning Members
Rosemary Adalian, Dwight Barber, Maureen Battistella, Ron & Marilyn Bolstad, Dale & Art Borland, Alan Buchta, Patty Busse, Karen Callahan, Rosalie Caffrey, William & Mary Carlson, A.W. & Darlene Casteel, Karen Chapman, Mary Chipman, Carolan & Liden DeSalvo, Cathy Eagleton, Yvonne Earnest, Judy Evans, Jean Farouche, Cynthia Fuerst Lizabeth Gibbons, Elizabeth (Beth) Gilmore, Ronald Hager, Susan Hartley-Andrews Katie Haugse, G.D. & Sherry L. Hayden, Don & Linda Herbert, Faye Heighton, David Hodson Judi Howlett, Barbara Hull, Judy & Phil Hunter, Bob & Dawn Hulse, G. Lee Jackson, Rada Jackson, Janet Joyer, Elizabeth Keene, Judith Kloetzel, Carol & Karen Knapp, Christine Lambert, Lynn Lamoree, Cynthia LeBaron, Lynn Leissler, Wayne and Mary Lynn Lewallen, Stan Littrell, Shane Loveland, Roanne Lyall, Jim Martin, Vicky McGee, Curtis Mekemson, Janet Mess, Susan Milburn, Roberta Boddie Miles, Yvonne Miller, Michael Morgan, Melody Oppegaard, Ros Owens, Ruthanne Page, Rollie Pean, Victoria Perlson, Roberta Phillips, Wanda Perdue, Gerald & Janet Reichstein, Sallie Riehl, Robert & Nancy Roberts, Leslie Rooney, Carl Shauger, Linda Sindt, Vicki Skinner, Verna Strickland, Jan Stutts, Kay Teeters, Mary Thorpe, Yvonne Turpin, Toni Van DeWeghe, Estelle Voeller Patty Ware, Janet Wehren, Kathleen West
Message from Our President
In February, three of us [Andrea Patterson, Dave & Barbara Basden] attended the combination conference of Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and RootsTech in Salt Lake City. RVGS has been a member of FGS for two years. The first two days were about libraries and societies, followed by genealogy classes and workshops and the largest exhibit hall of genealogy- related booths in the world focusing primarily on technology. This conference discussed where we are headed in this field and future interests of researchers. Our society is definitely on track with classes and programs and offering new tech tools to researchers in addition to our library collection. There were over 22,000 in attendance, making this the largest genealogy conference in the world. That number demonstrates that new researchers are tech-oriented and that their needs require attention from societies. The picture at the left shows left to right: Barbara Basden, David Basden, Andrea Patterson, and Susie Grohs at dinner together in Salt Lake City.
I give a lot of credit to the Basdens for their commitment to keeping us relevant and for adding tech tools for patrons. Since we’ve added computers, subscriptions and our two websites (as well as social media), we have captured a new breed of researcher in addition to traditional genealogists. We added a group of tech gurus to help with classes, maintenance and projects. We have attracted many volunteers doing projects for our website. Can these new researchers locate everything they need to find their family on the Internet? No. They just don’t know that yet. But, as newbies acquire more information from internet resources they will learn to value microfilm, books, and our valuable library collection. Our society website provides the activities calendar and information about our society, and the library provides access to our library catalog and indexes which allow people to order records online that in turn provide RVGS/JCGL with income. We do need to drive more traffic to our websites and plans are “in the works” to do that.
Bill Gates was interviewed in Switzerland recently and his message, in addition to his support of education worldwide, was our entrance to the mobile app and smartphone age. Our society is getting ready for them as we have some of the mobile accessories [i.e., printing from your devices] at the library. Both of our websites are mobile friendly.
Classes were excellent with the top US lecturers. New genealogical resources are becoming available. “Preserve the Pensions” is raising millions to continue scanning the 1812 pensions which will be offered to us for free! If you would like to donate to this project, contact me.
Support of these national projects is important. Genealogists’ activism and FGS kept the SSDI [Social Security Death Index] alive and available with limited access as opposed to closed!
Here are some statistics about US societies. Every state except West Virginia has FGS memberships [over 600 societies]. 33% of participating societies have a membership of over 100, most have less. 10% have 500-600 members. RVGS has 685 members equal to the membership of St. Paul, Minnesota Genealogy Society.
· In 2011 35% of societies reported a decrease in membership
· In 2011 29% of societies reported an increase.
· In 2014 17% reported a decrease in membership
· In 2014 38% reported an increase.
What is attracting new members? Events…conferences, programs & classes/publicity
1. Word of mouth
2. Website attraction
4. Social Media
What is the number 1 method of attraction? SOCIAL MEDIA! Social media was defined as Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, & Pinterest. “Facebook is revolutionizing genealogy” says Kris Rzepczynski. (And you think you have a surname spelling challenge!)
How do societies communicate with their members?
- Facebook and Twitter
How do societies engage with members?
- Face to face interactions
- Fun Activities
We let everyone we talked with know about our fabulous library and that we were the largest genealogy library between Sacramento, CA and Portland, OR. Barbara had also made and taken brochures. During a luncheon, Barbara asked a gentleman what he thought RVGS stood for. He replied, Recreational Vehicle Genealogy Society!
I want to encourage all of you to attend conferences, seminars and classes whether here, Salt Lake, Missouri, Klamath Falls, or Grants Pass. It keeps all of us abreast of what is happening in the genealogy scene. It is exciting to talk with other genealogists………they tend to be interested and listen to our latest finds!
Cartoon of the Month
How Can Children Be Born in Such Diverse Places? by Anne Billeter
The 1900 United States, Census of Alaska shows the Henry B. Fitts family in Sitka, Alaska:
Fitts, Henry B. 39 Virginia
Alice B. 29 New York
George B 11 Penn
Nadja 9 Alaska
Margaret W. 6 Arkansas
Chandler R. 1 New Hampshire
Henry is a Surgeon. In 1910 they are living in Indianapolis and have added a daughter Virginia, born in Alaska in 1901. Wife Alice has died, and Henry is listed as Physician, Navy. A photo of the nine ship’s officers of the U.S.S. Pinta, in 1889 in Alaska, including Henry Fitts, may be found on Find a Grave, where the death of Dr. Henry Bird Fitts in Lima, Peru on 23 March 1930 is noted.
Quilting and Genealogy
- S.O.P.S. Friendship Quilt and the People Post Offices of Jackson County: A report about the January 27, 2015 “Quilts and Genealogy Program” by Nancy Swan.Leading off with a quilt showing blocks designed by members of the Southern Oregon Philatelic Society and made by Evelyn Bryan in 1972, Nancy Swan told how the stamp club’s Post Office Study Team got her family involved in collecting mail from and researching Jackson County postal history. The Power Point presentation focused on nine of the county’s 45 post offices named after people. Maps and pictures featured the families and post offices of: Barron, Colestin, Deter, Leeds, Peyton, Applegate, Kubli, Ruch and Provolt. Only Applegate, now a rural station of Jacksonville, still has a post office. Nancy’s talk nicely illustrates the connection between quilts and genealogy.
- Local Presentation by JCGL Library Director, Quilt– “Maryum’s Yellow Rose.”“Maryum’s Yellow Rose,” the quilt and the story of the pioneer McKee family, was shared by JCGL Library Director Anne Billeter with 55 members of the Eagle Point Women’s Club during their monthly meeting and luncheon at the Rogue Valley Country Club. The quilt is one of the permanent collection of quilts which depict aspects of Jackson County’s history owned by RVGS, through the generosity of the Jacksonville Museum Quilters.
A Brief Report about the Mentoring Program
Tom Sayre, RVGS Mentoring Director, reports: Barbara Freeman Hagen seems to be quite energized by connecting with young Evan Shay from Gloucester, MA and they are exchanging family information. From what I’ve seen, Evan is a very capable researcher. At 91 years young, Barbara is remarkable to be as interested and astute as she is. I hope she connects with members of her generation through this effort. I know they are out there!
Here is a copy of Barbara’s email to Tom Sayre:
I’m having such an exciting time with e-mails from Evan. He is a student at Salem (not sure if it is a Community College or not). He has sent me photos of Gloucester in the snow and they are unbelievable.
And he is thinking of going to San Francisco for graduate school.
It is due to your cleverness in using Ancestry. I seem to be very busy with my volunteer jobs and my two classes at OLLI. I hope to have more time soon to spend at the Library.
Thanks so much for making this connection possible.
Jackson County Genealogy Library & Internet News
New Front Doors at JCGL
We are pleased to add new entrance doors to our library this year. They are “welcoming” and energy efficient and patrons and RVGS volunteers love them. We are always looking at ways to cut our utility bills and improve our facility. Bill’s Glass was the installer and in order to not pay the price of custom sizes, they had to cut out a little brick on each side of the entrance and about 10” from the header area for these double glass/metal doors to fit! The cost was $3,600 with $2,000 donated by RVGS members. Thank you Charlotte Henry and Betty Miller! Finish work, trim, painting, and patching were done by Jack Patterson, member and maintenance volunteer. Insert picture
Do You Have Famous Relatives?
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/865621752/BYUs-Relative-Finder-a-website-that-helps-find-famous-ancestors.html. A BYU-developed website called “Relative Finder” enables users to find out how closely related they are not only to historical figures but also friends, neighbors, spouses, or even the mail carrier. “This website allows you, in three minutes of time and effort, to discover how you are related to all these people,” said computer science professor Tom Sederberg, a leader of the project. “It is fun and informative, and can stimulate interest in family history work.” You must have a Family Search account to use this website, but you should have one already!
New Additions to JCGL February, 2015
Jensen, Cecile Wendt
Sto Lat : a modern guide to Polish genealogy
Circ 929.192 Moo
Mooney, Thomas G.
Exploring Your Cherokee Ancestry
Radford, Dwight A.
A Genealogist’s Guide to discovering your Irish Ancestors : how to find and record your unique heritage
[various authors, some new]
Mayflower Families through Five Generations
[Newer editions of each of these volumes have been provided by the local chapter of the Mayflower Society]
v.4 Family of Edward Fuller
v.5 Families: Edward Winslow, John Billington
v.7 Family: Peter Brown
v.8 Family of Degory Priest
v.11, Part 1 Family of Edward Doty
v.13 Family of William White
v.14 Family of Miles Standish
v.18, Part I Family of Richard Warren
v.18, Part II Family of Richard Warren
v.19 Family of Thomas Rogers
v.21 Family of John Billington
929.3 May v.23, pt.2
Lainhart, Ann Smith
Mayflower Families through Five Generations, vol. 23, pt. 2, Family of John Howland
929.3 May v.23, pt.3
Lainhart, Ann Smith
Mayflower Families through Five Generations, vol. 23, pt. 3, Family of John Howland
Circ 941.5 B352 Ell
Ellis, Peter Berresford
Erin’s Blood Royal : the Gaelic Noble Dynasties of Ireland
Circ 941.5 H388 MacL
Irish Life in the Seventeenth Century
Circ 941.5 H388 Roy
Roy, James Charles
Fields of Athenry : a journey through Irish history
941.5 W344 Cla
Clare, Wallace, editor
Guide to Copies and Abstracts of Irish Wills
941.531 N120 MacL
Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins
941.531 N120 MacL
More Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins
941.531 N120 MacL
Supplement to Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins
Circ 941.531 N120 O’L
O’Laughlin, Michael C.
Book of Irish Families Great and Small, volume I
970.004 G242 McC
McClure, Tony Mack
Cherokee Proud: A Guide for Tracing and Honoring Your Cherokee Ancestors, 2d ed.
Circ 970.004 H388 Sta
Cherokee Biographies : from “History of the Cherokee Indians and their legends and folk lore”
974.7 N298 Iri
Irish Relatives and Friends, from “Information Wanted” ads in the ‘Irish-American,’ 1850-1871
Oregon – Jackson County
979.527 N298 Pho
Phoenix, Oregon Newspaper Articles, 1854-1900
979.527 R233 Jac
Jackson County Oregon Brands and Marks
[Collected by RVGS volunteers from varied sources, some undocumented]
979.527 S518 Coo
History of Reames Chapter No. 66, Order of the Eastern Star, 1900-1968
Oregon – Linn County
979.535 C597 Ore
Oregon, Linn County, Widows Pension, 1923-1937
979.535 D218 Ore
Oregon, Linn County, Coroner’s Reports
979.535 N189 Ore
Oregon, Linn County, Naturalizations
Oregon – Marion County
979.537 C242 Asy
Asylum Cemetery, 1883-1913, Salem, Marion County, Oregon
979.537 C242 Cox
Oregon Marion County Cox Cemetery 1849-1988
979.537 C242 Fri
Marion Friends Cemetery, 1893-1991, Marion, Marion County, Oregon ; Rosedale Friends Cemetery, 1894-1991, Rosedale, Marion County, Oregon
979.537 C242 Hay
Hayesville Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, 1858-1999
979.537 C242 Loo
Looney Cemetery, 1850-1992, Jefferson, Marion County, Oregon
979.537 C242 St.B
Oregon, Marion County, St. Barbara’s Cemetery, Salem, Oregon
979.537 C242 Sti
Century and a Half of Stipp Memorial Cemetery, Macleay, Marion County, Oregon, 1849-1999
979.537 C248 1905 v.1
Oregon, Marion County, 1905 Census Book 1
979.537 D218 Ore
Oregon Marion County Death Index 1903-1920
979.537 D372 Sal
Salem Directory for 1871: embracing a general directory of residents and a business directory
979.537 N298 Ore
Oregon, Excerpts from “The Oregon Statesman” published every Friday morning by Asahel Bush, Oregon City, Salem, O.T.
volume 1, March 1851-January 1854
volume 2, February 1854-December 1859
979.537 F952 Ter
Oregon, Salem, Marion County, Terwilliger Fumeral Home Records,
volume 1, including Cottage Undertaking Parlor Records; Abstracts of Record Books A-E, May 1909-October 1925
volume 2 (including Terwilliger-Edwards Funeral Home Records); Abstracts of Record Books F-I, October 1925-August 1940. –
979.537 T541 Cap
Capital Monumental Works, Salem, Oregon
volume I, Contracts 1918-1947
volume II, Contracts 1948-March 1961
Oregon – Clatsop County
979.546 B352 Ore
Oregon, Clatsop County, WPA Interviews
Oregon – Crook County
979.583 M343 Ore
Oregon, Crook County, Military Rolls 1886-1887-1888-1889
979.786 H388 The
“The Columbian” presents Clark County, the Early Years, 1850-1949
Magazines Recently Received. The most recent issue is shelved in the wire rack at the end of the 929.2 book stack. [Partial contents listed]
- “Colorado Genealogist,” v.76 #1, February 2015 (Circ 978.8 P273 Col)
- Cripple Creek Jackpot” [researching Mary/Minnie/Marie (Fromenwiler) and Charles Dutt]
- “Colorado Civil War Veterans Who Were Members of the Grand Army of the Republic,Department of California”
- Internet Genealogy, v.9 #2, June-July 2014 (Circ 929.1 Int) Partial contents:“Analyze Your Writing with StoryToolz” [a useful set of online tools]
- “The Dust Bowl Migration of the 1930s”
- “Hidden Treasure: Washington State Digital Archives”
- “Online State Land Grant Databases”“The St. Lawrence Steamboat Company Records” [Canadian passenger records]
- “NGS Magazine,” v.41 #1, January-March 2015 (Circ 929.05 NGSM)
- “Educational Opportunities in Genealogy Part 2”“Using FamilySearch to Solve Genealogical Problems: 15 Tips”
- “Shootout at the Rhododendron Lodge: Reconstructing Life-Changing Events”
- “Confederate Court-Martial Records: An Alternate Research Strategy for Missing Case Files”
- “Who Changed Our Ancestors’ Names?”
- “Finding Free African American Ancestors from the Antebellum Period”
- “Oregon Historical Quarterly,” v. 115 #4, Winter 2014 (Circ 979.5 P273 OHQ)
- “Planning for a Productive Paradise: Tom McCall and the Conservationist Taleof Oregon Land-Use Policy”
- “Union for the Sake of the Union”: The Selection of Joseph Lane as ActingPresident of the United States, 1861
- “A History of Science and Society in Oregon”: Oregon State University’sExtension and Experiment Station Publications”
- “Klamath Armory and Auditorium”: Klamath County Museum’s ‘Biggest and Most Important Artifact
Internet and Computer News
Recent Video on Ancestry: Index only Records : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTx82fbAzcc&feature=em-subs_digest
Published on Feb 10, 2015. There are millions of new records being put online every single week. Some of these records are what we call, “Index Only.” Join Crista Cowan for a discussion about what exactly these records are, what they do and do not tell you and what to do next to continue climbing your family tree.
Updates to Patron Computers
· Additional Patron Computers. Additional patron computers have been added in the Main Room of the library. They are located to the left of the Reception Desk as you enter the library.
· Additional Software on Patron Computers. All patron computers, including the newly added ones, now have IrfanView (image-handling software), Open Office, and CutePDF. Open Office allows you to open Microsoft Office files, e.g, Word and Excel , and to create documents that will work on your home computer in Microsoft Office. CutePDF allows you to save images and documents as PDF files by “printing” to the Cute PDF Writer listed as a printer. [These utilities will be discussed in the class on March 13th.]
· Genealogy Software on Patron Computers. Newly added patron computers and eventually all patron computers will have software you can use at the library to connect with subscription sites on library computers. We are adding Legacy 8, RootsMagic 7, Ancestral Quest 14, and the 2014 version of Family Tree Maker.
Free Records on Findmypast this Weekend Mar 6-9) on Your Home Computer
Click this link to go to Findmypast this weekend, March 6-9. http://www.findmypast.com/freeweekend?utm_source=fmp_email&utm_content=308402&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news
Findmypast features British Records, UK records including Australia and Canada as well as a growing collection of US records. From their website: “We offer more than 1.7 billion international family history records from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond with records going back to 1200. New collections are added every month, so why not explore Findmypast to add depth to your family tree?”
Discount of 30% on Ancestry World Subscriptions for AARP members (from Tom MacEntee of Geneabloggers):
This is the latest information, dated Tuesday 3 March 2015, from Ancestry.com concerning the AARP discount allowing savings of 30% on a World subscription. Recently there was some confusion as to when the discount expired, whether it would be renewed, and how the discount could be used for existing Ancestry.com members. Please read the important information below:
AARP Agreement with Ancestry.com
· The original agreement with AARP was for one-year and we are working to renew that contract now
· The current agreement with AARP will expire March 31st but we are almost certain we will have the new contact signed by then so members will see no lapse in opportunity to sign up for the discount
· The contract with AARP does not affect Ancestry’s agreement with our members in offering the discount. Even if the agreement was not renewed with AARP, we will still be offering the discount to our members who already signed up for the time agreed upon
Personal Use of the AARP Discount
· You can only use the AARP discount of 30% one time (the discount only works for World Explorer)
· Regardless of what duration of membership you have, the discount will last up to 1-year
· After receiving a year of the discount, you will be billed at the normal rate
· If you are already an Ancestry member, simply call into our customer support line no more than 1 month before the end of your contract and we can migrate you over to the AARP discount (if you are monthly we can change you over at any time)
You can move over at any point but you will lose the remainder of your current subscription…so better to just wait until it runs out.
50 Free Genealogy Sites to Search Today
Posted by Family History Daily/ February 19, 2015
Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more.
We had a lot of fun compiling this list of excellent websites. Remember, most free genealogy sites have been made available by the hard work and dedication of many volunteers! Don’t forget to thank them and give back when you can. Enjoy the search!
50 Free Genealogy Sites: http://familyhistorydaily.com/genealogy-resources/50-free-genealogy-sites/
Link to Videos from RootsTech 2015. Learn from experts who presented at the biggest genealogy conference in the US: Dennis Brimhall and Ron Tanner on Family Search; Josh Taylor on 30 essential tech tools; Thomas MacEntee: Building a Research Toolbox; Peter Drinkwater: Finding Your Family on Newspapers.com. Crista Cowan and Juliana Szucs: Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com. http://rootstech.org/video/4054729365001
From the Oregon Genealogical Society Newsletter:
Irish Parish Records Planned for Free Online Access
The Catholic Church and the National Library of Ireland have partnered to make almost 400,000 images of Catholic parish register microfilms available online for free. The digital images are expected to be available on a dedicated website, which will be
launched in summer 2015.
The National Library of Ireland calls the records the single most important source
of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 census. Dating from the
1740s to the 1880s, they cover nearly 1,100 parishes throughout the island of Ireland
and consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records. Most census records from
this period were destroyed in the Four Courts fire of 1922, so these parish registers
are the most comprehensive surviving source of information on Irish families in the
1700s and 1800s.
The information in the parish records typically includes the dates of the baptisms
or marriages and the names of the key people involved, including godparents or
witnesses. The microfilms have been available to visitors to the National Library of Ireland
since the 1970s. However, this project means that, for the first time, anyone will be able
to access these registers without having to travel to Dublin.