NSGS Member Janelle Martin provided a link to a very interesting article regarding the preservation of family history records published on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
This German Website is very good for both the beginner and experienced researcher.
Website for Historical Research Services in Northern Germany: < http://www.hist.de/ >.
The lists of Parishes is excellent and can be located through the upper left of the Web site.
This is a fee-based organization, but the Website is deep with a lot of free information.
Friends of Washoe County Library will be having our large semi-annual booksale starting Friday, Oct 29th.
The LDS Family History Center on Neil Road has donated several boxes of books from their collection. We will be selling these at our sale for $1.00 each.
I thought maybe some of the fellow members of NSGS might be interested in these books.
Our sale schedule is as follows:
Oct 29 , 30 & Nov 6--9 to 5
Oct 31 & Nov 7--10 to 4
Nov 1 thru Nov 5--10-5
Nov 6 is a half price day & Nov 7 is a bag of books for $6.00 (our bag your choice of books)
This sale is located at 5205 Mill St. in the old Excel building.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The NSGS Surname Registry can be accessed by the link on this blog to the NSGS Web site.
NSGS Member Jerry Daniel has suggested that we look at the Green Valley Genealogical Society Web site. The Web site contains a surname registry that is very well done. Access the Web site:
Jerry brings up an idea that NSGS will consider. We should use our blog as a receiving point for Members to send their surname research information that would be posted to the NSGS Surname Registry. With this method, Members would type the information which would make posting much easier. Thanks Jerry !
Sometimes it’s helpful to have an overview. You might be using parts of the FamilySearch website in your research right now, but not know that other parts exist. Eventually, all the parts will be integrated into one site where it’s easier to move from one to another, but for now, here are the parts and where to find them:
- “Classic” FamilySearch: This familiar site has Ancestor File, the International Genealogical Index and other pedigree databases, the Social Security Death Index, the Family History Library Catalog, research outlines, and more.
- FamilySearch Record Search Pilot Site: For a few years, this is where Familysearch was publishing its digitized records and volunteer-created searchable indexes. The site is still there and will remain for awhile, but new records are no longer being added. Instead, those new digitized records are being added to …
- FamilySearch Beta: This is where new FamilySearch features are being incorporated, and it’ll be the main FamilySearch site in the future. Right now, it has all of FamilySearch’s digitized records and the volunteer-created searchable indexes, searchable family trees, plus links to FamilySearch online classes, the Research Wiki (with articles you can search for genealogy advice), a new version of the Family History Library Catalog, a Family History Center search and a FamilySearch news blog.
- Community Trees: This site lets you search lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods and localities around the world. See this page for geographic areas and time periods covered.
- Forums: I just learned about this resource--post your research questions here, and genealogists (including Family History Library or Family History Center consultants) lend their expertise. No need to register if you don’t want to.
- FamilySearch Indexing: FamilySearch has mobilized volunteers around the world to help index its digitized genealogy records. Here is where you can join the volunteer effort and see what projects are in the works.
- FamilySearch Labs: New products are tested here.
- “New” FamilySearch: This is a place (eventually to be called FamilySearch Family Trees) where users can post and collaborate on family trees. It’s currently available only to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as kinks are worked out. We got a look at some of the kinks, which include how to reconcile differences in trees for the same family.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Allen County Public Library has launched a new genealogy web site that will make it easier for people to find out about their family ancestry without actually visiting the library's Genealogy Center.
The new web site, located at www.genealogycenter.org, includes several free databases and portals including the African American Gateway, Family Bible Records and Our Military Heritage that have been developed by the Genealogy Center.
Abridged - Published by the Allen County Public Library: Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010, 2:10 PM EDT
Reprinted by GeneaNet Newsletter firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Oct 2010. Please see source and complete story.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
If you need help setting up your Google Reader, come early-Susan Moss-Redman will be available to assist you.
The comment section for blog postings is now working properly, so please comment on a post if you so desire!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
by Valerie Beaudrault
The database currently covers the period from 1818 to 1951, and contains thousands of records. Click on the Search the Marriage Index link to open the search page. The database may be searched by groom’s last name and/or bride’s last name and may be limited by year. You may also search for all marriage records during a particular year. The data fields in the search results include groom’s first, last and middle names; bride’s first last and middle names; and the month, day, and year of marriage. There is also a link to a digital image of the license. Click on the link to open a new page containing the image. The image files are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
This database indexes obituaries published in five Terre Haute, Indiana, newspapers for the period from 1900 to present: Terre Haute Tribune, Terre Haute Star, Buyers' Guide, Evening Gazette, and Saturday Spectator.
Monday, October 11, 2010
NOAA Releases Free Civil War Map Collection
Under the auspices of the NOAA is the Office of the Coast Survey, which president Thomas Jefferson established in 1807 to produce nautical charts that would provide for maritime safety, defense and the establishment of national boundaries By the start of the Civil War, the Coast Survey was a leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations. It still surveys coasts and produes nautical charts today.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011, NOAA has gathered materials the Coast Survey prepared during the war years into a free, online collection called Charting a More Perfect Union.
The collection, which will help you visualize terrain, ports, and coasts as they were from 1861 to 1865, includes:
- 394 maps and nautical charts used for naval campaigns, and troop movements and battles. You can search the maps by keyword(s), state or region, year or chart number. If you click Search without entering terms, you’ll get a list of all the documents in the collection (not in alphabetical or chronological order).
- the Coast Survey publication Notes on the Coast, which aided Union forces in planning naval blockades. Browse Notes on the Coast here.
- annual report summaries by Coast Survey Superintendent Alexander Bache. Download them by year using the links on the Charting a More Perfect Union home page.
Links in your list of search results let you open a high-resolution version of the map as a JPG or a MrSID (a kind of graphic file). A Cincinnati-area map I found opened very slowly as a jpg, but it enlarged to incredible detail. You can right click (on a PC) or control-click (on a Mac) and choose Save As to save the map to your computer.
Find more Civil War resources in our Civil War genealogy toolkit.
Research your Civil War ancestors with help from our guide, available in the July 2007 Family Tree Magazine digital edition.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
German database - Online with hundreds of parishes and villages. Thousands of indexed surnames.
This massive German database is presented by “genealogy.net”. If you are doing German research and your ancestors’ parish is included in this database, you will have hit upon a genealogy bonanza.
The first few screens are presented in German - don’t be intimidated. Follow these instructions, and by the third screen you will have the option of the English language. On the first screen, select the “Ortsfamilienbücher” tab. On the second screen, you will be presented with lists of parishes. Select a parish (listed by region), and you will arrive at the screen for that parish which has an English option.
With a village name, you can locate the parish on the Internet. If you don’t have a village name, you have a lot of work to do. Good Luck !
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
October 06, 2010
California State Census, 1852
From the Ancestry.com e-newsletter:
Available for U.S. Deluxe and World Deluxe Members
California State Census, 1852 Whether your family struck it rich in the American West or just plain struck out, you’ll want to follow their Gold Rush trail in the 1852 California state census. California wasn’t their style? Check out the other state censuses at Ancestry.com. Each is packed with its own set of details and all are great ways to help you fill in the decade between federal censuses.
Other state censuses at Ancestry.com (years/date ranges vary by state):
North Dakota Mississippi
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
For more information, please call the Society at 775-688-1190 or visit their website at www.museums.nevadaculture.org. The society offers temporary parking permits to their facility, so parking should not be a problem.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
|Arline was introduced by Shery Hayes-Zorn, Acting Assistant Director of the NV Historical Society|
|Arline getting ready to start her presentation|