Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks to Marleen Van Horne!

Thanks to Marleen for giving a very informative presentation last night at the society meeting on the many resources "Rootsweb" offers.  Try it out and see if it helps break through some of those brick walls!
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

How to Date a "Cabinet Card" Photograph

Click on the link (from Kimberly Powell's About.com: Genealogy) to learn how to date your Cabinet Cards. http://genealogy.about.com/od/photo_dating/p/cabinet_card.htm .  The above picture is of my great-great grandfather Sergeant Joshua Martin Whiteman.  He served in the Civil War in Co. F, 110th Ohio Voluntary Infantry. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

November Society Meeting

NEXT MEETING

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:00 PM

at the Reno Family History Center, 4751 Neil Road, Reno, Nevada.

Program - A demonstration and discussion of the popular Internet database

RootsWeb.com lead by NSGS Member Marleen Van Horne.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Free Access to Ancestry's Military Records Collections Nov 11-14

Information from Diane Haddad's blog Genealogy Insider:
Subscription genealogy website Ancestry.com is making its military records collections free from Nov. 11 through the 14th in honor of Veterans Day. (You’ll need to sign up for a free registration in order to view your search results.)
You'll get access to, among other records, Revolutionary War Rolls, the Union Civil War Pension Index, WWI draft registration cards (which you’ll want to search for male relatives born between 1872 and 1900, whether or not they served), WWII Missing in Action or Lost at Sea reports, and the US Army Register of Enlistments 1798-1914.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Just Who Were the Scots-Irish?

Click on this link to read a blog entry on the Scots-Irish by Carolyn L. Barkley.  Her blog is GenealogyandFamilyHistory.com.  http://www.genealogyandfamilyhistory.com/?p=427