Family History Research: How to Successfully Start—or Restart.

Mark your calendars. Registration details for this virtual course will be released soon. Sponsored by Clayton Library Friends in Support of the Houston Public Library Center for Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus.  Family History Research: How to Successfully Start—or Restart. This is a 4-week online US. based course led by Paula […]

A Prologue in genealogy terms is not always in the beginning of a book or musical piece

One of my favorite periodicals is no longer being published and I am thankful I did subscribe for many years. It’s still in my mind a lot and I do read it in print and online. The articles provide much background for historical and genealogical research. They lead me to understand some federal records in […]

First time to GRIP? A scholarship for two genealogists!

The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh reminds family historians that a neat scholarship is available to first-time registrants. Choose from 2 weeks of courses. The Donn Devine scholarship reminds me of the great man for whom this is named. A brilliant and caring man with a smart mind and wit. A fantastic genealogist, lawyer, archivist, […]

County historical societies hold great wealth for genealogy research

How many of you have done research at a county historical society? Whether you have already done some or not, this is a good time to check out the website, blog, Facebook page, other social media, or newsletter related to some of your U.S. ancestral counties. You may find family files, county record books, newspaper […]

MyHeritage adds 1.7 million records for Israel

This past week, MyHeritage published a big new collection that will help researchers with connections to Israel. It covers immigration to Israel form 1910 forward totaling 1.7 million records. Don’t read Hebrew? You are in luck with name translation.  Read more details on the MyHeritage Blog and website. From MyHeritage: “This collection is one of […]

Family History Library in Salt Lake City and Family History Centers Change Names

Last fall I found out about the changes and began changing the names in my lecture handouts and PowerPoint slides. It’s now been officially announced. Today’s press release: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch announced new names for its flagship Family History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and all local and regional family history centers worldwide.  The library will now be […]

2023 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) registration opens in February!

GRIP takes place during two separate weeks in 2023 with different courses each week. I am once again the coordinator and lead instructor in the June course, Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills. The other excellent instructors are Cyndi Ingle, Debbie Mieszela, and Cari Taplin. This course includes an extensive syllabus, hands-on work, and a […]

2023 Legacy Family Tree Webinars spectacular education lineup!

Have you peeked at the 2023 lineup of speakers and topics for the variety of webinars Legacy Family Tree Webinars? WOW! Education galore. During 2023, the number of webinars offered will hit 2000!  For most webinars, the initial presentation is free and is viewable for a week. After that, it becomes part of the individual […]