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 […]

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 […]

Burst pipes and archival collections do not do well together. Colorado State Archives now.

“Burst pipes caused water to spread across four floors of the Colorado State Archives in downtown Denver on two days in the last week. The extent of the damage isn’t yet clear; workers will have to remove about 2,000 boxes of documents and check them for damage, according to Doug Platt, a spokesperson for the state […]

Newspapers to the rescue to solve some family timeline issues.

My Cook ancestral family has origins in Dromcolliher (aka Dromcolligher Civil Parish, County Limerick) Ireland. My Great Great Grandfather James Cook (born ca 1837-1839) is still eluding me in the Catholic parish baptisms, but a sibling, John, has been found. Their parents were James Cook and Mary Green,, and John’s godparents were Edmund Green and […]

50% off for new Legacy Family Tree webinar memberships!

You know you need this! A New Webinar Membership with “24/7 access to 1,800+ full-length genealogy classes PLUS all 7,000+ pages of instructors’ handouts. Just $49.95 $24.98 (new memberships only).” Legacy Family Tree Webinars is offering this deal for new memberships from now through December 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Order now, for 50% […]

42 Minnesota history organizations receive large grants for historic preservation

“History Organizations Across Minnesota Receive $4,987,373 in Legacy Amendment Funding” That headline in a press release a few days ago from the Minnesota Historical Society caught my interest. “ The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 42 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Large Grants ($10,000 and more), totaling $4,987,373 […]