NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

The conference for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) will be held May 2-5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this year.  If you are like me and won't be attending in person, NGS offers three packages to watch live streamed lectures from the conference.  I will be purchasing the ten-lecture package again this year.  These is a… Continue reading NGS Conference 2018 Streaming Lectures

Rootstech 2018 – Streaming

Rootstech 2018 starts tomorrow!  If you are like me and won't be in Salt Lake City this week attending one of the biggest genealogy conferences of the year, you can still participate.  Sessions will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The live streaming schedule (times are Utah time, in the Mountain time zone):… Continue reading Rootstech 2018 – Streaming

New York Probate and Land Records Online

Lately my research into my Mayflower line has taken me to upstate New York along Lake Ontario.  I have been using two wonderful collections of records on FamilySearch: New York Land Records, 1630-1975  and New York Probate Records, 1629-1971 Both have been on FamilySearch for at least a couple of years, but neither has been… Continue reading New York Probate and Land Records Online

Veteran’s Day – Recording Their Stories

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to walk in a local Veteran's Day parade with the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Days like today are wonderful times to reflect and think about the service of our loved ones both today and in previous generations. Before the parade I spoke with a woman whose husband had… Continue reading Veteran’s Day – Recording Their Stories

War of 1812 Pensions Online

Pension files can be great genealogy resources.  They record where a veteran served and possibly include information about their spouse, children, and people who served with them.  The Preserve the Pensions group has worked to digitize War of 1812 pensions.  As of today, 65% of the pensions are online for free at Fold3.  According to… Continue reading War of 1812 Pensions Online

Understanding Ages in the U.S. Census

Many of us in the U. S. use the Federal census records as one of the backbones of our research.  They are great resources.  From 1850 forward, every person is named (except for slaves) and their age given, in addition to other details.  We need to be a little cautious with the information in censuses,… Continue reading Understanding Ages in the U.S. Census

BCG Presentations 6 Oct 2017

BCG has announced the lineup of this year's day of presentations, to be held 6 October 2017. 9:00 a.m. - "Sweden's Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s." Martha Garrett, CG 10:15 a.m. - "Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise." Jeanne Bloom, CG 11:30… Continue reading BCG Presentations 6 Oct 2017

Season Four of “Finding Your Roots” Starts 3 October 2017

I love watching Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Each episode is a great combination of genealogy and general history.  A new season has been announced!  According to the official show website on PBS, guests this season will include: Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Larry David, Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer, Ted Danson, William H.… Continue reading Season Four of “Finding Your Roots” Starts 3 October 2017