Databases

FindMyPast Library Edition Arrives at Fountaindale Public Library!

For two years, we received multiple requests to include FindMyPast to our list of genealogy databases.  Many of these requests stemmed from the overwhelmingly positive response to our Irish genealogy lectures presented by the Ulster Historical Foundation.  We’re pleased to announce today FindMyPast Library Edition is now available at our library, and we want your feedback!… Continue reading FindMyPast Library Edition Arrives at Fountaindale Public Library!

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

June’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence” Online Now!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s June Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through July 17, 2019. This month’s meeting features “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence” with Jeanne Larzalere Bloom.  In this session, you’ll learn the methodology of conducting a reasonably exhaustive search, with… Continue reading June’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Sharing With Others: How to Convey Evidence” Online Now!

State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

Why You Are Not Finding Your Ancestors in the New York State Death Indexes

For anyone with New York state ancestors, the 2017 release of the New York State Death Indexes on Internet Archive were an absolute gift from the genealogy gods.  Before Reclaim the Records won their FOIA request for the state-wide index dating from 1880-1956, researchers would visit one of three locations in New York, show a… Continue reading Why You Are Not Finding Your Ancestors in the New York State Death Indexes

Books and Print Material

A Summer Reading List for Genealogists

Well friends, it’s almost time to hit the road for summer genealogy travel season.  Warm weather months are a great time to pack your bags, book airbnb accommodations, and road trip around the country in search of those elusive genealogy records.  Whether your travel takes you around North America or beyond, you are going to… Continue reading A Summer Reading List for Genealogists

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

May’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Advanced FamilySearch” Online Now!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s May Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through June 13, 2019. This month’s meeting features “Advanced FamilySearch“. In this session, you’ll learn how to navigate the advanced features of the FamilySearch website, such as browsing catalog items, using image-only… Continue reading May’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “Advanced FamilySearch” Online Now!

Genealogy Club · Public Presentations · Webinar

April’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “How PBS Genealogy Roadshow Solved My Family Mystery” Online Now!

Did you miss your local genealogical society meeting this month? Fountaindale Public Library’s April Genealogy Club meeting is live and available for free through May 12, 2019. This month’s meeting features “How PBS Genealogy Roadshow Helped Solve My Family Mystery“. In this session, you’ll learn how PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow unraveled the mysteries around author Gail… Continue reading April’s Genealogy Club Meeting Webinar “How PBS Genealogy Roadshow Solved My Family Mystery” Online Now!

State Specific Research · Websites

Homestead Act Digitized

The Homestead National Monument of America has recently collaborated with a number of organizations such as Fold3.com, Ancestry, FamilySearch, & the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to digitize the Homestead Land Entry Case Files. With an estimated 93 million Americans descend from homesteaders, these records are bursting with information that would be invaluable to any genealogist. Records at… Continue reading Homestead Act Digitized