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

Webinar · Workshops and Events

Genealogy Day 2019 Checklist, Overflow Room Information, Handouts, and More!

We’re two days away from this year’s Genealogy Day program, and we are really excited to be hosting a fantastic list of speakers!  We’re also looking forward to seeing all our attendees and hearing about their DNA research!  This is going to be a great day, and the energy behind this event is still growing! … Continue reading Genealogy Day 2019 Checklist, Overflow Room Information, Handouts, and More!

Databases · online resources · Websites

Digital Public Library of America

When searching through the branches of a family tree, people are looking to know more about the connections they share with people and part of that is knowing about the time those people lived. Our library can help you access many different works, but we do not carry everything. Older, more niche materials or interesting… Continue reading Digital Public Library of America