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Uncovering Pennsylvania Genealogy Records in Online Periodicals – Those Places Thursday

Genealogy research in Pennsylvania is not for the faint of heart. This commonwealth has a rich and full history, and its records access and methodology of research are so unique, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is hosting a week long workshop later this month to aid the brick wall ridden genealogist. As this workshop is… Continue reading Uncovering Pennsylvania Genealogy Records in Online Periodicals – Those Places Thursday

Cemetery Research · State Specific Research · Vital Records · Websites

New York Death Indexes 1880-1943 free online at Internet Archive – Follow Friday

About two years ago I was conducting research in Erie County, New York.  It was a genealogical pilgrimage to uncover some new information about my German ancestors in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Death indexes for the state are available for free, but there were several barriers to access: The indexes I found in the 1930s… Continue reading New York Death Indexes 1880-1943 free online at Internet Archive – Follow Friday

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More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

I wrote earlier this month about the U.S. Army Transport Lists, 1910-1939, which were released by Ancestry.com earlier this month. My friend Jennifer Holik has been doing some World War 1 research, and discovered deceased veterans were included in the transport lists.  This was a great catch to be sure!  In my latest browse of… Continue reading More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

European Research · Fountaindale Public Library District · State Specific Research · Websites

Fugitives from Justice! – Thriller Thursday

As we’re gearing up for this year’s Genealogy Day program of “Crime, Fame, and other Genealogical Confessions,” here are few sites we’ve found which can help you hunt down the notorious figures lurking in your family tree. Looking for a daily dose of ancestral crime?  Murder by Gaslight highlights criminal stories and cases from all… Continue reading Fugitives from Justice! – Thriller Thursday

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Election Cake, Anyone? – Talented Tuesday

Cast your vote then eat cake?  That’s a tradition to perpetuate! Old World Levain (OWL) Bakery is supporting a resurgence of election cake baking this year. Their initiative “Make America Cake Again” is described as “a collaboration and celebration among bakeries, food professionals, home bakers, scholars, and educators across the country.” No need to pick… Continue reading Election Cake, Anyone? – Talented Tuesday

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Unique University and College Directories – Talented Tuesday

Were your ancestors bringing home top marks or were they flunking out? Gradating from higher education is a huge accomplishment.  The pursuit of higher education was a goal for our ancestors.  Not all of them had the financial resources to attend studies beyond high school. At the beginning of the 20th century, fewer than 1,000… Continue reading Unique University and College Directories – Talented Tuesday

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Vintage Halloween Party Ideas – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Do you think Holloween How-To books were birthed by Martha Stewart?  Nope.  Our obsession for harvest and Halloween themed parties, gatherings, and general mischief have been alive and well in our culture for well over a century.  Our consumer culture and love affair with Halloween has been portrayed with postcards, photographs, costumes, and food.  Lots, and lots,… Continue reading Vintage Halloween Party Ideas – Friday’s Faces from the Past