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WELCOME TO OUR 2015 - 2016 SEASON AT
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS

Thank you for visiting our site. This is going to be a very exciting year for us as we launch our new, and greatly improved, website.
 
We have articles of interest, blank genealogy forms, and member stories on a variety of topics.
 
Check out our links page. We are frequently adding new links and new categories. We have recently added Norwegian, Swedish, and general Scandinavian sites and will be adding Denmark and Finland soon. Also, soon, we will be adding new Canadian sites, Cemetery sites, and more for NY City.
All links have been checked and are working (some are large and load slowly) but if ever you find a broken link, please, do not hesitate to contact us.
 
We also have links to many free, and mostly free, websites. Additionally, there are country specific links and topical links. And, we promise you that there are many more to come.
 
 
OUR NEW SEASON OF CLASSES HAS BEGUN:
We had an amazing start to our season.  We saw many of our old friends return and a fair number of new faces as well.  In October Patti held two classes, "The Elusive Female" which provided strategies for finding our female ancestor's surnames and "Vital Records from Indexing"
In November Deb Halacy covered "Researching Massachusetts" and Patti did a two for one class "City Directories and Hidden Census Answers".  As always, if you missed any of these classes but would like to obtain the class materials you may contact Carole Wiseman to make arrangements.
 
We are looking forward to the new year and to the return of our many seasonal friends.  We have been working hard for you. We began last summer with the launch of our new website. We're working to bring you as many resources as we can.  To that end I suggest that you check back frequently to see the most recent additions to our site.
 
Class offerings for March will be "Forensic Photography" by Deb Halacy and "Scots-Irish" by Merry Bering. In April Carole Wiseman will be presenting "Black Sheep" and Deb Halacy will give a class on "Best Photo Apps".  Our season will end in May with Patti Kirk doing a special class for Mother's Day. 
 
NEW LINKS:
British Genes from historian and blogger, Chris Paton
Mocavo - UK
Mocavo - Scotland
Mocavo - Wales
 
 
NEW NAVIGATION BUTTONS ON THE HOME PAGE:
STATE RESOURCES:
We have moved all of the state archives, plus the District of Columbia, here and we will be adding city and county information as well. Once again, please be patient with the state archives. Some of them are very large and may take a second or so to load.
 
UNITED STATES RESOURCES:
Here you will find links to U.S. government sites plus multi-state sites. NARA and the LOC have been moved to this page.
 
MILITARY:
There are curently only two links added here: 
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database - contains information about men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Also, links to Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.
 
The Virtual Wall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Lists by state and town those who are named on the wall. 
 
We will be adding links for other conflicts in the coming weeks.
 
NATIONAL ARCHIVES:
When you click on "National Archives" on this page you will be directed to the links for the National Archives located in various states:
Each one of these websites has it's own unique characteristics and it's holdings and research reflects the area of the country that it serves. There is an incredible amount of information to be found here.  You may also access these archives by clicking on "State Resources" and selecting the state in which the archive resides.
 
 
On our site you will also find information on becoming a member and the benefits that are for members only. Just beneath the membership benefits button you will find our "Lending Library".  Click on this link to browse our many books that are available for lending to members.
 
You can find a full listing of coming events by clicking on the "Events" button.  Once you click on the Events button you will see a calendar submenu.  Click on it to get the current, printable calendar.
 
In the future we hope to add fast facts, blogs, forums, timelines, and more.
 
It is our desire that you join us for a little or a lot as your time allows.  And, certainly, if you have suggestions we would love to hear them.
 
We hope that you find something, or many things, that spark your interest and that you visit us again as we will be regularly adding new material. 
 
So, grab a cup of tea, browse through our offerings, and enjoy! 

                  GENEALOGY HAPPENINGS:
The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair was held on October 21 and 22, 2015. To view the schedule of talks, session descriptions and handouts go to:
www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
If you are interested in any of these sessions they were recorded and are available for viewing online.