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 adding new links, and new categories, every day. We have recently added Norwegian, Swedish, and general Scandinavian sites and will be adding Denmark and Finland soon. Also, this week, 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 in the next few weeks.
OUR NEW SEASON OF CLASSES HAS BEGUN:
Our first class in November will be taught by Deb Halacy. Class fee will be $8.00
This class is "Researching in Massachusetts".
The class will cover the history of Massachusetts and regional, state, and local resources for conducting your research. Border changes over time will also be addressed so if you're looking for ancestors in surrounding states (New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island), Maine (which was part of Massachusetts until 1820), or even parts of Canada you won't want to miss this class.
The second class in November will be taught by Patti Kirk. Class fee will be $8.00
This class is "City Directories & Hidden Census Answers".
In the first half of this class Patti will discuss all of the types of information that can be obtained from city directories including full names of individuals, occupation (sometimes with place of employment), other adults living in the same house, death records, and neighbors who might be relatives. You will also learn how to use the list of streets and cross streets to determine an actual location. And you will be provided with a test that you can take home to get the most out of using these directories.
In the second half she will point out information in census records that is often overlooked but could lead you to break through some of your "detours". Some such information pertains to how long have they been in the U.S. or what year they arrived, were they naturalized, possible military service, and much more.
Beginning on Wednesday, October 21st the Port St. Lucie group will be meeting at the PGA Island Club. The club is located at 9200 Putt Place, Port St. Lucie. The time, 1 PM - 3 PM, will be the same. A big thank you to Judy Stoll for making this possible.
PLEASE NOTE that there is a security gate at this location therefore there can be no walk-ins. You must register for this class so that your name will be on the list at the gate. You will not be allowed to enter if your name is not on the list. Please contact Patti or Carole if you have any questions regarding this matter.
October 18, 2015:
The National Archives Museum. (click on "U.S. Resources" on this page)
October 19, 2015:
Click on "Links" on this page for these new sites.
Nordic Genealogy, Nordic Genealogical Society of Southern California
Nordic Migration, Interactive map of migration from Scandinavia to America
Polish Genealogy Society of America
Arkivalieronline, The Danish National Archives
Arkistolaitos, National Archives of Finland
NEW NAVIGATION BUTTONS ON THE HOME PAGE:
October 18, 2015:
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.
October 19, 2015:
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.
October 20, 2015:
When you click on "National Archives" on this page you will be directed to the links for the National Archives in 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.
November 2, 2015:
Our newest page is "This Date in History". To access these historical facts, click on "Events" on the home page and then click "This Date in History".
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.
The next class will be "Researching in Massachusetts". This class will be taught by Deb Halacy and the cost is $8.00.
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.
This year we are planning two conference days. The first will be on Adoptions and the second will be on the Civil War.
Also coming soon we will have 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!