Saturday, June 25, 2016

Received at the Library

Do you have Scottish ancestors?  Your Genealogy Today (Mar./Apr. 2016) tells you to look beyond the usual sources, and discusses Scottish church and school records.  The WWII series continues, discussing using daily and monthly battlefield reports. In "When you're gone", we are reminded of the importance of making a plan for the disposition of your genealogy research and family heirlooms after your death.  The New York Municipal Archives are demystified, ancestral eyewear explained, and help offered in planning a research trip to Ireland.

Internet genealogy (June/July 2016) highlights a free British genealogy website covering three areas: parish registers, vital records, and census records.  This is a valuable resource for 19th-century records from England and Wales, produced by volunteers.  Also spotlighted is the new Memories section of Family Search, a way for researchers to provide stories, photos, etc. that go beyond the typical genealogical data on a family chart.  Other articles cover researching the Great Depression, understanding the Victorian era, researching Supreme Court cases for family history information, and Yale's Photogrammar site, a database of historical photographs from the 1930s and 40s.  Technology articles include two on apps for storytelling and interviews

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pointing Fingers at Ancestors' Siblings - Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research

Cape Cod Genealogical Society's Annual June Luncheon - Tuesday June 21, 2016

Come join us at our annual luncheon at the Old Yarmouth Inn. There will be a short meet and greet beginning at 11:30 a.m., with the annual election of officers and new directors-at-large to follow at 12 noon.  After lunch, we will have a presentation given by Marian Pierre-Louis on how to solve your problem ancestors by using collateral research.

Your brick wall is giving you countless headaches and troubles. Perhaps it's time to take a fresh look at different people in your family tree. In this presentation we will discuss doing in-depth research on cousins and siblings in order to remove genealogy obstacles.

Marian Pierre-Louis is a House Historian and Genealogist who focuses on New England research. She specializes in probate, deeds, New England town records and brick wall research.

Marian has served many roles for the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC), most recently as a 2015 tri-Program Chair. Once a month you'll find her as the host of the evening webinar series for Legacy Family Tree webinars. In addition, she is the host of several internet radio shows including Fieldstone Common ( and the Genealogy Professional podcast (

A reminder that the reservation deadline for the annual luncheon is June 5th.  There is limited seating available. The luncheon will be held at the Old Yarmouth Inn which is located at 223 Rte 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA, across the street from the Parnassus Book Store.