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

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