Author Archives: barbsnow

About barbsnow

Retired Librarian, active genealogist and grandmother.

Your Guide to Finding Immigrant Origins

I updated my page Your Guide to Finding Immigrant Origins.  As usual, links had gone bad, I found a few new sites and removed a few that seemed less relevant.  But the basic advice remains the same:  do thorough research … Continue reading

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The Family History Guide… a great new resource

A friend brought home an intriguing flyer from Roots Tech.  It described a new website, The Family History Guide.   I spent a little time working with the site and am pleased to be able to recommend it as one a … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by the NARA site?

The U.S. National Archives has an amazing website. It’s huge.  It has tons of information, with and a section created for genealogists.    It is surprisingly well organized for such a complex site, but even so, it can be difficult to find all … Continue reading

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Finding Quaker Meetings and Records

Today I updated my website, Your Guide to Finding Quaker Ancestors, and spent a little time investigating the site QuakerMeetings.com.   The site is subtitled Quaker Meetings in North America: An Index. As its name suggests, the purpose is to be … Continue reading

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WorldCat–more that just a big catalog

The big news in the genealogy world about two years ago was that the holdings of the Family History Library would now be represented in World Cat.    This is just one of many ways WorldCat is useful to genealogists. … Continue reading

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Michigan Newspapers

I just updated the newspapers section of my page Your Guide to Finding Michigan Ancestors with corrected and new links. A county by county listing of newspapers published in Michigan — nicely arranged. Michigan Digital Newspapers online at Chronicling America. Michigan … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com in libraries is not the Ancestry.com you subscribe to

Ancestry.com in libraries is called Ancestry.com Library Edition.   It is a great resource, but the content differs from the subscription database.   Here is a 2013 guide to the differences.    (This will open as a .pdf, in a … Continue reading

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Some recommended blogs

My  ProGen Study Group assignment for this month is to recommended some blogs that I follow, especially those that might be lesser known. I like blogs that keep me current as to what new content is on some of my favorite internet sites, as … Continue reading

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Follow Up Post on Free Photocopies from Family History Library

In my prior post I told about a service the FHL offers — free photocopies, up to 5 per month.   I submitted a request and quickly got a response from them.  There is a new form for submitting a … Continue reading

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The Family History Library will provide photocopies if there is no digital image online.

I recently found this record: There is no digital image available online,  but this index ncludes the GS Film number (551111) and Reference ID (p. 152). My next step is to search the card catalog by fiche or film number … Continue reading

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