Friday, November 24, 2017

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 November 2017

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday



There are over 2.7 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;


Over 94,000 records covering parishes throughout the Catholic Diocese of Westminster have been added to our collection of English Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms. Each record will include both a transcript and an image of the original document. The amount of information in each transcript may vary depending on the age of the original record, its legibility, and the amount of detail recorded by the parish priest at the time of the event. Images may provide additional information about your ancestor such as the names of their godparents, the minister who performed the baptism, and the parent's residence. Some registers will even include notes about the individual's marriage.


Over 13,000 additional Westminster records have been added to England Roman Catholic Parish Marriages. Every result will display the original sacramental register and a transcript of the vital details which may vary depending the age and condition of the register itself. Most transcripts will list the couple's full names, role, date of marriage, marriage location and father's names. Images may reveal additional details about your ancestor's wedding day such as the name of their witnesses or the priest who performed the service.


Over 9,000 Westminster records have also been added to our collection of English Roman Catholic Burials. Transcripts will reveal when and where your ancestor was laid to rest, the year in which they were born and the year of their death. Images may provide additional information such as their parents' names or details relating to their burial and plot.


Did your ancestor receive confirmation? Were they a benefactor of the parish? Explore more than 169,000 new additions to our collection of Roman Catholic anniversary books, confirmation lists, congregational lists, lists of benefactors and converts, parish diaries, and more to discover your ancestor's relationship with their local Catholic parish.


Over 94,000 new additions have also been added to the England Roman Catholic Registers Browse search. The entire collection now contains 756 volumes from the Birmingham and Westminster Archdiocesan Archives spanning the years 1657 to 1907. The browse function allows you to browse through entire registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and congregational records (including anniversary books, confirmation lists, parish diaries, and more) in their entirety.


Browse through more than 112, 000 Welsh probate abstracts from the following Church in Wales dioceses: Bangor, Hawarden, Llandaff, St. Asaph's, and St. David's. Prior to 1858, all wills were proved in the Anglican Ecclesiastical courts. Within the probate abstracts, you may find the testator's name and residence along with the date of the will and probate. Others may include the names and relationships of other family members, plus the name of the executor. The images were supplied by FamilySearch.


Browse through this collection of more than 123,000 court, land, military, naturalizations, probate, school, and vital records from Comanche County in Texas. The details found in each record will vary depending on the type of event. The images have been provided by FamilySearch. A full list of the vast variety of documents available within this collection can be found at the bottom of the search page.


Browse through 31 volumes of indexes to naturalization petitions and declarations of intentions from Texas. Containing over 91,000 records, these indexes will provide you with your ancestor's name, residence, birth date, admission date, certificate date, and court. The declarations of intentions will provide the date, court, and individual's name and residence, as well as additional details such as birth place, where and when the person arrived in America, a physical description, and names of spouse and children. The images were supplied by FamilySearch. A full list of the volumes is available at the bottom of the search page.


Browse through more than 53,000 school census records from Matagorda County in Texas. The records are arranged by surname and use racial terms that were contemporary at the time they were created. The school records are segregated between white and 'colored' students. Each record will provide the student's name, birth date, sex, parents' names, and residence. In cases where siblings are in the same school, all names are recorded on one record.


Browse through more than 44,000 civil court minutes and case files from Nolan County, Texas, spanning the years from 1881 to 1938.


Browse through images of records from Bexar County, Texas, including documents relating to the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, and San Jose Burial Park. This collection contains over 38,000 records.


Browse through more than 364,000 county records, including civil case records and certificates of naturalisations, from Eastland County, Texas, spanning the years from 1868 to 1949.


Over 1.5 million new articles and ten brand new titles have been added to our collection of historical British Newspaper. New additions titles now to search include;

  •         Todmorden Advertiser and Hebden Bridge Newsletter
  •         Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News
  •         Surrey Gazette
  •         Leominster News and North West Herefordshire & Radnorshire Advertiser
  •         Isle of Wight Times
  •         Cambrian News
  •         Ross Gazette
  •         Bridgwater Mercury
  •         Rhyl Journal
  •         Epworth Bells, Crowle and Isle of Axholme Messenger

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52 Ancestors - Week 202: #281 Mary (Pierce) Dill (1682-1713) of Medford, Massachusetts

 Mary (Pierce) Dill (1682-1713) is #281 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #280 Thomas Dill (1682-1718)  in 1706 in Woburn, Massachusetts.


I am descended through:

*  their son, #140 Thomas Dill (1708-1761) who married #71  Mehitable Brown (1714-1758) in 1733.
*  their son, #70 Thomas Dill (1755-1836), who married Hannah Horton (1761-1797) in 1782. 
*  their daughter, #35 Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869), who married  #34 Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840) in 1826.
*  their daughter #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884)who married  #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)  in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
    
*  Name:                      Mary Pierce[1–2]    

*  Sex:                         Female    

*  Father:                    Nathaniel Pierce (1655-1692)    
*  Mother:                  Elizabeth Pierce (1646-    )  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                     31 July 1682, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]    
*  Death:                    before May 1713 (before about age 31), Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                 Thomas Dill (1682-1718)
*  Marriage 1:             17 January 1705/6 (age 23), Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2]

*  Child 1:                  Mary Dill (1706-    )
*  Child 2:                 Thomas Dill (1708-1761)
*  Child 3:                 Elizabeth Dill (1712-1714)  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

Mary Pierce was born 31 July 1682 in Woburn, Massachusetts[1], the first child of Nathaniel Pierce and his second wife, Elizabeth (Pierce) (Whittemore) Foster, who had four children before marrying Nathaniel Pierce.  Mary's father died in 1692 in Woburn, and there is no record of her mother marrying again.  

She married Thomas Dill of Cambridge Farms, Massachusetts on 17 January 1705/6 in Woburn[2].  He was the son of Peter and Thanks (Shepard) Dill.   They resided in Medford, Massachusetts, and had three children registered in the Medford town records between 1708 and 1712.

Mary (Pierce) Dill died after her daughter, Elizabeth, was born on 2 January 1712 and before 11 May 1713 when Thomas Dill married his second wife, Mary Cheney, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

There is no death or burial record available for Mary (Pierce) Dill in Woburn, Cambridge, Medford or Littleton where Thomas Dill resided after Mary's death.
 
5)  SOURCES
 
1. Edward F. Johnson,  Woburn Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], (Woburn, Mass.: The News Print, 1893), Births, page 194, Martha Pierce entry, 1682, "daughter of Nathaniel."
2. Edward F. Johnson, Woburn Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], Marriages, page 77, Thomas Dill and Mary Pierce entry, 1706, "in Woburn."

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2017 to 208 Ancestors in 208 Weeks

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Seavers in the News -- True W. Seaver Dies in 1884

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the New York Herald  newspaper dated Tuesday, 15 January 1884:




The transcription of this record is:

"SEAVER. -- On Sunday, the 13th inst., of apoplexy,
TRUE W. SEAVER, in the 70th year of his age.
Funeral will take place from the residence of his
son, T. Mortimer Seaver, No. 115 West 125th st., on
Tuesday, January 15, at one o'clock P.M."

The source citation for this record is:

"DIED," death notices, New York Herald, Tuesday, 15 January 1884, page 9, column 2, True W. Seaver death notice;   GenealogyBank  (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 23 November 2017), Newspaper Archives collection.

I found this searching for his son True Mortimer Seaver and was rewarded by finding the death notice of Mortimer's father, True Worthy Seaver  

True Worthy Seavey was born in about 1814 in Chester, New Hampshire, the son of Elliott and Sarah (Payne() Seavey.  By the time of his marriage in 1837 to Mary Ann Humphrey (1816-1883) in Boston, Massachusetts, he was using the surname Seaver, and used it through the rest of his life.  True and Mary Ann (Humphrey) Seaver had four children born in Boston between 1839 and 1845, but none of the births were recorded.  

I don't think that I am related to True Worthy Seavey/Seaver.


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1714 Marriage Record of Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood in Eastham, Mass. --- Post 391 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.


The treasure today is the 1714 marriage record of Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood in Eastham, Massachusetts:


The marriage record is on the right-hand page, the tsecond record down:


The transcription of the marriage record is:

"Samuel Horton & Hannah Atwood Jan 28^th 1713/14"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1620-1998," database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 November 2017), Barnstable County, Orleans > Orleans and Eastham Records,  page 339 (image 178 of 185), Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood marriage entry, 1714.

Samuel Horton (1686-1778) was the son of John Horton (1647-1710) and Hannah --?-- (1650-1690) of Eastham, Massachusetts.  Hannah Atwood (1686-1771) was the daughter of Stephen Atwood (1653-1722) and Apphia Bangs (1651-1722) of Eastham, Massachusetts.  Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood had 8 children between 1715 and 1731, and all were recorded in the Eastham town records.

Samuel and Hannah (Atwood) Horton are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son Narhaniel Horton (1721-1771) who married Eunice Snow (1722-1816) in 1742 in Eastham, Massachusetts.

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I Am Thankful for...


--- for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

--- for my wonderful loving wife, Angel Linda, who makes every day, and every meal, special.

--- for my two beautiful and smart daughters, and Tami's husband, who work so hard to do so well in order to live securely and happily.

--- for my five precious grandchildren, so innocent and with so much potential, and so much fun to be with.

--- for my enthusiastic father, who provided a large New England ancestry to research, and passed on an undying love for the games of baseball and football.

--- for my loving mother, so patient, supportive and kind, who saved so much family history and whose ancestry provides such fascinating research challenges.

--- for my brothers, their wives and children, who are interested in the family history and remember more than I do about our growing up years.

--- for my grandparents and earlier ancestors, who worked hard, played by the rules, raised healthy families, and provided a firm foundation for their descendants.

--- for my aunts, uncles and cousins, who opened their homes and their hearts and shared their memories.

--- for the brave passengers on the Mayflower and other early ships who colonized New England, and instilled a republican form of government based on personal freedom and responsibility.

--- for the immigrants that populated our country, diversified our culture, worked hard to succeed, and are woven into the country's fabric.

--- for the courageous citizens who revolted to secure our freedoms, and created the institutions that are the foundations of the USA.

--- for the soldiers, sailors, marines and pilots, of every historical time, who have given their lives, defended our country, and kept us safe and free.

--- for the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights - especially the freedoms of speech, religion and assembly. I am awestruck that the Founders wrote such a magnificent set of documents that have stood the test of time.

--- for educational opportunities, whereby every and any person in this country can be the best that they can be, but they have to really make an effort.

--- for the free market and free enterprise economic system that encourages and rewards work and innovation, and has allowed me and my family to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

--- for the marvels of science and engineering, that drive our health, transportation, communication and entertainment industries.

--- for the wonders of nature that beautify our world, inspire us and occasionally overwhelm us.

--- for my genealogy society colleagues, genea-bloggers, blog readers, Facebook friends and Google+ circle members who challenge, educate, encourage and appreciate me.

--- for Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, FamilySearch.org, GenealogyBank, Geni,  MyHeritage, FindMyPast, AmericanAncestors, Find A Grave, and other genealogy websites that provide online databases and records to explore into the wee hours of the night.

--- for genealogy software that organizes our family structures and provides incredible reports and charts to share with our families.

--- for repositories that collect, preserve and provide papers, records, photographs, books, manuscripts and artifacts to expand our research.

--- for genealogy conferences, societies, magazines, books, newsletters, webinars, hangouts, and social media that inform and educate us.

This year, I am really thankful for good health and the joys of going out to dinner with my wife on Thanksgiving (so she doesn't drop another frozen turkey on her toes and I have to cook it.)

What are you thankful for on this 155th Thanksgiving holiday?

Note:  Edited and reposted every year since 2011!  The statements are enduring.


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Happy Thanksgiving!!


Thanksgiving

by Edgar Albert Guest (c) 1917

Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice,
An' eatin' an' laughin' with folks of your choice;
An' kissin' the girls an' declarin' that they
Are growin' more beautiful day after day;

Chattin' an' braggin' a bit with the men,
Buildin' the old family circle again;
Livin' the wholesome an' old-fashioned cheer,
Just for awhile at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother's a little bit grayer, that's all.

Father's a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an' to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin' our stories as women an' men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
Oh, but we're grateful an' glad to be there.
Home from the east land an' home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an' best.

Out of the sham of the cities afar
We've come for a time to be just what we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an' be frank,
Forgettin' position an' station an' rank.

Give me the end of the year an' its fun
When most of the plannin' an' toilin' is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,

Hear the old voices still ringin' with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An' I'll put soul in my Thanksgivin' prayers.


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Finding the 1868 Richmond-White Marriage Record on FHL Digital Microfilm

About 25 years ago, I wrote away to the Killingly, Connecticut Town Clerk for a marriage certificate for my great-grandparents, Thomas Richmond and Julia White.  They sent one, and it said they married on 20 June 1867.  Family records said 1868.  Which was right?

Today I realized that these marriage records for Killingly were probably on digital microfilm on FamilySearch.  The only issue was if they I was required to view them at a FamilySearch Center.

To find out, I went to the FamilySearch Catalog (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/), and entered "Killingly" as a place name.  The list of record types for "United States, Connecticut, Windham, Killingly" opened and I saw:


I chose the "Vital records" list to open on the screen above.  The third item looks like what I want - "Records of births, marriages, and deaths v. 1-5, 1700-1903; general index to births, marriages, deaths to 1905."

I clicked on that one and the information page for the Index opened (two screens below):


It looks like I want the third "microfilm" down the list for "Births, marriages, deaths v. 1-1/2-4(p1-10) 1793-1895.

I selected the camera icon on the right side of that item, and then was faced with 821  images.  


I had to find the marriages for 1868 in those 821 images.  I knew that the images with the black background and information (like the third image on the top line of the screen above) would provide the information I needed.  All I had to do was scroll down through the images on the screen above to find more information pages that told me what the different record books included.  I found it on image 356, which told me that Volume 2 was for records between 1849 and 1881.

I found the Thomas Richmond and Juliette White marriage record on image 530, which is page 358 of Volume 2:


The Richmond/White record is at the bottom of the page (third from the bottom):


The date for this marriage appears to be 20 June 1868.  See the year entry on the top of the page (on the fourth screen above)?  1867 is at the top of the page, and 1868 starts with the 5th item down the list.

So that clears up the date issue.  Why is it important?  Because I want the dates to be correct.

That online investigation took me about ten minutes to access the database, then find, download, rename, and file the image.  That beats a trip to the local FamilySearch Library or going to Salt Lake City.

I think that being able to deal with FamilySearch digital microfilm is one of the key research skills necessary for 21st century genealogy and family history research.  Have you mastered it?  Are you chasing and finding FS digital microfilm records for your ancestors?  Try it - you find priceless genealogy record gems.

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Finding the Right Grandfather Cornelius Feather

I received an email several weeks ago from a fellow in Huntington, West Virginia, who had found photographs in an estate sale.  Here are the front and back of one of the photos:



So the photograph of a relatively young looking man (25 to 40 years old?) is identified as "Cornelius Feather, Grandfather."

There were also photographs of two older men identified as "Uncle John" and "Uncle Jim."  Those photos seemed to be from the 1900-1930 time frame, in my judgment.

My correspondent wondered "Who is this Cornelius Feather, and how did these photos end up in Huntington, West Virginia?"  So he Googled "cornelius feather" and my Genea-Musings blog popped up with stories about my 4th great-grandfather, Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) of Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  And the blog posts had my email address, so he emailed me.

I like research puzzles like this, so I grabbed the photo bait and decided I would try to answer my correspondent's question.  

First, I looked in my RootsMagic database.  There were three persons named Cornelius Feather:

*  Cornelius Feather (1777-1853), my 4th great-grandfather.  Since photographs were not in wide use before 1850, the photo is certainly not of him.

*  Cornelius Feather (1844-1862), who died in the Civil War, probably unmarried.  I'm pretty sure that the photo is not of him.

*  Cornelius A. Feather (1836-1873), son of John and Phoebe (Condit) Feather, who married Anna McQuillen (1838-1926) in 1861 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  They had four children.  He is my primary candidate for being the relatively young man in the photograph, even though he died in 1873.  At least that was in the age of photography.

*  Some other Cornelius Feather not in my database.  I searched on Ancestry.com for other persons with the name, and found a few more, but none that made sense.

Another clue was that there were "Uncle John" and "Uncle Jim" in the photos.  They might have been from the Feather family, or not.  Who knows?

A third clue is that these photographs ended up in Huntington, West Virginia.  Perhaps a descendant of the grandfather Cornelius Feather.

I realized I needed to expand my search to all possible Feather families and descendants (since there is no indication that the grandchildren had Feather surnames) in the post-1850 time frame, probably in the area of Pennsylvania and Virginia/West Virginia. 

I already had dozens of Feather persons in my database, all of them descended from Stephen Feather (1736-1804), father of my 4th great-grandfather and John Feather (grandson of Stephen Feather), who died in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (the southwest corner of Pennsylvania).

From there, I performed these operations in my Descendants of Stephen Feather research:

*  Matched all of my Feather persons with profiles in FamilySearch Family Tree.  Added spouses and children for those who were in the FSFT to my RootsMagic database.  I did this for four generations past the children of Stephen Feather, which got me into the 20th century.

*  TreeShared my RootsMagic database with my Ancestry Member Tree.  Immediately, Ancestry provided record hints, including Member Trees, for the persons.  For each person, I added events and sources for the persons in RootsMagic and gradually built up profiles for the RootsMagic persons.

*  When I ran out of Record Hints, I searched Ancestry for the end of line persons in census, military, vital and burial records, and added their spouses and children to the RootsMagic database, then TreeShared and received Record Hints, and added those to the new profiles in RootsMagic, then added them to FamilySearch Family Tree.

I concentrated on the descendants of Cornelius A. Feather (1836-1873).  He and Anna McQuillen had four children, all born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania:

*  Elizabeth D. "Lizzie" Feather (1864-1870).
*  Frank Condit Feather (1866-1948); I could find no marriage or children for him.
*  Mary Phoebe Feather (1868-1947), who married William Clark Coulter (1865-1929) in 1889, and had seven children.  The first four of these children were born in Nebraska, and the last three were born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
*  Lillie Luella Feather (1874-1910) who married Frederick Leander Stright (1863-1942) in 1893, and had four children born between 1894 and 1902 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Two of Lillie's children were John Orville Stright (1899-1983) and James Leander Stright (1902-????).  Could these be "Uncle John" and "Uncle Jim?"  Perhaps.  The uncles could also be sons of siblings of William Coulter's, or of Cornelius A. Feather's siblings, but I didn't find both a John and James in any one family.

The key to the puzzle is, I think, the death record for George William Coulter (1892-1952), the son of William Clark and Mary Phoebe (Feather) Coulter.  He died in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.  He was in several Cabell County records residing there from 1930.  He married Christine Rowan (1896-1981), and they had three children in Pennsylvania before 1930.  Christine died in Huntington, West Virginia in 1981.

George William Coulter's maternal grandfather is Cornelius A. Feather (1836-1873).  George's wife lived until 1981, and it may be her property that was obtained in the estate sale at some time since then.  It may be that one of the three known daughters of George and Christine Coulter died recently and the photographs were part of her collection.

All of that took about one week to puzzle through.  It's a decent example of the Descendants Research I am performing as I go through my 4th great-grandparents and their descendants and building up my RootsMagic database.

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2013 NGS Conference Photos, Part 4 -- Post 491 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Linda and I attended the 2013 NGS Conference in Las Vegas, and I took some photos of things and persons.  I took some of these with my digital camera, I think, rather than my iPhone:


1)  One of the exhibitors (Findmypast?) had an immigration scene in their display, and I posed with a suitcase:



2)  Here's Linda with an Elvis impersonator - probably after a show:


3)  MyHeritage was promoting their "Record Detective" feature and I was included in this photo:


4)  At the the final day, we shared dinner with our friend and demi-daughter Eileen (one of daughter Lori's best friends from her high school days) who lives in Las Vegas.


That's all I have from the 2013 NGS Conference in Las Vegas.  We'll move on to another conference next week.

NOTE:  Here is the 2013 NGS Geneabloggers Compendium if you want to relive this event -  http://www.geneamusings.com/2013/05/blog-posts-from-ngs-2013-conference.html.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 21 November 2017


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last four days include:

1)  News Articles:


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World’s First Online Gallery of Pilgrim Descendants Created by New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

*  National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference Program Now Available

*  4th edition of the Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy is now Available

2)  Record Databases:

 
MyHeritage Adds New York Newspapers and Marriage License Records

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 12 to 18 November 2017

Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 12 to 18 November 2017

Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers
3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 22 November 2017, 5 p.m. PST:  Research in Federal Records: Some Assembly Required, by Malissa Ruffner

*  Extreme Genes Radio Show/Podcast:  Episode 215 – Genealogy and Army Repatriation / New App Means Photo Info Travels With The Photo

*  The NextGen Genealogy Network YouTube Channel:  Faces of NextGen Live - Paul Woodbury

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  How Many Cousins do You Have?

*  Ancestral Findings YouTube Channel:  AF-153: The Genealogy of Blue People

*  Ancestry.com YouTube Channel:  Genealogy Methodology: Using Hypotheses in Genealogy

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel:  Create a Family History Tour with Google Earth Pro

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  Genealogy Game Night - 18 Nov 2017

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel: Mondays with Myrt - 20 Nov 2017

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, November 21,  2017


*  Black Friday MyHeritage DNA Test Sale – 50% Off – Just $49 – Free Shipping on 2+

*  RootsTech 2018 Registration Giveaway Contests

5)  Neat Stuff:

*  Father, daughter reunite after 60 years

 Full Circle: Villager Finds Her Son After 53 Years On Ancestry.com

*  Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 17 November 2017?


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