Friday, October 19, 2012

Georgia archives to stay open

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Brooksville Then & Now

Mark your calendars:  Bob Martinez, longtime Brooksvillian and publisher of "Old Brooksville in Photos and Stories" will present "Brooksville Then and Now" a photo presentation contrasting downtown as it was in the early 20th century 's with today. That's Friday November 9th, at the Main library from 11 a.m -12 a.m.

Also on November 9th, the East branch will host a "Write Your Personal History" workshop from 10-noon. A written record your memories will be a great complement to the genealogical record of your family. Contact the library to register and then come out to the East branch and get started!
We will being taking a 2 week break from our blog - back on November 5th.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Genealogy resource @ the Main library

Thanks to the generosity of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter , here in Hernando County, the library now owns   America's Women in the Revolutionary Era 1760-1790. Click on the link to read a description.

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mystery Photos: Who ARE those people?

Do you have any old photos showing people you can't identify?
 Take  a  look  http://www.deadfred.com/. Someone may know who your mystery person is and may be looking for a photo of him or her. It works like this:
You submit your photo, along with information such as when and where the photo was taken(or your best guess), names of the people you can identify and anything else helpful. (All persons in the photo must be deceased and the photo taken prior to 1960). In 3 - 5 days, people searching for photos matching some of your details will be able to review your photo and possibly identify the mystery person. For example, we have a photo of Grandma, Uncle John, and an unidentified Catholic priest. We know it was taken in Greenwich, Connecticut during World War II. And of course, we can provide the full names of Grandma and Uncle John. Another person who is searching for a relative who was a priest in Connecticut during World War II will put that criteria into a search box, and your photo will pop up.

It's may be a long shot in most cases, but there are testimonials from people who have found photos of long lost ancestors. And it's free, so what do you have to lose? You can also submit photos of people that you have identified, and search for photos yourself.

Make sure you read the FAQ's first.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hi- tech in the cemetery

What will they think of next? This article  from the Glendale(California) News Press reports that for around $580, a British funeral home will place a bar code that, when scanned, will download  a website that contains whatever information the deceased wishes to share. This includes an obituary, biographical info- even photos and videos. Almost makes us want to change our plans to be cremated.

Ellis Island Research

The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is  here  .