Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scanning photographs

If you need some advice on scanning your photos, try this article from the Generous Genealogist website. Sorry- this article is no longer available

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Genealogy Society Newsletter highlights

The Society will be electing new officers today....The Pinellas Genealogy Society will hold its annual seminar February 9th at the Largo Public Library, with Sharon DeBartolo Carmack as guest speaker. To register go to Dick Eastman will be at the Bethel Baptist Church in Bradenton on February 16th to speak on several topics. Information and Registration at

The Genealogy Society of Hernando County meets at 6:30 on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormons). The church is located at 21043 Yontz Road in Brooksville. For more information, please call Kathleen Marsh at 352-796-1623 or Bunny Ryczek at 352-796-4419

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Civilian Conservation Corps

If you've ever visited a national park or national forest, you have probably come across a marker placed in honor of the Civilian Conservation Corps. President Roosevelt created the CCC in 1933 to put young men to work building parks, roads and other infrastructure during the Depression. Someone in your family may have participated. This article from the "What's Past is Prologue" genealogy blog lists a few sources for your research. We would suggest also checking out the extensive CCC links at Cyndi's List.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

African American Genealogy: Slave burial database

Coming in January from Fordham University: a database of slave burial grounds from across the U.S., built by submissions from the public. The article is here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

20 Reasons You May Have Trouble Finding An Ancestor In the Census