Thursday, February 28, 2013

Personal History Workshops

Our popular Writing Your Life Stories workshops will be presented at the West Hernando branch, 6335 Blackbird Ave, on March 13th, April 10th, and May 8th. Those are Wednesdays, and the start time for all is 10:00 a.m. Come to write and enjoy meeting people and sharing memories and life stories.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Genealogy Bank blog posted this article on understanding the terminology in old newspapers- unusual words, abbreviations, etc.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Genealogy Society News

Some highlights from the January Links and Bridges, the newsletter of the Genealogy Society of Hernando County:
The Genealogy Interest Group meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the West Hernando Branch Library....the society welcomed 3 new members in January....Ellis Island has been closed since October 29th due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. Costs for repairs to Ellis Island and Liberty Island will be $59 million...George C. Morgan, international lecturer and author, will present 3 one-hour presentations on using Ancestry.com on February 16th at the Crystal River Moose Lodge in Homosassa. For details and to register, visit citrusgenealogy.com .....Dick Eastman will be at the Manatee Genealogical Society's Winter Seminar, also on the 16th (rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flmgs) and at the Villages Genealogical Society Annual Conference on February 27th from 9-3:30

Friday, February 8, 2013

Here is an article from the new Family History Daily website about how "ancestry binders" that help those with short-term memory loss from dementia connect with their past.

Ellis Island Research

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