Thursday, May 29, 2014

Poznan Project

If you are researching your Polish ancestors, and "Posen" is listed as their place of origin, this may be of  interest: a searchable online database of 19th century marriage records from the historic Greater Poland (then Prussian Province of Poznan). You can read about it at the project website.
Thanks to our Outreach Services Librarian for passing this on to us.
                                             

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

E-book of Ancestry.com books

familytreeuniversity.com has created an e-book of tips for using ancestry.com . It is free and available for download here.
If you are new to the Hernando County Public library, you may not be aware that the ancestry.com library edition is available at the library, during library hours. Just click on "e-resources" on  the homepage. Ancestry is listed first in the alphabetical list of databases. (Note: Some of the features discussed in this guide are not available in the library edition).



Monday, May 19, 2014

WWII records

With Memorial Day approaching,  Fold3.com, the military genealogy site,  is allowing free access to its World War II records through May 31st.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Free Irish records

If you have Irish ancestors, you probably know that the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses have been online for some time. Now, the Irish Archives, FamilySearch, and findmypast.ie have partnered to put some new material online: pre- 1901 census and other information that survived a 1922 fire at the records office in Dublin. The data is free and can be found here, at Ireland's national archives website.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cemetery Resource Protection Training

If you have an interest in preserving our cemeteries and burial grounds, here is a training opportunity, just up the road in Gainesville:
http://flpublicarchaeology.org/programs/CRPTconf.php


Monday, May 5, 2014

Quaker data at Ancestry.com

The Genealogy Insider blog at Family Tree Magazine informs us that Ancestry.com has added millions of new records on Quakers.

The library has ancestry.com available inside the library only. Just come to your local branch with your laptop (or use one of our computers). From our home page,  click on "e-resources". Ancestry is at the top of the list. Search the databases using the keyword, "Quaker".


Ellis Island Research

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