Monday, November 28, 2016

Irish Soldiers 1920-22, African-American Newspapers.

The UK's National Army Museum has made records of 5 Irish regiments available. Get the information and link here ....efforts are underway at USF St. Petersburg to digitize old issues of the Weekly Challenger newspaper, based in St. Petersburg.  They need copies of editions published prior to 2000. An article about it from the Tampa Bay Times is  here.
source: ResearchBuzz

Friday, November 18, 2016

Genealogy Interest Group meeting dates

Beginning in January 2017, the Genealogy Interest Group will meet from 10-12 a.m. on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at the West Hernando Branch library, 6335 Blackbird Ave:

Jan 4th      Apr 5th      Jul 5th      Oct 4th
Feb 1st     May 3rd     Aug 2nd    Nov 1st
Mar 1st     Jun 7th      Sep 6th      Dec 6th

source: Links and Bridges- The Genealogy Society of Hernando County Newsletter. For more information on the GSHC, visit their  website .

Finding Female Ancestors

This article from Amy Johnson Crow's blog offers some advice on researching female ancestors- you may be making assumptions that result in your missing out on helpful information.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Best Websites 2016

Here are's Best State Genealogy Websites for 2016. Florida's is the Florida Memory Project.
source: ResearchBuzz

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Special interest databases

These databases may be of interest to you if you are researching:

Jews in London in WWI ;

African-Americans working in the film industry during the silent era ;


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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