Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WWII Veterans Tell Their Stories

Rishi Sharma, a 19-year old from California, is traveling across the country, meeting with veterans of WWII and collecting their stories.
An article about his project on the Southern California Public Radio website is here.
His website, Heroes of the Second World War,  is here.
 If you have WWII experiences to share, or know someone who does, contact Rishi by clicking here.
source: ResearchBuzz and scpr.org 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Genealogy Jamboree

The Southern California Genealogical Society and Genealogy Jamboree kicks off June 9th. There will be 14 hours of FREE genealogy presentations. You just need to register. Source: ResearchBuzz  & Geneapress.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Minneapolis Newspapers

Digital issues of the Minneapolis Star, Minneapolis Tribune, and the Star Tribune (born of the 1982 merger) are available together at the paper's website. The papers go back to 1867. Access is not free, but the cost is reasonable.  Source: ResearchBuzz

Monday, May 1, 2017

World War I

April marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry in to World War I. The U.S. WWI Centennial Commission  has a website with a page of genealogy resources. From the homepage, hover over Commemorate, then click on Genealogical Resources.

Ellis Island Research

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