Thursday, November 29, 2018

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Click  here to learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution and how they can help you with your research. Hernando County has two chapters, in Brooksville and Spring Hill.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving

Genealogy and Thanksgiving go together like turkey and cranberry sauce. Thanksgiving genealogy is most associated with the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, etc. Read the history again here.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Buildings in New York City

If you or your ancestors lived in one of the 5 boroughs in the 1st half of the 20th century, you may be able to find a photo of the home, courtesy of the WPA and NYC tax collectors. The photos were taken between 1939 and 1941, and supposedly include "every single structure". The Municipal Archives of New York have put them online for free. Read all about it here; there is a link to the database in the last paragraph.  Source: ResearchBuzz

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

DNA Testing of Stamps and Envelopes

It's not available to the public right now, and when it is it will cost you, but here is a new development in the use of DNA in genealogical research.

Ellis Island Research

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