Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Irish Potato Famine

 The Irish Potato famine of the 1845-1851 caused hundreds of thousand of Irish to leave their home country for the U.S. We were surprised to learn that the blight that destroyed much of the potato crop in Ireland was imported from the east coast of the U.S.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Genealogy Podcasts

Family Tree Magazine has a variety of topics on its podcasts. Some of the topics include conflicting birthdates across multiple records, becoming a forensic genealogist, and researching indentured servant ancestors. As of today there are 146 podcasts available.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Reconstructing Lost Military Records at Fold3

 This article from the Fold3 blog discusses the 1973 fire at the military records facility in St. Louis,
and how to reconstruct military records when they have been damaged or lost.
Fold3 is available 24/7 from the library's website for library card holders. Click on Research Tools
on the home page, and scroll down.

Monday, October 3, 2022

German Records on Geneanet

 From Oct 1st to 6th  inclusive, geneanet.org is offering access to its German collection, in celebration of Unity Day in Germany and German-American day in this country. 

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

 From   historyhub.history.gov