14 March, 2014

Free Records available for a Short Time

Free access to Irish collections on Ancestry.com through March 17th:http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-1029688-11731626

ArkivDigital for free March 15-16, 2014
Genealogy Day in Sweden is celebrated on the third Saturday in March each year.  ArkivDigital is one of the largest digital archives in Sweden. Click here for details on how to use the records.

19 November, 2013

New Links

Be sure to check out the page with the links---just click on it on the right of this post.  I just added a really good one.  Be sure to drill down and check it all out.  Some of the Family Search stuff isn't indexed, but it is worth a look: envisionthepast

Christmas Party is coming up soon.  Have you found your white elephant yet?

Don't forget Christmas in Swanton. We will have a booth at the craft show in the high school.  Might be a good way to pick up that book of ours that you have been wanting.  Or just stop in and say Hi!

13 November, 2013

November Meeting Revisit

For all of you that couldn't make the meeting last night....you missed a good one.  Derek Davey, OGS trustee, professional genealogist, instructor at Lourdes, consultant to Family Search and who knows how many other hats he wears, was our speaker.  His topic was about New England research, but also included lots of general info, explanations about migration routes and lots of websites that I can't wait to visit. Afterwards, during the question and answer time, he talked about some of the ins and outs of Family Search and their new Family Tree function. Hopefully we can get him to come back and talk more about Family Search in depth.  I will put some of the websites he mentioned on the Links To Help You With Your Genealogy page. 

Next month's meeting is our annual Christmas Party.  It starts at 6:30, bring a desert or cookies or any thing yummy to share.  Also bring a wrapped White Elephant gift.  It can be anything; gag gift, something you want out of your house, or just a small gift.  (This year I think I'm bringing a bag full of gift bags---I seem to have more of them than gifts!).  See you the second Tuesday of December!

01 November, 2013

Newsletter and More

A note to all members-
* the newsletter had been delivered to your e-mail boxes.  Please let us know if you didn't receive it.
* We have an additional e-mail address.  (This one is not dependant on a member having Comcast service!). * Dues are due now.
Plymouth Rock
* Our next meeting is November 12th.  New England research.  This should be a topic of interest of most everyone--almost all of us have New England ancestors somewhere in our tree!  They may not have come on the Mayflower, but the majority of those that came to Ohio started out in New England.  (both pictures taken October 2013 by N. Dzierzawski)
Nope--not the original---this is Mayflower II

15 October, 2013

Toledo Forest Cemetery

There was an article in the Toledo Blade about on line cemetery records for Toledo Forest Cemetery--check out the data base here: http://www.toledo.oh.gov/gravetracker/

Don't forget the upcoming meetings---schedule is in an earlier post.

28 September, 2013

It's time to renew your membership....Dues are still only $12...Some interesting and informative programs coming up...And remember if you are a member and can't attend the meeting, watch for the e-mail invite from Chris Crew to attend via computer.
October will be Diane Gagel on "Hidden and Rarely Used Genealogy Resources"

12 September, 2013

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Come join us at our meetings.  If you can't make it in person, they are all streamed live to any member that wants to attend from home or while traveling.  Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor Street, Delta Ohio.

October 8: Diane VanSkiver Gagel "Hidden or Rarely Used Genealogical Resources"
November 12: Derek Davey "New England Research"
December 10: Christmas Party
January 14: Bring Us Your Brick Walls
February 11, 2014: Work Night
March 11: Richard Juergens "What Do I Do With It--My Kids Don't Want My Family History"