Genealogist, Mary Sue Green Smith (1933-2009)

Prominent Nashville, TN genealogist, Mary Sue Green Smith (1933-2009) has passed away. She was President of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society. She published eight books between 1994 and 2006; mostly reference works to be used in tracing one’s roots in Nashville. She indexed tens of thousands of pre-Civil War civil court records, which added... (Read More)

Massachusetts Library Lecture – Sat, 4 Apr – Braintree, MA

Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree, Massachusetts.For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420 or visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net Program: Discovering Your Ancestry Using the InternetSpeaker: Michael BrophyWhen: Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. The most popular and useful features of www.newenglandancestors.org, www.familysearch.org, www.genealogybank.com and other Internet... (Read More)

On the road –

In the past few days I spoke to the Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Society and to the Manasota Genealogical Society – both in Florida. Core Online Genealogy Resources – The Ones you will actually use and rely on!Genealogists spend years researching their family history. This presentation introduces genealogists to the “new” core online resources that... (Read More)

Chicago Marriage certificates 1871-1920 going online

It’s a great day for genealogy. There are only a small handful of Internet sites that are putting up sharp, clear digital images of genealogical records, the kind of resources that genealogists want to use and will rely on for their research. FamilySearchLabs has been doing just that. They have just added Cook County... (Read More)

GenealogyBank – packed with veteran’s records

Today is Veteran’s Day – I have many ancestors and cousins that served – from the days of the Colonial militia, the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 right up to today. In fact my brother and I joined the Navy when we were 17 – but that was a long time ago. With Veteran’s... (Read More)

National Archives, Library of Congress Documents Go Online

The National Archives and the Library of Congress announced today that they have begun loading digital copies of their materials on a new site called the World Digital Library.Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become... (Read More)

FamilySearch Indexing now available in Spanish

FamilySearch’s indexing system is now available in the Spanish language, giving Spanish speakers easier access to an enormous collection of family history resources. Familysearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contains the world’s largest repository of genealogical records. For longtime family history buffs, making the indexing process... (Read More)