Vital Records

Free Genealogy Class Series at the Brecksville Branch Library

If you are interested in learning how to do genealogy and you live in Brecksville or nearby, you might want to take advantage of this class series: Last summer, the Brecksville branch library asked Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society to present a series of genealogy classes. This March, Vice President/Program Chair Jane Gramlich will teach this 3-part

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A More Complete Timeline for Grandma Grace

On 15 Dec 2016, I posted a timeline for my Grandma Grace that I found on my computer. I had forgotten that I had created it and discovered it during a search for other timeline documents. Today, I found another document in timeline format about Grace Green Dingman in which I had compiled some additional

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Surnames in Finland

Today, I accessed the wiki page on FamilySearch.org labeled “Finland Surnames.” It was quite helpful as it very clearly explained the surname practices in Western Finland versus those in Eastern Finland. Eastern and western Finland have different naming traditions. Both naming customs date back to the earliest written sources. There was frequent overlap of these practices

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Timeline for Grandma Grace, My Maternal Grandmother

Today, I was using Copernic to search my desktop computer for timeline files. I was really looking for any medical timelines that I had created for my wife and myself. Copernic turned up a timeline that I had created for my maternal grandmother, Grace Darling [born Bertha) Green (adopted Morley] Dingman/Tripp/Stafford. I had forgotten that

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FamilySearch Digitizing Records from Trumbull County, Ohio

Recently, FamilySearch.org has been uploading digitized images of a wide variety of records from Trumbull County, Ohio. The records range from 1795-2010. As of today (02 Feb 2015), the collection includes 666,927 browsable images. If you are interested, you will find the collection here: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2065327. Having this available for online research will be very valuable for genealogists

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Harvesting Pennsylvania Death Records on Ancestry.com

I have a large number of ancestors who passed away in Pennsylvania. For years, it was necessary to visit one of five Pennsylvania repositories around the state to obtain a death certificate for a deceased ancestor. This effectively stopped me from obtaining these valuable records. A few months ago, the Pennsylvania State Archives announced that

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