Posts Tagged: How To

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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Online Guide to Historic Maps of Cleveland and the Western Reserve

Did you every wonder if a map was available for a specific location in the Cleveland area and for a specific time period? Well, there is a website for that: Cleveland Cartography at http://www.clevelandmemory.com/speccoll/maps/clevmaps.html The website was created and is maintained by Bill Barrow, head of special collections at Cleveland State University. You can read about

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Use eGENEe to Search for Genealogy Websites, Resources

I am a regular reader of Dick Eastman’s Genealogy News. In February 23, 2016, he posted an article about eGENEe, a website containing a catalog of genealogy and history websites. (To read his post, go here: http://blog.eogn.com/2016/02/23/use-egenee-to-search-for-genealogy-and-history-websites-and-resources/) He explains that Anita Brubaker, the owner of eGENEe, says she began keeping a list of useful, reliable websites

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WRHS Genealogical Institute Announces Classes for January, February and March 2015

The Genealogical Institute of the Western Reserve Historical Society has just issued the following news release: Genealogical Institute Classes for January, February and March January 10, 2015: “Opening the Door to Your Family History” Jump-start your family research in the New Year by signing up for this beginner’s class. Focus will be on gathering documents,

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Workshop: “Create a Free Family Tree in FamilySearch”

On January 4, 2014, the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society will present a hands-on workshop, in which you will learn how to use the website FamilySearch.org to create a free, sharable family tree, print out family group sheets and ancestor charts, and use the microfilm collection of the Family History Library in

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Making Your Genealogical Research More Efficient with Evernote

Evernote is a free, note-taking/capturing technology useful for collecting results during your research, whether online or on location. It also helps you organize what you have collected. In a nutshell, Evernote is designed specifically to capture or record quickly what you are finding, and thus speed up your research and make it more efficient. Then,

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The German Research Companion

I have acquired a useful book on genealogical research for my personal library: The German Research Companion, by Shirley J. Reimer, Roger P. Minert, and Jennifer A. Anderson. This third edition, published by Lorelei Press, contains 706 pages, and includes basic and advanced material about doing research on German ancestors both in the United States

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