Posts Tagged: Vital Records

Finland Record Selection Table from FamilySearch Wiki

I have been doing genealogical research for about 20 years, and since my paternal grandparents came from Finland, I have spent a good amount of time trying to do Finnish research. FamilySearch.org has provided a table that helps organize your approach to what records to seek and how to access them. I have copied the

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Learning About Gertrude Stoll

I was working on my collateral relative Albert Bryan Wagner, Al for short, gathering any information available on Ancestry.com and from other online database providers. He was the husband of Faye F Dingman, my 1st cousin once removed. I never met the man, but he was discussed by family members because he ended up owning

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Is Fayetta’s Death Date Wrong on Her Headstone?

If you want an example of a unique combination of given and family names, I would offer Fayetta Salome Flaugh as a good example.Nearly 20 years ago, I attended a meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Greater Cleveland (CAGG for short) to learn about genealogy database programs. Several members were demonstrating features of the

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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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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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Ancestry Looks Ahead to 2015

When I opened Ancestry.com today, I was greeted with this letter from Tim Sullivan, president of the subscription database providers: To the Ancestry community, You had an incredible year in 2014, showing more commitment and passion than ever for discovering your family story. Here at Ancestry, we worked hard this past year to make our

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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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Vital Records Provide Background for JFK Assassination

The Ancestry.com Blog posting for Nov 20, 2013, illustrates how vital records can provide much background information for an historical event, in this case the assassination of John F Kennedy, on Nov 22, 1963. The title of the blog: “Looking Back at the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in New Online Historical Record Collection

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