Posts Tagged: WRHS

Book Review: Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com Is a Winner

Nancy Hendrickson is a prolific writer–about genealogical research and a variety of other subjects. I recently learned that she had written a book about using Ancestry.com. Immediately, I was interested and I ordered a copy. As soon as it arrived, I began dipping into it, reading a chapter or part of a chapter at a sitting.

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WRHS Library Open for Martin Luther King Day Monday Jan 19

For this year’s University Circle celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the WRHS History Center (http://www.wrhs.org/) will offer free admission and hands-on activities for visitors in attendance. The main purpose, of course, is to celebrate the life of MLK and his achievements. While displays will be mounted throughout the History Center, the Research Library will

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Learning How to Find Your Ancestors Migration Routes

My maternal ancestors came from various points in Colonial America to Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Many probably used the Erie Canal (opening in 1825) in New York State for part of their travels. Others came by overland routes across Pennsylvania. Needless to say, I am always interested in learning more about migration routes. Such an

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Big Naturalization Ceremony at WRHS on Dec 18, 2014

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about immigration in the news lately, what with President Obama extending the opportunity to stay in America at least for awhile to some 5 million immigrants who are here without proper documentation. In this context, it’s comforting to know that immigrants with proper documentation are becoming citizens on

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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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Handy Feature of Online Catalog at Western Reserve Historical Society

I have done a good bit of research into finding World War II service records leading up to Veterans Day (11 Nov 2014, yesterday). In the process, I looked for guidebooks available at Western Reserve Historical Society (http://www.wrhs.org/)  on such research. I used the WRHS Research Library’s new catalog search page at http://catalog.wrhs.org/collections/search. I have provided a screen

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Ready, Set, Go: Researching Nordic Roots

I am finishing up my PowerPoint presentation on “Our Nordic Families: How to Research Your Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish Families.” I will be presenting it at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland on Saturday, November 1, starting at noon. To register, go here: http://www.wrhs.org/upcoming-event/our-nordic-families/, If you have questions, feel free to contact me by

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Researching Nordic Roots, Coming to WRHS on Nov. 1

I am distributing the following announcement of a class I will be teaching at WRHS on November 1: “Our Nordic Families: How to Research Your Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish Families,” will be presented by Wally Huskonen, member of the Genealogical Committee, on Saturday, November 1, 2014. He has researched his Finnish ancestry for nearly

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