FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS
WELCOME TO OUR 2016 - 2017 SEASON
Our 2016 - 2017 season began with Patti Kirk's two classes in October, "The Amish" and "German and Irish Websites". November classes were on maximizing your efforts on the LDS church website and and on understanding where and how various records are kept. We resumed in January with classes on "Chronicling America" and "Heritage Quest/Freedman's Bureau". In February, Patti held a class on "US GenWeb" while Deb Halacy Offered "Newspaper Searches". March saw Bonnie Lee teaching us about "Reading Old Penmanship" and Deb sharing strategies for "Optimizing Google, Bing, and Website Searches". The April calendar is now available.
Thank you for visiting our site. Last year was very exciting for us as we launched our new, and greatly improved, website. We have articles of interest, blank genealogy forms, and member stories on a variety of topics.
Check out our many links pages. We are frequently adding new links and new categories. All links have been checked and are working (some are large and load slowly) but if ever you find a broken link, please, do not hesitate to contact us. We also have links to many free, and mostly free, websites. Additionally, there are country specific links and topical links. And, we promise you that there are many more to come.
On our site you will also find information on becoming a member and the benefits that are for members only. Just beneath the membership benefits button you will find our "Lending Library". Click on this link to browse our many books that are available for lending to members.
You can find a full listing of coming events by clicking on the "Events" button. Once you click on the Events button you will see a calendar submenu. Click on it to get the current, printable calendar.
It is our desire that you join us for a little or a lot as your time allows. And, certainly, if you have suggestions we would love to hear them. We hope that you find something, or many things, that spark your interest and that you visit us again as we will be regularly adding new material.
So grab a cup of tea, browse through our offerings, and enjoy!
The April calendar is now available under events on the left side of this page. Courses for April are now posted on the right side of this page. Click on "View Full Listing" for more information.
NEW MENU BUTTON:
There is a new menu item on the left side of the home page, "U.S. Resources". Here you'll find links to National Archives, Library of Congress, U.S. Gen sites, and Multi-state sites. African American Links and Native American Links have been relocated here from "Links".
Maine State Library:
Contains many genealogy records and links including a listing of all available Maine City Directories. To get there click on "State Resources" and then click on "Maine".
A number of new sites are in the "Military" menu:
National Archives Military Research
National D-Day Memorial
National Archives D-Day
National Gravesite Locator
American Battle Monuments Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Daughters of the American Revolution
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Lisa A. Alzo will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Indian River Genealogical Society. Her topic will be "Navigating Naturalization Records". The meeting will be held at the IRC Main Library, 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach. For more information visit their website at www.irgs.org
Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 8:00 PM EDT, Florida State Genealogical Society will offer the next in their series of webinars. The presenter will be Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's List. Her topic is "Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research". For more information consult the FSGS website at www.flsgs.org
Friday, April 21, 2017, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Rick Crary will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Martin County Genealogical Society. His topic will be "A Treasure We Call Home". The meeting will be held at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. This event is free and guests are most welcome.