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       FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS
     WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE


Our 2016 - 2017 season was, once again filled with classes that offered a little something for everyone.  Patti Kirk presented two classes in October, "The Amish" and "German and Irish Websites".  November classes were on maximizing your efforts on the LDS church website (familysearch.org)  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".  Patti Finished the season with "Ancestry.com's Hidden Resources" and "Problem Solving Workshop".
 
We at FHR wish you all an enjoyable and fruitful summer.  We will be working on next year's calendar and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
 


Thank you for visiting our site.   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!
 
 
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".
 
NEW 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".  
 
MILITARY:
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
 
 
 


             GENEALOGY HAPPENINGS:
 
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will hold their 2017 conference, Building Bridges to the Past, August 30 to September 2 in Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information or to register go to www.FGSconference.org
 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society will host, Research in Albany 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - Friday, September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM.  This will be three days of assisted research & genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best.  A special feature of this trip is a research questionnaire that participants complete befor the trip to which consultants will provide feedback for your research problems. Program fee is $390 for members and $455 for nonmembers.  For more information or to register go to www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org 
 
 
 
 
 


Upcoming
August 21
1959
Hawaii becomes the 50th state.
August 22
1950
Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American on U.S. tennis tour at the U.S. Open in Forest Hills, New York.