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The Camp Fire Leaves Two Deceased Individuals Unidentified – Ancestry DNA Databases May Be the Answer

2019. szeptember 18. 2:28:39

The Camp Fire, in the area of Paradise, California this past year killed 86 people. Now Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea is reporting that they have identified all the bodies but two – and they are hoping to ID those using genealogy databases. The following excerpt is from an article posted September 16, 2019 at the ABC10.com website.

No one has come forward claiming they lost a friend or family member who hasn’t already been identified, and the DNA profiles officials were able to get from the unidentified remains didn’t match any of the ones they had on file.

“Genealogy DNA is actually going to play a pretty big part in this final identification,” [Sacramento County Coroner Kim Gin] said.

For the first time, Sacramento and Butte County officials are turning to genealogical databases to identify victims of a mass casualty incident. They hope to find a familial match to someone who may not have known one of their family members was killed in the fire, but recognize the privacy concerns people have after the databases have been used to identify criminal suspects like the Golden State Killer.

“My hope is that the administrators of these databases would draw a distinction between what we’re trying to do, which is to identify the next of kin of people who you know tragically perished in a fire, versus utilizing it to identify criminal suspects,” Honea said.

Read the full article.

Facts on Hispanics of Cuban Origins in the United States, 2017 – From the U.S. Census Bureau & Pew Research Center

2019. szeptember 18. 1:58:37

The following teaser is from an article reporting fact and figures for those identifying as Hispanic in the U.S.A. in 2017. The article was written by Luis Noe-Bustamante, and was posted September 16, 2019.

An estimated 2.3 million Hispanics of Cuban origin lived in the United States in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Cubans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Cuban origin; this includes immigrants from Cuba and those who trace their family ancestry to Cuba.

Cubans are the third-largest population (tied with Salvadorans) of Hispanic origin living in the United States, accounting for 4% of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2017. Since 2000, the Cuban-origin population has increased 84%, growing from 1.2 million to 2.3 million over the period. At the same time, the Cuban foreign-born population living in the U.S. grew by 50%, from 853,000 in 2000 to 1.3 million in 2017. By comparison, Mexicans, the nation’s largest Hispanic origin group, constituted 36.6 million, or 62%, of the Hispanic population in 2017.

  • Other Origin group-specific fact sheets:
• Argentines

• Colombians

• Dominicans

• Ecuadorians

• Guatemalans

• Hondurans

• Mexicans

• Nicaraguans

• Panamanians

• Peruvians

• Puerto Ricans

• Salvadorians

• Spaniards

• Venezuelans

Read the full article.

Note that between September 15 and October 15 (National Hispanic Heritage Month), Family Roots Publishing is offering Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research – A Practical Guide at 20% off – just $7.96. Click on this link for more information or to order.

Colorado Teen’s 1981 Murder Solved Using DNA

2019. szeptember 18. 1:33:36

18-year-old Jeannie Moore’s 1981 murder was finally solved after 38 YEARS when cold case detective used databases on Family Tree DNA to identify the killer. Moore was raped and murdered in Colorado in 1981.

Despite widespread media coverage and the fact that investigators retrieved a semen sample from the perpetrator, the case remained unsolved for 38 years. In May of this year, a cold case detective decided to send to the killer’s DNA sample to a genetic genealogy website in the hopes of finding a match. It was revealed that a relative of the murderer had uploaded their DNA to Family Tree DNA – with cops then working backwards to determine the killer’s identity as Donald Steven Perea, who died in May 2012 at age 54.

Read the article at the September 17, 2019 posting at DailyMail.co.uk.

NGS Family History Conference – 20-23 May 2020

2019. szeptember 17. 22:56:50

Plan to join in the fun and genealogical education at the 2020 National Genealogical Society Conference taking place this next year May 20 through 23 in Salt Lake City. Click on the link or illustration for more information.

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2020 Family History Conference.

The upcoming NGS 2020 Family History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. Salt Lake City is easily accessible and has some of the best genealogical research resources in the US.

The NGS Family History Conference, 20–23 May 2020 is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover. Registration opens 2 December 2019. Reservations for official NGS Conference Hotels are now open.

Relative Race Season 6 Premieres Sept. 22, 2019

2019. szeptember 17. 22:38:56

With their own DNA as a roadmap; $50,000 on the line, 4 teams race to meet new relatives. Relative Race Season 6 premieres on September 22 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT! This exciting BYU sponsored and produced show can be watch using many different formats.

Episodes from past seasons can be found at https://www.byutv.org/relativerace. BYUtv is available several ways. Comcast Utah carries it on channel 21. Dish Network on channel 9403. There’s a free BYUtv app available that allows one to view it using Roku, Apple TV, iOS & Android, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, and Windows. I have the app on my Android Phone and Roku. Follow Relative Race at Twitter #RelativeRace.

The Chicago FBI Files

2019. szeptember 17. 20:29:53

The Chicago Sun Times has posted a fascinating new website called The FBI Files. On the site you’ll find the digitized FBI files for numerous folks on whom the FBI kept track, and whose files were made available using the Freedom of Information act. The posted FBI records are on people and groups with ties to, or of particular interest to, the Chicago region and Illinois. These files can be viewed through this portal, with new ones to be added regularly according to the site. As of today, there seem to be 114 files posted. Click on the link or the illustration to view the file links. They are posted 5 per page (with 23 pages at the moment).

Note that File 1 for each individual will often be the response letter to the FIA request. So if you click on that link, and find it boring, just click on File 2, or above, where the interesting stuff may be found. In some cases, there is just File 1, and you’ll get right the the meat of the data.

Years ago, I marketed a book published by Scholarly Resources titled Unlocking the Files of the FBI. It was written by Gerald K. Haines and David a. Langbert, and printed in 1993. The book was a guide to the FBI records and classification system. Using the Freedom of Information Act was still relatively new to genealogists in the 90s, so we sold quite a number of the books. I see you can still find copies on Amazon. FBI files can be interesting. You might even want to check out your own…

Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the Heads-Up about this website.

Josh Grayson’s Prague Old Jewish Cemetery Project

2019. szeptember 17. 2:36:29

My friend, Josh Grayson, recently started working on a large and very exciting project on the Prague Old Jewish Cemetery in the Czech Republic. This project is particularly important because while documentation for Jewish families in most of Europe only goes back to the 19th century, the documents on the Prague Jewish Cemetery contain information on individuals as far back as 1437. In total, there are 13,415 surviving tombstones. Prague Jews took surnames as early as the 15th century while Jews almost everywhere else in Europe waited until the early 19th century to do so. As a result, this project will allow the construction of family trees stretching back hundreds of years earlier than those of most other Jewish communities.

Josh’s ability to read old Hebrew script, along with modern technology, allows him to decipher what the rest of us would just justifiably give up on. His Prague Jewish Cemetery – Working on a HIstoric Treasure goes into detail about this amazing untaking.

Josh has written 2 parts of what will be a  3-part blog article about the project at his Lost Roots Family History Blog site, outlining some of the reasons for his excitement as well as the many challenges he has faced. I found the project to be interesting and am sharing the links with my readers.

Prague Old Jewish Cemetery

Prague Jewish Cemetery – Working on a HIstoric Treasure

I plan to post another short blog about the project when Josh posts the 3rd planned article about the project in October.

National Hispanic Heritage Month & Tracing Your Ancestors – Hispanic Research, A Practical Guide is 20% Off

2019. szeptember 16. 21:59:53

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to October 15, and to celebrate, FRPC is placing Tracing Your Ancestors – Hispanic Research on sale for 20% off, making it just $7.96. Click on the links or illustration to order.

Moorshead Magazines recently released the 66-page booklet. Written by my friend, Gena Philibert-Ortega, she was actually born in Spain, and her maternal grandmother was born in Mexico. So Gena’s interest goes back a long way! This booklet tells how to get started – and then what to do.

Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research – A Practical Guide, by Gena Philbert Ortega; Oct. 16, 2018; 66 pp, Saddle Stapled; 8.5×11; ISBN: 978-1-926510-10-1; Item #: MM030

The following is from the Table of Contents:

  • First Things First: Start With FamilySearch – FamilySearch offers a wealth of research resources to assist you in your Hispanic research.
  • Researching Ancestors in the US – We look at some US-based records and why it’s important not to overlook the home front.
  • Help! I Don’t Read Spanish! – There are some helpful online resources to assist you in Reading Spanish documents.
  • Advice From The Experts – Tips, hints and favorite sources from others who have done the research.
  • Catholic Church Records – Researchers in Hispanic family History will find a wealth of resources in parish records.
  • Spanish-Language Newspapers – Spanish-language newspapers in the US can help you place your ancestors in time.
  • Naturalization Records – Understanding how naturalization and laws have changed over time.
  • Mexican Border Crossing Records – An excellent resource for information about your ancestors that might be absent in other records.
  • Researching Mexican Heritage – We show you how to get started in your Mexican family history research with a focus on planning.
  • Online Records in Central & South America – Begin with family interviews and home sources, but don’t overlook the FamilySearch collections.
  • Cuban Research 101 – We offer some advice on how to overcome the difficulties of researching Cuban ancestors.
  • Five Things You Should Know About Puerto Rican Research – If you have Puerto Rican ancestors, there’s a wealth of resources to aid you in your search.
  • DNA Testing For Hispanic Research – Take your family history to the next level.
  • Societies: Your Key To Success – Find out how you can further your success by networking with like-minded family historians.

Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research – A Practical Guide, by Gena Philbert Ortega; Oct. 16, 2018; 66 pp, Saddle Stapled; 8.5×11; ISBN: 978-1-926510-10-1; Item #: MM030.

A Broken Tree – a must-read by Steve Anderson

2019. szeptember 15. 22:41:35

I’ve spent well over 35 years reading genealogy-related books and articles.  A Broken Tree, by Steve Anderson, is the most fascinating “read” of my entire career. It would be trite and understated to say that it reads like a novel. The book is beyond that. The words pull you in and dare you to read more, as every paragraph makes this family’s story one that the reader must see through to the end. This story couldn’t have been written a decade ago. The advent and social acceptance of inexpensive DNA testing by millions of individuals allows family history to expand beyond the traditional nuclear family to include those whom we would never have considered in times past. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in family history, DNA testing, and a good scandal. I doubt that many families could top this one.

I read an advance electronic copy some months ago, and I couldn’t break away from my screen until the very end. Now I have a hardback copy in my possession. Patty got her hands on it last night and she found it just as entrancing as I did.

The following is the description of the book at Amazon. They have a release date of September 24, and are taking pre-orders. The book is $30, with Amazon Prime free shipping available. Click here or on the illustration to order at Amazon.

All families have stories and all families have secrets. Some stories can be hidden forever. Others come out over time, or suddenly through revelation. With the advent of easy to obtain and cheap DNA kits, more and more people are stumbling across biological secrets they never suspected, sometimes with happy outcomes, but sometimes with shocking results.

In this book, the author provides a real-life example of the shocking revelations and aftermath of DNA investigation. Growing up as one of nine children, Stephen Anderson suspected from a young age that something was amiss. A chance accident, and a small crack in the history of his family broke open. More would come to be revealed as the author sets out on a journey to find answers to his questions. Any reader wondering what a DNA test might reveal will find here one extreme example of family secrets gone awry. As each member learns more about his or her own identity, new family members pop up, fade out, or pass away before relationships can be established or even revealed.

More and more people are undergoing DNA tests and seeking to find long lost relatives though ancestry searches. What they find might upturn all their shared assumptions about family, identity, belonging, and history. Join Stephen as he uncovers his own family’s secrets, the impact they’ve had on his life and his family’s, and what they are all doing now to heal fresh wounds.

The 2019 Salt Lake Christmas Tour Schedule

2019. szeptember 15. 18:26:16

Following is the schedule for the 2019 Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Although the Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for the one-on-one professional assistance for attendees, there are educational classes going on at the same time for attendees. Forty-one classes (50-60 minutes each), and over 70 hours of research time in the Family History Library are planned for 2019. Twelve professional genealogists will work one-on-one with the attendees throughout the week. Regina Negrycz will be not only speaking on several DNA topics, but will also be available to analyse attendees DNA reports – making suggestions as to what to do next. Professional genealogist and speaker, Dan Earl (familyhistoryguy.net), will be present a total of 10 lectures on a wide variety of topics Monday through Friday.

Our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour dinner will be Monday evening at 6 p.m. David Rencher, FamilySearch CGO & Family History Library Director, will be our dinner speaker this year. Breakfast is every morning, Monday through Saturday, from 6:45 to 7:30, with door prizes and announcements for the day.

Tour dates for 2019 are December 8 through 14. Fly in on Sunday, the 8th, and out on Sunday, the 15th of December. If you haven’t registered yet, do so today, as fees rise on October 16. Click on the link or illustration to register.

Sunday

  • 11:00-6:00 – Join in the fun in the hospitality area set up in the Salt Lake Room
  • 1:00-5:00 pm – If you are in town, the Library Discovery Center on the FHL first floor is now open for 4 hours on Sunday!
  • 7:00 – Welcome gathering in the Salt Lake Room

Monday

  • 8:00 am – Welcome/Introductions
  • 9:00-5:00 – Research in the Family History Library
  • 8:30 – What’s New With the Family History Library & FamilySearch – taught by Raymon Naisbitt
  • 10:30 – Getting the Most Out of Your Research in the Family History Library – taught by Stan Lindaas
  • 11:30 – LUNCH – on your own or walk over to the LDS cafeteria as a group
  • 1:00 pm – AncestryDNA FAQs – taught by Regina Negrycz – followed by an hour of one-on-one DNA analysis in the library.
  • 2:15 – A New Look at Brick Walls: The Genealogy N.I.N.J.A. – taught by Dan Earl.
  • 3:30 – Get Organized With Research Logs – taught by Lisa Alzo
  • 6:00 – SLCT Annual Dinner – with David Rencher, AG®, CG®, FIGRS, FamilySearch CGO & Family History Library Director

Tuesday

  • 8:00am-9:00pm – Research in the Family History Library
  • 8:00 am – What’s New in the DNA World? taught by Regina Negrycz- followed by an hour of one-on-one DNA Analysis in the lib.
  • 9:15 – Be a FamilySearch Expert – taught by Holly Hansen
  • 10:30 – Coming to Your Census: Using State Census Records – taught by Dan Earl
  • 11:30 – LUNCH – on your own or walk over to the LDS cafeteria as a group
  • 1:00 pm – Germanic Civil and Church Records Research – taught by Kevan Hansen
  • 2:15 – Ancestors in Context: Putting History in Your Family History – taught by Dan Earl
  • 3:30 – British Isles Research – taught by Arlene Eakle and Holly Hansen
  • 4:45 – The 10 Most Overlooked Resources for Eastern European Research – taught by Lisa Alzo
  • 7:00 – AncestARRRHS! The Life and Records of the Atlantic Pirates – Taught by Dan Earl

Wednesday

  • 8:00am-9:00pm – Research in the Family History Library
  • 8:00 am – U.S. Land and Tax Records Research – taught by Arlene Eakle and Holly Hansen
  • 9:00am-5:00pm w/ break for lunch – One-on-One DNA Analysis with Regina Negrycz – on 2nd floor of of the Family History Library
  • 9:15 – The Old Line State: Introduction to Maryland Research – taught by Dan Earl
  • 10:30 – Researching Your European Roots Over Here and Over There – taught by Lisa Alzo
  • 11:30 – LUNCH – on your own or walk over to the LDS cafeteria as a group
  • 1:00 pm – Scandinavian Immigration – taught by Tone Halverson
  • 2:15 – Tracing New York Ancestors – taught by Arlene Eakle and Holly Hansen
  • 3:30 – The Great Lakes State: Beginning Michigan Research – taught by Daniel Earl
  • 4:45 – Using Ethnic Newspapers and Publications for Genealogy Research – taught by Lisa Alzo
  • What’s New With RootsMagic – taught by Bruce Buzbee

Thursday

  • 8:00am-9:00pm – Research in the Family History Library
  • 8:00 am – What Do I Do With the X-Chromosome? – by Regina Negrycz, followed by an hour of one-on-one DNA Analysis at the Library
  • 9:15 – Scots-Irish Research. Getting Them over the Water – taught by Dwight Radford
  • 10:30 – Timelines: Back to the Future of Your Research- taught by Dan Earl
  • 11:30 – LUNCH – on your own or walk over to the LDS cafeteria as a group
  • 1:00 pm – New England Research: Sources, Strategies, and Methodologies – taught by Arlene Eakle
  • 2:15 – Benelux Research – Locating Your Family in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands – taught by Kevan Hansen
  • 3:30 – Living on Cloud 9: Genealogy Beyond the Binder – taught by Dan Earl
  • 4:45 – Discovering the Evidence in Church Records – taught by Holly Hansen and Arlene Eakle
  • 7:00 – Family Tree Maker + DNA – Presented by Mark Olsen

Friday

  • 8:00am-9:00pm – Research in the Family History Library
  • 8:00 am – Using and Comparing Online City Directories – taught by Regina Negrycz
  • 9:15 – Show, Don’t Tell: Creative Nonfiction Writing for Genealogists – taught by Lisa Alzo
  • 10:30 – Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research – taught by Dan Earl
  • 11:30 – LUNCH – on your own or walk over to the LDS cafeteria as a group
  • 1:00 pm – Irish Research on the Internet – taught by Dwight Radford
  • 2:15 – Every Stone Tells a Story: The Cleaning and Care of Gravestones – taught by Dan Earl
  • 3:30 – Researching Your Nova Scotia & New Brunswick Ancestors – taught by Maureen MacDonald
  • 4:45 – Probate Research for Genealogists – Holly Hansen and Arlene Eakle
  • 7:30 – Legacy Users Group – led by Loni Gardner

Saturday

  • 9:00am-5:00pm – Research in the Family History Library
  • 9:00 am – Twentieth Century Military Records – Taught by Daniel Dougherty
  • 10:15 am – Voices from the Past – Successfully Recording Oral History – taught by Stan Lindaas
  • 11:30 – LUNCH – on your own – the LDS cafeteria is closed on Saturdays
  • 7:00 pm – Farewell Dessert, Stories, Prizes, Fun, and Preregistration for the 2020 Salt Lake Christmas Tour

Tour dates for 2019 are December 8 through 14. Fly in on Sunday the 8th, and out on Sunday, the 15th of December. If you haven’t registered yet, do so today, as fees rise on October 16. Click on the link or illustration to register.

This Schedule is subject to change.

Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, 4th edition – 15% Off – Just 18.66 Through Sept. 23

2019. szeptember 15. 5:47:41

FRPC just got in a new stock of the 4th Edition of Ryan & Smith’s Tracing Your Dublin Ancestors. We’re making them, as well as all the FlyLeaf Irish titles 15% off through September 23 – Just $18.66 each.

Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, 4th ed.; by James G. Ryan & Brian Smith; 2017; 160 pp; 5.75×9; b&w photos, paperback; ISBN: 9781907990311; Item #: FLP023

This is the 4th edition of this comprehensive guide to family history research in Dublin City and County. The new edition is totally updated and expanded, with new illustrations and material. It describes how to best use the records available, and where they can be accessed. For each type of record it provides background information on how they were compiled and what information was contained, and on which categories of people. It also provides background on the social history of Dublin and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records.

CONTENTS

    • Abbreviations
    • Chapter I – Introduction
    • Chapter 2 – Administrative Divisions
    • Chapter 3 – Civil Registration
    • Chapter 4 – Census and Census Substitutes
    • Chapter 5 – Church Records
    • Chapter 6 – Commercial and Social Directories
    • Chapter 7 – Wills and Administrations
    • Chapter 8 – Gravestone Inscriptions
    • Chapter 9 – Newspapers
    • Chapter 10 – Land Records
    • Chapter 11 – Family Names and Histories
    • Chapter 12 – Further Reading and Miscellaneous Sources
    • Chapter 13 – Library, Archive and Society Addresses
    • Index

Click on the link or illustration to order.
Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, 4th ed.; by James G. Ryan & Brian Smith; 2017; 160 pp; 5.75×9; b&w photos, paperback; ISBN: 9781907990311; Item #: FLP023

NOTE – we still have a number of Tracing Your Dublin Ancestors – 3rd Edition in stock. We’ve cut the price to 50% off, with free USA shipping on the remaining books – Just $10.98 each. Click on the link to order.

Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers – Vol. 12 – Canton of Glarus, Thurgau, Uri and Zug – Now Available

2019. szeptember 14. 0:56:00

The Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers – Vol. 12 – Canton of Glarus, Thurgau, Uri and Zug was printed this summer and is now available at the FRPC website. Following are the details…

Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers – Vol. 12 – Canton of Glarus, Thurgau, Uri and Zug; by Kevan M. Hansen; 2019; 212 pp; 8.5×11; soft cover; perfect bound; ISBN: 9781628591811; Item #: FR0682

The Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers series is an out-growth of the very popular Map Guide to German Parish Registers project, which is still in process, but nearing completion. Over the years, we’ve been asked by numerous parties to extend the project to cover other German-speaking European countries. We did that with the publication of Map Guide to Luxembourg Parish Registers in 2016. There are 26 current cantons in Switzerland. Historic Bern is covered in the first two volumes of this series, and makes up two of those 26, as the current Canton of Jura is in historic Bern Canton. Volume three covers Canton Zürich. Volume 4 deals with Canton Fribourg. Volume 5 covers Canton Aargau. Volume 6 covers Canton Sankt Gallen, Appenzell-Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhodden. Volume 7 covers Vaud (Waadt). Volume 8 covers Cantons Solthurn, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Schaffhausen. Volume 9 covers the cantons of Lucerne, Obwalden, Nidwalden, and Schwyz. Volume 10 covered about half of Graubünden. Volume 11 covered the other half of the Canton. Volume 12 (this volume) covers the cantons of Glarus, Thurgau, Uri and Zug. Many of the 26 Swiss cantons are small, so a number of guides contain multiple cantons.The full series will be 14 volumes upon completion.

Unlike American genealogical research, where the place to search is usually a civil registration (city, county, and state), European research is usually related to an ecclesiastical jurisdiction. In 18th and 19th century Switzerland, one must search the parish registers for births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials. The historic boundaries for the Swiss cantons and amtsbezirke are quite well defined, and this volume lays them out in map form. Listings are given for both Catholic and Protestant parishes, along with what records are available and where to access them. Contact information, and the municipalities covered by each parish is found, making your Swiss research much easier to accomplish.

Each of the Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers does the following:

  • Identifies the major online resources for Swiss genealogical research.
  • Identifies each canton with amtsbezirke (districts), and the municipalities, bauerten (farming coalitions), and subsidiary locations.
  • Visually identifies church parishes within each amtsbezirk (district).
  • Provides an overview of Swiss genealogical records.
  • Identifies neighboring parishes, just in case your ancestor may have gone to an alternate parish.
  • Aids in conducting area searches, particularly across district and canton borders.
  • Provides visual identification of search areas in which to look for your family.
  • Helps in determining proximity of one area to another.
  • Identifies archives, repositories, and other resources.
  • Identifies important gazetteers and online dictionaries available to researchers.

Map Guide to Swiss Parish Registers – Vol. 12 – Canton of Glarus, Thurgau, Uri and Zug; by Kevan M. Hansen; 2019; 212 pp; 8.5×11; soft cover; perfect bound; ISBN: 9781628591811; Item #: FR0682

Note – This volume is also available in a hardback edition

The following alphabetical list of 761 places are those found in the this volume covering Canton of Glarus, Thurgau, Uri and Zug.

  • Aadorf Thurgau
  • Aawangen Thurgau
  • Abfrutt Uri
  • Acherberg Uri
  • Acherli Uri
  • Adlenbach Glarus
  • Aesch Uri
  • Aeusseres Städtli Zug
  • Affeltrangen Thurgau
  • Allenwinden Zug
  • Allmend Glarus
  • Almensberg Thurgau
  • Alosen Zug
  • Altdorf Uri
  • Alter Glarus
  • Alterswilen Thurgau
  • Click on this link to read the Full Index of places found in this Swiss Map Guide, and/or purchase the volume at the FRPC website.

    New Records Available at Findmypast – Friday, September 13, 2019

    2019. szeptember 14. 0:44:17

    The following online records have been posted at FindMyPast and were announced Friday, September 13, 2019. Thanks to Niall Cullen, at FindMyPast for the information.

    Berkshire Marriages Index

    Over 63,000 additional records have been added to 16 parishes across the county. The new additions consist of transcripts provided by the Berkshire Family History Society that may reveal your relative’s age, marital status, residence, occupation, father’s name and spouse’s details. Some records may also include the names of witnesses and additional notes.

    Berkshire marriages cover more than 156 parishes in Berkshire between 1538 and 1933.  The transcripts were created by both Findmypast and the Berkshire Family History Society using original marriage registers and bishop’s transcripts held by the Berkshire Archives. A third set of records originates from the Phillimore Marriage Registers. The collection will provide images from the Phillimore registers.

    Derbyshire Deaths and Burials

    Over 23,000 Derbyshire Family History Society transcripts have been added for 12 cemeteries around the county. As well as revealing the final resting place of your ancestor, these records may also reveal their age at death, birth year, death year, burial date and if they died paupers. Some records may also list next of kin, allowing you to add new names to your growing family tree.

    10 brand new parishes have been added to the collection:

    • Breaston
    • Chellaston
    • Derby
    • Draycott
    • Duffield
    • Findern
    • Marston on Dove
    • Mickleover
    • Spondon
    • Temple Normanton

    Plus, records have also been added to two existing parishes, Wilne and St Chad and Sudbury, All Saints.

    Irish Boundary Commission Records 1924-1925

    The Irish Boundary Commission was set up to determine the boundary between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. Findmypast has digitized this collection of more than 47,000 records from The National Archives which include the Commission’s minutes, papers, correspondence and report of the Irish Boundary Commission, and records of oral and written evidence submitted to it.

    British In Ceylon Parish Records

    From 1815 until 1948, Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, was a British colony. The 4,500 records in this collection span that period and have been collected and transcribed by the Kabristan Archives. They include the names of those who were serving in Ceylon and were married, died, or had children there. Over 1,000 names of those who served in Ceylon during the First World War are also included.

    International records update – Russia

    Does your family tree have Russian roots? Search for your Russian ancestors in more than 325,000 baptisms, marriages and burials. These three indexes will provide you with essential names, dates and locations for expanding your Russian family tree.

    British & Irish newspaper update

    This week we have added 110,926 new pages to our collection. This includes two newspapers that cover the historic county of Dumfriesshire. Both weekly publications, the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser was published in Langholm and the newspaper continues to this day, and the Galloway News and Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser was published in Dalbeattie.

    Rounding off our trio of new Scottish titles this week is the Montrose Standard, another weekly title that was published in Angus. Founded in 1837, we have an extensive run of editions for this particular publication, numbering nearly 50,000 pages and so far spanning the years 1844 to 1957, representing over a century’s worth of local news coverage.

    National Archives Seventh Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair – Wednesday – October 23, 2019

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    Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Join thousands of family historians participating during the live event. No reservations are needed.

    Save the date for the live event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019! From 10 am to 4 pm EDT.

    Watch the entire day of videos on YouTube. Download and view each presentation and handout at your convenience.

    Schedule and Handouts

    • Handouts for each presentation will be available just prior to the event, so stay tuned!
    • Watch previous Fair session videos on YouTube.

    Click on the illustration for more information. The Archives has been doing this since 2013, so there’s quite a lot of information from past years posted online.

    Legacy FamilyTreeWebinars to Celebrate 1000 Online Webinars Friday, September 20. Register for FREE Today

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    I just got notice from my friend, Geoff Rasmussen, that Legacy FamilyTreeWebinars.com is about to celebrate 1000 Webinars. The celebration webinar is Friday, September 20. Register for free for the event. It’s limited to 3000 people, so you might want to do that now.

    Following are the details from Legacy:

    • One thousand ways to find your ancestors.
    • One thousand answers to “what should I learn today?”
    • One thousand reasons to reschedule your dentist appointment.

    Join us on Friday, September 20, 2019 for FamilyTreeWebinars.com’s 1,000th webinar. We’ll recall the history, relive the bloopers, remember the emotions, and view never-before-revealed insights of the behind-the-scenes of the webinar series that revolutionized genealogy education.

    Register here (free) for the live event.

    We’ll have lots of door prizes to give away so be one of the first 3,000 to join to secure your virtual seat. You read that correctly – for the first time we’ll triple the usual capacity (thanks to MyHeritage!) in anticipation of the largest crowd ever.

    After winning a drawing for a free 1-year membership to GoToWebinar (valued at $6,000), I thought, “I’ll do one webinar a month, maybe, and we’ll see how it goes.” The most commonly-asked question back then was, “what is a web-u-naire?” Ten years later, the genealogy webinar has transformed access to genealogy learning throughout the world.

    It’s humbling and exciting to be a part of something that has made a real impact on others’ lives. Thanks especially to all of our wonderful instructors!

    I’ll see you all online next Friday. And remember, “life is short, do genealogy first!”