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Helping patrons with genealogy pt. 2 - Shared screen with speaker view
Holly Williams
42:22
These are hysterical!
Asher Littlefield
42:31
I love these!
Crystal Shamas-Douglas
42:51
Such a peek
tammyjordan
43:33
I have one where my gt gt uncle was killed in a bar fight. He was the bartender and tried to assist the local lawman.
Kristi
46:03
There are digitized Maine newspapers that can be accessed via Chronicling America here: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Maine&ethnicity=&language=
Ann Dyer
46:08
I've also found that doing genealogical research has been a great way into some research by history professors about individuals. Even though it's not their own family, we're able to learn all sorts of things about individuals, the priests who married them, etc.
Crystal Shamas-Douglas
47:03
Did the draft registration mean that they served or was every male just had to sign up?
K. Richard
47:32
It does NOT necessarily mean they served.
K. Richard
48:44
Ancestry almost always has source information for each collection and is an excellent way to learn about the records.
Ann Dyer
50:07
I often run into difficulty when I trace relatives back to their original countries, and I don't know if that's because the records aren't available or if I need different search strategies for those countries. It would be great to have some sessions about researching in some of those common countries.
Crystal Shamas-Douglas
50:13
What about folks who have relatives in places like the Middle east. Are there databases for that area
K. Richard
51:04
Ann, I agree! That would be helpful.
K. Richard
53:37
I think she's referring to the records in other countries when you do know where they came from. Maybe a session about resources elsewhere such as Scotland's People, Archiv (spelling?), and so on.
Ann Dyer
53:45
I sometimes even see them in the records in their birth country shortly before the emigrate, but then can't trace them back any further than that.
Ann Dyer
54:08
Yes! I specifically have trouble in Germany, Ireland, etc.
K. Richard
54:41
I think PRONI is an Irish resource?
Ann Dyer
55:20
That would be awesome!
tammyjordan
55:29
Yes Please!
Merrill Memorial Library
55:33
Yes!
K. Richard
56:27
Yes! FamilySearch wiki is my go-to place for learning what's available elsewhere.
Crystal Shamas-Douglas
58:52
Sorry could you repeat that second one? Family Search Wiki and ????
Asher Littlefield
59:03
Cindy’s List
K. Richard
59:03
cyndislist.com
Crystal Shamas-Douglas
59:31
What is it?
tammyjordan
59:55
How to trace common names? Ie Smith, Jones
K. Richard
01:01:09
Cyndislist is like a card catalog of genealogy websites. It's organized by categories and has thousands of links.