Helping patrons with genealogy pt. 2 - Shared screen with speaker view
These are hysterical!
I love these!
Such a peek
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.
There are digitized Maine newspapers that can be accessed via Chronicling America here: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Maineðnicity=&language=
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.
Did the draft registration mean that they served or was every male just had to sign up?
It does NOT necessarily mean they served.
Ancestry almost always has source information for each collection and is an excellent way to learn about the records.
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.
What about folks who have relatives in places like the Middle east. Are there databases for that area
Ann, I agree! That would be helpful.
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.
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.
Yes! I specifically have trouble in Germany, Ireland, etc.
I think PRONI is an Irish resource?
That would be awesome!
Merrill Memorial Library
Yes! FamilySearch wiki is my go-to place for learning what's available elsewhere.
Sorry could you repeat that second one? Family Search Wiki and ????
What is it?
How to trace common names? Ie Smith, Jones
Cyndislist is like a card catalog of genealogy websites. It's organized by categories and has thousands of links.