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    BRITISH AND CANADIAN CENSUSES Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento SUNDAY,JANUARY 22, 10 a.m. Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street,
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      Jewish Genealogy Society of Sacramento

      SUNDAY,JANUARY 22, 10 a.m.
      Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento

      If there's anyone on your family tree with British or Canadian roots, you'll
      want to attend the Sunday, January 22 meeting of the Sacramento Jewish
      Genealogical Society. Joyce Buckland will discuss the British and Canadian censuses.

      Joyce will touch on a comparison between the censuses of the two countries as
      well as what years are available, where to find them and how to best make use
      of them.

      Joyce has devoted more than 30 years to genealogy and specializes in research
      in England and Canada, making numerous trips to both countries as well as to
      the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Joyce has served as president
      of Sacramento's Root Cellar group and was co-founder and president of the
      Genealogical and Historical Council of Sacramento Valley.

      All are welcome to attend the meeting at 10 a.m. at the Albert Einstein
      Residence Center, 1935 Wright St., Sacramento. For more information about the
      Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento, visit www.jgss.org , e-mail the JGSS at
      jgs_sacramento@... or leave a message at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.

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      From the International Assn. of Jewish Genealogical Societies comes word that
      there is much new information on Romania on the Web site of the IAJGS
      Cemetery Project. You can get to that site from www.iajgs.org or www.Jewishgen.org

      The new information is from all over Romania with both additional information
      for towns previously listed as well as entire new town listings-- in fact the
      listing of towns has atleast doubled.

      You’ll see the new information is dated 2003, because that is when it was
      initially received.


      Thanks to a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services,
      the Arizona State Library and Archives, and the Mesa Family History Library,
      this Web site allows free and instant access to more than 400,000 images of
      original Arizona birth and death certificates that state law has made public
      record. The site is http://genealogy.az.gov

      By law, birth certificates become public after 75 years, and death
      certificates become public after 50 years. Those tracing family roots now may search by
      name for Arizona birth certificates between 1887 and 1929, and Arizona death
      certificates between 1878 and 1954.


      Thursday, December 22, 2005 (from an Ohio paper)
      These are the top 10 online genealogical resources recommended by Christy
      Wiggins, a genealogy specialist at Cuyahoga County Public Library's Fairview Park

      Ancestry Library Edition, also known as Ancestry.com. This is a subscription
      service but is provided free at some libraries. It contains more than 3,000
      data- bases with more than 200 million ancestor names. Standout records are U.S.
      Census, World War I draft registration cards and the U.S. Immigration

      The Cleveland Public Library's Cleveland Necrology File and Cleveland News
      Index at www.cpl.org. A local gem, the necrology file contains death notices
      from the Cleveland newspapers from 1850 to 1975. The Cleveland News Index takes
      over from 1975 to present.

      Cyndi's List at www.cyndislist.com. Cyndi's is the Yahoo of genealogy. It has
      more than 248,300 links to high-quality Web sites in 150 topical areas.
      Ellis Island Records at www.ellisislandrecords.org and Castle Garden Records
      at www.castlegarden.org. For those researching immigrant ancestors, these two
      Web sites combined provide access to passenger lists of ships landing at these
      alien processing centers from 1830 to 1924. Considered among the most
      valuable of U.S. immigration resources.

      FamilySearch at www.familysearch.org. A mammoth free site created and
      maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints containing hundreds of
      millions of names.

      HeritageQuest at www.heritagequest.com. A subscription service provided free
      at the Cuyahoga County Public Library system and other libraries. Includes
      images of U.S. Census records and Revolutionary War resources. The Genealogy 101
      section, reachable without a subscription, gives helpful hints.

      Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild at www.immigrantships.net. Outstanding
      source for locating passenger lists from many different ports to America since
      Colonial times and immigration-related materials.

      NewEnglandAncestors.org at www.newenglandancestors .org. Full access by
      subscription only. Includes more than 90 million names in 2,000 databases in
      addition to how-to guides, discussion boards and the right to borrow items
      circulated by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
      Rootsweb at www.rootsweb .com. Full access by subscription only. Contains
      searchable databases such as the Social Security Death Index and Obituary Daily
      Times, as well as maintaining thousands of mailing lists, bulletin boards and
      surname lists. Learning-center sections give valuable free-search guidance.
      USGenWeb (www.usgenweb.com) and its international counterpart, WorldGenWeb
      (www.worldgenweb.org/index.html). A clearinghouse for local genealogical
      information such as marriage, obituary and tombstone information, gathered by
      volunteers. Visitors might post questions and requests for assistance to like-minded

      Other genealogical aids:
      For your computer. For about $30, you can purchase software that links your
      family research with information others have found. Family Tree Maker is highly
      recommended software. Find information at www .familytreemaker.com.
      The workbook "Finding Your Family History in Northeastern Ohio" by Vicki Blum
      Vigil (Gray & Co., $19.95) is full of tips and worksheets. An especially good
      compilation of sources for people searching local families, but it has useful
      information for all researchers.
      Expert help. Most libraries offer genealogical subscription services free to
      patrons. City, county and ethnic historical societies are storehouses of local
      papers and histories. Some of these resources have genealogical specialists;
      but they guide searches, they don't do the hunting for you.

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