Sunday, Jan. 22 Genealogy Meeting
- BRITISH AND CANADIAN CENSUSES
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
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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A FEW OTHER ITEMS:
MORE ROMANIAN RESOURCES:
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
TRACE YOUR ROOTS ON ARIZONA WEB SITE:
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.
WHERE TO START DIGGING -- LIST OF TOP TEN WEB SITES:
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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SEE YOU ON SUNDAY THE 22ND!
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