Saturday, September 28, 2019

Received at the Library

The Aug./Sept. 2019 issue of Internet Genealogy highlights "Five Go-To Sites for Research." Author George C. Morgan's faves are: Cyndi's list, the FamilySearch research wiki, David Rumsey Map Collection, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, and Google Books.  The journal is collecting readers' favorites for a future article -- what are your top five?  An informative article about non-conformists in England (anyone other than Church of England) explains that while marriages and deaths were required to be recorded in C of E parish registers, births and baptisms were not and may be tracked down elsewhere.  Several organizing methods and advisors are suggested in "The Joys of Clutter."  Other articles cover old-time picnics, seals (on documents, not the kind the sharks like), publishing a family history ebook, the Enslaved Project, and more.

The NGS Magazine for Jan.-March 2019 focuses on the Missouri region.  Article topics include the orphan train, Early French citizens in the upper Mississippi Valley, German settlement in Louisiana Purchase Lands, and using Homestead Files.

Your genealogy today for July/Aug. 2019 leads off with "Ghost town genealogy", which enumerates the reasons towns failed (erosion, exhaustion of mineral or natural resources, etc.) and suggests ways of tracking down records for them.  "Compiling a cemetery guide" details how a community group can leave a legacy.  Other topics ocvered: tips for heritage travel, Civil was nurses, "passive genealogy" the Kodak Brownie camera, and preserving old family letters.

Monday, September 9, 2019

September, 2019, Meeting: The USA and the Holocaust: Finding Family in the Sources

The first meeting of the 2019 - 2020 season will be held on Tuesday, September 17, at the Brewster Ladies Library.

Our speaker, Norah Schneider, will trace changes to immigration in the United States and Germany during the 1930s and 1940s with the Third Reich's rise to power and the outbreak of the Second World War. Using her own family's experiences, she will show how the history influenced the sources available to trace Jewish genealogy during this time.

Norah recently received a Ph.D. from Salve Regina University, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on the Third Reich and the Holocaust. A member of Falmouth Genealogical Society, she is currently the collections manager at Falmouth Museums on the Green and Falmouth Historical Society. In addition, she is also a contract historian. 

Our meeting will take place in the auditorium of the Brewster Ladies Library, Rte 6A, Brewster. As in the past, the public is always welcome to join us for our monthly meetings. Members, and guests, are invited to arrive at 9:30 AM, for socializing and refreshments. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 AM. We hope to see you there! 

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