Beautiful day to go walking in Lexington, Massachusetts, and where do I end up? The Old Graveyard. I am grateful for Find A Grave volunteers who are preserving a record of gravestones across the country.
Today I gave my first genealogy presentation for the Hudson, New Hampshire Library’s genealogy club via Zoom. Then I posted my slides with my presentation notes on Substack so the audience could share the presentation with others or refer to it later.
Leonardo Fusco’s Niles, Trumbull, Ohio death record says he was born on 22 September 1884 in Messina, Italy, the son of Frank Fusco and Rosaline Anzolldi, but no record for him was located in Messina. Since Fusco is not a common name in Niles, Ohio, I looked to see where the other Fuscos in the […]
I’m not going to apologize for not blogging recently, I’ve been busy. I continue with the Acerra, Italy project. There are now 23,210 individuals in The Town of Acerra, Naples, Italy family tree at Ancestry.com I recently completed Picardi and Piscitelli. Moving on to Pipolo. Don’t think I’m almost done. I have finished all the […]
21 October 2021 This week’s email from American Ancestors included an article about how the Colebrook Library (Colebrook, Coos, New Hampshire) has put their local historical newspapers online. I followed the link and you don’t need a library card to see the collection. The same CommunityHistoryArchive has the Nashua papers that I access through my […]
published 2 September 2021 I saw an announcement that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a Nationwide Gravesite Locator for veterans and their families. The database has veterans buried in private cemeteries “when the grave is marked with a government grave marker,” and military cemeteries are also included. But “we do not have information […]
21 August 2021 I recommend you have a copy of your genealogy research that only you can edit. Ancestry will allow you to create a GEDCOM file which is a generic file that can be imported into most genealogy programs. FamilySearch will not. Yesterday I was working on a client project and wanted to include […]
3 August 2021 Online books are another source of information about our families. Part of our genealogy research should include information about the lives of our relatives. I used to be frustrated because others had stories about their ancestors, but all I had were names and dates. Now I’ve discovered the stories too. They usually […]
15 July 2021 I took a trip to the Brookline, NH Historical Society. They are open Wednesday mornings from 9-Noon and the 2nd Wednesday at 7 pm but you need to email ahead and let them know you are coming to do research. While I enjoyed the displays of Brookline history, it was the books […]
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