by Megan Churchwell
Headstones are monuments to our ancestors, linking you directly with your past. When researching your ancestry, a good-quality photograph of the headstone can be invaluable. However, achieving a clear photo of an old, weathered stone can be difficult. This is even true in cases when the stone is easy to read while you're standing in front of it. With some careful planning and patience, however, it is possible to achieve clear images of even the most worn tombstones.
Part 1 of Canadian Genealogy Online contained a general overview of how to research your Canadian ancestors and gave several links to and tips about the records that might be available for searching. It included a description of when censuses began
to be recorded for each of the Canadian provinces and links to the online Canadian Census images and name indexes. Part 2 and Part 3 explored online resources for genealogy research in Alberta and British Columbia and Part 4 listed resources for Manitoba. Part 5 detailed the history of New Brunswick and its online research resources.
Today's topic explores Newfoundland and Labrador online resources for genealogy research. Also presented is a brief outline of the Newfoundland and Labrador history and how it might affect your personal family history research.
Research resources for other provinces will be presented in future newsletters.
It's no accident that stressed spelled backwards is desserts.
Reviews - Book review of "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide. 4th Edition"
by John Grenham - Review written by Aubrey Fredrickson
According to the United States' Census Bureau website, 34.5 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2011, making it the second most frequently reported
ancestry (German ancestry came in first). That's an awful lot of
ancestors just waiting to be found! Fortunately, "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" is here to help. As the author states in his introduction, "The aim of
this book is to provide a comprehensive guide for anyone wanting to
trace his or her Irish ancestors". And that's exactly what this
book does. Wherever you are and whatever your level of expertise, this
book will be able to help you with your Irish research.
16-21 September 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland: "Return to the
Cradle of Irish Presbyterianism," a conference sponsored by the Ulster
Historical Foundation. The program will be Day 1: Welcome and introductory
talks; Days 2 and 4: Research at PRONI; Day 3: The Birth of Irish
Presbyterianism; Day 5: Presbyterianism in North Down and the Ards; and Day
6: Presbyterianism in Derry and Donegal. For more information, visit
20-21 September 2013, Syracuse, NY: The New York State Family
History Conference, co-sponsored by the Central New York Genealogical
Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. This two-day
conference will include 20 lectures in two parallel tracks, an evening
reception, two luncheons and a dinner banquet, as well as exhibits by
vendors and societies. Speakers will include Paula Stuart-Warren, Joseph
Lieby, D. Joshua Taylor, Ruth Carr, Michael Leclerc, and Eric Grundset. For
more information, visit
20-21 September 2013, Winedale, TX: The German-Texan Heritage
Society will hold its annual meeting. The guest speakers will include James
Kearney, Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, and Trevia Wooster Beverly. For more
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