Genealogy Newsline – NewsFlash 1 – May 26, 2011
Edited by Leland K. Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC
This is the first NewsFlash of the FREE Genealogy Newsline. It is being sent to those who have officially registered with Family Roots Publishing, either online or at a genealogy event. The NewsFlash is headlined by important current news that may be of help to your genealogical research. Enjoy.
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CONTENTS OF THIS GENEALOGY NEWSLINE NEWSFLASH
New Early Vermont Vital Records Just Added at FamilySearch.org
Obituaries & Death Records Provide a Wealth of Family History
More Genealogy News
Important Items Published by Family Roots Publishing Co.
Arphax Family Maps
Events where Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC Will Exhibit in 2011
Going to Salt Lake City?
Check out Area-Info.net
About the Genealogy Newsline
The Genealogy Newsline Archive
Changing a Password
Leland K. Meitzler Biography
Copyrights & Permissions
NEW EARLY VERMONT VITAL RECORDS JUST POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG!
Thousands of new records have just been added to the name index and images (index cards) of Vermont town clerk transcriptions of births, marriages and deaths, 1760-1954. This collection has been complete for years 1871-1908 for several months. However, just completed are the books containing names alphabetically from surname ‘A’ to partway through surname ‘Phelps’ for years ‘Early to 1870.’ As more data is received, the remaining year ranges will be incrementally updated.
I’ve used these index cards for Vermont Vital Records many times over the years. However, the data was all on microfilm, and not easily accessed. I can remember attempting to print copies of the index cards containing the surname “Titus” while at the Pittsfield Antheneum years ago. I ran the machine out of toner…
Over 517,000 records have been added in the last two months – all for Vermont vital records BEFORE 1871.
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THINKING OF GOING TO SALT LAKE CITY?
If you’re considering a research trip at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City NOW IS A GREAT TIME! The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Family History Library is offering special genealogy discounts for June and July 2011. Your discount will depend on the dates you reserve. They offer microwaves and refrigerators in every room, a full service restaurant, complimentary wireless hi-speed internet and a complimentary airport shuttle. Call them at 800-366-3684 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the Genealogy Newsline to receive your discount rate.
OBITUARIES & DEATH RECORDS PROVIDE A WEALTH OF FAMILY HISTORY
The following article is by my friend, Tom Kemp, and is reprinted from Genealogy Newsline Vol. 1, #11.
“Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar, all who love obits stand up and holler!”
That is probably not the way you heard that cheer in school, but genealogists sure do love obituaries. Obituaries and death notices provide a wealth of valuable information—not only about the person who died, but most contain references to other family members that can lead your family research into new, and sometimes unexpected, directions.
Here is a good example of how useful and informative, not to mention interesting, obituaries can be. I came across this obituary for Louise Cloutier (1789-1889).
“Obituary. Louise Cloutier”
“Mrs. Louise Cloutier, whose death was reported in The Inter Ocean of yesterday, was on of the oldest women in Chicago. She died at the residence of her son, Peter Cloutier, No. 606 Forty-third street, and will be buried from that number this morning at 10 O’clock to St. John the Baptist Church, thence to Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Deceased was born at Deschaubeau, Canada.” Included was a woodcut engraving of Mrs. Cloutier.
It was published in the November 13, 1889, issue of the Daily Inter-Ocean newspaper. Born in Canada in 1789, Louise lived a remarkably long life (especially for her times!), not dying until 100 years later in Chicago.
What information and clues do we get from this obituary?
- Place and year of birth
- Name of the cemetery
- Date and place of the funeral and burial
- Names of her three living children, where they lived, and their position in the family’s birth order
- Names of the towns where she had lived and how long she lived in each one
- Age of husband at his death and how long ago that was
- Details on the longevity of her father (110 years) and grandfather (90 years)
- Count of her descendants, by generation
- Best of all: her picture as rendered in a wood-cut engraving!
Remember, newspapers contain a treasure trove of obituaries. As this story illustrates, newspapers are an essential tool for documenting American family histories.
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THE SALT LAKE CHRISTMAS TOUR
The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for having the highest ratio of consulting professional genealogists per attendee of any research tour to the Family History Library. Over 20 classes are offered during the week, as well as 6 days of professionally assisted research. Thomas MacEntee will also be lecturing and leading hands-on workshops throughout the week – 10 altogether. Join us for the 27th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – December 4 through 10, 2011. See: http://www.SaltLakeChristmasTour.com
MORE GENEALOGY NEWS
- Survivor Receives Family Artifacts – 70 Years Later
- Reburial of the Leatherman
- Michael Davis Locates 23 Half-siblings in Search for his Father
- A Plea to New Jersey Governor Christie to Sign the Adoptees Birthright Bill
- New York Times Obituary Corrected 112 Years Later
- Funds for the Washington State Heritage Center Raided to Keep Museums Open
- Researching Your Newton, Massachusetts Roots
- Brent Holcomb Authors Two More Volumes of Southern Presbyterian Vital Records
- ProGenealogists is Hiring Full-Time Genealogists
- FamilySearch Adds 25 M New Records and Images for 19 States & 16 Countries! – Complete 1930 Mexican Census Now FREE Online
- Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb to Star in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?
- Lenin’s Jewish Ancestry on Display in Russia’s State History Museum
- President O’Bama Goes Home to Ireland
- New Databases at The Original Record
- Stats for the NGS Conference in Charleston, South Carolina
- Geni.com Continues Growth
- National Archives eStore Opens Online “Bargain Vault”
- Archives.com Looking for Expert Genealogy Writers
- The Library of Congress Launches The National Jukebox
- Cooper County Historical Society in Pilot Grove, Missouri, Unable to Open Due to Incomplete Water Mains
- Detroit’s Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery’s Burial Records Nearing End of Their Reconstruction
- Utah Genealogical Association Website Gets an Upgrade
- PAL-AM National Conference, 2-4 June 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- FindMyPast.co.uk Makes British Death Records Easier to Search
- Back Home in Bountiful & Other Stuff
- New – Casefile Clues for Beginners
- The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum & Ancestry.com Launch World Memory Project
- Family History Expos Announces NEW Events for 2011 – North Platte – Rapid City – & Sheridan
- New Historic Brazil & Honduras Records Online at FamilySearch.org
- The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Holocaust Documents Now Online
- Laura DeGrazia, CG, on How NGS & BCG Contribute to the Quality of Our Genealogy
- President Obama Releases His Birth Certificate
- New Databases at the Original Record
- New “Introduction to Civil War Records” Course from NGS Released
- Rumors of the Typewriter’s Demise are Greatly Exaggerated
- Legislation in Vermont Will Limit Access to Birth Certificates
- Volunteers Recognized for Work at Talladega (Alabama) County Courthouse
- Titanic’s Unknown Child Identified as Sidney Leslie Goodwin
- Old Drawyer’s Presbyteran Church & Cemetery in Odessa, Delaware Celebrates 300 Years
- Kansas City National Archive Branch Features Kansas Exhibit
- Kate Middleton is Related to a King, Ellen DeGeneres, and Uncle Gary
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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN NEBRASKA, by Ruby Coleman
DATING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS 1840-1929 on CD-ROM; pdf format; auto-run; originally published in 2000; republished as a CD-ROM 2011 by Family Roots Publishing Co. L.L.C.; 94pp.; item #: FR0115; $12.00 price includes postage within the United States.
MORE DATING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS 1840 -1929, THIRD EDITION; originally published 2004; Revised & republished 2011; 120pp.; Soft Cover; item #: FR0116; ISBN: 0-9731303-4-2; $15.95
GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA – ONLINE AND PUBLISHED MILITARY OR CIVILIAN NAME LISTS, 1861-1869 & POST-CIVIL WAR VETERAN LISTS; by William Dollarhide; 2009; Soft Cover, Perfect Bound; 8.5×11; 203 pp; Item # FR0113
MAP GUIDE TO GERMAN PARISH REGISTERS (a series), by Kevan M. Hansen
Click on the link to view all 6 of the Alsace Lorraine German Map Guides, in soft and hard cover.
CENSUS SUBSTITUTES & STATE CENSUS RECORDS, Vol. 1, Eastern States, by William Dollarhide
CENSUS SUBSTITUTES & STATE CENSUS RECORDS, Vol. 2, Western States, by William Dollarhide
CHASING WOMEN – FINDING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – Webinar on CD-ROM – A webinar on CD-ROM by this column’s author, Leland K. Meitzler
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- Colorado – 6
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- Idaho – 3
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- Indiana – 47
- Louisiana – 20
- Michigan – 37
- Minnesota – 23
- Missouri – 51
- Mississippi – 42
- North Dakota – 2
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- Ohio – 15
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- Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference – Springfield, Illinois – September 7-10, 2011
- Washington State Gen Society Annual Conference – Richland, Washington – Sept. 16 & 17, 2011
- Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Heritage Room – Exhibits Only – September 20, 21, & 22, 2011
- Northern California Family History Expo – San Mateo, California – October 7 & 8, 2011
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- Military Family History Expo – Salt Lake City, Utah – October 29, 2011
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THINKING OF GOING TO SALT LAKE CITY?
If you’re considering a research trip at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City NOW IS A GREAT TIME! The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Family History Library is offering special genealogy discounts for June and July, 2011. Your discount will depend on the dates you reserve. They offer microwaves and refrigerators in every room, a full service restaurant, complimentary wireless hi-speed internet and a complimentary airport shuttle. Call them at 800-366-3684 or e-mail at email@example.com and mention the Genealogy Newsline to receive your discount rate.
CHECK OUT AREA-INFO.NET
I’ve just begun writing a genealogy column for a new website entitled Area-Info.net. The column is owned by my friends, Lee Everton and John Hardy. It’s set up so that you write the local news – including obituaries, family info, and such. As Lee says, “It’s about the people.” I think the site is a great idea. Check it out.
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