Monthly Archives: October 2017

GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/19

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Abstract: An abbreviated transcription of a document that includes the date of the record and every name it contains; it may also provide relationships or descriptions (witness, executor, bondsman, son, widow) of the people mentioned. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) You’ll usually get abstracts on familysearch.org

 

 

 

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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

Mark your calendars! That’s if you haven’t already for October 25th, the National Archives will host the fifth virtual Genealogy Fair. The virtual fair is free and will go live at 9:45am (EST) and wrap about 4pm. For more information click here

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Help Save Access to New York City Vital Records!

Via the NYG&B website

“The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing a new rule that would affect when birth and death records are made available to the public and transferred to the Department of Records and Information Services.

The proposed schedule would greatly lengthen the amount of time a birth or death record is restricted for public access, which would negatively impact family history researchers everywhere.” Please submit your comments and sign petition by October 24th.

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Worldwide Indexing Event

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Have you signed up to be apart of the Worldwide Indexing Event happening October 20th to the 22nd? The goal is to make more historical records searchable online for people for free. Last year over 10,000,000 records got indexed, with over 115, 000 volunteers, can we beat those numbers this year? I hope we can, if you haven’t signed up or want to know more about it there is still time, click the link for more information Familysearch.org

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