A friend let me know about this training opportunity so this week’s blog will be different than I’d planned so I can share this with you in a timely manner. The National Archives is offering a free online series in May and June 2023 that focuses on Military and Civilian Records available at www.archive.gov. No preregistration is required, and you select your topic of interest. To see a complete listing and make your plans, go here: 2023 National Archives Genealogy Series | National Archives.
The presentations will be available via YouTube. It does appear that post presentation that you will be able to view these presentations and see the handouts at the above link as well as on their YouTube channel. I noticed that the May 3rd presentation has PowerPoint and handouts available now.
On a related note, the National Genealogical Society is partnering with Ancestry and the National Archives and Records Administration to continue the digitization of the 1812 Pension Project. You can learn more about that project here: Digitizing the War of 1812 Pension Files - National Genealogical Society (ngsgenealogy.org).
If spring ever arrives here in the north, my thoughts will turn to spending time outside. However, with today’s cold and blustery weather, taking time to learn new genealogy information seems like a great plan. Happy Learning!
You are likely familiar with Chronicling America, Newspapers.com and Genealogy Bank when searching through United States newspapers for genealogy clues. Have you looked at newspapers outside of the United States to see what family history nuggets you could find? Let’s look.
Occasionally, a unique site comes to my attention. Grandma Online is a site that is dedicated to researching your ancestors who are Mennonites and Hutterites from Prussia and Russia. Let’s look.
Happy Easter 2023! Hope you enjoy time with your family and friends. Aren't these vintage images fun? Hope you have time to do some family history research this week!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.