Event: Ukrainian Genealogy Conference, November 4-5th

Less than 10 days left to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount!  Join fellow researchers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia at this one-of-a-kind event.  Nashi Predky is the only genealogical conference dedicated to Ukrainian research in the US.

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Will I see you this Fall?

It’s September and this means Back-to-School for my family.  However, for me… this means Back-to-Genealogy.  While I slow down my schedule during the Summer to spend more time with my family, I look forward to the normalcy of our school routines.

Currently, my research calendar is getting busier and this means that I’m out to more research “hot-spots”!  In the past month, I’ve made trips to county courthouses, the State Archives, and not-so-close libraries.  What are your plans for research? Continue reading

PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow” is looking for Philadelphia-area Residents

South Jersey here’s your chance!

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Want to have your family history researched by the experts at Genealogy Roadshow?

Last week I wrote about Genealogy Roadshow’s search for New Orleans-area residents who want to explore their family history on national TV. Today, I learned the program’s producers are also looking for Philadelphia area residents for the same purpose.

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Searching the “Archives” of the Internet

InternetArchiveLogo“The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.”

This site can be very helpful in your research process as it offer two areas that are the focus in today’s blog post – Web and Texts.  While there are others—Video, Audio, and Projects – I’ve chosen the two that I think are the most beneficial for genealogists.

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Day 1 of the 2013 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

Week-long institutes are a gathering of like-minded genealogists who want to take their education to a new level.  If you’ve never attended a National Conference or Institute, I encourage you to look into them.

This is my second year attending the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh held at LaRoche College in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.  My choice for the week this year was “Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Stories: Writing a Quality of Narrative” lead by John Philip Colletta.  Since I have a fair amount of immigrant ancestors both 20th century eastern European back to colonial, I thought spending a week with the nationally known Dr. Colletta would be an exciting opportunity for growth in my writing.

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