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Archive for May 21st, 2010

New Horizons Genealogy – “Specializing in New England and New York Colonial American Ancestry”

From their Website:

New Horizons Genealogy specializes in New England and New York Colonial American Genealogy, Ancestry and Family History. Our record collections include, Vital records, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Colonial and State Census records, Federal and State Census Mortality Schedules, Cemetery records, 1840 Census of Pensioners and Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in New York State. We also include links to other quality genealogy records to help make these collections as complete as possible.

An amazing collection of transcribed New England records from 1830 – onwards.  Their goal is to transcribe all US State Census recordsand all Federal and State Mortality Schedules transcribed and indexed in one place and to provide free access to everyone read more …

Definitely worth looking through.  Please contact the webmaster if you would like to volunteer in the transcription project.
New Horizons Genealogy
PO Box 242
Fonda, NY 12068

email: nhgenealogy@yahoo.com

MyHeritage Top 100 Genealogy Sites

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The sites below have been selected by MyHeritage as the top 100 Genealogy Sites for 2010. Many of these blogs belong to active members of the GeneaBloggers Community.  If you have a genealogy related blog you would like to share, then you definitely should consider submitting it to GeneaBloggers.  You may also want to participate in Facebook‘s 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy challenges.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Above the Trees

AnceStories

Ancestors Live Here

Anglo-Celtic Connections

Apple’s Tree

Arlene Eakle’s Genealogy Blog

Bayside Blog

Before my Time

Betty’s Boneyard Genealogy Blog

Brenda Dougall Merriman

Circlemending

Creative Gene

Crowe’s Nest

Cruwys News

Destination: Austin Family

Documenting the Details

Donna’s Genealogy Blog

Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

Elyse’s Genealogy Blog

FamHist

Family, Friends and Neighbors

Family Oral History Using Digital Tools

Find My Ancestors

Find Your Folks

From Wilno to Worcester

Geneageek

Gena’s Genealogy

GeneaBlogie

Genealogy Blog

Genealogy Canada

Genealogy Lines

Genealogy in New South Wales

Genealogy is Ruthless Without Me

Genealogy Star

Genealogy Tip of the Day

GeniAus

GeniTales

GenWriters

Greta’s Genealogy Blog

Gus’s Genealogy Blog

Henthorn Genealogy News

Jessica’s Genejournal

Kick-Ass Genealogy

Kinexxions

Lessons from my Ancestors

Life from the Roots

Little Bytes of Life

Mad About Genealogy

Midwestern Microhistory

Moultrie Creek

New England Genealogy

Nutfield Genealogy

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog

Patten Project

Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica

Practical Archivist

Renee’s Genealogy Blog

Roots ‘n’ Leaves

ScotGen

Scottish Genealogy News and Events

Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

Small-Leaved Shamrock

Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Staats Place

Steve’s Genealogy Blog

St. Vincent Memories

Taneya’s Genealogy Blog

The Accidental Genealogist

The Armchair Genealogist

The Association of Graveyard Rabbits

The Chart Chick

The Family Curator

The Genetic Genealogist

The Slovak Yankee

ThinkGenealogy

TJLGenes: Preserving Our Family History

TransylvanianDutch

Twigs of Yore

Upstate New York Genealogy Blog

Wandering Genealogist

Walking the Berkshires

West in New England

Zalewski Family Genealogy

1901 Irish Census and Church Records

The National Archives of Ireland in partnership with the Library and Archives Canada, will launch the entire 1901 Irish Census collection on their website available for viewing starting Jun 3, 2010 free of charge. Look for more and more resources available from Archives all over the world as several projects are underway.
Also, from my Family History Centre newsletter, written by Helen Billing:

More Irish Church Records

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Government of Ireland has put transcriptions of church records online at its website: Irish Genealogy. They currently include 1.3 million church records of baptism, marriage and death records available to view free of charge. Of these, 734,000 Church records are from Dublin City and 600,000 records are from Kerry. More records will be added in June for Carlow, and Cork (City and West Cork).

You can subscribe to this bulletin by contacting:

Toronto Family History Centre

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
24 Ferrand Drive (Don Mills & Eglinton) M3C 3V4
Phone: 416 422 5480 Ext. 111.

Email: Toronto_FHC@bellnet.ca

OGS Conference 2010 – Follow Up

Over 700 people attended and participated in this years Ontario Genealogy Conference held last weekend in Toronto. I spoke with several people who attended the Conference (due to expected events I was not able to attend after all) – all who enjoyed the event immensely and were excited about the sessions they attended. I met with a good friend of mine, Henri Malizia on Sunday night who flew in for the Conference from the US and we discussed the series over dinner. Henri has been extracting the records for Settefrati, Frosinone, Italy and has joined with Family Search to host those records on the website where they will be available to researchers everywhere for free.
John Philip Colletta was a big hit with the crowd – one person’s summary about the way she felt was “John Coletta was amazing to listen and watch.. such an icon to Italian American Genealogy”. I’m also told he had a wonderful sense of humour and really inspired the group to pursue their Italian ancestry.
I hope to be posting some of the highlights of the weekend soon.

Next year’s OGS will be held in Hamilton, Ontario, during May 13th to May 15th.

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