Free Military Records Access in Honor of Veterans Day 11/8 to 11/17
Ancestry.com – Access more than 260 million US military records – find draft cards, enlistment records, soldier pension indexes, etc. Free access HERE.
Findmypast.com – ‘Discover how war has shaped your family’s story”. Free access HERE.
Researching Ireland Ancestors
Merilee Mulvey reports finding two good articles from the Ireland Reaching Out blog describing and identifying how to find a parish of origin and townland for an ancestor. Read the articles What is Townland and Parish of Origin.
New York City Geographic Birth Index
In his recent newsletter, Dick Eastman mentions the availability of this NYC record set which is an index to all births in NYC from about 1880 to 1912. Rather than a typical birth index by surname or date, this index is arranged by the child’s place of birth – as in the actual street address! There are approximately 2.8 million names. Learn more HERE.
Harriet Tubman was to have been the new face on the U.S. $20 bill. However, the release of the new bill has been delayed to approximately 2028. Having escaped slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Harriet Tubman went on to help lead hundreds of people to freedom along the Underground Railroad before the American Civil War (1861-65).
SGS member Pat Rongey lived in Liberia for two years and recalls visiting the Tubman zoo many times. She recommends viewing a short video to learn more about this historic woman.
SGS HOLIDAY PARTY
Potluck Sign-ups at November Meeting
or Sign-up HERE