The Search Party Hands-On Workshop (TSPM)
March 28 – April 1, 2022
This workshop promises to make your genealogy research more productive, and easier by focusing on an organized and step-by-step approach to your research. Workshop includes five1-hour daily coaching sessions, featuring Crista Cowan (The Barefoot Genealogist), Diahan Southard (YourDNAGuide), and Janet Hovorka (FamilyChartmasters), with a live Q & A. Cost is $20. Recordings of each session will also be available for several days if you miss a session or need a refresher. For complete details and registration information click HERE.
New York City Releases 9.3 Million Vital Records (Free)
The city’s Department of Records & Information Services has launched a new online vital records project allowing visitor access to records of birth (1866-1909), death (1862-1948), and marriage (1866-1949). High-quality copies can be dowloaded and printed from the site at no charge. View the records HERE.
Who’s the Grandest of them All?
The largest family tree (nearly 27 million ancestors) has been created by the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute. The result is said to model the history that generated all the genetic variations found in humans today. Read the article HERE.
SGS Library Researchers Pat Rongey and Debby Wright will resume genealogy assistance in the library’s Siuslaw Room starting April 2nd. Days are Tuesday (1-3) and Saturday (noon – 2 p.m.).