Genealogy 101


 

New York City and the History of Ellis Island

Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Hudson River, Ellis Island was the perfect place to stop and process boats entering the United States; Thus Ellis Island opened as a federal immigration station in 1892. All immigrants would wait in long medical and legal...

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Finding Your Family from Ship’s Passenger Lists

When exploring genealogy, research may include poring over ship passenger lists to find names of ancestors who immigrated to the United States generations ago. Passenger arrival lists are an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn about family history....

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Learn More About DNA Testing

The Board for Certification of Genealogists in their SpringBoard Blog has stated "we must at least consider genetic genealogy as part of our reasonably exhaustive research. Not all projects require DNA testing, but some will benefit from it, and others will be...

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Using a Genealogy Program

On Saturday November 14 we held a combined meeting of the Family Tree Maker and the Computer Genealogy Groups. The topic was Using a Genealogy Program - If you Were Starting Over, What Would You Do Different. Although it was presented from the standpoint of a long...

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