BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Board for Certification of Genealogists

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

“Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

Thomas Stone left few records when he died in 1791 in Prince William County Virginia. No document or reference names his parentage. Finding Thomas’s father took thirty years. Using indirect evidence and helped by technological advances, Thomas’s father has been found. Land records make the case. This presentation demonstrates the process of creating a proof argument to identify Thomas’s father.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EDT, 16 January 2018.

Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, is a researcher, writer, and educator. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in history and sociology, University of Southern Maine with a M. Ed., and Tufts University with a C.A.S. in Museum Studies. Winner of the 2004 National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing contest, Pam has attended NIGR, IGHR, SLIG, GRIP, and VIGR. Certified since 2005 by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Pam served six years on the Board of APG and currently serves as Director of Region 4 on the Board of NGS. She lectures on genealogy sources and problem solving, is co-administrator of the Stone surname DNA project and is a member of several local, state and regional historical and genealogical societies. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyMissouri State Genealogical Association Journal and the NGS Magazine.

President Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA says, “Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience. The board promotes excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.”

Register for “Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG before 16 January 2018. BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking our affiliate link: http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.

View BCG’s past Legacy webinars using our affiliate link at http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619 and about past webinars of special interest to those seeking certification at http://bcgcertification.org/learning/skills/webinars/. Again, BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking and buying via our affiliate link. For more information on educational opportunities, please visit: http://bcgcertification.org/learning-super-parent/learning-center-2/.

The words Certified Genealogist and the designations CG are a registered certification marks, and the designation  CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.


Cari A. TaplinCG
BCG News Release Coordinator
Pflugerville, Texas

Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland -February Meeting Notice



The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be on

Sunday, February 4, 20181:30 p.m.
in the 
Men’s Club Board Room
Park Synagogue East
27500 Shaker Blvd.
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124


Our speaker will be
Mitchell Balk,
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation President

“Whither Jewish Hospitals-the Mt. Sinai Legacy”

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation President Mitchell Balk will discuss the history of Jewish-sponsored hospitals in the United States, with a focus on Cleveland’s Mt. Sinai Medical. Balk will explain how the medical institution has had a grantmaking Foundation formed from its sale in 1996 and the people who fondly remember the history of the hospital. 


Board members will be available at our Help Desk from 1:00 to 1:30 PM 
to help with your genealogy questions and problems.

Please share this information with non-members 
who may have interest in the program.

Annual Dues for 2018 are still being collected. Mail your checks to:

Marilyn Baskin, Treasurer
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

32850 Jackson Road

Moreland Hills, OH  44022


An annual single membership is $25; annual family membership is $35.
Please submit a copy of our membership form with your payment.

You can find a membership form on our website at 
http://clevelandjgs.org/images/pdfs/Membershipform.pdf


Sylvia Abrams, President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 8, 2018

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 8, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UTGot Swedish ancestry? FamilySearch published over 36 million free records this week from Sweden and millions of other records published from American SamoaBillionGravesIrelandNew Zealandthe PhilippinesPortugal, and Venezuela. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at  FamilySearch. Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom
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Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
ABOUT FAMILYSEARCH
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

BCG: 2018 Webinar Schedule

The following was just received from our friends at the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists is excited to present the following webinars through Legacy Family Tree Webinars for 2018:

  • January 16 – Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, “Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study
  • February 20 – Jill Morelli, CG, “Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems”
  • March 20 – Catherine B. Wiest Desmarais, CG, “From Baltimore to Burlington: Hazen P. Day’s Neighbors Bring Him Home”
  • April 17 – Patti Lee Hobbs, CG, “Better Together: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA”
  • May 15 – Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, “Good Research Habits”
  • June 19 – Sara A. Scribner, CG, “Using Maps in Genealogical Research”
  • July 17 – Alice Hoyt Veen, CG, “It’s a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats”
  • August 21 – James Ison, AG, “GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems”
  • September 18 – Cari A. Taplin, CG, “Using Lists to Find Proof”
  • October 16 – Julie P. Miller, CG, CGL, “Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research”
  • November 20 – Ann Staley, CG, CGL, “Every Day Life of Our Ancestors”
  • December 18 – Nancy A. Peters, CG, “Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman’s Family”
BCG’s webinars are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. Eastern. BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking our affiliate link: http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619.

“We are pleased to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists promotes public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence. We strive to provide educational opportunities to family historians of all levels of experience.”

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.

View BCG’s past Legacy webinars using our affiliate link at http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619 and http://bcgcertification.org/blog/bcg-webinars. Again, BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking and buying via our affiliate link. For more information on educational opportunities, please visit: http://www.BCGcertification.org/certification/educ.html.

Genealogy Guys: New Sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists

The following was just received from our friends at Aha! Seminars.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tampa, Florida – January 5, 2018

Genealogy Guys Welcome New Sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists

Aha! Seminars, Inc., welcomes Legacy Tree Genealogists as a new sponsor of The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connection podcast, effective immediately.

“We are very excited to welcome Legacy Tree Genealogists as a sponsor of both of our podcasts,” says George G. Morgan, president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. “They bring their outstanding proficiencies and value in professional client research to our global audience.”

The Genealogy Guys Podcast began in September 2005 and is the longest-running genealogical podcast. It is hosted by well-known genealogical speakers and authors George G. Morgan and Drew Smith. The Genealogy Connection podcast was added in June 2016 hosted by Drew Smith with interviews with genealogy experts in the fields of research, lecturing, writing and publishing, software development, and related areas. The Genealogy Guys Podcast and the Genealogy Connection podcast are produced by Aha! Seminars, Inc. (http://ahaseminars.com), a provider of continuing education and consulting services. The podcasts are free and can be accessed at http://genealogyguys.com, through RSS subscription, and through iHeartRadio and TuneIn.

Legacy Tree Genealogists (http://www.legacytree.com) is the world’s highest client-rated genealogy research firm. Founded in 2004 and based in Salt Lake City near the LDS Family History Library, the company has developed a network of professional researchers globally with access to repositories holding the whole range of genealogical records. The Legacy Tree team works for clients worldwide to help break down “brick walls”. Their specialists also provide expert DNA analysis to help connect clients with ancestral origins and genetically-related family. 

FindMyPast Fridays

There are 1,499,920 new “FindMyPast” records to search this week!
Middlesex, Brompton Cemetery Records
OVER 645,000 RECORDS Search through thousands of records from one of one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. Each result includes both a transcript and image of the original document digitised from the original register held by the National Archives. Records may reveal your ancestor’s death year, age at death, residence and burial date.
England, Cheshire School Records, 1782-1950 
OVER 423,000 RECORDS
Were your ancestors educated in the English county of Cheshire? Search records covering more than 120 schools across the county to discover your ancestor’s birth date, residence, father’s name, the name of their school and years attended. 
British Army, British Red Cross Society Volunteers 1914-1918 
OVER 243,000 RECORDS
Discover your Red Cross ancestor’s name, birth year, rank and service history with a collection of records from the British Red Cross website. Additional information about the records, including images of original VAD cards, can be found on the source website. 
Mississippi, Tippah County Records 1836-1923 Image Browse 
OVER 115,000 RECORDS
Browse through records related to deeds, chattel deeds (personal property), and probate case files from Mississippi’s Tippah County Courthouse. The records will provide the names of grantors and testators, residences, names of witnesses, and dates of transactions. 
Ireland Military Pensions and Medals 1916-1922 
OVER 52,000 RECORDS
Learn about the service history of ancestors who served during the Easter Rising or the War of Independence as a member of the Óglaigh na hÉireann, National Army, Irish Republican Army, Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, or Cumann na mBan
ADDITIONAL RECORDS FOR EXISTING SETS
Greater London Burial Index 
New records: 19,619
Total records: 1,690,022 
Covering: Over 300 Anglican and non-conformist parishes across Greater London 
Discover: Birth year, death year, burial date, occupation, religious denomination, address, and burial location 
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Designed by Benjamin Baud, Brompton Cemetery was opened in June, 1840. Opened by the West London and Westminster Cemetery Company in response to the shortage of burial spaces in London, it’s one of seven large cemeteries surrounding the capital city, known as the Magnificent Seven, established by private companies. Located on the western border of Chelsea and Kensington. Many notable figures have been buried in the cemetery over the years, many of whom can be found in the records, including: 
  • Sir Henry Cole – An inventor and civil servant, Cole is credited with introducing the world to the first commercial Christmas card in 1843. 
  • Emmeline Pankhurst – The Pankhurst family were leaders of the women’s suffragette movement. Emmeline died in June 1928, a short time before women were given equal voting rights. 
  • Long Wolf – A Native American Chief, Long Wolf died while touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. His body was later exhumed and reinterned at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The records show that the burial plot originally belonged to William Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill. 
  • Henry Augustus ‘Gus’ Mears – The founder of Chelsea Football Club. 
  • General Michał Tadeusz Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski – The founder of the Polish resistance movement during the Second World War. After the war, the Polish General settled in England and became the General Inspector of the Armed Forces of the Polish forces in exile.
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COMING SOON…
Next week’s update will include more UK vital records as well as new US additions covering Missouri and Connecticut. 
 
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