Monthly Archives: January 2013

Legislation affecting access of the Social Security Death Index

Thank you once again to Jan Meisels Allen for sending this information around.  Jan wrote: “Legislation that was not signed into law before last year’s Congressional session ended has died. In the just ended Congressional session 2011-2012, we saw several … Continue reading

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News from the US National Archives (NARA)

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen for the following information.  Jan is the IAJGS Vice President and Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) [USA] will hold its 9th annual genealogy fair on April … Continue reading

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New York and ferry disasters

Reading about the ferry plowing into Manhattan’s Pier 11 in January 2013 reminded me of another ferry disaster in New York in the late 19th century.  The recent crash which left many injured was horrible but far from the worst … Continue reading

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Researching Canadian Records?

Dick Eastman alerts us to this new development: A New Version of the Census of the Canadian Northwest Provinces, 1906 Database, is Now Available The new Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906 database is available at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1906/Pages/1906.aspx.

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Plock 1803 Jewish property owners – now available

Logan Kleinwaks alerts us to an incredible find – there is a reproduction of a map “identifying 77 Jewish property owners and their properties in Plock, Poland in 1803. [A version of it] has been provided as a special exception, … Continue reading

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Searching for Passengers on Mar 3, 1949 Marine Jumper: Hamburg to Boston

I am starting a new project and I would like to be in touch with anyone who was a passenger on the March 3, 1949 sailing of the SS Marine Jumper from Hamburg, Germany to Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  There were … Continue reading

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Finding information in places you might not think to look: tax records

Genealogy.com’s Genealogy Pointer’s Jan 8, 2013  included a reminder about using tax records to find genealogical information.  They quoted from Emily Anne Croom’s excellent manual The Sleuth Book for Genealogists: Strategies for More Successful Family History Research “[Some] information the … Continue reading

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Genealogy as a television pasttime

Dick Eastman pointed out in Eastman’s On-Line Genealogy Newsletter that”Find My Past” is beginning a new series on UK TV starting Tuesday, January 8 at 9 PM.  Regretfully the series is only available on British TV.  If you don’t subscribe … Continue reading

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Youngest Holocaust survivors look to next generation

The LA Times reports on the children who were part of the Kindertransport which took about 10,000 Jewish children from Germany to Britain.  Interviews with some of these now grwon children took place at a recent gathering in Irvine, CA.  … Continue reading

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Digitization of thousands of World War I records from the RAF Museum in England

Many thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Vice President, the Chairperson IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for alerting us about the post at “Dear MYRTLE Your friend in genealogy” about a  new WWI online source of records.  Jan Meisels … Continue reading

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