Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mystery Photo: Unidentified Whitby Couple

I found this mystery photo on the OGS website. It was submitted by Judith Harris, and she wants the couple identified.

The photo was taken at the Grand Studio, Whitby, by W.E. O'Brien. Does anyone recognize them? If so, add your guess to the reader comments.

Thank you.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Conference 2014 has a Facebook Page!

Don’t forget Conference 2014 in Niagara! They are looking forward to your registrations. 
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Sunday, March 16, 2014 Celebrates St Patrick’s Day

The Irish Wills Index 1484-1858 contains over 102,000 names compiled from records found at the National Archives of Ireland. It is only concerned with records that survive in more than index form, i.e. where original documents, copies, transcripts, abstracts or extracts exist.
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Although the vast majority of Ireland's testamentary records were lost in the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) in 1922, staff at the PROI (now the National Archives of Ireland) have spent many years trying to recover from that loss, and today there are thousands of testamentary records again, although they are not always easy to find.

This index lists records at the National Archives of Ireland that are not simply an index. In other words, there is a document worth looking at behind every index entry. Each index entry contains the name of the person leaving a will, or being covered by a grant of probate or administration. It also contains their address, sometimes their occupation, and the place where the document was proved (i.e. a diocesan or the Prerogative court). The index also contains the names of the executors for almost half the entries, along with their addresses. In essence this index contains all the information contained in the National Archives finding aids (i.e. card catalogues, typed lists, and original summaries).

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Genealogy Software for Mac Users

In the 2014 Feb/March issue of Moorshead  Magazine's Internet Genealogy Tony Bandy reviews nine genealogical software programs for Mac Users.  Several have new and novel ways to view your family genealogical information.  Besides reading the reviews, visit the various developers' websites for more information, visuals, demo/trial options, and purchase details.

PAF Support

If you are a PAF user  looking for support  for a migration option, here is one option.  This was an announcement in the Feb - March 2014  edition of Internet Genealogy (Moorshead Magazines Ltd).

Continued success with your genealogy research,