Reminder -FTM SIG

This Wednesday, March 25th…

9:30 to 10:30 am

Catalina Vista center on Del Webb

Mount Lemmon room.

What is your favorite item (tool) on Family Tree Maker?

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That online introductory course on genealogy and family history research starts Monday and you can still sign up. My cousin in the Bronx & I are taking it. Click here for details.

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DAR SIG and other lineage societies

Don’t forget Thursday afternoon, Mar. 19 1-3 pm, in the Library for information and assistance on research for DAR and other lineage societies. The season is getting short for chances to have help with where, how and even why to look.

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Swedish records

Our club has a copy of the 1890 Swedish Census on PC #1. Joan Allen donated this four years ago. Here’s a link to the post announcing its availability. For more details on what it contains, see this FamilySearch Wiki page.

The Swedish database ArkivDigital is offering free access this weekend. ArkivDigital provides 50 million images of Church books, estate records, tax, court, and military records and a variety of others. Dates range from 1710 to 1940. It’s fairly expensive (roughly $26/month or $130/year) so the free trial might be a good way to see if you want to spring for it.

ArkivDigital does not just use your web browser. It has a desktop program you download and install. I’ve installed it on PC #5 in case anyone would like to give it a try. Demo mode is available now; you can see records for “Röke” parish. The trial version of the full database will be available Saturday morning. If you’d like someone to monitor then please let me know.

These sources contain records not available at Ancestry or FamilySearch.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Ireland SIGOur Irish SIG stopped meeting a while back. But since everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s day, I thought I’d let you know about a guide to Irish genealogy records called “New Irish Genealogy Records 2014“. It’s a 20-page PDF file available for free. Thanks to Christine O’Takerian for letting us know about this.

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