Category Archives: Genealogy

Social Security Application News

According to a blog post by genealogist Megan Smolenyak, there is a new restriction to parent name information on Social Security Applications.  Previously, a genealogy researcher could order the application of anyone listed in the Social Security Death Index and … Continue reading

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Featured Resource

Are you looking for your Polish ancestor’s place of birth?  If you are and haven’t already, check out the following resource.  It is a short work, but if you are lucky enough to have your ancestor listed, you might make … Continue reading

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1930 Mexico National Census

Just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month, Ancestry Library Edition has added the 1930 Mexico National Census to the database.  Data which you will find about those listed is: name age (in years, months, and days) gender head of household … Continue reading

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Beyond Vital Events Announcements: Newspapers in Genealogy Research

Many family historians think of newspaper research in narrow terms: birth, marriage, and death announcements.  Newspapers can provide so much more.  Here are some examples: Advertisements: for family businesses, an ancestor’s property for sale, a business move, going out of … Continue reading

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New Guides and Publications on Our Website!

Check out the following new guides and publications, which are available on the Grosvenor Room Genealogy Web Page! Census – Buffalo Wards by Street 1915 1920 1925 Church Records –   Buffalo Churches 1832-1860 Buffalo Churches in 1931 Family History – Genealogy Pamphlets … Continue reading

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Finding Local Histories

Local history books often contain a wealth of biographical information on pioneer families, professionals, business owners, and prominent citizens.  Find out what local histories exist for the areas where your ancestors lived by using the following resources. Books Gro CS47 … Continue reading

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Medical Terms for Genealogists

Would you like to better understand your ancestor’s illness?  The following list includes books that define medical terms, give historical background to illnesses, and describe treatment for select illnesses. GRO Ref R462 .B75 1998. Briggs, Elizabeth and Colin. Before Modern … Continue reading

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New Materials in the Grosvenor Room

Savage, James. Female index to genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England.   GRO Ref F3 .F46 2008 Bracy, Isabel. Records of Revolutionary War Veterans who lived in Madison County, New York.  GRO Ref F127 .M2 R43 1988  Passenger and Immigration … Continue reading

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Finding Family Histories

Have you wondered if a history of your family has already been written?  If you have, the following resources may lead you in the right direction.  Keep in mind that family histories are only as good as the researcher and … Continue reading

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A Quick Start to Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

Search the following databases in Ancestry Library Edition: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783—will give rank and state fought with. Revolutionary War Pension Index—will give rank and state fought with. Search HeritageQuest Online’s Revolutionary War Documents: The documents include select items … Continue reading

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