Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Quick Start to Researching Your WWII Ancestors in the Grosvenor Room

Search the military collection in Ancestry Library Edition.  World War II databases include but are not limited to: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946—Includes over 8 million names, but it is not a complete list of Army enlistees.  … Continue reading

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Researching Your Military Ancestors

Interview relatives and write down family stories related to military ancestors. Collect home sources of information such as photographs of soldiers in uniform, correspondence, diaries/journals, medals, patches, military papers, and memorabilia. Obtain obituaries – often give military information.  Click here … Continue reading

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Researching Shipwrecks in the Grosvenor Room

If you’re interested in researching shipwrecks this summer, here are some great resources in the Grosvenor Room. Great Lakes File – Lists books, newspaper articles, and facts dealing with a wide variety of Great Lakes topic.  Look under topic headings: … Continue reading

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More Recent Church Record Additions in the Western New York Genealogical Society Collection, Located in the Grosvenor Room

First Congregational Church, Jamestown, NY.  Births/baptisms: 1816-1983;  Communicants: 1816-1890; Marriages:  1835-1876, 1925-1926, 1958-1983; Deaths/burials: 1873-1876, 1958-1967, 1969-1983;  Members received & removed :1894-1983 ; (other records are included). German Evangelical Friedens Buffalo, NY.  Births/baptisms: 1880-1931; Confirmations: 1881-1930; Communicants:1880-1930; Marriages: 1880-1931; Deaths/burials: 1880-1930;  New members: 1930. Saint … Continue reading

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