Tag Archives: Genealogy

New Materials in the Grosvenor Room

Anderson, Robert Charles.  The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. V, M-P – GRO Ref F7 .G738 1999 v. 5 Anderson, Robert Charles.  The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. VI, R-S – GRO Ref F7 … Continue reading

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Early U.S. Federal Census Records, 1790-1840

How Can Early Census Records Help Us Study and Research Our Ancestors? They provide key genealogical data:  Name of the head-of-household. Details of their lives are given. They provide a location of residence: Locate them, locate other records! They can … Continue reading

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A Genealogy Website Jumble

Cousins Connect – http://www.cousinconnect.com/ - Post and search genealogy queries for free. In Search of Your Past: The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project – http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/Countyatlas/  – Search for property owners listed on Canadian county atlases. Mocavo Genealogy Search – http://www.mocavo.com/ – … Continue reading

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Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors

1. Use cluster genealogy. Cluster genealogy is the idea that ancestors lived in a cluster of relatives, family, friends, neighbors, etc. Look at the records of individuals in the woman’s clusters to find evidence about her. 2. Don’t limit your … Continue reading

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HeritageQuest Online Tutorials Now Available

The Grosvenor Room Database web page now includes online tutorials for HeritageQuest Online.  They are designed for the beginner, but previous users should also find useful tips. Tutorials are available on the following topics: Search Census Records Browse Census Records Browse … Continue reading

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Tips for Successful Armchair Genealogy

What is Armchair Genealogy? Armchair genealogy is long distance genealogy. Why Armchair Genealogy? The ideal in genealogy research is to visit a research center yourself.  An in-person visit will allow you to see the scope of materials available, and let … Continue reading

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African-American Research Databases

Freedman’s Bank Records Available in HeritageQuest Online.  For use at any library or from home with a valid Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card number. The Freedman’s Bank (also known as The Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company) was set … Continue reading

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Tips on Tracing Family Lines that Include Enslaved Ancestors

1. Interview ancestors. Collect and analyze family stories. 2. Obtain vital records. 3. Research in census records beginning with the most recent available.  Look through 3-4 pages before and after your ancestors, and note families with the same last name … Continue reading

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How Accurate Are Census Records?

Censuses are often called the backbone of American genealogy.  They are one of the most essential sources for establishing family relationships within a given household.  While this is true, errors, incompletion, and irregularities do occur in census records. Even though … Continue reading

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New Online Resources for the New Year

Civil War Soldiers Data – The New York State Military Museum has put the annual reports of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York pertaining to Civil War soldiers online, organized by regiment.  These reports include basic military service … Continue reading

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