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Marriage Records for Genealogy

The February 14th meeting of the Discover Your Past Genealogy Club focused on researching marriages.  What follows is an excerpt from the talk.  
For genealogists, marriage records are often the most important building blocks of family trees...

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Newly Digitized Baptism and Confirmation Records From Saint Augustine's Parish

Saint Augustine's Parish Historical Baptism and Confirmation Records Digitized

Andover genealogists and historical researchers can celebrate a new digital collection of Saint Augustine's Parish Baptism and Confirmation records available through the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The...

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Introduction to Family Tree Maker

Introduction to Family Tree Maker February 11th at 7 p.m.

Join Andover resident and avid genealogist Bruce Earnley on Monday February 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Activity Room to learn about the popular Family Tree Maker software program.  Bruce will explain the main features of the program and give a real-time demonstration. Learn to find, upload, cite...

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Genealogy Resources from the Jewish Heritage Center

Jewish Heritage Center Digital Archives at NEHGS

Many patrons who are reseaching genealogy at the library are looking for information about the lives of their Jewish immigrant ancestors.  Among other resources, MHL patrons can access the Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) Collections through our subscription to the New England Historic Genealogical...

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WWI records and other genealogy news

Thanks very much to Horace Waters for leading a great talk about WWI Records at the Andover Center for History and Culture. And thanks to everyone who turned out for our "field trip" downtown. ​

If you weren't able to make it to the WWI meeting last Thursday,...

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Nely Digitized Records Available

St. Mary's Church Lawrence Records Available On American Ancestors

This week, the New England Historic Genealogical Society database, American Ancestors introduced a new browsable image record set from the Roman Catholic Parishes of Saint Mary ...

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Boston Public Library Abolitionist Papers Project
NARA Citizen Archivist Dashboard

Citizen Archivists: Crowd-Sourced Transcription And Why Genealogists Should Care

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club's June meeting focused on the important topic of document transcription. Contemporary libraries, archives and museums use crowd-sourced transcription platforms to achieve...

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Sample Pedigree Chart from Family Tree Maker

Intro to Family Tree Maker for Beginners

February 16th, 10-11 a.m. 
Andover resident and MHL Genealogy Club Member Horace Waters will give a broad overview of the robust and popular subscription-based Family Tree Maker software.  A real-time demonstration about how to find, upload, cite and organize vital records, photos...

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Amateur Genealogists

I didn't know that!

It's hard to keep up with the growing number of digitized genealogical records available online and just as hard to keep up with technological advances.  How do you make the most of the limited amount of time you have to spend climbing your family tree?  Our suggestion is to follow your favorite...

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Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze

Searching for U.S. Military Records

Military records can provide a wealth of information - if they exist and if you can find them!  Here is some basic information that will help with your search.

Looking for military records from before the American Revolution?  In most cases you'll have to check state...

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