Saturday, June 21, 2008

Donegal, Ireland has Fabulous Genealogy Research Website

From the digital online version of the Donegal News in Donegal Ireland, comes a nice story about a woman named Lindel Buckley, a New Zealander, who went back home to her roots of Donegal from where her great great grandmother had emigrated in 1869.

Lindel has since decided to make Donegal her home, and she has created a fabulous website for genealogical and historical resources regarding Donegal. Please do not take this lightly. It is FABULOUS!

This writer at Genealogy Miscellanea has no ancestral connections to Ireland, but did make a very pleasant vacation trip to Donegal in 2001. Lindel's website makes me feel as though I have gone "home" also. And yes, Ireland is GREEN!

Read the article about Lindel Buckley in the Donegal News.

Visit Lindel's excellent website for Donegal Genealogy.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Newspaper Forum Offers to Share Genealogy Data

The Daily Advertiser newspaper in LaFayette, Louisiana now has a Genealogy Forum and they are inviting all comers to post and share genealogy data.

Genealogy Miscellanea thought you all might want to know about this, but we especially think it would be a great place for those of you with Acadian connections.

The Daily Advertiser Genealogy Forum.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tri-Centennial Celebration of Seventh Day Baptist Church

300 Year Anniversary of The First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton, Rhode Island will be celebrated Saturday June 28th.

The First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton is noting its 300th Anniversary this year.

A Homecoming celebration will be noted on Saturday, June 28th at the the Seventh Day Baptist Church, 8 Church Street, Ashaway, R.I.,. Sabbath School - 9:45 A.M., followed by worship at 11:00 P.M., and a Lunch at the Parish House will follow the worship.

The afternoon will have historical moments,memories and music. Dress in period costume and use your imagination. Questions can be referred to Rev. C. Justin Camenga at camengacjustin at verizon dot net.

That is a remarkable tri-centennial ! Congratulations to all.

Note: for those of you who have both New England and New York State ancestors, you will want to read all about the new website for New York Ancestors now being published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS.) Read the story at: Upstate New York Genealogy Blog.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tracing American Indian Ancestors

Researching Our American Indian Ancestors,
is a program to be presented by Sharron Standifer Ashton at the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center workshop titled from 9 a.m. to noon June 28 in the Oklahoma History Center classroom

Read the full story on the website at:


Monday, June 9, 2008

Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri

One of the Nine Libraries to visit before you die.

So says Family Tree Magazine, about the opening of the all new Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, near Kansas City, Missouri.

Built at a cost exceeding $8 million in public funds, the Midwest Genealogy Center at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system. The spacious, 50,000-foot center is meant to serve an audience well beyond serious researchers.

Once its shelves are filled, the facility will feature tens of thousands of family history books, local history items, rolls of microfiche and maps, along with computers and printers.

A few of the features are:
Oversized parking spaces for recreational vehicles.
Padded seats and lots of desks.
Classrooms where genealogical issues can be discussed.
A small dining area.

Link to the full story in the Kansas City Star:

Here is A map to the area:

While in Independence you would should also visit the Harry S. Truman Library Museum.

Readers of this Genealogy Miscellanea Blog are encouraged to report in, if you have additional knowledge of this fine facility. do so by leaving comments under this posting.


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Sunday, June 8, 2008

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies to Hold Annual Conference

International Jewish Genealogical Society News:

TERRE HAUTE — The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will stage its 28th Annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Chicago on Aug. 17-22.

The conference will be presented in the Chicago Downtown Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel. Co-hosting the occasion will be the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois and the Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society.

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