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We are looking forward to our new seasons of talks!! Would love to see you there. Please join us in For Starters Also Please if you have any interests or fortes in genealogy we would love to have you do a talk for us also!!
NOTE: You do NOT HAVE TO BE A HOST TO DO SO!!! If you are interested please write to GFSRA@aol.com, and CC GFSLADYJAY@aol.com And we will get ya set up!!
Thanks See ya there
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Saturday Night Live Beginners' Chat hosts invite you to visit in For Starters with us from 10:00 p.m. - midnight ET each week. Sometimes we have fun quizzes, sometimes we share surnames, sometimes Barb shares her three (or is it five? ;) genealogy quick steps with newbies; but whatever we do, we are always in open chat and ready to help you get started. We try to keep things simple and informal and we have plenty of time to try to answer your how-to questions, or even talk about the grandkids! We'll tell you about our bingos and brickwalls too, so stop in next Saturday night and let's chat!
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We always "preach", start with yourself and work backwards, talk to all the family members you can, if that's not an option, then start the proverbial "paper trail", gather birth, marriage and death certificates. Then check the SSDI (Social Security Death Index) at www.ancestry.com, you can apply for a copy of the original application which is full of information. At this point, I suggest going to The Genealogy Homepage at www.genhomepage.com, scroll to the North American Genealogy Resources and from there you can go to each state and county of that state. I've found in my research that I've had better luck getting the above-mentioned certificates at the local level rather than the state (Dept. of Vital Statistics). At The Genealogy Homepage, some states, not all have a form you can print out to order the certificates, which certainly saves time since some states require more info than others, plus it tells you the price they charge and how long to expect it to take to receive it.
I do stress to them that no one will promise them that this is a fast and easy hobby, it takes alot of hard work, time and patience. In the world of computers, you won't find an instant family tree on the Internet. You'll also find that the information is only as good as the informant that posted it, so everything has to be verified. What you WILL find is wonderful people willing to help share their knowledge and information and offer support when you've hit a "brickwall" and become discouraged.
Usually by now, they're anxious to get started and toddle off to check out what I've sent them...so I wish them well, invite them to come back, and tell them to email me if they need anything else...which 9 times out of 10...they do at least 2 of the above:)
Well...that's my story...and I'm stickin' to it :)
See you soon,
The United States began issuing passports in 1795. For a passport, Foreign born applicants were required to provide documented proof of naturalization. For children, the name of the father, his date and place of birth, and naturalization were listed. Passports were issued for 3 years. Since WWI photos were attached. Then physical descriptions were included, height, hair & eye color.
Passport applications can resolve the problem of locating your ancestral home! Passport application indexes 1795-1925 are available on film at your local Family History Library (Mormon Church of the Latter-day Saints). When writing for the certificate, note for those born after 1900, a copy of the death certificate is necessary. You will have to give full name, date of birth, and date of citizenship.
Information for US Passports obtained between 1906-1925 are in the custody of the Civil Reference Branch, Textual Reference Division, National Archives and Records Administration, Suitland, MD 20409 The FHC has microfilms for passport applications from 1795-1920 and indexes for years 1830-1831, 1850-1852, and 1860-1925.
Information for US Passports issued from 1925 are in the custody of the Passport Office, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. You must provide death certificate or letter from applicant.
More information on Passports, Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists found at National Archives and Records Administration
Remember when you are using the books in the library. Especially genealogy, where others have bound groups of genealogy together. Check the index. This will show how well the book is indexed and how much information is retrievable from a certain bound volume. I am now indexing a book that had 1,000 names in the index. I am reindexing it and have over 1800 names and there are 20 pages left to do. So this volume will have over 2000 entries instead of 1,000. My next book is over 2 inches thick and it has never been indexed. This book was bound in 1935. It is about Putnam and Westchester counties in New York State. A lot more information will be made available when I have the index typed into it.
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