Author Archives: debbiemieszala

Introducing Historic Native American Law Sources

The personal names, numerous in this new collection, are not mine to share. Along with the treaties, charters, laws, and hearings this page brings, there are private acts and claims. Both can include names and sometimes relationship evidence. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Publications on Women, Labor, and Related Laws

My 19-year-old mother was tricky to find in Brooklyn in the 1950 census. I expected that. The family moved frequently. Her grandparents were deceased and their touchstone of a home was no longer in the family. It was around when … Continue reading

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Advancing Your Education: Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Registration Opens on 16 February 2022

Registration for the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh’s 18 courses opens on Wednesday, 16 February 2022. The 2022 institute is virtual. New this year is the option to pay by credit card.

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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar on Tuesday, 15 February 2022

“It Goes With the Territory! Find Your Ancestors in Pre-statehood Records,” by Alice Hoyt Veen, CG®, is this month’s Board for Certification of Genealogists’ webinar at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The webinar is at 7 PM CST.

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Advancing Accessibility

Genealogists are the giving type. They volunteer for societies, libraries, and archives. Most answer questions and help newcomers. Those with a handful of free minutes and a desire to help might enjoy volunteering to improve records access.

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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar on 18 January 2022

Beth A. Stahr, CG®, will present “Using Historical Fiction and Social History to Support Your Narrative” at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The program airs on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, at 7 PM CST. The program is a Board for Certification … Continue reading

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Advancing Your Reach: Finding Free Digitized Newspapers

I trust you are (perhaps gingerly) settling into 2022, with high hopes, fresh goals, and a plan to advance your personal research. Newspapers contain valuable information for genealogists. Good subscription newspaper databases exist, but you are missing sources if you … Continue reading

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