Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Genealogy Roadshow"

“Genealogy Roadshow,” a new fall offering on PBS, premiers Monday, September 23rd at 9 p.m.  It combines history and science to uncover an individual’s past.  

This new series will consist of stories of persons from four American cities (Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, Detroit, MI and San Francisco, CA) “...who want to explore unverified genealogical claims, passed down through family history, that may (or may not) connect them to an event or a historical figure.”  

The series concludes Monday, October 14.

To learn more about this series, read the PBS press release at the following URL: 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Free Online Immigration Records is making available through September 2nd free access to its Immigration and Travel Records

Viewing some search results may require registration for a “free account.” 

The following URL will access this collection:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Online “Irish History Family Day"

For one day only, January 24, 2013, access for free millions of Irish birth, marriage and death records at

To learn more about the records offering:

To access the Findmypast website:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Making Sense of the American Civil War, 1861-1865

Chapin Memorial Library will be the site for a lecture series about the American Civil War. The first of five sessions will be held on January 16, 2013 with the final session to be held February 13, 2013. Lecture times are 10:30 a.m. to noon preceded by a coffee and fellowship period.

For complete information about this free lecture series, including topics, speakers and registration, use the following link: