Presented by the Berkshire Family History Association
Free “Informational Talk and Tour” program on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:00, in the auditorium of the library. The program is open to the public, so bring a friend or two who might be considering researching their family history. It is an opportunity to learn about the Berkshire Family History Association and the benefits of membership. Our guest speaker will be Peter White speaking on “Berkshire County Historical Research and Where it Leads.” A tour of the library’s Local History and Genealogy department will follow. (Even regular patrons of the library can learn something new!) Light refreshments will be served and no registration is required.
Check out the upcoming events at the New England Historical Genealogical Society in Boston. Click HERE for the event listing.
The Berkshire Family History Association will present a special “Informational Talk and Tour” program on Saturday, October 13, from 1:00 – 3:00, in the auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum. It is an opportunity to learn about BFHA and the many benefits of membership. A tour of the library’s Local History and Genealogy department will be given. Please join us and bring a friend or two! It is a free event, open to all, refreshments will be served and no registration is required. If you have questions, call Jan at 413-743-2732 and leave a message.
To view the NEHGS September 2018 Calendar of events, please click HERE.
Check out the June calendar of events at American Ancestors. Click HERE!
Historic Polish Directories and Other Sources Searchable at GenealogyIndexer.org
by Logan Kleinwaks
March 25, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Genealogy Indexer.org is a free website for searching over one million pages of historic European directories, secondary school reports, military documents, and more. This talk will provide an overview of the 1500-plus sources for Poland and how to search them. Containing many millions of personal names — often with towns, street addresses, and occupations, and sometimes with vital dates or patronymics — most of this data is not searchable elsewhere.
Logan Kleinwaks is the founder and director of Genealogy Indexer.org, which was one of Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best Websites for 2015 and 2016. He is the coordinator of JewishGen.org’s Danzig/Gdańsk SIG, served on the Board of GesherGalicia.org, and enjoys creating online genealogy research tools. He has a research background in physics.
A reception will follow the lecture.