Archive for September, 2010

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Spotlight on Castlegarden.org…

September 27, 2010

http://www.castlegarden.org/

“America’s First Immigration Center”

Search through records from 1820-1913!

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Genealogy Help

September 13, 2010

Free Online Genealogy Websites to try:

http://www.familysearch.org – “Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World—a service provided by the Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter-Day Saints.”

http://www.usgenweb.org – The United States Genealogy Web Project (free)

http://www.ellisisland.org – Free Port of New York Passenger Records Search

http://www.findagrave.com – Search 49 million grave records

http://ancestorsatrest.com/ – Find free death records.

Free With Your Marlboro Library Card:

Heritage Quest (access through the Ulster County Infoportal located on our website)

Historical NY Times (access through the Ulster County Infoportal located on our website)

AncestryLibrary.com (When at our Library, check out AncestryLibrary.com on our website (in-library use only) by typing into the web browser, www.ancestrylibrary.com)

Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at AncestryLibrary.com which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the following libraries: Ellenville Public Library and Museum, Kingston Library, Marlboro Free Library, Elting Memorial Library (New Paltz) and Woodstock Public Library. Bring your library card and your family research.

Helpful Genealogy Books Available for Check-Out at our Library:

“Searching for your ancestors: The How and Why of Genealogy” by Gilbert H. Doane and James B. Bell, call #929.1 D

“The Online Genealogy Handbook” by Brad and Debra Schepp, call # 929.1 S

“In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe” by Angus Baxter, call # 929.1 B

“Long-Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History From Home” by Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, call # 929.107 C

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A View of King Street in the past…

September 9, 2010

before the old King Street Library was even there.

Photo from the Badner collection of our archives.

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Spotlight on Local Farms…

September 3, 2010

September is a great month to visit a local farm market! Before venturing out, first visit the helpful website, Meetmeinmarlborough.com, to help you decide where you would like to go this fall. This website has many informative tabs to select from such as, “Pick Your Own,” Farm Markets,” “Speciality Farms,” and “Wineries.”

Show your support for local farmers!