This morning here at the Marlboro Library, we have two local history researchers using our microfilm reader and scanning old documents.
Archive for the ‘Genealogy’ Category
A look back at a post from 2011, which I still find very useful.
A Few Words on Genealogy…
If a patron comes to the Marlboro Free Library in search of ancestors from Marlborough, NY, then these are the resources the local history department likes to start with:
1. Surname Index to C.M. Woolsey’s “The History of the Town of Marlborough”
2. Surname Index to Cochrane’s “The History of the Town of Marlborough”
3. Index for Ulster Co., NY Gravestones
4. Ancestrylibrary.com, which is free at the Marlboro Free Library, with a Ulster Co. Library card
5. HeritageQuest Online
7. Military Records for Marlborough, NY
8. Microfilm records
- Put all old documents, like old newspaper articles in archival sleeve protectors
- Put family photos into photo albums
- Start documenting family histories and family trees into ledgible, accessible formats for future generations
Happy New Year from the Marlboro Library’s Local History Department!!
Top 5 Gift Ideas For Genealogists:
1. Framed Pictures of Ancestors
2. A Framed Family Tree
3. A Framed Copy Of A Newspaper Article About A Family Member
4. An Old Book or Cookbook With A Past Relative’s Name Signed Inside
5. Old Family Heirlooms, Such As A Piece Of Jewelry
Day of the Dead is celebrated in the Mexican culture on November 1st and 2nd. “This holiday is a time to remember people who have died. It “is a time for families to visit cemeteries. They wash and decorate their relatives’ gravestones. Marigold flowers are laid out to lead the spirits home. Many families stay in the cemeteries all day and night. They sing, eat, and pray to honor the lives of their loved ones.”
Doering, Amanda. Day of the Dead: a celebration of life and death.
Mankato, Minn.: Capstone Press, c2006.