September 16, 2009

"Digging for your Ancestors using Google"

Heritage Quest Research Library presents a one-day genealogy seminar at Autumn Quest 2009. "Digging for your Ancestors using Google", Saturday, October 10, 2009, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm at the Tacoma Elks Club: 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405. Daniel M. Lynch, author of Google Your Family Tree: Unlock the Hidden Power of Googlewill demonstrate the tools in Google. For additional information, go the HQRL's web site at

September 13, 2009

Census of Ireland 1911

The Census of Ireland 1911 is available for free searching on The National Archives of Ireland web site. All thirty-two counties are available.
Search by Surname, Forename, County, Townland/Street, DED (District Electoral Division), Age + or - 5 years in 1911. When the results from the search are displayed, there is a link to view the Census image. The Census image is displayed in PDF, which requires the Adobe reader. The image can be saved to a computer's hard drive.

September 09, 2009

Arkansas Gravestones Photos

I received a reply on my post about Mattie Belle Peters on the Lawrence County GenForum. Peggy, the person who replied to me, told me about a Lyon family in the Minturn Cemetery in Lawrence County. I am so excited!

This is on the Arkansas Gravestones Photos web site.

Minturn Cemetery
Lawrence County, Arkansas

Mary daughter of E.E. and H.C. Lyon 1 Jan 1871-18 Dec 1889
William son of W.E. and M.B. Lyon 14 Nov 1882-30 Aug 1902

E. E. and H. C. Lyon are Edward E and H. Cordelia Lyon, my great-grandfather's (William E.) parents, my great-great grandparents. The Lyon's are from Indiana.

I found Edward, Cordelia and their children on some Indiana census records and then they disappeared. Of course, I knew my great-grandfather moved to Arkansas. What a surprise! His parents and family moved to Arkansas, too. Now, I'll have to look into some history to find a possible reason why the family moved to Arkansas.

I'm posting a link to this Arkansas Gravestones Photos website to my Genealogy Resources - United States web page, too. Volunteers take photos of the head stones and post the photos and information to the web site.

I hope this web site will be as helpful to you as it has been for me.

September 04, 2009

Genealogy Resources web page

I added a Genealogy Resources web page to my web site. On this web page is links to new web pages for United States, Canada, Northern Ireland and DNA. These are web sites that have been helpful in my research and may be helpful to you, too. I will be adding more links and categories to these web pages. Have fun!