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July 6, 13, and 20, 2019 - Dover, Vermont

Genealogical Research “How To” Series Offered at Dover Free Library, Dover, Vermont.

Jerry Carbone, genealogist of Whetstone Brook Genealogy, and former library director at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, will present a series of free lectures on genealogical databases at Dover Free Library, Dover, Vermont, at 12 noon on July 6, 13, and 20.

He will speak on July 6 on Genealogy 101- Where you Confuse the Dead and Irritate the Living. In this 1-hour talk, Carbone will discuss some of the main genealogical resources he uses in his own research as well as touch on the use of DNA in genealogical research from the point of view of his own ancestor/relative DNA discoveries.

On July 13, his presentation will provide insight of getting the most from the giant database,, in FamilySearch: Navigating the World’s Largest FREE Genealogical Database. Sponsored by the Church of the Latter Day Saints, FS offers users the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. There are 4 billion names; 4,475 family research centers; and 24/7 free support. It is international in scope. The talk will cover the Family History Research Wiki, a part of the web site and is a great jumping off point for any genealogical topic, especially useful for essays on nations and what is available genealogically. Each essay has links to online records.

On July 20, Carbone will explore the valuable portal from the oldest genealogical society in the United States in his talk, "New England Historic and Genealogical Society. AmericanAncestors: Navigating the Online Portal for the New England Historic Genealogical Society." AmericanAncestors is the most-used genealogical society website in the world. It provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines. Strengths in content include English, New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia materials. Special online collections, such as, the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) is a destination for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. This database is now available through the library’s computers and Wi-fi signal. Carbone has provided a basic resource list, which may downloaded from the Dover Free Library web site at

All presentations last about an hour begin at noon, and are free and open to the public.

Carbone is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England chapter; and the National Genealogical Society. His historical and genealogical research interests over the years have been varied, including events and personalities of the Brattleboro area. His article on a Brattleboro wheelwright, Edward Edwards, "Spiritualism in Brattleboro, 1886-1889: One Man’s Contact with the Afterlife through Letters,” was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Vermont History, a journal of the Vermont Historical Society. In September 2018 he was in Rome, Italy to research his wife’s maternal line. He has just completed research and talk on an ancestor, A Coal Miner’s Daughter: The Musical Journey of Marie Montain (Mary C. Carbone, 1914-2004).

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