Archives.com, a fee-based website, recently released more than 5 million birth, marriage and death records from Alabama, Arizona, California and the District of Columbia to its members.
The new collections include:
Alabama Marriage Index from 1816 to 1957.
Arizona, Birth and Christening Index from 1907 to 1917; and Arizona Marriage Index from 1888 to 1908, with the majority of records from Arizona, Cochise, Maricopa and Yavapai counties. The Arizona, Death and Burial Index includes records from 1910 to 1911 and 1933 to 1994 for Arizona, Cochise, Maricopa and Yavapai counties.
California, Birth and Christening Index covers 1812 to 1988; and the Marriage Index covers 1850 to 1945. Information varies by county and may include the names of the bride and groom, marriage date, marriage place, and names of the parents.
District of Columbia, Birth and Christening Index covers 1830 to 1955 and the Marriage Index covers 1830 to 1921 with the Death and Burial Index covering records from 1840 to 1964.
The Archives.com Collections page at www.archives.com/collections lists the latest additions.
Phil Goldfarb, Tulsa Jewish Genealogical Society president, will present “From Shtetl to the Sooner State” at the Oklahoma Genealogical Society at 6 p.m. March 3.
His presentation will include the following topics: Jewish Immigration to America … coming from the “Shtetls”; Why Jews came to Oklahoma; Early Jewish settlers in Oklahoma, Early Jewish communities in Oklahoma; Early Jewish businesses in Oklahoma; Jewish contributions to Oklahoma; and Tracing Jewish genealogy ... what to use, where to go.
For more information, visit the society's webpage at www.okgensoc.org or call the society office at 637-1907.
Dave Cathey, author of the book, “Culinary History of Pittsburg County: with an Emphasis on the History of the Area,” will be the speaker at the Pittsburg County Genealogical Society Building at 7 p.m. March 4 at 113 E Carl Albert Parkway, McAlester.
For more information about Cathey's book, go to www.newsok.com.
For more information about the Pittsburg County Genealogical Society, visit the website at www.pittsburgcogenealogical.org, call (918) 426-0388 or email email@example.com.
The Ebenezer Fletcher Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the John Bray Society of Children of the American Revolution will host a genealogy workshop for the beginner and experienced family researcher from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3901 S Sunnylane, Del City.
DAR state Registrar Linda Mann will present “Basic Genealogical Research” from 10 a.m. until noon. A free lunch will be served at noon followed by a question-and-answer session from 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information and to preregister, call Pam Tarling at 388-1846 or email PJTarling@gmail.com with “DAR workshop” in the email heading.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.