Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12 things you can count on in 2012 recently sent out this list in an email.  Looks like lots of chances for new research opportunities!  A link to more detailed information is at the bottom.

1. Announcing the 1940 U.S. Federal Census—the 72-year wait is over
2. A fully-indexed 1911 UK Census, plus more U.S. state censuses
3. Additional U.S. birth, marriage and death records
4. New U.S. and international church records
5. Millions of new occupation-related records
6. Clearer images plus new census technology showing more details
7. Direct access to more Ancestry Hints that can lead you to new records
8. Free family tree apps for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire and NOOK
9. New ways to connect and grow your tree with help from social networking sites
10. New answers in your DNA
11. Ancestry Hints from new historical record collections
12. Tips and instruction directly from the pros at

Learn more about each of these items HERE!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Link to links!

Click here to go to the main library genealogy page with links to useful sites for local and state resources.  These links will be featured here individually in the months ahead but feel free to explore them now!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Welcome to the Genealogy Blog for the Poplar Bluff Public Library!! 

We hope to keep our genealogy friends updated on events of interest connected to the library.  It might be a program announcement, a new title added to the Genealogy Dept., or maybe something just to make you think.   

Questions and comments are always welcome.  This will evolve in time, so stick around and see what kind of (family) tree may grow!