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Evidence Explained – Citing History Sources From Artifacts To Cyberspace – Second Edition

When I first picked up Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, I read the Foreword and Acknowledgemen,t then skimmed a few pages. I immediately shut the book and said something to the effect of, “this is too academic.” Then I thought about it. My friend and the author, Elizabeth Shown Mills, is […]

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Haasl Genealogy Donated to Kewaunee, Wisconsin Public Library

The following teaser is from an article published in the July 24, 2014 edition of the Kewaunee County Star-News, and posted online at greenbaypressgazette.com: Sr. Cecilia Fandel, descendant of the Benish-Haasls from Wood and Rusk counties, has donated Haasl and Benish genealogy books to the Kewaunee Library history and genealogy section. Books were distributed to […]

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Ancestry.com to Release 2nd Quarter Results Followed by Conferece Call and Live Webcast

Ancestry.com posted the following release on July 9th: Ancestry.com LLC to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results PROVO, Utah, July 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its second quarter 2014 on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after the market closes. Following the release, […]

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Virginians Now Have an Easier Way to Access Their Vital Records

The following press release came from the office of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe: Governor McAuliffe Announces Successful Launch of DMV/VDH Vital Records Partnership People Born in Virginia Will Now Have More Access to Birth Certificates Than Ever Before Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, (804) 225-4262 | Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles: Sunni Brown, […]

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Family Tree Pocket Reference

Ever been working on your genealogy and needed a quick reminder on a date, a definition, or what questions were a given year’s census? Well, to quickly answer those little nagging questions, and to keep the work going, Family Tree has created an easy to use, and carry, companion for all genealogists. The Family Tree […]

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Salt Lake Christmas Tour…………….. Week’s Peek

Our class schedule for the Tour week this coming December is shaping up nicely. Here is the first part of the week: Monday, Dec 9 8:00 – Welcome & Introductions 8:30 – Joy Price: Understanding & Using the Subscription Databases Offered in the FHL 9:30 – Kevan Hansen: 10:30 – Thomas MacEntee:  Mind Mapping Your […]

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Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names: Onomastics and Genealogy

Let me start with a simplified, and probably more than you will ever need, introduction to Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names: Onomastics and Genealogy. In short, surnames of 17th and 18th century colonists have changed over 400 years. This dictionary provides a brief, yet thorough, explanation of these linguistic changes along with a substantial list […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research

A couple of days ago I mentioned the New England Historic Genealogical Society had recently released a number of additional laminated guides, part of The Portable Genealogists Series. Here is the second review of the three, on The Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research. Like all the Portable guides so far, this one is […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & Switzerland

The following is from FamilySearch Sept 17, 2013: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images from Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. Notable collection updates include the 1,459,211 indexed records and images from the England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910, collection, the 534,245 indexed […]

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The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) Extends a Call for Speakers for 2014 Annual Conference

The following was received from Douglas Dunks, with the Florida State Genealogical Society: FSGS 37th Annual Conference Organizers Seek Lecture Proposals Maitland, Florida 19 August 2013 – The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) is accepting lecture proposals for the 2014 Annual Conference. The three-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference […]

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50% OFF – From the Family Kitchen

For this week only, Family Roots Publishing is offering a fantastic deal on From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes. Order now and get 50% OFF. This great deal brings the normal price of $27.99 down to just $14.00. Now learn how to collect and use those old family recipes. […]

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NGS Announces 2014 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014

National Genealogical Society Announces 2014 Family History Conference Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014 Virginia: The First Frontier ARLINGTON, VA, 29 MAY 2013: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the 2014 Family History Conference will be held 7–10 May 2014 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Marriott Hotel located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. […]

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MyHeritage Offering Free Access to Military Records Through May 28

The following ws received from Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage.com: In honor of Memorial Day next week, MyHeritage is granting free access to millions of military records from their most popular collections. The records can be accessed from here. The free offer ends on May 28. The collections will help you journey back in time to […]

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Ancestry.com and TLC Team Up For New Season of “Who Do You Think You Are?”

So – it’s now longer a rumor… The following was received from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com: World’s Largest Online Family History Resource Sponsors TV Series with Personal Look Inside the Ancestry of Beloved Celebrities PROVO, Utah, May 21, 2013– Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, announces it has teamed up with TLC, Shed […]

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Old County Jail (Now an Archives) in Russellville, KY to Get Badly Needed Restoration

The following teaser is from an article posted in the May 15, 2013 edition of NewsDemocratLeader.com: Logan County, Kentucky: In March, Logan’s magistrates discussed renovating portions of the old county jail on Fourth Street in Russellville. The Archives and Genealogical Society now calls the historic structure home. Problems have been surfacing with rain getting into […]

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