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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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The Face of Richard III

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the May 17, 2013 edition of TheAtlantic.com: …If you are the Richard III Society, your answer would be (e). After the discovery of the remains of Richard III in February, a professor at the Society, Caroline Wilkinson, put the new evidence about the king’s body — […]

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Baptismal Registry With Clues to the Ancestry of Samuel de Champlain to be Displayed

The following teaser is from an article posted in the May 17, 2013 edition of Canada.com: A time-yellowed, 439-year-old baptismal registry from 16th century France, recently found to contain long-sought clues about the birth and family history of the famed New World explorer Samuel de Champlain, has arrived in Canada to help mark a major […]

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A History of The First Parish Church of Scituate, Massachusetts

The following teaser is from an article posted at the May 18, 2013 edition of Boston.com. Richard Stower, former minister of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate, has published “A History of The First Parish Church of Scituate, Massachusetts: Its Life and Times.” The book follows the congregation that was gathered in 1634 […]

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Ancestry.com LLC to Release Financials for First Quarter 2013

PROVO, Utah, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC will release financial results for its first quarter 2013 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at approximately 2:00 p.m. MT (4:00 p.m. ET). Following the release the Company will host a conference call at 3:00 p.m. MT (5:00 p.m. ET). A live webcast of the conference […]

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