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Changes at the Family History Library

A few days ago, FamilySearch posted a blog about changes they are making both in layout and in service at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The blog covers the following 5 major points. Click to get more in-depth info from the post itself. Reference desks on the B1, B2, and 2nd floors […]

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Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

When talking about the origins of ancestral roots in America, New York may come first to mind for many people. However, no major city can be ignored in research. Many people can trace their family trees through one or more ports and through one or more major metropolitan areas. Chicago was home to people from […]

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Delaware County, Pennsylvania Quarantine Station’s Dead to be Memoralized

The following excerpt is from the October 21, 2014 edition of One of the nation’s first quarantine stations had been transformed into a playground for the wealthy, and the dead buried on the property were no longer welcome. Nobody wanted to play baseball on top of the departed. So, in 1900, the bodies were […]

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Detroit News Archival Materials Moving to the State Archives of Michigan

If you have Detroit-area ancestry, you’ll be interested to know that The Detroit News is moving their archival collections to the Michigan State Archives. These collections include items that Michigan researchers will want to check out. The following teaser is from the October 20, 2014 edition of As The Detroit News packs up for […]

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Juneau Archives Named for William L. Paul, Sr.

It’s been announced that the Juneau Alaska archives at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for Tlingit Native rights champion, William L. Paul, Sr. The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 19, 2014 edition of The archives facility at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: North Carolina Genealogy Research

Reported records of exploration by colonists into the Carolinas began in 1622. Carolina became an official colony in 1663 by charter of Charles II. The province was split in two, north and south, in 1710. This is just part of the “Settlement Background” information found in the new laminated guide, Genealogy at a Glance: North […]

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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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Graveyards of Chicago, Second Edition – 15% Off Now Through October 23, 2014

Considering that Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks, it seems a good time to write about cemeteries. A few days ago, I received a review copy of a new book entitled Graveyards of Chicago, The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries. The book was written by Matt Hucke and […]

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Hawaii State Archives Makes Documents More Accessible Online

For several years, the Hawaii State Archives has been diligently working to make the Archives documents more accessible to the public. The Archives was rather forced into it since many documents created today are in a digital form only, and they just weren’t set up to deal with them. Now we’re seeing both digital documents […]

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Tennessee K-12 Students Get Free Classroom Access to

According to an AP article posted on October 8 at the website, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has further collaborated with, offering all K-12 classrooms in the state free access to Hmmm… smart move on Ancestry’s part. Get ‘em hooked early-on and they just may be hooked for life… Read the […]

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The German Society of Pennsylvania Celebrates 250 Years

The following teaser is from an article written by Franziska Holzschuh, and posted in the October 14, 2014 edition of The Uleckinger family’s journey from Germany to Philadelphia ended in catastrophe. Father Jacob and three of his children died on a ship called the Charming Molly as it crossed the Atlantic in 1773, and […]

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Two Excellent FREE Webinars From the North Carolina Genealogical Society Oct 3-5 & Dec 5-7

The following is from Maryann Stockert Tuck with the NCGS Webinars. Note that NCGS members have free access to the live webinars, as well as the archived classes. Free webinars are limited to specific programs on specific dates. October 3-5, 2014 Free three-day viewing of Mark Lowe’s “North Carolina Tax Lists: People, Time, and Delinquency” […]

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The Butte-Silver Bow Montana Public Archives

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the Montana Standard website: The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, which occupies the former city fire station at 17 W. Quartz St., is where the city/county government record is kept, along with Anaconda Copper Co. papers, labor union papers, Sanborn survey maps and donated family collections. The […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, New Zealand, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, […]

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Family Roots Publishing & Meitzler Family Move Update

Last spring we (the Meitzlers) made the decision to move home to Orting, Washington. As of July, we had been gone for 20 years, as it was in July of 1994 that we left Washington State and went on the road in our 36 ft. Safari motorcoach. We didn’t come off the road until 2000, […]

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