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Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors – Webinar on CD-ROM

Legacy Family Tree offers some of their popular webinars on CD. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use of the latest technologies both for research and for the maintenance of critical family data. Here are some of the webinars on CD we […]

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The Ohio Historical Society to Change Its Name

According to an AP article in the April 21, 2014 edition of ksl.com, The Ohio Historical Society will become the Ohio History Connection. It seems that many Ohioans saw the society as “inaccessible and antiquated,” Read the article to learn the details.

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New North Dakota Heritage Center to Open Two Galleries April 28, 2014

I’ve blogged previously about the planned North Dakota Hertiage Center. The following excerpt is from an article posted in the Bismarck Tribune. North Dakotans will be able to get a look at two new galleries at North Dakota Heritage Center starting April 28. The expansion project is winding down and remains on target for completion […]

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A History of Shenandoah County Virginia – on sale for 50% off thru Thursday, April 24

A while back, Family Roots Publishing acquired a quantity of the beautiful book, A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia. The book 894 page hard-cover is technically out-of-print, and FRPC has just a few left. FRPC is again offering this volume as this week’s Exceptional Bargain at just $37.50 (plus $5.50 p&h). That’s 50% off of […]

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Gainesville, Florida Cemetery an Historical Landmark

The following excerpt is from an article by Lawrence Chan, published in the April 18, 2014 edition of wuft.org: It started with a baby and a cedar tree. In 1856, James Tilatha Thomas, a cotton farmer and landowner, buried his 10-day-old daughter beneath a cedar tree. Eight months later, his wife Elizabeth Jane Hall Thomas […]

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The Ethnic Mapping of America

I’ve posted blogs dealing with America’s ethnic map before. However, it’s worth doing again. The following excerpt is from an article in the April 18, 2014 edition of the online Washington Post: The history of European colonization of the Americas is still evident today in most of the United States. This very cool map shows […]

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The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania – On Sale for 60% Off Through April 22, 2014

A while back, I bought the remaining copies of a Pennsylvania families book entitled The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776 AND Those Earlier Councillors Who Where Some Time Chief Magistrates of the Province, and Their Descendants. The book is now out-of-print, but I still have copies in the Family […]

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Huge Migrant Farm Workers Archive Posted on the UC San Diego Library Website

I spent some time on the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project website today, and found it absolutely fascinating. You may wonder why I’m posting a blog about the Farmworker Movement on a genealogy-related website. Well, because it was a very people-oriented movement – a movement that touched nearly all Americans, as well as many Mexicans, in […]

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Morrisville, North Carolina Town Documents Posted Online

Morrisville, North Carolina has posted thousands of documents dealing with the town history. Click on the link to check them out. By Clicking on “Minutes,” you can pick the year you are interested in, and so forth… The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 16, 2014 edition of CaryNews.com: MORRISVILLE [North […]

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National Park Service Adds Arlington National Cemetery to National Register of Historic Places

The following announcement is from the National Park Service: Washington: April 15, 2014 – The National Park Service today announced that Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy […]

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Preserving a Revolutionary War Battlefield

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 12, 2014 edition of chonicle.augusta.com: SYLVANIA, Ga. — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia’s least explored Revolutionary War sites. This battlefield has all the components […]

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Anaheim, California’s Holy Cross Cemetery

Cemteries and those buried in them are often forgotten… Here’s a teaser from an article about one of those forgotten places… You know a cemetery is lonely when the man in charge of it doesn’t have a clue about its history. And that’s exactly the case with Holy Cross Cemetery in Anaheim, one of the […]

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Alaska Will be Keeping Some of Its Federal Records After All

A few days ago, I blogged about the closing of several National Archives branches. One of those included the branch in Anchorage, Alaska. Now it looks like some of the records will be staying in Alaska. The following teaser is from an article by James Brooks, posted in the April 4 edition of juneauempire.com: Alaska’s […]

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Gainesville, Georgia African-American Cemetery Found

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 8, 2014 edition of gainesvilletimes.com: A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads “New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.” The final word has already faded though the sign was erected only a few months prior. The sign was placed there […]

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The Online North Carolina Gazetteer

NCpedia is an online encyclopedia. Its purpose is to highlight North Carolina’s unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform. As of March 1, 2014, NCpedia included 5,345 entries and 6,046 images! The following is a press release written by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources […]

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