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“Roots: Our Journeys Home” Debuts Sunday, October 12 on CNN With 2 hour Primetime Showing

Finding celebrity roots has become a big deal on television. Now CNN show hosts have gotten into the act with a “Roots, Our Journeys Home” series which begins Sunday, October 12 at 9 pm Eastern. Following is the schedule. Click on the link for more detail. “ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, […]

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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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Preserving a Revolutionary War Battlefield

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 12, 2014 edition of 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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Bethel Presbyterian Church of Clover, York Co., SC Celebrating 250 Years

The following excerpts are from an article posted in the January 8, 2013 edition of the Enquirer Herald. CLOVER [York County, South Carolina] A dozen years before the United States was founded, three men gathered at a spring near Clover and decided to start one of the first churches organized in the colony of South […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 145 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage […]

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Grave of Revolutionary War Vet Found in Ringwood New Jersey, Solving Family Puzzle

From the October 29, 2013, – News Seven years ago, Russell Dutcher III embarked on a quest to find a family ancestor, a veteran of the American Revolution whose life story was nearly lost to the ages He pored over centuries-old census records and tax lists and scoured ancestry websites and cemeteries, driven by […]

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Revolutionary War Pensions: Awarded By State Governments 1775-1874, The General And Federal Governments Prior To 1814, And By Private Acts Of Congress To 1905

Massive. How else do you describe a book with over 1,000 pages of Revolutionary War Pensions: Awarded By State Governments 1775-1874, The General And Federal Governments Prior To 1814, And By Private Acts Of Congress To 1905? Well, you could call it a brilliant reconstruction of lost records. On the 8th of November 1800 a […]

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The Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois

The following press release was received from Thomas MacEntee: August 12, 2013 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces the publication of an expanded and revised version of Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois. In its first venture in the world of self-publishing and “print on demand,” ISGS has published Soldiers […]

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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch, dated Februry 15, 2013: Included in this week’s records update are 18 new collections; seven from Napoli, Italy, seven from the United States, four from Germany, and one from Netherlands. Among these collections are the United States Draper Manuscript Collection from 1740-1960 (more information can be found here), the Germany, […]

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The Dark Side of Genealogy

The following article was written by my friend, Thomas Fiske Who knew there was a dark side to genealogy? I certainly did not know until today. It was news to me before I figured it out. While looking at an Internet epistle from Family Roots, I saw two books that looked mighty interesting. As a […]

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Illinois Family Donating Revolutionary War Artifacts to Fort Ticonderoga in New York

The following teaser is from an AP article published in the July 6, 2012 edition of TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) – An Illinois family is donating their ancestor’s Revolutionary War artifacts to Fort Ticonderoga. Officials at Fort Ticonderoga say the engraved powder horn, musket and walking stick Amos Chaffee carried during the American Revolution will […]

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Search 65 Million Records from the Original 13 Colonies FREE at Through July 8

The following was received from – offering databases that include Revolutionary War records FREE through July 8. Did your family fight for your freedom or work to establish our great nation? FREE through July 8th, make your connection to early American ancestors in nearly 65 million carefully selected historical records from the 13 original […]

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Research Guide to Loyalist Ancestors

Over the years, it has been heard many times on the news were an actor or other personality in the public limelight states that if such and such legislation passes, or if so and so is elected to office that this person would move to Canada or some other country. I am not recall any […]

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Historic WPA-Created Hamilton County, Ohio, Veteran Burial Map Books Posted Online

The following teasor is from an article posted in the April 23, 2012 edition of Newly restored digital copies of 73-year-old maps detailing where U.S military veterans are buried throughout Hamilton County will be unveiled Wednesday. The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office recently received map books dating to 1939 that were thought to have been […]

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New York in the Revolution as Colony and State

In 1894, James A. Roberts became the comptroller for the State of New York. During his first term he took action to systematically order, “for the purpose of easy reference,” the old records of the comptroller’s department. Records and papers relating to the service of New Yorkers in the Revolutionary War were discovered during this […]

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