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A Brief History of Roads in Virginia 1607-1840

“County court records relating to roads and transportation are collectively know as “road orders.” The Virginia Transportation Research Council’s published volumes of road orders and related materials contain not only information on early roads, but also the names of inhabitants who lived and worked along the roadways, plantations, farms, landmarks, landforms, and bodies of water. […]

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Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit to the Homeland of Your Ancestors – Second Edition

For many, the possibility of a genealogical research trip to the home country of their ancestors is a lifelong dream. You can come up with many excuses not to go, but most can really be summarized as fear. With the new second, revised and updated, edition of Researching in Germany: A Handbook for Your Visit […]

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Searching on Location: Planning a Research Trip

Even though many people use their vacation time for research trips, such trips are rarely a vacation. Getting the most out of a research trip, making the best use of time, visiting the most family member or research locations, and even making the most of limited finances all take careful planning. To help genealogists plan […]

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A Brief History of Roads in Virginia 1607-1840

“County court records relating to roads and transportation are collectively know as “road orders.” The Virginia Transportation Research Council’s published volumes of road orders and related materials contain not only information on early roads, but also the names of inhabitants who lived and worked along the roadways, plantations, farms, landmarks, landforms, and bodies of water. […]

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Guess the Relative – a New British TV Show

Earlier today I got a phone call from a lady with a British accent so thick I couldn’t understand but maybe one out of 10 words she was saying. Those who know me know that I’m very deaf, and don’t do well on the phone anyway, but this call was about the as bad as […]

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Family Tree Tours Announces New Website & Upcoming Genealogy Tours

The following news release was received from Kathy Wurth of Family Tree Tours: For those who wish to journey to their ancestral hometowns and experience the lives their ancestors led before emigrating, Family Tree Tours announces a new website featuring research resources and German heritage trips. WASHINGTON, MO—FEBRUARY, 2011—Family Tree Tours, a leading German genealogy […]

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Save Money On Your Stay at the NGS Conference in Raleigh

Dick Eastman just posted an excellent blog that deals with cutting your costs while attending the upcoming National Genealogical Society Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina (May 13-16, 2009). He’s checked out 10 local hotels – and lists their locations, rates, addresses, phone numbers, websites, Internet access, and other stuff. Check out his blog.

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