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Extreme Genes’ Scott Fisher Helps Find Family of Woman Whose Remains Were Found in Utah

The following was teaser is from an article posted at the April 5, 2015 website. A well-known Utah radio personality and genealogist used his sleuthing skills to help local cops track down the family of a woman whose remains were found in February, nearly 32 years after she vanished. Scott Fisher’s exhaustive search to […]

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Joan Griffis’ Illinois Ancestors Column is 18 Years Old

Newspaper genealogy columns have been around for years, but most haven’t had the longevity of Joan Griffis’ Illinois Ancestors column. She’s been writing the column for the News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois. She says “Time flies when you’re having fun.” You can now read her column online. Its always excellent. Check it out.

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The Hobby of Genealogy is Bigger Than Ever…

The following teaser is from an article posted in the October 13, 2014 edition of Who would have ever thought that genealogy would become a topic worthy of media giants like “Time” magazine and ABC News? But it has. In a recent report, ABC News proclaimed that genealogy is the second most popular hobby […]

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Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Advice on How to Research Family History, Part 2

My friend, Elizabeth Shown Mills, one of America’s best genealogists and an historical writer, is answering readers’ questions about how to research family history in a new column in the New York Times. We posted a blog about her first column last week. Check out Part two. Honestly, advice columns don’t get any better than […]

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Canadian Genealogist Needed for Research Project at Carleton University

Carleton University is conducting a survey and needs the input from Canadian Genealogists. The following article from the Morning Post Exchange details the project: Carleton Researchers Conducting Canadian Genealogy Survey Ottawa – Calling all genealogy buffs: Carleton University researchers want you! A team of Carleton researchers is seeking family historians to complete an online survey […]

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Photograph Album Finds A Home Thanks to Genealogist

The following excerpt is from an article in the Detroit Free Press. Stanley Young III got a visit from his ancestors earlier this month. Bundled in a parcel that arrived on his doorstep was an old photo album that depicted his great-grandmother and great-granduncle, along with various other relatives, in all their finery. The family […]

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Jeff Bockman’s Quest for Ancestry

There was a good article by Susan Dibble printed in the February 24, 2011 edition of the Daily Herald about my friend, Jeff Bockman. It was quite a write-up. Following is just a teaser. Genealogy author and speaker Jeff Bockman doesn’t expect everyone to spend years researching their family history as he has done. But […]

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Who is Benjamin Kyle?

There is an excellent article is the October 2, 2009 edition of the Orange County Register about Colleen Fitzpatrick and one of her projects. Following is a teaser: Finding people is her thing. Until now. The mysterious case of Benjaman Kyle has the one-time nuclear physist stymied. “I’m an avid genealogist,” says Fitzpatrick, 54, of […]

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Blaine Whipple – Genealogist

I first met Blaine Whipple about 20 years ago. He wrote an article or two (maybe more) for Heritage Quest Magazine, which I accepted, then came to one (or more) of my many “Road Shows” that I did around the county. I was impressed with the guy’s knowledge of all things genealogical. There’s a good […]

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Dollarhide in the V.A. Hospital For Minor Surgery

UPDATE: Bill is out of the hospital and back home. The last I saw of him this afternoon, he had a big grin on his face, and told be he was feeling fine. He’s also relieved that things went well. He now has a bump on his left collarbone where the defibrillator is located. My […]

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