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I just heard from an old friend of mine this morning. I got a note from Bill Lee, whose genealogy books I have reviewed during my tenure as a magazine editor. Bill and his wife, LaVonne, spent a number of years tracking down family on-site. They would go from county to county, gathering all the […]

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Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis

I couldn’t tell you why, but lately I keep coming across books worthy of serious attention but have titles that would make most think these treasure in disguise are not for them. Massachusetts and Maine Families: In the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis is just such a book. The title would have been just fine […]

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The Pocket Genealogist: Building A Genealogical Sketch

Last week I commented on the fact there has been a recent rush in the genealogy publishing market to produce two to four page laminated guides. These guides have proven very popular as they typically provide a high density of basic information on a single topic. Guides reviewed on this site cover everything from researching […]

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Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633

Every American learns about Plymouth Rock and the Plymouth Colony from their earliest childhood. After all, we all have to learn about that first Thanksgiving, even if we tend to forget the real facts at times, over a plate of selectively bred turkey with a side of American football. Despite a plethora of information about […]

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New Zealand “A Genealogy of the Jennings” Found in Attic of House on Waiheke Island

The following teaser is from an article in the 21 August 2012 edition of Voxt.co.nz: Auckland Libraries has a large and detailed piece of family history that it desperately wants to reunite with its owner. The family tree, which has been intricately documented on an A2 (large poster-sized) sheet of paper, was found in the […]

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Colorado’s Century Chest

In 1901 the citizens of Colorado Springs placed essays, photographs, a wax recording cylinder, and more into a time capsule for 100 years. The large steel-riveted box stood sealed until opened during a ceremony January 1, 2001. The contents were dedicated to the descendant of those early city inhabitants. One brief letter exemplifies the hopes […]

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Allen County Public Library — A Genealogical Treasure

Across the country there are a number of well-known genealogical libraries. Each year, thousands of genealogists will travel to these libraries to spend a precious few days conducting research. Library visits are so popular genealogical societies and organizations will often combine a conference like educational event with genealogical library visits into a single, fully-planned, week-long […]

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Genealogy Record Books Used as Evidence at Jessop Trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jurors leaned in to peer at sacred forms in the case of Merril Leroy Jessop. Jessop, 35, a member of a polygamous sect, is on trial, charged with sexual assault of a child in connection with allegations he illegally married an underage girl. Rebecca Musser, a former member of the Fundamentalist […]

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Confucius’ Family Tree Finished in 80 Books With Over 2M People Included

They say it’s the world’s biggest family tree. With over 2 million of Confucius’ descendants included at a cost of 1.46 million U.S. dollars, it had better be. Following is a teaser for a much longer article in the The Daily Mail. JINAN—China celebrated the ending of the latest revision of its ancient philosopher Confucius’ […]

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