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Family History Research Has Grown in the USA by 14 Times in the Past Decade

The following News Release is from Marketwired and Ancestry.com: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – November 19, 2014) – Over the past decade, online family history research has grown in the United States by 14 times, with two-thirds (63%) of respondents in a recent study reporting that family history has become more important than ever. They also say […]

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A Century of Population Growth: From the First Census of the U.S. to the Twelfth 1790-1900

By an Act of Congress in 1907 and “In order to permanently to preserve the valuable but vanishing census records which still remain, relating to the first year of constitutional government, and in response to urgent requests from many patriotic societies…Congress authorized…the publication, by the Director of the Census, of the names of heads of […]

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American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790

American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790 represents an exhaustive research project to extract population data for the area encompassed by the  United State as represented in 1790. Data was gathered from previous research studies, government studies, and independent research. The population lists, which are of paramount importance to the genealogist, include poll lists, […]

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Famous Relative? A New Book Will Examine How People Are Related in the Modern World

A friend of Leland’s, Megan Smolenyak, has an interesting new book coming out in February. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune gives us an early peek at this fun new book. We’re all (likely) related to stars A genealogist explains why we’re all likely to have celebrity relatives, albeit distantly By Katherine Skiba, Chicago […]

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Confusing Family Connections Simplified

“He’s my semi half brother. He shares three of the same mothers as me.” [Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie] Have you ever felt like identifying your family connections was as confusing as this quote? Was that my second cousin, or first cousin once removed? What is the great-grandchild of my third great-grandmother on my […]

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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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Genealogical Charts for Research or Fun

Sometimes you need to inject a little fun into your research. Filling in a giant wall chart is one way you can have some fun and learn a little as well. The Genealogist’s Historiograph set is one such educational and relaxing activity. The package provides a two-part set, with each chart sizing in at 22” […]

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Examining U.S. Population Growth 1790–1900

By an Act of Congress in 1907 and “In order to permanently to preserve the valuable but vanishing census records which still remain, relating to the first year of constitutional government, and in response to urgent requests from many patriotic societies…Congress authorized…the publication, by the Director of the Census, of the names of heads of […]

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Take the Casefile Clues Survey

My friend, Michael John Neill, genealogist and operator of casefileclues.com, is taking a survey of genealogists. He invited me to have a go at it, and I found his questions to be insightful, and even a bit thought-provoking. I’m not a survey kind of guy, but will say that I enjoyed taking this one. I […]

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Dick Eastman Reports on the Response to “Please Tell Us About Your Experiences”

On September 15, Dick Eastman wrote an article entitled, Survey: Please Tell Us About Your Experiences. He asked the readers of his newsletter to answer an online questionnaire about their genealogy interests, genealogy software, their computers and their Internet connections. Dick posted a compilation of the responses today. Amazingly enough, 2,113 newsletter readers answered the […]

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