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MyHeritage Adds Cool New Collaboration Technology to its Search Engine – I Love This!

It looks like MyHeritage has done it again. This time they’ve used their search engine technology to help connect people who may be searching the same names. Using the new Search Connect™, I went looking for anyone searching on the name Meitzler. I checked that I wanted “exact spelling” to clear out the hundreds of […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Posted For October 26, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Take a virtual trip around the world by diving into FamilySearch’s 2044 free online historic record collections. Some of this week’s additions include Brazil São Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980, Czech Republic Land Records 1450-1889, Montana County Births and Deaths 1840-2004, and Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1840-1896. COLLECTION […]

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The 25 Most Common Passwords on the Internet. Would you believe 123456?

A few days ago, SplashData posted it’s annual list of the most commonly used passwords. In looking through the list, it’s really quite amazing what folks will do. Would you really use the word, “password,” as your password? Following is the release from prweb: Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2015: SplashData has announced its […]

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Yahoo’s Search to Replace the Google Search as Default on the Firefox Web Browser

According to an item posted by Reuters News Service, Yahoo Inc stated Wednesday that their search engine will be the default search engine on the Firefox web browser on desktop PCs as well mobile devices in the USA. They will replace Google’s search as default on the browser. The deal starts in December and will […]

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Fold3 Makes Their WWII Records Available for FREE Thru Memorial Day

Fold3 is offering its World War II military records totally free through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Some of the records you can view are: Army Enlistment Records Casualty Lists Department of Veterans Affairs – BIRLS Death File Draft Registration Cards Missing Air Crew Reports Navy Muster Rolls Photos

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Search for Images Online by Usage Rights

As a blogger, I’m always looking for images that I can use to illustrate what I’m writing about. As a genealogist, I’m often looking for images to illustrate a family story. Typically I’ve just used the Google Image search, and once I find an image, I drill down in an attempt to find out if […]

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Digital Family History Preservation from Gen-Ark

The following story was uncovered at Preserving Your Family History Gets Easier, More Reliable with New Service from Gen-Ark™ Cloud-based, Full-Service Gen-Ark Protects and Maintains the Sentimental Content of Digital Estates and Family Archives SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Every day, millions of pieces of family history are lost to a natural disaster or […]

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Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine for Promotion

The following is from a press release obtained from Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion The Heirloom Registry™ – a new service that helps its users save and share the stories behind their family heirlooms – has partnered with Family Tree Magazine and author Denise May Levenick […]

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The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy

Whatever one may feel about the Internet as a whole, there is no questioning that it has change the nature of genealogical research forever. That change will last, at least until the next technological innovation. Research and data used to only be accomplished through letter writing, library visits, and research trips. Now, information can be […]

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A Warning For Every Computer-Using Genealogist

I thought this article was worth sharing with every one of you. Since most genealogists today are avid computer users, especially using the Internet for research, this article may be as important as any other we feature here. The article describes in fairly plain language a viral infection affecting hundreds of thousands of computers. Only […]

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