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The U.S. Census Bureau Created an Official Instagram Account

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: Today the U.S. Census Bureau created an official Instagram account. The account will provide an outlet for the public to view the story behind the numbers, starting with the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., area. […]

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British Newspaper Archive Goes Live at Genes Reunited

The following News Release was receivd from Natasha White, Marketing & PR Executive for Genes Reunited: BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE GOES LIVE ON GENES REUNITED . Previously hard-to-reach material now available . Over 4 million fully-searchable pages of historical newspapers . Archives feature over 65 million stories . 8,000 pages added everyday The British Newspaper Archive […]

Leave a Comment; A New, Free Website for Saving Those Precious Memories is about nostalgia. So many of us who lose loved ones only to realize you might not have known them as well as you thought. Have you said, “I didn’t ask those life questions when I should have, when I had the chance.” Site founder Helen Spencer experienced these feelings and made similar statements. […]

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Digital Storytelling gets a Boost from

I have long felt too many family historians overlook a precious piece of their family’s history, the living. When asked about why they got involved in family history, I have found most people respond, “because of the stories.” The problem is, we tend to get set in our ways and make excuses for never getting […]

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The following News Release is from Geni, the collaborative family history community and home of the “World Family Tree,” today announced continued strong growth including the promotion and addition of key team members across the organization. With a growing user base and more than 100 million family profiles added by the Geni community, 55 […]

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Enter the Legacy Family Tree Facebook Contest

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Win a Netbook or a Special Legacy Family Tree Software/Webinar Bundle May 2, 2011 – Surprise, AZ. Legacy Family Tree from Millennia Corporation announces a contest at its new Facebook page where contestants could win one of five special Legacy Family Tree software/webinar bundles and even […]

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“Family Village” to Officially Launch on Facebook Next Tuesday

Imagine working and living in the same cabin with your great-great-great-great grandparents. With “Family Village,” a new Facebook game launching next week, that’s exactly what amateur genealogists will be able to do. The new computer game, produced by Draper developer Funium, allows players to import their ancestors into a “Sims”-styled virtual world where they can […]

Leave a Comment’s Family Tree Surpasses 50 Million People

The following excerpt is from an article printed in the January 4, 2011 edition of Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2011, a world leader in collaborative genealogy, today announced the addition of the 50 millionth person to its World Family Tree, also known as “The Big Tree” within the genealogy community. Among […]

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Thomas MacEntee Joins the 2010 Salt Lake Christmas Tour

Featured Speaker to Offer Technology Education for Genealogists October 13, 2010 – Bountiful, Utah: The 2010 Salt Lake Christmas Tour – an annual genealogy event in its 26th year and celebrating its 25th anniversary – is pleased to announce that noted genealogist and technology educator Thomas MacEntee will be joining in the holiday fun as […]

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Geni Allows All Users Access to Revisions

Revisions are a new way to track changes to your tree and discover new collaborators. Revisions are built on an entirely new technology that will enable some great features in the future, including the ability to undo changes to your tree and compare different versions of profiles. Today you can view a list of revisions […]

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2010 FamilySearch Software Award Recipients Announced

The following news release is from Paul Nauta, FamilySearch. SALT LAKE CITY—Recipients of the 2010 FamilySearch Software Awards were announced at the FamilySearch Developers Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 14 recipients were recognized for their outstanding and innovative work in advancing products and technologies that integrate with FamilySearch’s emerging suite of products and […]

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The following news release was received from my friends at announces full integration with This integration further deepens the features and capabilities between the two sites and offers members was established as an online community where members can preserve their family history, scrapbook their memories, and securely share rich life content […]

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British National Archives Backs Sale of Friends Reunited to Brightsolid – to Give Ancestry Some Competition

It seems that the staid British National Archives is coming forward in support of the sale of Friends Reunited to Brightsolid. The sale has been somewhat in doubt, as the “Competition Commission” has expressed reluctance to allowing the sale to go through. It’s looks like the principle reason for the support is that the Archives […]

Leave a Comment & Firebird Media Limited Announce Strategic Alliance

The following news release was received from my friend, Kia Rahmani, at arcalife: (PRWEB) December 17, 2009 — arcalife and Firebird Media Limited have signed a deal bringing the two companies closer together in the personal and historical archiving space. arcalife provides personal archiving solutions to its members, giving them the opportunity to store and […]

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The following announcement was received from Claire LaBeaux, Public Relations Director, Heads-up on on a CyberMonday deal for genealogy lovers! A subscription for is a perfect gift for someone who would love to explore other family trees and make new connections. A full-year subscription is normally $79.95. But now through CyberMonday (November 30), […]

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