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Genealogy Meets the Blogosphere

The following is an excerpt from a good article published in the “Mormon Times” section of the Deseret News on July 14, 2011. SALT LAKE CITY —”I’m just kind of flabbergasted that you found me,” said Margaret Cason, a genealogy blogger from Bountiful, when called for an interview. “I’m not accustomed to having anything I […]

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Mocavo.com Adds Thousands of New Sites to the World’s Largest Free Genealogy Search Engine, Including More Than 3000 Genealogy Blogs

I wrote about Mocavo.com a few weeks ago when I had a brick-wall breakthrough. Now I see that Cliff Shaw has added the genealogy blogs, as well as other genealogist-suggested sites to be searched by his genealogy search engine. Following is a News Release I received last evening. Mocavo.com™ (http://www.mocavo.com), the world’s largest free search […]

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From Baumgardner to Brown – or How to Baffle Your Descendants…

Randy Majors posted a fascinating research report a couple weeks ago detailing how he broke a brick wall caused by his ancestor having changed the family surname from Baumgardner to Brown. Mr. Majors was able to make the breakthrough by using his imagination, resourcefulness, technology, and DNA. It’s really an amazing story, and one that’s […]

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Find My Ancestor Receives a Makeover

My friend, AC Ivory, has redesigned his website. Following is his news release, sent out today. A FRESH LOOK FOR A NEW YEAR Find My Ancestor Has Received a Makeover January 2, 2011 – Taylorsville, UT. Find My Ancestor has announced the redesign and update to their site. The site has received many new pages […]

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The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories Returns

The following was written by my friend, Thomas MacEntee: Capture Your Family’s Memories of Christmas 24 Ways in 24 Days November 1, 2010 – Chicago, IL. GeneaBloggers – the genealogy community’s resource for blogging – announces the return of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories beginning December 1, 2010. What started as a bi-annual event […]

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California Family History Expos Contest at Geneabloggers

The following was received from my friend, Thomas MacEntee, at Geneabloggers. Win Two Free Admission Tickets Valued at $150 US September 21, 2010 – Chicago, IL. GeneaBloggers, the genealogy community’s resource for genealogy bloggers, is happy to announce the California Family History Expo contest running from September 21, 2010 through September 24, 2010. The prize: […]

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GeneaBlogger, Terry Thornton, Passes

Terry Thornton, of Fulton, Mississippi, died in the evening of August 9, 2010. He was known among genealogy bloggers for his popular blog and writing on the Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi. I consider his blog to be one of the very best produced for a local area. He’s been at it for years, […]

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Blogger’s Day 2010 at Ancestry.com

Nine bloggers spent the day at the Ancestry.com facilities on Friday. Most of those in attendance had visited Ancestry.com in January 2009. However, I didn’t because I was just getting back into blogging at that time, after having lost my blog for a few months. So the experience this year was all new to me. […]

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1001 Blog Entries

This post is number 1001 since I got GenealogyBlog up and running again in January. So I just thought I should celebrate a bit this evening. Here’s hoping that the last 1000 blogs were of interest and of use to my readers – and maybe even helped some of you advance your genealogy a bit. […]

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Bloggers to Speak for the California Genealogical Society

If you’re anywhere near Oakland, California next weekend, you will want to attend a program being sponsored by the California Genealogical Society. Thomas MacEntee and Craig Manson will speak on the subject of blogging. The Saturday, October 10, 2009 Program: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. How to Use a Blog – MacEntee 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. […]

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Arlene Eakle’s New Kentucky Blog

My friend, Arlene Eakle, has just started a new blog dealing with Kentucky research. Her first entry was titled “Kentucky is a Major Genealogical Research Challenge!,” and dealt with the problems that genealogists deal with when doing Kentucky research. Her second blog entry is titled “I, Too, am a Kentuckian…” This entry deals with Nancy […]

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Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Gets a Cool-Looking Facade

I read almost every post that my friend, Dick Eastman, writes – and I have for more years than either of us care to think about. Now I see that he’s got a new look (his blog, that it). I really like it. Check it out.

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Cajuns, Creoles, Pirates and Planters – Now an Online Publication

Louisiana Ancestors, the longest-running genealogy column in the United States and written by Damon Veach, has ended its affiliation with newspapers and is now an ONLINE and FREE weekly column and presented under its original name, as when it was started many years ago. Cajuns, Creoles, Pirates and Planters was too long for most newspaper […]

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Arlene Eakle’s New Tennessee Genealogy blog

My friend, Arlene Eakle launched a new blog today. She’s calling it Arlene Eakle’s Tennessee Genealogy Blog. Why launch today? According to Arlene, this being March 17, she’s launching “… in observance of the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals which launched the legal occupation of Tennessee in 1775.” Her blog today is a detailed examination of […]

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The Genealogical Value of The Social Networking Related Sites

Prompted by a question posed by Chris Staats on the Staats Place blog (“…what value [do] you feel (or IF you feel) blogs, wikis, social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and any other tool I am omitting, actually add?”), Randy Seaver has written an excellent blog about the genealogical value of all these new social networking […]

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