Category Archives: Genealogy Online

PRESS RELEASE: Nova Development Signs Agreement With Ancestry.com to Publish Top-Selling Genealogy Software

SOURCE: Avanquest   Feb 17, 2010 10:00 ET Avanquest Software’s Nova Development Signs Agreement With Ancestry.com to Publish Top-Selling Genealogy Software Highlighted Links   Avanquest Software   Ancestry.com CALABASAS, CA–(Marketwire – February 17, 2010) – Nova Development, a consumer software unit … Continue reading

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From FamilySearch Indexing

Indexing Update: 1910 US Census initiative begins; 8 international projects added   As the 1920 U.S. Census project wraps up and the final states are published, FamilySearch has now opened up indexing for the 1910 U.S. Census! Patrons can freely … Continue reading

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Genealogy Challenge #1: Santa Rosa County Library System Genealogy Offerings

Santa Rosa County Library SystemAmerica’s GenealogyBank (Library Resource)Quickly find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial … Continue reading

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Follow Friday: SHGS

My mother helped start, served as President, and organized the first reunion of the Spencer Historical and Genealogical Society. For years she and I edited the journal, LeDespencer. Today for Follow Friday, I’d like to point you to their site: http://www.spencersociety.org/The Spencer … Continue reading

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Vital records: Sites for death data

Sometimes you can find good clues to vital statistics in obituaries, although one must be cautious. My own parents’ published obituaries had minor errors because the family was not thinking clearly at the funeral home. I suspect that is the … Continue reading

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December 17 NARA Forum to Address Researcher Ideas and Concerns

Press ReleaseDecember 11, 2009 National Archives Hosts Public Forum to Discuss Research Area Changes at Archives I   Washington, DC…On Thursday, December 17, at 1:00 p.m., the National Archives will hold an open public forum to discuss changes under consideration … Continue reading

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Must have for libraries and serious genealogists

 An excellent resource for finding vital records is Thomas Jay Kemp’s International Vital Records Handbook. 5th Edition  (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009).  The new 5th edition has the latest forms and information for each of the 50 states as well as … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers: Random Genealogy Bits

Genealogy Herald’s New Website launched earlier this month. Jeannene Midgette does a great job of collecting the cute, interesting, fun and informative posts of personal genealogy blogs around the Web. Worth a bookmark. This link is just one example of … Continue reading

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Press Release: RootsMagic Essentials free version released

“RootsMagic Essentials” Brings Free Tools for Family History SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — November 18, 2009 — RootsMagic, Inc. announced the immediate availability of RootsMagic Essentials, free desktop genealogy software based on their award-winning RootsMagic 4 system. RootsMagic Essentials contains many core … Continue reading

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Kreativ Blogger Awards

    WooHoo! — I have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award! A big thank you to Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here for this honor! The winner of this award is supposed to list seven things about himself or herself and … Continue reading

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