Category Archives: Genealogy Sites

Use your library for genealogy

One of the best resources for genealogy, online or not, may be your local library’s genealogy offerings. Even the smallest of libraries has a local history section; larger ones may even have staff members with genealogy training and/or experience. Searching … Continue reading

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Unscientific survey: The top genealogy Pages on Facebook

On Facebook, besides a personal profile, you can create a “page” or public profile. A Facebook public profile gives a voice to any public figure or organization to join the conversation with Facebook users who have personal pages. Quite a … Continue reading

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Stump the Genealogist: What about the Spanish American War?

 At a recent speaking engagement, I was asked a question that stumped me at first: Where do you find records of someone who fought in the Spanish American War of 1898? (Besides Teddy Roosevelt, she meant.) Off the top of … Continue reading

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Coming in February: COG iGene Awards!

I am happy to pass on to my readers the call for submissions for the next 2011 Carnival of Genealogy. This is a site which gathers links to various, and diverse, genealogy blogs all on a common topic. You can thus … Continue reading

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Media Release: Where to find genealogy software reviews

GenSoftReviews, the website where genealogists and family tree researchers review and rate their software, now lists over 500 different programs  GenSoftReviews is a website that allows users of genealogy software to rate and review the programs they’ve used or tried. This … Continue reading

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Things we might not know if not for the Census…..

Early Presidential Last Names 138 Ranking of the frequency of the surname of our first president, George Washington, among all last names tabulated in the 2000 Census. Other early presidential names that appear on the list, along with their ranking, … Continue reading

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Yay for RootsTV!

The news was stunning.  Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak was going to stop doing  RootsTelevision.com! But her loyal fans (and I am one!!) inundated Megan and Og  with emails, tweets, and Facebook postings and messages saying how much the site meant to us. … Continue reading

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Fab Forty – Family Tree Magazine

Fab Forty – Family Tree MagazineOutstanding article about outstanding writers! A must read!

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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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News from NGS

2010 NGS Family History Conference – Early Bird Registration Ends 8 March   This year the annual NGS Family History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 April─1 May 2010. Whether your family helped settle the nation, … Continue reading

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