Category Archives: Genealogy

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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News from NARA: Seventh Annual Genealogy Fair

Become Your Family’s Detective April 20 & 21, 2011 National Archives Research Center, Lobby and Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza, Washington, DC (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue) WHAT: The National Archives seventh annual Genealogy Fair: Become Your Family’s Detective takes place on April … 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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A press release from FamilySearch: Continue your genealogy education!

13 January 2011 Join Us January 18th for FamilySearch’s January 2011 Bloginar/News Webinar Online! Mark your calendars! This free, informational bloginar will cover the latest FamilySearch news and FamilySearch’s plans to grow the volume and diversity of online training material … 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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New Facebook Group: Genealogy Dead Ends

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110638888968612&ref=nf&v=info Category: Organizations - General Description: Place for people to post dead ends to their family genealogy search. Hope for the group that other researchers will be able to help : ) Privacy Type: Open: All content is public.created by:     … 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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A census thought for the day…

Talking about Census Bureau News – Facts for Features Special Edition – 2010 Census by the Numbers:… — WASHINGT Quote “72 The number of years census records are kept confidential before being released for genealogical research.  “ So many times, … Continue reading

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