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Support Cyndi’s List

Cyndi’s List (www.cyndislist.com) has been fighting an  intellectual property. This site is always the first one I mention in my popular talk, “Five Favorite Free Genealogy Sites” (which, by the way, I am presenting in Foley, AL this Saturday). Cyndi … Continue reading

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The 1940 US Census Community Project — Volunteer Today!

1940 U.S. CENSUS COMMUNITY PROJECT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO CREATE FREE, SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF 1940 U.S. CENSUS RECORDSMost Informative Record of American Life prior to U.S. WWII Involvement Has Potential to Unlock New Insights into the Past, Discovery of … Continue reading

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Press Release from Fold3: Special Black History Month Access

This is a press release from Fold3: Celebrate Black History Month with Free Access to Black History Records In 1976, President Ford designated February as Black History Month to highlight the achievements of African Americans in U.S. history. He encouraged … Continue reading

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Press Release: Attend some of RootsTech Free Online!

RootsTech Conference Will Broadcast Select Sessions Free Online SALT LAKE CITY—RootsTech, a leading family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, 2012, announced today that fourteen of its popular sessions will be broadcasted live and … Continue reading

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Come hear me speak at the Navarre Library January 31!

Using genealogy, history and online resources, Elizabeth Crowe will paint a lively picture of Colonel Guy Wyman, the founder of Navarre, at 5:30 p.m. January 31, 2012, at the library. It’s a story of murder, mayhem, madness and many wives. … Continue reading

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For NGS members: videos to check out

Thomas H. Shawker, MD, is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of DNA and family health history. He is the author of the NGS publication, Unlocking Your Genetic History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering Your Family’s Medical and Genetic Heritage. This brief … Continue reading

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Review: Quicksheet for Genealogical Problem Analysis

Just in time to help, I received a review copy of Quicksheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis- A Strategic Plan- Evidence! Style by Elizabeth Shown Mills. So I am going to start pursuing Reason Powell using her 10-step solution to genealogical problems. The QuickSheet is the … Continue reading

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Google+ Impressions

So I’ve been trying Google+ ever since my son Matthew sent me the invitation July 8 and I’m ready to give a few thoughts about it on my blog. 1. The “circles” feature is much like “groups” in Facebook, but easier to … Continue reading

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Press Release from FamilySearch July 11

1930 US Census Project Concludes Volunteers Consider Options for Next Projects The 1930 U.S. Census indexing project will be completed this month. This enhanced index will be a great benefit to online patrons. We will now start many new U.S. … Continue reading

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Press Release–National Archives to Host Conference on Media Access to Government Information April 12

Press Release March 7, 2011 National Archives to Host Conference on Media Access to Government Information April 12 Washington, DC…The National Archives and Records Administration and Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy will host the Media Access … Continue reading

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