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Magna Carta at National Archives (US) to be re-encased

Press Release February 8, 2011 Last Chance to see National Archives 1297 Magna Carta Until 2012   Washington, DC…The National Archives has announced that Tuesday, March 1, 2011, is the final day for the public to view the 1297 Magna … Continue reading

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Media Release: RootsTech Conference Will Broadcast Select Sessions Free Online

RootsTech Conference Will Broadcast Select Sessions Free Online   SALT LAKE CITY—RootsTech, a new family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 10-12, 2011, announced February 4 that six of its popular sessions will be broadcast … Continue reading

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A Site You Should Know: Directory of Genealogists

I have a chapter in my book, Genealogy Online, 9th Edition,  on how to go about hiring a professional genealogist, and how to know when you need one. Until this month, one place you could go to find a pro … Continue reading

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25 Years Ago

http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/book/chptnine.pdf I was at work. I was pregnant with Matthew, due in about a month. It was my husband’s grandfather’s birthday. Mama called me, knowing my desk was out of range of a radio or TV. “The shuttle exploded,” she … Continue reading

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News from FamilySearch–(Press Release)

The FamilySearch January 2011 Bloginar recording is now available online. If you were unable to attend the event on January 18, 2011, you or your subscribers can now listen to and view the free presentation and discussions at FamilySearch Wiki. … Continue reading

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News results: DNA Genealogy

I’m posting twice today because I never got around to posting Jan 20. (What’s the smiley for sheepish?) and also because it’s been a long time since I did a round up of interesting DNA genealogy news items. So here … Continue reading

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Digital NARA: App and podcasts

Press Release from the US National Archives: History is made with first National Archives mobile app! Washington, DC… The National Archives has launched its first mobile application, Today’s Document [http://go.usa.gov/rnm/]. Explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents … 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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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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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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