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Tombstone Tuesday: Monument to Judge Toulmin dedicated today in Baldwin County

Monument to Judge Toulmin dedicated today in Baldwin County. He was also president of Transylvania University (where I attended as a Freshman)  1794-96. In 1804 he was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as judge for a territory that included what is now Baldwin … 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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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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New FamilySearch indexes

New indexing projects added this week are:   ·         Argentina, Buenos Aires—1855 Censo [Parte 2] ·         Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935(Partnered with Ontario Genealogical Society—Toronto Branch) ·         U.S., Maine—1920 Federal Census ·         U.S., New York—1920 Federal Census Volunteers can help … Continue reading

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National Archives Helps Founding Fathers Go Online

Washington, DC…The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant making arm of the National Archives, in partnership with Documents Compass at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is pleased to announce 5,000 previously unpublished documents from our nation’s … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Posts De-Classified Records on Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance, Now Online for the First Time

Ancestry.com Allows Americans to Investigate for Themselves, ‘What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart’PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – October 23, 2009) – There are multiple theories surrounding the mysterious disappearance of iconic aviator Amelia Earhart in 1937, but a unique case file published … Continue reading

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National Archives Statement on Improving Services to Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC

  www.archives.gov Washington, DC…The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continually looks at ways to improve and increase our services to visitors and researchers. We conduct this review to ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of services … Continue reading

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Caution is Key at Hotspots

Caution is Key at Hotspots This excellent article from Symantec is a must read if you use your laptop in libraries and other research venues. The most important takeaway from the article: If you are, say, in the library and … Continue reading

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FamilySearch’s Record Search adds new collections

    There are some fascinating new collections in FamilySearch’s Record Search. Ten million new records and images were added this update. Some particularly interesting highlights included the 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Wisconsin 1855 State Census, and 1869 Argentina Census—all … Continue reading

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