Monthly Archives: May 2008

Yes, we really are all related.

It’s a bit on the technical side, but a fascinating article in PloS Genetics uses DNA and statistical analysis to discover connections between the Orkneys and the natives of Alaska. You can view two short animations that describe the distribution … Continue reading

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Fun thing to do today

Go to American Memory at the Library of Congress and type in your surname. You’ll be amazed at all that pops up! American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

Many genealogists hold to the maxim that you must know where you came from to understand where you are going. To that end today the African Renaissance launches today in the Republic of South Africa. The first step: Encouraging genealogy. … Continue reading

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DearMYRTLE’s new site

Cruise on over to www.TeachGenealogy.com. This is DearMYRTLE’s new site with tips, resources and ideas for how to teach a genealogy course. I have often helped Scouts (GSA and BSA) earn family history badges and it is so much fun! … Continue reading

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In memory of our fathers and mothers

One Nation United in One Moment – You are Asked to Join Together at 3:00 pm, Local Time, on Memorial Day, for the National Moment of Remembrance WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — All citizens are asked to pause in their … Continue reading

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Back up a bit

Hurricane Season is almost upon us. This spring has been rife with tornadoes. Floods and earthquakes can happen anywhere. Do you know where your data are? No matter whether you are keeping your genealogy data on index cards or the … Continue reading

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A little fame…waiting on the fortune

I am quoted today in a story about online genealogy on the Washington (DC) Examiner site. Ancestry.com Partners with National Archives

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FamilySearch & FamilyLink.com add Features to FHL Catalog

New functionality and enhancements promise numerous improvements FamilySearch has teamed with FamilyLink.com, Inc. to improve the user experience of the Family History Library Catalog for millions of people worldwide by adding new Web 2.0 functionality and enhancements. The improvements will … Continue reading

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Cemeteries are changing

My parents are buried in the columbarium at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Huntsville, Alabama. As long as the church is standing, their descendants can visit them in the north transept, on the west wall. It’s not a traditional cemetery, like … Continue reading

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Evidence

I say over and over again in my book, Genealogy Online 8th Edition, you must document your genealogy. Carefully recording what you found, where you found it, and how (for example, in a courthouse, online, asking your grandmother) will not … Continue reading

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