Monthly Archives: May 2008

Ancestry.com Global Content, Product, and Marketing Update

    Tim Sullivan, CEO, The Generations Network, Inc. wrote in a recent press release about the the advances Ancestry.com has made in the last year. Among the new offerings are:   7 billion names in over 25,000 databases and … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement

I am going to present my Five Favorite Genealogy Sites and The Art of the Query at the Charleston, County┬áSC Public Library on June 15 at 2 p.m. This wonderful local library has an entire department devoted to history and … Continue reading

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Footnote and FamilySearch publish Civil War records

Footnote is one of my favorite research places, so the press release below is really exciting. FamilySearch Teams with Footnote.com to Publish Historic Civil War Era Records 1860 U.S. Census and Civil War Pensions Index are first projects SALT LAKE … Continue reading

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Summertime Reading

Many of us love genealogy so much because of the puzzles, the mysteries, the chasing of clues to find the truth. So we tend to like to read mysteries and historical novels. Now a mystery with genealogy — that ‘s … Continue reading

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New DAR Publication Highlights the Many Contributions of African Americans and American Indians in the Revolutionary War

An unprecedented new publication highlighting the contributions of African Americans and American Indians in America’s War for Independence is now available from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The second edition of Forgotten Patriots – African American … Continue reading

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Brick walls, et al.

Met another genealogist at a Gulf Breeze Chamber event, and she has a brick wall in Tennessee. Tammy Isaacs’ ancestor appears in censuses but the birth place recorded varies. First, of course, I urged her to buy my book. Then, … Continue reading

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Honoring Halvor Moorshead

My good friend DearMYRTLE is asking all genealogists to help honor retiring editor and publisher Halvor Moorshead at the 2008 NGS Conference next week. 1. IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE, MAKE A DINNER RESERVATION NOW RSVP to MYRT by … Continue reading

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Borders(R) New Concept Store at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Fla. has grand opening this weekend

Borders’ newest concept store has its grand opening in the Pier Park shopping center in Panama City this weekend. Why genealogists might care: Besides the fact that Borders also sells my book, Genealogy Online 8th Edition, it has a Digital … Continue reading

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Redesigned Underground Railroad site

The Nielsen Co. Teams Up With Freedom Center on Website Redesign The Nielsen Company, the one that measures our entertainment minutes, launched a new website (http://www.freedomcenter.org) for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on May 1. Featuring a new blog … Continue reading

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Memorial to my father

My father, J. T. Powell, Jr., was one of the original NASA engineers. In fact, he arrived to work at the Redstone Arsenal in 1952 before the space agency was officially named in 1958. He worked on the earliest space … Continue reading

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