Monthly Archives: June 2008

Miss you, Mama

Today is my mother’s birthday. She died about 18 months ago. Below are the notes she put about herself in the GEDCOM for her genealogy: Frances May SPENCER was born on 12 Jun 1926 in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi. She was … Continue reading

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Tough Economic Times Hard on Families — and May Be Hard on future Family Research

The American Time Use Survey records how work and family have changed and allows family social scientists to track how they adapt to the current gas, food, and housing crises. Our descendants may need this data, but may not have … Continue reading

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NAMIC Announces Launch of Discover Africa Sweepstakes

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced the launch of its exclusive Summer Membership Drive presented in partnership with The Africa Channel. The membership drive’s activation period begins Monday, June 9, … Continue reading

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The One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy from Stephen P. Morse

Though the Internet has made much more genealogy information available, many websites are not easy to use. For that reason Stephen P. Morse created alternate ways of accessing some of these websites. In addition he developed some of his own … Continue reading

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Look for “Kinship” next Tuesday

Just got interviewed by Wevonneda Minis for her column “Kinship” in the Charleston newspaper. We talked about Genealogy Online 8th Edition and the talk I’m going to give on Father’s Day at the Charleston County Public Library. I’ll be speaking … Continue reading

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24,000,000 new names on pilot.familysearch.org

Heads up! If you are searching in Great Britain, check out pilot.familysearch.org! FamilySearch recently added 24 million new names from England baptism and marriage records to its pilot Record Search collection. The collection can be accessed for free at http://pilot.familysearch.org. … Continue reading

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GenClass.com Partners with FamilyLink.com

GenClass.com, a leading online genealogy course provider, has recently partnered with FamilyLink.com, Inc. to provide free introductory courses exclusively to WorldVitalRecords.com members. “This partnership is a win-win proposition. One frequent request we get from our members is for help in … Continue reading

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Genealogical Surprises

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the genealogy room. Ancestors who had secrets can startle not only the genealogist, but other family members. Be aware that when you shake the family tree, all the apples fall out…and no … Continue reading

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Historical Aerial Photography of the UK now online

COALVILLE, England–Aerial survey specialist Bluesky has launched a brand new web service offering an online window to the largest collection of UK based historical aerial photographs. Visitors to http://www.oldaerialphotos.com can search through millions of aerial images dating back as far … Continue reading

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