Monthly Archives: July 2008

Happy Birthday Eve!

Today is the birthday of Eve Engle Kneeland, a woman of letters, arts and heart! She has the Colonial Wyndhams in her line, as well as Native Americans.  Both her father, Frank Engle and her mother, Bethany Windham Engle are … Continue reading

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Home from Huntsville

Hi everyone! I just got back from a four-day visit to Huntsville, Alabama. I went to my high school reunion, visited my brother, met an old friend for lunch, shopped and enjoyed looking at the mountains. I didn’t blog Monday … Continue reading

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Good reading: Uncommon Lives from Australian Archives

It’s so hot here in Florida. The heat index reaches the 90s (F) before 9 a.m. In Australia, however, this is winter. So I’m going to think about a day with a high of 48F and look at some Australian lore. … Continue reading

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Vitalsearch adds new records

Vitalsearch specializes in Birth, Marriage and Death databases. It has some free areas and some subscription areas.  Their newest database completions and developments: Monday, July 21, 2008: Los Angeles Co. Brides 1856-1927 completed. 1931 Phoenix (AZ) City Directory: Premium Search … Continue reading

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Expanded Access to Censuses for England and Wales

Online Volunteer Indexers Sought to Improve Select Collections SALT LAKE CITY—FamilySearch announced today that it is joining forces with findmypast.com, The Origins Network, and Intelligent Image Management—companies that specialize in providing online access to British family history resources—to make significant … Continue reading

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DNA “knows” where to go.

Ok, it’s more genetics than genealogy, but I find this fascinating. One of today’s Daily Galaxy stories is “Does DNA Have Telepathic Properties?” . Now of course, using “telepathic” is hyperbole to get your attention (and it is hard to … Continue reading

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Chromosone research on GeneTree

Addition of New Test Means GeneTree Participants Can Now Conveniently Tap into the World’s Largest and Most Diverse Databases of Linked DNA and Family History Information Using Both Y-Chromosome (Paternal Line) DNA and Mitochondrial (Maternal Line) DNA Profiles. SALT LAKE … Continue reading

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New Records on the FamilySearch Pilot

The following collections were posted on the FamilySearch Record Search pilot. Users can access them for free at http://pilot.familysearch.org. This is the result of wonderful work by volunteers who transcribe these records for the general public to use. To see … Continue reading

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Lincoln Artifacts Competition

In March Lincoln Financial Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Lincoln Financial Group, announced make its collection of Lincoln artifacts “more accessible.”  In other words, LFF is holding a heck of a rummage sale.   The Lincoln Foundation currently owns one of the … Continue reading

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“My family has lived here for years….”

Remember my blogs about genealogy surprises and DNA? Fifteen years ago, archaeologists discovered some Bronze Age bodies in a cave in Germany’s Soese valley. In 2007, researchers asked people in nearby towns to donate DNA samples; they wanted to see … Continue reading

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