Monthly Archives: September 2008

Unusual sources: The Folklore Project at LOC.GOV

Now and then,  I like to point out unusual genealogy information sources, such as land records, probate court, and so on. The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress is one of the sites that can give you what … Continue reading

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The Genealogist’s Bookshelf: The Source.

The Source  A Guidebook to American Genealogy is an important addition to your genealogy bookshelf. Edited by by Loretto Dennis Szucs and  Sandra Hargreaves Luebkin, this illustrated guide to records, techniques and best practices was updated in 2006 to include … Continue reading

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Printable Family Tree Templates Available for Download at New Web Site

FamilyTreeTemplates.net was created by Savetz Publishing, Inc. It is part of the FreePrintable.net family of sites, which offer letterhead templates, invoice templates, printable certificates, free printable coloring pages, stationery, recipe cards and other useful printable items.  All free versions are … Continue reading

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New software review site launched

From a press release this morning: Winnipeg, Manitoba — September 24, 2008 — Now there’s a website that allows users of genealogy software to rate and review the programs they’ve used or tried. This will allow others who are looking … Continue reading

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Good Read: Team of Rivals

Last night, I  finished reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and I want to recommend it to anyone who loves politics,  Lincoln, and/or history.  Or, psychology. It was published in 2005, but I … Continue reading

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Kindo acquired by MyHeritage

In a press release yesterday, MyHeritage announced it has acquired Kindo. The Kindo email announcing this said: “We believe that we are much stronger together. The nice and simple web site that you’ve liked with Kindo becomes so much more … Continue reading

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Ike uncovers a mystery ship

When Hurricane Ike went away,   Fort Morgan, Alabama, had a mystery.  Ike’s tremendous surf and surge uncovered the remains of a wooden ship on a beach in Fort Morgan, Ala. Some are saying that it is  the two-masted Confederate … Continue reading

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Random items

Interesting news article about a local genealogy group striving to save county records: http://www.wthitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9035551 My Ancestors Found has a new name: FamilyHistoryExpos.  Ancestry.ca has  launched online  Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, which contains more than 7.2 million names, including 5.6 million … Continue reading

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Note to friends, family, collegues:

For both Mark and myself, the bellsouth.net addresses  are suspended, because now we’re with mchsi.com. If you try to send something to the bellsouth.net addresses, it will bounce. Our AOL addresses are still good! Busy day today, including the ribbon … Continue reading

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The Genealogist’s Bookshelf: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood is a treasure trove of genealogy sources, techniques and methods.  Greenwood himself describes it this way: “… when I was … Continue reading

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