Monthly Archives: September 2008

Volunteer Indexing on FamilySearch–Get Hooked!

It’s fun, it’s fascinating and it’s almost addictive: I’ve been working on census name indexing with the software from FamilySearch Indexing. I thought it would be something of a chore, and instead found myself loving the data, and wondering about … Continue reading

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Maureen Taylor on The Today Show

Genealogy Pro Reveals Tips to Help Do-It-Yourself Researchers Get Started. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2008 — For millions of Americans researching their family’s history, it can come as a surprise to discover that the information they need is not … Continue reading

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Sites about the 1900 Galveston Hurricane

I heard someone on the news today say, “If you were an evil villain and wanted to send a hurricane to the worst possible place for America’s oil industry, Ike would be it.” And when you realize that with modern … Continue reading

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If you are in New York today. . .

Today in New York, the Women’s Forum Second Colloquium of senior women from science, medicine, business, law and the media will discuss  “Visions for the Future: What Will it Mean to Be Human?” The panels will take place 3:30 – … Continue reading

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Free SSDI on Genealogy Bank

I love researching in my pajamas, so I love it that my local library has a subscription to Genealogy Bank, which can be accessed by library card holders either within the library or from home. Today it was announced that this online … Continue reading

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Military Records: Taking the BYU Course

Back in August I did a blog entry about “going back to school” as a genealogist by taking some online courses. Brigham Young University offers several free courses, and DearMYRTLE and I agreed we would take the one on Military … Continue reading

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Are you registered to vote? Election day soon!

I want everyone not only to  register to vote, but also actually to vote! Are you registered? Go to this site, and find out in seconds: Vote Poke https://www.votepoke.org/index.html! What’s the deadline to register to vote in your state? This … Continue reading

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Familybuilder Launches the Familybuilder Global Network at DEMOfall 08

WILL OFFER DNA TESTING FOR $59.95, THE MOST AFFORDABLE PRICING AVAILABLE ANYWHERE Web site: http://www.familybuilder.com/ SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Familybuilder today announces from the DEMOfall 08 conference here in San Diego, the launch of the Familybuilder Global Network … Continue reading

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Today in History

One way to research genealogy is to learn more about history and the events that affected our ancestors. So here is a short list of events in history on September 5, to get your imagination going. 1666 – Great Fire … Continue reading

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The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc. has new data.

 (Vitalsearch specializes in Birth, Marriage and Death databases) Database completions and developments: Washington State-Compiled Births (updated): 1946-1949: Vitalsearch Premium Search Members* may enter here (Virtual-Film); (Soundex). All viewers can see a sample image. 1950-1954: Vitalsearch Premium Search Members* may enter … Continue reading

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