Monthly Archives: November 2008

I wrote 50,000 words!

The rough (oh boy is it rough!!!) draft of “Life’s a Beach and Then You Die” is now finished. I’m going to let it sit until after Christmas, and then try to turn it into something worth someone’s time to … Continue reading

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The Genealogist’s Bookshelf: Ancestry’s Red Book

Ancestry’s Red Book is a standard reference for United States genealogists. People who own this book rave about the organization, the maps, the easy to understand explanations,  and most of all the ability to look up not only where a … Continue reading

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Heirlooms and Holidays

Today, I got into my cedar chest to pull out the hand-made quilts we have from my husband’s grandmother. There were five all together. I’ve already given my children one each for use in their homes now that they are … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv, Israel and Houston, Texas – November 20, 2008 – MyHeritage, one of the world’s most popular family Web sites, today announced a partnership with FamilyTreeDNA, the company that pioneered DNA testing for genealogic research. In addition to MyHeritage’s … Continue reading

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Famous Canadians in the 1916 Census

Volunteers Discover Fun Facts Transcribing Historic Canadian Censuses — Completed Indexes Will Be Free Online Ontario, Canada—FamilySearch International announced its plans to make the indexes to available Canadian censuses accessible online for free with the help of online volunteer indexers … Continue reading

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Ancient Family — A Murder Mystery

Several news sources (see below) are reporting this morning a family dating back 4,600 years, found by archaeologists in Germany, were killed in a struggle. DNA shows that the family, huddled together, are a mother, father and two children, with … Continue reading

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Yet another social-genealogy site: Genoom

Social media takes on the family network with family history / genealogy-based social network, Genoom recently added Chinese language support – the network is now fully accessible in 17 different languages, letting users connect with, and stay in touch … Continue reading

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November 15-16 LA Creole 4th Anual Conference

The LOUISIANA CREOLE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION’S FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Saturday November 15 with a Jazz Brunch on Sunday November 16, 2008. The theme of this year’s Conference is entitled:

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An idea: Create a Christmas Gift from Your Genealogy Data

Ancestry Graphics & Printing provides specialized solutions for frugal Christmas shoppers who are favoring gifts from the heart for family members this holiday season. More genealogy buffs than ever are capitalizing on their years of research to provide family members … Continue reading

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Spend some time Indexing!

Seven new indexing projects were released during the past two weeks:   ·        Argentina 1869 Census – Buenos Aires (Part 2) ·        Argentina 1869 Census – Cordoba y San Luis ·        Massachusetts Death Records ·        Massachusetts Marriage Records ·        New … Continue reading

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