Monthly Archives: November 2008

Mesa Family History Expo Nov 14-15

The nom de plume of Pat Richley, author of DearMYRTLE’s Joy of Genealogy (2006), The Everything Online Genealogy Book (2000), instructor at DearMYRTLE’s Salt Lake Study Group, hostess of DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour genealogy podcasts, author of Teach Genealogy Blog, … Continue reading

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Time for another collection of Random DNA stories

In an attempt to make DNA diagnosis more available and affordable, nine people plan to post their medical records and the DNA sequence of about one-fifth of their genes on the Web. The American College of Medical Genetics wants you … Continue reading

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11-Day African Safari Introducing President-elect Barack H. Obama’s Ancestry

New York City-based 2AFRIKA, INC. announced  a new addition to its Safari Portfolio – an 11-DAY PRESIDENTIAL HERITAGE SAFARI – introducing president-elect Barack H. Obama’s Ancestral Heritage. The 11-DAY PRESIDENTIAL HERITAGE SAFARI will depart dailyfrom the United States, bound for … Continue reading

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Oral Histories–Plan now for the holidays!

The next two months will give you lots of opportunities to gather many generations of your family together: Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Hannukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Plan NOW to ask your oldest relatives for some oral history. You can’t do it … Continue reading

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Journal or Diary

I’ve talked before about the value of finding an ancestor’s diary. My great-grandmother kept a diary when they homesteaded from Indiana to Oregon. Later they had to move back east to care for an elderly relative, but she regaled my … Continue reading

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Go vote. Take a book or an MP3 player with you, stand in line however long it takes, and vote!

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30 Million More Records Added to Record Search Pilot

Over 30 million names or record images were added to FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot. Significant data was published from 3 U.S. Census indexing projects (1850,1860, and 1870). Digital image collections were added for Massachusetts , Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, Louisiana, … Continue reading

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