Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Indexes on Family Search

  FamilySearch added over 15 million new indexed records to its Record Search pilot—all from the 1850 and 1870 U.S. Censuses. The records are linked to the digital images of the originals. The new records can be searched for free … Continue reading

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PR: Using Public Records For An Easier Genealogy Research

Genealogy researchers are some of the people that seek access to many different kinds of public records in a regular basis since these legal documents contain a lot of details that could be useful as they conduct their research and … Continue reading

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25,000 Historical Titles Now Free Online

FamilySearch Digital Preservation Initiative Hits a Milestone  Salt Lake City, Utah—FamilySearch International reached a milestone today with the digitization of its 25,000th publication online. It began the initiative in 2007 and is ramping up to do even more—and faster. The … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping? Some ideas

For the genealogist on your list: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs The Official Guide to How To … Continue reading

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New Novel Highlights Importance of Family Storytelling and Pride in Black Culture

Seeds of Past Rooted in Future Generations: COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2008 — In her new novel, “Sprouting Seeds” (published by AuthorHouse –, Jamila D. Smith champions the lost art of storytelling as an important means for honoring cherished … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rothwell’s Blogs are worth your time!

Yesterday was REALLY busy, and I never got around to posting. So, today I’ll try to post twice. First post: Newly redesigned and always interesting, here are two blogs worth your time from Cheryl Rothwell Next one coming … Continue reading

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More holiday ideas

Today, DearMYRTLE and I will record a conversation on ideas for Christmas gifts using your genealogy: Quilts, pillows, pictures, books, all kinds of things you can create to give relatives with a connection to family history. Listen to Myrt’s podcast … Continue reading

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Things you didn’t know about today

From the AP Wire: Today’s Highlight in History: Four hundred years ago, on Dec. 9, 1608, English poet John Milton was born in London. On this date: In 1854, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” … Continue reading

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New indicies posted on Family Search

Collection Name Indexed Records Digital Images Comments 1870 US Census 3,562,549 Linked Four new indexed states added (GA, KS, NC, and TX) Illinois Cook County Marriages 574,318 573,748 Currently includes years from 1900 to 1920. Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic … Continue reading

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More Traditions: The Feast of St. Nicholas

I made a friend really mad about 20 years ago, because when my son asked me about Santa Claus, I explained about St. Nicholas, Bishop of of Myra.  And then, in Sunday School the next weekend, he told her son … Continue reading

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