Monthly Archives: January 2009

One NYR Accomplished: Clean up the hard drive

I accomplished a New Year’s Resolution yesterday: I deleted programs I don’t use, or installed only to review, or are now outdated. Then I defragged the hard drive. The computer runs MUCH better now! I also backed up some documents, … Continue reading

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UK 1911 Census on the Web

Good news for folks searching for genealogy in the U. K.  The 1911 Census is on the web. is the official census website, in association with The National Archives. The 1911 census is a record of everyone who lived … Continue reading

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Great site for Oregon research

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society near Medford, OR have posted a database showing death/cemetery information for all cemeteries in Jackson County, Oregon.  The database includes photos for many headstones. The web site also has a wide variety of indexes to … Continue reading

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Online Genealogy Course

If the weather is frightful where you are, and you don’t want to get out, consider an online genealogy course. A good one is Kimberly Powell’s at Self-paced, short and to the point, it will get you started if … Continue reading

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Little Shop of Memories update

 Little Shop of Memories ( has been updated.  They updated the software of the programs that run the web site as well as adding new content to the genealogy and more photos to the gallery of pictures.  Because of these … Continue reading

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Commonwealth vs. State

As you may or may not know, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts style themselves as “Commonwealth” not State. According to Ben’s Guide to the US Govenment for Kids, these four subdivisions of the United States government chose a term meaning … Continue reading

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104 Genealogy Things- Done, To Do, Not Going There

I thought I’d like to participate in the  genealogy meme that Becky and friends put together. Challenging, and fun! The list is annotated in the following manner: Things I have already done or found: bold face type Things I would … Continue reading

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It’s DNA time!

This morning, DearMYRTLE and I are going to discuss DNA genealogy. Here are some links to recent news stories on this topic: SMGF: Press Release  Genetic research by the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) and scientists from ten organizations in … Continue reading

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New Indexing Projects

Several new international projects were added to the list of active FamilySearch indexing projects (see chart below). There is now a need for volunteers with an interest in or knowledge of the new Norwegian and Russian records—Norway 1875 Census and … Continue reading

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Press Release: New software makes it easier to automatically find long lost relatives, publish content to, and print your family tree on one page Tel Aviv, Israel – January 2, 2009 – MyHeritage, one of the world’s most popular … Continue reading

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