Monthly Archives: April 2009

Press Release: National Archives Recalls Flu Pandemic of 1918

National Archives Logo. (PRNewsFoto/National Archives) WASHINGTON, DC UNITED STATES         With concerns of a new flu pandemic, a look back at an old one WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a document alert — part … Continue reading

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Press Release: FamilySearch Publishes Its First Online Portuguese Collection

  Millions of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Civil Registration Records Now Digitally Searchable on the Web   SALT LAKE CITY—FamilySearch added the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Civil Registration to its online collection—about 4.5 million new digital images. The free collection … Continue reading

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CyndisList: Nifty categories

 Cyndi’s List   last November added some very useful categories. For example, an entire page is now devoted to genealogy wikis, including a definition of the term, at Wiki.  Some of the links on this page include: Creative Gene Wiki, For … Continue reading

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April 2009 from The Vitalsearch Company

 Universal Search Portal http://www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com Database completions and developments since last newsletter: * April 24, 2009: Delaware State Births 1684-1920: o Premium Search Members* can view Here (Virtual-Film). All viewers can see a sample image. * April 6, 2009: 1910-1937 New … Continue reading

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Volunteers Transcribe 250 Million Historical Records

Incredible Effort Speeds Up Access to Online Genealogical Information   SALT LAKE CITY—FamilySearch volunteers reached a monumental milestone this week, transcribing their 250 millionth historical record.  The incredible online initiative started in January 2006 with a few thousand volunteers and … Continue reading

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Popular British Jewish Database Grows to 40,000 Records

PRESS RELEASE FROM FAMILY SEARCH: SALT LAKE CITY—FamilySearch expanded its Knowles Collection—a free popular database of Jewish records hailing from the British Isles. The collection builds upon work commenced by the late Isobel Mordy—a well-known historian of the Jews of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday/Carnival of Genealogy 71st Edition

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Libbi Skypes the Web

 I’m now multimedia on the web, getting my toes wet in the audio-visual surf. I got a small, inexpensive Web camera on Amazon, a Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000. We had a headset microphone from my days as a hardware and software … Continue reading

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More Family Recipes

Returning to We Trees’ suggestions, I’m backtracking to repeat #6. Let readers in to your kitchen. Discuss your family’s favorite foods. What was a typical Sunday dinner in your childhood house? What did grandma make that had you coming back … Continue reading

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Pat Crawford tours Underground Railroad on bike

WUWF is the NPR station closest to my home, and the executive director, Pat Crawford is biking the Underground Railroad as an historical journey and a fund raiser. You can follow his progress with daily audio updates, tracking maps and … Continue reading

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