Monthly Archives: April 2009

DearMYRTLE’s new blog: Internet-Genealogy

My friend DearMYRTLE is always looking for ways to help people do genealogy better, faster and with the best results. To that end, she has started a new blog at  http://blog.internet-genealogy.com/ Six days a week she will quote and discuss … Continue reading

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Kentucky History

Credit for this blog goes to Susie Spencer, who sent it to me in an email!  For those of you who research family history in Kentucky, the following facts might give some dimension to your genealogy.   And for those … Continue reading

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DAR Pays Tribute to Marian Anderson on 70th Anniversary of Lincoln Memorial Concert

On a personal note: My mother never joined the DAR because of the 1939 incident, even though she was able to prove Revolutionary War ancestry. She just didn’t want to belong to a “snob” group (her word). She was proud … Continue reading

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Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update. There are 12 new projects (see Current Projects chart below). These include three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project will … Continue reading

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Blogoversary

One whole year, I’ve been at this, thanks to the urging of my friend DearMYRTLE. I’ve learned a lot in that year.  I hope you have, too!

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Book Review: Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith

Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith is a handy guide to making interaction on the Web work for you as a family historian. The author is well-qualified to guide you through the maze of  RSS feeds, virtual worlds and … Continue reading

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Press Release: ProGenealogists, Inc. Announces 50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites

Salt Lake City, Utah, April 6, 2009 — ProGenealogists, Inc., announced today that it has identified 50 of the most popular genealogy websites, creating an important and useful tool for everyone interested in their family and heritage. As the study’s … Continue reading

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DNA Roundup– Genealogy, DNA in news stories

DNA solved a genealogy mystery for two people, one in the US, one in Australia. “An expert speaking at the Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University Saturday said while DNA is a useful, new tool … Continue reading

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We’re Related on Facebook Platform Fools Millions

All day yesterday, my friends on Facebook were laughing or growling about this April Fools’ joke….Of course my father always said that mathematically, everyone on earth has to be related somehow….not enough ancestors to go around once you go back … Continue reading

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Anniversary: Collect wedding stories

It’s our wedding anniversary. Yep. April 1. When we got engaged, my mother said not to consider planning a wedding while my father’s mother was still living in their house. She had become an invalid after a stroke and needed … Continue reading

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