Monthly Archives: September 2009

WorldVitalRecords Partners with Footnote to Bring Members the 1860 and 1930 Census, an online family history resource, and, the premier history website for original content, today announced a joint partnership enabling family historians, academic researchers and others free online search access to comprehensive indexes of the 1860 and 1930 United … Continue reading

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DNA News Roundup

What’s in the Future for Genealogy? Ancestry magazine – ‎Sep 24, 2009‎ Undoubtedly, the new frontier for genealogy can be summed up in three letters: DNA. Genealogists today can already determine their ethnic origins with a … Book View Ancestry magazine … Continue reading

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Book Review: Social Networking for Genealogists

Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith is more fun to read than you’d think from the title. With examples and tasks, it’s almost as interactive as the web, and really fun to read.  The author is well-qualified to guide you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vital Records Handook by Thomas Jay Kemp

I have long admired Thomas Jay Kemp MLS for his scholarship and expertise. His book, The American Census Handbook, is just one example of his outstanding contributions to the field of genealogy.  A well-known librarian and archivist,  he is the Chair … Continue reading

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Review: County Courthouse Book 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley

  County Courthouse Book, 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley is an excellent resource for the genealogist. As the author points out, counties often have land, naturalization, vital and probate records that genealogists can use to find ancestors at a … Continue reading

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PR: U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month 2009: Sept. 15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 to … Continue reading

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If nine is your lucky number, this is your day! Today in History – Sept. 9 By The Associated Press (AP) – 12 hours ago Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2009. There are 113 days left … Continue reading

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Q & A Day

A friend recently wrote: Libbi — I have a quick question for you. My friend Janice was visiting this evening, and she started sharing with me some issues concerning her father’s parents. To give you an idea of how old … Continue reading

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News from FamilySearch Indexing

Readers: This is a wonderful way to “give back” to the Internet! Please participate in FamilySearch IndexingHistoric Arkansas Marriage Records OnlineHundreds of Thousands of Certificates Digitized and IndexedLITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS—Where genealogists gather, records are uncovered. The adage is certainly true … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Mimi’s Recipe Box

Mother would up with this in the mid-60s. She added to it. I wound up with it and use recipes from it occasionally.

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