Monthly Archives: January 2011

25 Years Ago

http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/book/chptnine.pdf I was at work. I was pregnant with Matthew, due in about a month. It was my husband’s grandfather’s birthday. Mama called me, knowing my desk was out of range of a radio or TV. “The shuttle exploded,” she … Continue reading

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Presidential Libraries

Starting with Frankly D. Roosevelt, presidents have founded presidential libraries to archive and preserve records from their administrations, and to serve as museums about the man and the times. I read a recent article about someone who has decided to … Continue reading

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News from FamilySearch–(Press Release)

The FamilySearch January 2011 Bloginar recording is now available online. If you were unable to attend the event on January 18, 2011, you or your subscribers can now listen to and view the free presentation and discussions at FamilySearch Wiki. … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History Week #4 – Home

Week 4: Home. Describe the house in which you grew up. Was it big or small? What made it unique? Is it still there today? This challenge runs from Saturday, January 22, 2011 through Friday, January 28, 2011. I’m jumping … Continue reading

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News results: DNA Genealogy

I’m posting twice today because I never got around to posting Jan 20. (What’s the smiley for sheepish?) and also because it’s been a long time since I did a round up of interesting DNA genealogy news items. So here … Continue reading

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Linkpendium: A Source You Should Know

Linkpendium is a wonderful search site, brought to you by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich. This immensely useful site is a catalog of links to United States genealogy information, records, pages and sources, organized by geography. You can search by … Continue reading

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Digital NARA: App and podcasts

Press Release from the US National Archives: History is made with first National Archives mobile app! Washington, DC… The National Archives has launched its first mobile application, Today’s Document [http://go.usa.gov/rnm/]. Explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents … Continue reading

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Use your library for genealogy

One of the best resources for genealogy, online or not, may be your local library’s genealogy offerings. Even the smallest of libraries has a local history section; larger ones may even have staff members with genealogy training and/or experience. Searching … Continue reading

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News from NARA: Seventh Annual Genealogy Fair

Become Your Family’s Detective April 20 & 21, 2011 National Archives Research Center, Lobby and Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza, Washington, DC (Enter on Pennsylvania Avenue) WHAT: The National Archives seventh annual Genealogy Fair: Become Your Family’s Detective takes place on April … Continue reading

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Unscientific survey: The top genealogy Pages on Facebook

On Facebook, besides a personal profile, you can create a “page” or public profile. A Facebook public profile gives a voice to any public figure or organization to join the conversation with Facebook users who have personal pages. Quite a … Continue reading

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