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  • New Databases on FamilySearch.org

    Sep 27

    It is useful to keep up with the newest databases available with FamilySearch.org site. Here are four that could prove very useful in your research. On each that you search you can click on the 'details' icon or go directly to the scanned image, showed with a 'camera' icon.  Click on each bolded topic to call up the database. Pensions filed by Co...

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  • Chronicling America Adds New Collections

    Sep 27

    Chronicling America is a website that provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), which is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). Chronicling America has added some ne...

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  • The Irish Jewish Family History Database

    Sep 26

    You might have Irish ancestors. You might have Jewish ancestors. But, does your family include Jewish ancestors who lived in Ireland? If so, then there is a unique resource that could help you to find out more about your ancestors. The Irish Jewish Family History Database has been compiled by Stuart Rosenblatt P.C. FGSI. The Database contain...

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  • Book about Stuart, FL and Vintage Photos

    Sep 25

    Family photos are such a treasure for the relatives to share. However, there are others in a hometown that would love to look over vintage photos of citizens, places and events where their ancestors also lived. For a year, I went to the descendants of pioneer families in Stuart, Florida (just north of West Palm Beach) to gather and scan their coll...

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  • Scientists Discover What Killed Lucy – Our Early Ancestor

    Sep 24

    Lucy is the most famous Austalopithecus afarensis. Her skeleton is among the oldest and most complete fossil hominin skeleton ever discovered. Scientists have learned what caused her death. In 1974, a Pilocene fossil of a female Australopithecus afarensis was discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Paleoanthropologist Donald Johnson and ...

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  • Trump Family – Swedish or German ?

    Sep 23

    The Trump surname is totally in the 2016 news, but what heritage or origin is that surname? As it turns out, Donald Trump's ancestors and the family's original home was located at Freinsheimer Strasse 20 in Kallstadt, a small, wine-producing village in the south-western part of Germany, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Donald Trump's grandfath...

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  • Chronic Pain and Depression Share Some Genetic Links

    Sep 23

    Does someone in your family suffer from chronic pain? Do they also struggle with depression? It's easy to see why someone who hurts all the time would be depressed about it. A study found that chronic pain and depression share some genetic links. The study used science and ended up confirming what many people already assumed was true. Scient...

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  • Genealogy Your Can Accomplish On Your Lunch Hour

    Sep 22

    It isn't always possible to set aside several hours in a row to do genealogy research. You can, however, make use of smaller chunks of time. Does your employment situation include a lunch hour? That's a perfect time to do some quick, genealogy related, tasks. Check Your Email Use your lunch hour to go through your personal email (not your wo...

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  • Niche – A Genetics Survival Game

    Sep 22

    Genealogy and genetics are connected. Genealogists take DNA tests to learn more about their heritage and their health. They create medical family trees to discover what “runs in the family” due to genetics. The results of a DNA test can be interesting. Sometimes, though, it is difficult to understand how genetics work. An video game called...

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  • Easy to Miss Info on Certain Censuses

    Sep 21

    A few of the different US Federal Censuses that started back in 1790 do have a few very interesting questions that could provide previously unknown information on your ancestors. Looking closely at the US Federal 1820 census at column # 12 it states 'Foreigners Not Naturalized'. So this would give you a clue if someone in that household (again jus...

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  • When For-Profit Cemeteries Sell the Land

    Sep 20

    Genealogists often visit cemeteries in search of information about their ancestors. Taking a photo of the headstone is a good way to make a note of details like dates and surnames. Many people find it comforting to visit the grave of a relative who has passed away. The expectation is that those graves will always be there. This might not be tru...

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  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum is a Historical Resource

    Sep 19

    The Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum is located in Hadley, Massachusetts. It is a unique historical resource that goes beyond the well-preserved eighteenth century architecture of the house itself. It offers visitors special events, tours, and rotating art installations. Tours of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington house are open to the public f...

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  • New Zealand and the Female Vote

    Sep 19

    September 19, 1893 is a day of note, on this date New Zealand, off the southeast coast of Australia, became the first self-governing country to grant women the right to vote. In the United States back in 1869, the Territory of Wyoming did grant women in the territory the right to vote. In the Isle of Man, off the coast between Ireland and the Unit...

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  • Common Wrongdoings to Avoid

    Sep 17

    Anyone can overlook certain items in their family history research which could be classified as 'mistakes'. If you are aware of such particulars it is easier to avoid them or correct them. A common one that needs to be avoided is mistakes relating to an ancestor's given names or surname. Whoever wrote down the information for a document is not inf...

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  • Open Parks Network – A Resource for Genealogists

    Sep 17

    The Open Parks Network was formed thanks to a collaboration between Clemson University and the National Park Service. They started working together on this project in 2010. The result is a wealth of information that genealogists may find useful. Open Parks Network is an Institute of Museum and Library Services funded project that has resulted in...

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