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  • FamilySearch Opens New FamilySearch Center in Lehi Utah

    Jan 19

    FamilySearch announced that it has opened new FamilySearch Center in Lehi, Utah. It is recommended that visitors create a FamilySearch account before they arrive, in order to get the most out of their experience. The Lehi Utah FamilySearch Center is located at 3201 Garden Drive, in Lehi, Utah. It is equipped with an exciting Discovery Center...

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  • Vintage Greeting Cards

    Jan 19

    Not as popular as they once were with our ancestors, greeting cards from the past can provide you a bit of insight into the social aspects your ancestors were involved in. The Baltimore Collections online has the Enoch Pratt Greeting Card Collection containing over 71,000 items dating back to 1870. For just about any occasion, a greeting card was c...

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  • Finding Your Ancestor’s Death Date

    Jan 17

    You would think locating the death date for an ancestor would be simple, well it can be difficult for some for several different reasons. One, the ancestor died in a different town, county, state or even country than they lived. Second, the person could have been moving around, not settled and their whereabouts not known to family members. Third, p...

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  • Guide to Georgia Public Library’s Genealogy Information

    Jan 17

    The Georgia Public Library Service has published a guide that is designed to get the word out about the genealogy information and local history collections that are available at libraries across Georgia. The guide can be viewed and downloaded for free. It might point you towards resources that can help you find out more about your ancestors that l...

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  • MyHeritage Improved and Updated their DNA Matching

    Jan 16

    MyHeritage announced that major updates and improvements to their DNA Matching have been rolled out for all users. The MyHeritage Science Team has been working on these improvements for months. They wanted to provide users with optimal results. MyHeritage summarized the updates and improvements this way: “Anyone who took a MyHeritage DNA tes...

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  • FamilySearch Posted Year in Review Highlights

    Jan 15

    FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch posted a year in review that highlights of their work in 2017. Here are some facts from the highlights: There are 1.2 billion peop...

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  • Did You Do That?

    Jan 15

    It can happen to the best family history researcher, that there appears some major errors in the branches of the tree and in the information about individuals. So how does that happen? The following are a few ideas which tend to lead to mistakes and should be avoided: 1. Typos, typing or writing out a date, name or place incorrectly. This is espe...

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  • Beginning of the Consumer Age

    Jan 13

    Today we think we are the members in good standing of the 'consumer age' but rather it started back with many of your ancestors, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, in the Roaring 1920s. The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation's total wealth more t...

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  • Tennessee State Library and Archives Breaks Ground on New Building

    Jan 12

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives, is located in Nashville, Tennessee. It has been announced that the Tennessee State Library and Archives has broken ground on a new building. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee, State Librarian a...

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  • New Edition of Popular Genealogy Guide Now Available

    Jan 11

    Genealogists who are putting together their family tree often rely on records that can be found on the internet. After exhausting those resources, some genealogists will see out vital records from courthouses and churches. In addition, there are some great genealogy books out there that can help. One of the best known genealogy books now has a b...

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  • The Rabbit Test

    Jan 11

    If you talked with your mother or grandmother, the subject of how and when she realized she was pregnant may have been discussed. The phrase 'rabbit test' or 'the rabbit died' may have been used. This is what was used during most of the 20th century. In 1927, Bernhard Aschheim and Selmar Zondek developed the rabbit test, also known as the 'A-Z tes...

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  • Findmypast has a United States Marriages Collections

    Jan 10

    Findmypast, put together an informative blog about 18 amazing additions of record collections that they added to their website in 2017. One of the collections on the list is Findmypast's United States Marriages collection. Findmypast added millions of additional records to their United States Marriages premium collection in 2017. When complete,...

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  • Questions on the U.S. Census

    Jan 9

    The United States Census includes plenty of questions. Have you ever wondered why certain questions are asked? The United States Census Bureau has some information about that. Name The U.S. Census asks for a person's last name, first name, and middle initial. The name question originated with the 1790 Census. It was added to the ACS in 2005 w...

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  • ‘Boston Marriage’

    Jan 9

    This phrase does not refer to a male-female couple married in the city of Boston, but rather a phrase that was popularly know at the end of the 19th century; the Victorian Era. 'Boston Marriage' was a term used in the 19th century and into the early 20th century to refer to two single women living together, independent of men. The term was origina...

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  • Weatherford Public Library is Downsizing its Genealogy Section

    Jan 8

    Weatherford Public Library is located in Weatherford, Texas. They provide free library services for Weatherford and the Parker County community and inform, enrich, support, and empower its citizens by promoting lifelong learning opportunities and a love of reading. The Weatherford Public Library is downsizing its genealogy section. The found...

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