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  • Civil War Glass-Negatives

    Mar 1

    Once you reach the point of finding ancestors who were adults during the 1860s, you surely will want to check if the male ancestors served either with the Confederate (The South) or the Federal Union side (The North) and learn as much as possible. There are numerous databases to check. An excellent source is the Civil War Soldier and Sailor Databa...

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  • March is Women’s History Month

    Mar 1

    Women's History Month is an excellent time for genealogists to focus on their female ancestors. The story of how Women's History Month got started is important to know about. International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Russian women observed their first Internat...

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  • Finding Living Relatives

    Feb 27

    There are some ways to locate living relatives that you may not be aware of yet. If you have used Rootsweb with the GEDCOM database of submitted family lines, this could also help you contact with other living family members -say a 2nd cousin. With over 6,421,865 surnames and databases numbering 446,203, there is a good chance you might find a re...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – February 2017

    Feb 26

    Each month, Ancestry.com adds brand new collections to the vast resources it offers genealogists. It also frequently updates existing collections. The easiest way to keep track of what has been recently added or updated is to visit Ancestry.com's Recently Added and Updated Collections list. The default setting of the Recently Added and Updat...

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  • Wit and Wisdom in Genealogy

    Feb 25

    Just to add a touch of humor and maybe a laugh or two to your day, here are a few selected humorous sayings, phrases, thoughts that just might strike a cord with your own family history research. Enjoy! From Mark Twain: “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”  Genealogists are time travelers. If you don’t tend you...

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  • Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – March 2017

    Feb 25

    The Kenton County Public Library has several branches, all of which are located in Kentucky. The Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library is the one that holds genealogy classes. Here are some of the genealogy classes and events that are offered in March of 2017. Some of the events offered by the Kenton County Public Library are he...

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  • Family History Library Webinars – March 2017

    Feb 24

    The Family History Library is offering free webinars and classes in March of 2017. All classes and webinars are free and open to the public. Make sure to visit the Family History Library class schedule for more details. The Family History Library explains that a webinar is a class that is broadcast over the internet. Anyone can attend these c...

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  • Vintage Photos of Places & People

    Feb 23

    From the Library of Congress, US National Archives and state archives, a map of the United States, outlining each state is accessible online to locate vintage photos from that state. The years begin in 1837, then to the mid-1840s, 1850s and beyond. Not every year is represented but as you move more towards the late 1800s and into the 1900s the numb...

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  • Midwest Genealogy Center Offers March Activities

    Feb 23

    The Midwest Genealogy Center is located in Independence, Missouri. It is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library, which is the largest library system in the metropolitan area in Missouri. The Midwest Genealogy Center is offering March activities for genealogists and family historians. The activities are free. Registration is required. Visit...

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  • Watch the Saturday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 22

    RootsTech 2017 was filled with Sessions that genealogists and family historians could attend. You might have missed some of them while you were there. It is possible now to watch the Saturday Sessions from RootsTech 2017. You can watch several videos on the RootsTech 2017 website. RootsTech General Session 2017: Saturday This video is one ho...

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  • Cousins, ETC

    Feb 21

    As you work on your family tree, you know it covers your direct lineage. However, there are aunts-uncles and especially cousins to consider. Using this chart done by Alice J. Ramsey in 1987 might help make it clearer of who would be a cousin, or a 2nd cousin or a 3rd cousin twice removed. Again always start with yourself, then a parent, and next t...

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  • Watch the Friday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 21

    Were you able to attend RootsTech 2017? There were probably some Sessions that you missed. It is now possible to catch up on some of what you missed out on by watching the Friday Sessions from RootsTech 2017. You can watch them directly on the RootsTech 2017 website. RootsTech General Session 2017: African Heritage Presentations This video f...

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  • Watch the Thursday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 20

    RootsTech 2017 had a lot going on – all at the same time. It would be impossible for one person to see absolutely everything. Fortunately, there is a way to catch some of what you missed. You can watch videos of the Thursday Sessions from RootsTech 2017 on the RootsTech 2017 website. Full Session This video features the entire RootsTech 20...

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  • Did You Try This Approach to Find an Ancestor?

    Feb 19

    Some things can be very simple once it dawns on you there may be another approach to finding a specific ancestor. Several of these you may have tried, but it only takes ONE to open the door to a mystery ancestor. First, not everyone stayed forever in their hometown even if the rest of their family did. Many individuals set out on their own to a ne...

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  • Watch the Wednesday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 19

    RootsTech 2017 had so much to offer that it was impossible for people to see absolutely everything. Fortunately, RootsTech 2017 has put together a way for people to watch the sessions they missed out on. You can do it directly through the RootsTech 2017 website. Here are the Wednesday Sessions that you may have missed – or that you may want to...

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