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  • Photos Around the Globe

    Jul 1

    The online site of 'Fortepan' has a collection of over 51,868 photos from around the globe and dating back to the late 1890s and early 20th century. Any of the high resolution photos can be downloaded to your computer. There are descriptions along with a time frame for each. The variety is tremendous of images of buildings, streets, rural areas...

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  • Free Indexes on Ancestry.com

    Jun 29

    The Ancestry.com site (a subscription fee source) is a super collection of databases and records which can really benefit all family history researchers. However, many of their online databases through Ancestry.com are FREE and available for anyone to use even if you have no paid subscription. The list (scroll down) of available databases is tr...

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  • Using Facebook to Learn More

    Jun 27

    Working and sharing information with others can be very beneficial. One of the great online locations is the numerous Facebook group pages. The FamilySearch.org has established several such site of different regional locations so people looking for information of places, people and events will share a common thread - the place. In the U.S., ther...

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  • Unlikely Occupations in the 21st Century

    Jun 25

    It can be fascinating to look back and attempt to see what occupations our ancestors performed. In the various census records you do see 'laborer' quite frequently -- which could be a variety of jobs. Another common listing is a farm worker since most people in the 18th and 19th centuries and earlier lived on a farm. However, even into the early 2...

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  • President Obama is Cousin to Senator Ted Cruz

    Jun 25

    It has been said that everyone is your cousin, if you go back far enough. That seems to be the main concept that is being emphasized by A.J. Jacobs and his Global Family Reunion. So, perhaps we shouldn't be so surprised to learn that President Barack Obama and Senator Ted Cruz are cousins. President Barack Obama is a Democrat who was previousl...

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  • Study: Breast Cancer Recovery Not Linked to Family History

    Jun 24

    Breast cancer is something that “runs in the family”. We know that everyone inherits genes from their parents, and we know that mutations on certain genes can increase a person's risk of developing breast cancer. A new study found that how well a person recovers from breast cancer is not linked to family history. Genealogists spend a lot of...

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  • Why Work on Your Family Tree?

    Jun 23

    That can be a big problem until you stop to see the advantages of doing your family tree. First, it helps you to realize where you came from and learn about the fascinating experiences that brought you to where you are now. You are a product of those who came before you. The decisions they made a hundred years ago, have determined where you lived ...

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  • How Smartphones Can Inspire Young People to Try Genealogy

    Jun 23

    The young people in your family could grow up to become adept genealogists. Of course, before that can happen, someone has to introduce them to genealogy. Doing so can be difficult because some think that genealogy research is boring and isolating. The key to getting young people inspired to try genealogy is their own smartphone. The Deseret ...

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  • Four Appalachian States

    Jun 22

    The four southern Appalachian states are Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, due to the fact the Appalachian Mountains encompass part of the state. If you have any ancestors from these states and specifically from the Appalachian region, you will find the online site titled 'Appalachian Mountain Families' a most informative data...

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  • Researchers have Created a Genetic Map of Prostate Cancer

    Jun 22

    Researchers have created a map of the genetic mutations that relate to the most deadly type of prostate cancer. This has never been done before. The information that the researchers discovered might help lead to new treatments for prostate cancer. It also might make people aware of the genes that increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. ...

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  • Bible Records Database – DAR

    Jun 21

    One of the important research sources are found in the family Bibles - the record pages of births-marriages and deaths. Here one or more family members over the years the Bible was held by the family made a written record (sometimes the only record) of major family events such as birth dates, marriage ceremonies and death dates along with those i...

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  • Old New York Locations in Photos

    Jun 19

    Step back in time and be able to pinpoint a specific street address in any of the boughs of New York and have appear photo (s) of that location over the years. They are from images held by the New York Public Library - Old NYC. Where known information beside the street address is known such as a date or other information, it is listed. What a tr...

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  • National Library of Ireland Adds Parish Records

    Jun 18

    A great resource for those who are working on Irish genealogy is about to get even better. The National Library of Ireland is adding more than 400,000 Irish parish records to its collection. One of them could hold the very information you have been looking for! The National Library of Ireland is located in Dublin, Ireland. It's mission is to ...

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  • Finding Any Mayflower Ancestors

    Jun 17

    The ship that carried passengers from Plymouth, England to the New World (what would be later named Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts was call 'The Mayflower'. There were 102 passengers and a crew of thirty. Of that group of passengers; there were seventy-three males and twenty-nine females. There were included in the company nineteen male servants an...

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  • Ancestry.com Explores Sale

    Jun 17

    Could one of the most popular genealogy websites be putting itself up for sale? This could be in the process of happening, but things are being kept quiet for now. It might be a good idea to make sure you have copies of all of the information you put on Ancestry.com, just in case. In 2012, a buyout company called Permira Advisers outbid other ...

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