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  • 50th Anniversary – Walk on the Moon

    Jul 20

    With this date, July 20, 2019, it marks the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, back on July 20, 1969. With the first American being Neil Armstrong who after 6 hours of landing with Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin in the separate lunar module 'Eagle' on the moon's surface took the first steps on the moon at 10:56 pm. He was known for saying; "That...


  • Cause of a Person’s Death

    Jul 19

    One item you would like to include in your family history is what each ancestor died of (if possible to locate). To help here are some ideas of how and where to look. Start with any family Bibles. Listed would be when a person died but also might be what they died of. Next see if there was an obituary in the hometown newspaper, include...


  • Supreme Court Ruled on Cemetery Access Case

    Jul 18

    The Supreme Court of the United States released their ruling on Knick v Township of Scott, Pennsylvania. It is the case regarding a cemetery that is located on land owned by Rose Mary Knick in The Township of Scott, Pennsylvania. The court's decision can affect genealogists who seek to visit cemeteries that are located on privately owned land...


  • Hints for Scanning Photos

    Jul 17

    To save in the digital format you need to do it right. If using a flatbed scanner, before beginning check that the glass surface is clean, no dirt, dust or marks, those would show up on the digital photos. Clean often (dry microfiber cloth) if scanning old photos that are starting to come apart. Before scanning a group of photos, the same thing...


  • Tulsa City-County Library has a Genealogy Resource Center

    Jul 16

    The Tulsa City-County Library is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is home to the Genealogy Resource Center, one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. The Genealogy Resource Center is located in Hardestry Regional Library. Along with a large collection of resources on Tulsa county and Oklahoma, the Center offers a comprehensive co...


  • Can Do

    Jul 15

    Need some ideas of simple but very useful things to add to your family history research, well here are a few suggestions. Recheck your 'To-Do List', add or subtract what you have written. You can have a a list for short activities plus a list for long-term projects. Continue to sort your collection of family photos / negatives or slides....


  • Inherited Traits

    Jul 13

    As most know, especially using now DNA testing, ancestors were from a certain part of the world carried in their genes certain generic traits that could have been inherited by you. Of course, it doesn't mean you're guaranteed to have the same traits common to that region where your ancestors came from. Plus it not just behavioral and physical trai...


  • World Population Day

    Jul 11

    It took all of human history up to 1804 for the world's population to reach 1 billion. But the next billion came only 100 years later, in 1927. After that, the rate of growth accelerated, 3 billion in 1959, 4 billion 1974, 5 billion 1987, 6 billion in 1999, and now well over 7 billion. World population reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011. Figur...


  • 23andMe has New Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Report

    Jul 11

    23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTHY gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTHY-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best suited in people of Northern European descent. In January of 2019, the Food and Drug ...


  • ID Civil War Photos

    Jul 9

    You might be one of the fortunate family history researchers who has a photo of an ancestor who served during the American Civil War (1861-1865). I'm saying a photo of them in uniform either just before they entered, during service or immediately after discharge. You might have photos of that ancestor years later, but it is just not the same as...


  • MyHeritage Updated its Mobile App

    Jul 9

    MyHeritage has updated the MyHeritage mobile app. It is available for iOS and Android, for both smartphones and tablets. You can download the app for free. MyHeritage added several new features to their app that will help you improve your family history research. Those features include: Family Timelines, the ability to view family trees tha...


  • Birth Spacing

    Jul 7

    As you are filling in the family tree including any extended families (aunts-uncles), you do want to include all the children born to each couple, not just your own direct lineage. However, that can be difficult, with a couple having many children, babies dying young or other children not living to adulthood. So use the basic principal of...


  • UK Census 1931 and 1941

    Jul 5

    Many researchers may well have ancestors who lived in some part of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) in 1931 or 1941. If that ancestor was there in 1921, there will be the full official UK census for that year coming out in 2022. But not so for the 1931 UK census. On the night of Saturday December 19, 19...


  • AncestryDNA Unveils Over 225 New Communities

    Jul 4

    Ancestry announced that they have released over 225 new AncestryDNA communities to help their members who have ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Utilizing their DNA network of over 15 million people, their vast collection of public family trees, and their patented Genetic Communities technology, Ancest...


  • Did You Think to Find This Information?

    Jul 3

    Not unless someone suggested some of the following ideas of items to research about your ancestors, it may not have occurred to you some of these could prove to be quite fascinating. Use it as check-off list, those you have attempted (whether successful or not) and those you should investigate and see what can be learned. Start with c...


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