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  • NEHGS is Working to Create a Database of Catholic Records

    Jan 24

    The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has announced that they are working with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts, to create a database of 10 million Catholic records. The records date from 1789 to 1900. The NEHGS states that the records include 937 bound volumes, 400,000 hand-written pages and 10 million na...

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  • Eastman Photo Collection

    Jan 23

    Everyone is familiar with Eastman when it comes to film and photos. To preserve such a legacy, there is the George Eastman Museum. It was George, a pioneer of popular photography and a leader in the development of motion picture film, who saw the need to preserve everyday and the unusual events on film. The Museum has a vast array of photos. One o...

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  • Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – February 2017

    Jan 23

    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. They are offering a variety of genealogy and family history classes in February of 2017. Some of the classes offered by the Kenton County Public Library a...

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  • Things to Look Forward to at FamilySearch in 2017

    Jan 22

    FamilySearch frequently makes improvements to what they offer. Every year, they put together a blog with details about what to look forward to at FamilySearch in the new year. FamilySearch plans to play a major role in creating millions of new, fun family discoveries and online connections. The most obvious thing to look for in FamilySearch i...

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  • Ohio Memory

    Jan 21

    The state of Ohio, once part of the northwest territory, has a rich and long history. You could have had several ancestors who at one time lived in Ohio, so it is worthwhile to investigate the free online site, Ohio Memory. Some of the items available on the site include photographs, manuscripts, letters, historical artifacts, videos, and newspape...

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  • Family History Library Webinars – February 2017

    Jan 21

    The Family History Library is offering some free webinars and classes in February of 2017. They regularly hold workshops on the use of library, its computer systems, family history records, and resources. The Family History Library explains that a webinar is a class that is broadcast over the internet. Anyone can attend these classes. They ...

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  • Midwest Genealogy Center Offers February Activities

    Jan 20

    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 February activities for genealogists and family historians. The activities are free. Registration is required. Ch...

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  • Inauguration Dates and Your Ancestors

    Jan 20

    With the inauguration date of January 20, 2017, it might be interesting to note the previous dates of presidential inaugurations and include it with your family history. Place the president and the date with the appropriate family members time frame. If really interested you might see if any ancestor may have attended an inauguration b...

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  • Investigate 1880 US Federal Census

    Jan 19

    If any ancestors on your family tree lived any part of their life in the United States (including territories) in the month of June 1880, you need to make sure you have completely examined all the questions asked on that census. It is a wealth of information. The US President in 1880 was Rutherford Hayes. Especially since the next census done in 18...

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  • Things to Know if Your Home has a Cemetery on the Property

    Jan 19

    Genealogists might be thrilled to learn that the old home they purchased has a small family cemetery on the property. Others, who have no interest in genealogy, might not be as keen on the idea. It turns out there are some rules and regulations regarding family cemeteries that people should know about. Family cemeteries located on the property...

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  • Findmypast Created a Beginner’s Guide to their Records

    Jan 18

    Findmypast Australia and New Zealand is a family history and genealogy website with over 8 billion historical records. They realize that trying to sort through 8 billion records to find what you are looking for can be a bit overwhelming. To help make things easier, Findmypast Australia and New Zealand created a Complete Beginner's Guide to Findm...

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  • A Great Winter Project

    Jan 17

    Many areas across the country or in other nations have a thick blanket of ice and snow during this time of year. To avoid having to get out in such conditions, this is a perfect time to start a really worthwhile project. Besides gathering the names, dates and basic information on relatives on your family tree, how about taking a different perspect...

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  • AncestryDNA Surpasses 3 Million Customers

    Jan 17

    AncestryDNA, the world's largest genetic testing company, has now become 3,000,000 people strong. That means there are now more than 300,000 people genotyped by AncestryDNA who are connecting to family members. AncestryDNA is a DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way people d...

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  • 23andMe Highlighted Their Best Blogs of 2016

    Jan 16

    The start of a brand new year is a good time to take a moment and look back upon what was accomplished in the previous year. Many genealogy and family history companies are posting blogs on that topic This includes 23andMe, who put it all together in a blog titled "Our Top Five from 2016". They featured information about their top 5 blogs that w...

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  • FamilyTreeNow.com – NOT FamilyTree.com

    Jan 15

    There has been a good deal of information in newspapers, online and the television about FamilyTreeNow.com and its publishing public information about individuals. This site is NOT FamilyTree.com (which has been online since 2010). Two different online genealogical sites. The FamilyTreeNow has been providing information (names, addresses, etc) for...

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