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  • United Kingdom Unclaimed Estates

    Mar 27

    Did you have some recent ancestors who lived and died in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)? If you did, there just might be some form of an unclaimed asset (estate) in their name that the UK government is holding until a relative claims it. Now you can't go back too far, there is a 30 year limit from time of death th...

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  • Digital State Archives

    Mar 25

    A good resource to investigate is what is available in the ancestral home state archives. The longer an ancestor lived in a specific state the more likely there can be quite a few records to search. Even if the relative lived but a few years in a certain state, do check that state's archives to see if anything is present. The variety of items in a...

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  • Resources at the Solano County Genealogical Society

    Mar 24

    The Solano County Genealogical Society (SCGS) was founded in April of 1981. The Solano County Genealogy Society library is located in Vacaville, California. It is open every Monday and Thursday, and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. They have plenty of genealogical reference materials. The Solano County Genealogica...

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  • Why Are You Doing This Research??

    Mar 23

    Are you motivated to truly put the time and effort into learning your family history? Yes, it does take work and can not be done in a few days. So here are a few points to help keep you sincerely impelled to do the best research you can. Answer the personal question - who are you and how did you get here? It is only by learning about your parents...

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  • Ancestry and Software MacKiev Introduce FamilySync

    Mar 23

    Ancestry.com announced that it has been co-developing a new Ancestry gateway with Software MacKiev. The result of that collaboration is going to be released at the end of March 2017. As you may recall, Ancestry.com retired their Family Tree Maker desktop software in 2015. At that time, Ancestry said they would support Family Tree Maker through...

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  • Family.me Brings Families Together to Preserve Memories

    Mar 22

    Family.me is a private social network that brings families together to discover, share and preserve their memories. You can collaborate with your family members through the Family.me's unique online tree builder. This lets you map out your history while sharing precious moments with loved ones near and far. Family.me is now out of beta and you...

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  • Complete Questionnaire for a Genealogy Interview

    Mar 21

    Have you ever wondered if you have found the answers to every aspect of an ancestor's life or even for sure the life story of a living relative? Did you forget anything? Well in this PDF form (family-history-questionnaire) is a questionnaire (you can download it and print it) that will cover just about every aspect of an individual and or family's ...

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  • How to Keep a Non-Genealogist Interested in Your Stories

    Mar 21

    It is natural to want to share the things you are passionate about with other people. Genealogists may find that their friends and family members aren't super excited about hearing about what it took for them to track down a difficult to find ancestor. Here are some tips to keep a non-genealogist interested in your stories. Provide Breadcrumbs...

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  • 23andMe Explores Role of Genetics in Male-Pattern Baldness

    Mar 20

    23andMe has been collaborating with scientists at the University of Bonn (and other institutions) in an effort to discover the role of genetics in male-pattern baldness. The study appears in the journal Nature Communications. Does your family include several male relatives (and ancestors) who went bald? You might conclude that baldness “runs...

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  • Record or Write the Four Main Family Events

    Mar 19

    The easiest family stories are the ones you know. You, the researcher of the family's history, do need to take the time to write-up or make a digital recording of four specific family events for future generations. If either or both of your parents are alive, then they too need to take the time now to place in some format the information for the fo...

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  • Resources at the Edmond Genealogy Society

    Mar 19

    The Edmond Genealogical Society (of Edmond, Oklahoma), was established in 1991. The Society is there to encourage the science of genealogy; to help others gather genealogical information; and to preserve, protect and publish information of importance. They are there to serve visitors as well as members. EGS Membership is open to anyone interes...

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  • What Life was Like for Women 100 Years Ago

    Mar 18

    Your female ancestor's life in 1917 was very different than the way women live in 2017. It can be interesting to take a look at what has changed over the years. Here is a quick comparison of what American women's lives were like in 1917 and in 2017. In 1917: Upper class women were the primary founders and members of voluntary World War I wart...

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  • Old Postcards – Wealth of Info

    Mar 17

    The use of postcards carrying an illustration or photo on one side and then a place to write a brief message on the other side has been very popular for nearly 150 years. Ever corner of the earth has had postcards produced to showcase a town, street, business, shop, groups, attraction, an individual’s home and even individuals themselves. What a ...

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  • Education Records at Findmypast

    Mar 17

    Your ancestor's education records can reveal many important pieces of information. Findmypast points out that education records give you a glimpse into an ancestor's early life. School records can also contain parent's names, parent's occupations, and the birth date of your ancestor. Here is a quick look at the education records in FindmyPast's ...

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  • How to Find Out if You Are Related to a President

    Mar 16

    The United States doesn't have a royal family. Instead, it has the First Family: the President of the United States, the First Lady, and their children. This could make some American genealogists wonder if they are related to a President. Here is some advice on how to find out if you are related to a current or former President. Work on Your ...

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