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  • Ancestry Discusses AncestryDNA and Jewish Genealogy

    Jul 26

    Ancestry.com posted an interesting article that points out the complexities involved with AncestryDNA for people who have Jewish ancestry. In the article, Janette Silverman, who specializes in Jewish research at AncestryProGenealogists describe how she and her team have used DNA to solve cases for clients. AncestryDNA looks at autosomal DNA. O...

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  • Aunt & Uncle Day

    Jul 25

    On July 26th is National Aunt and Uncle Day. What a good time to honor and take the time to learn more about your own aunt and uncle, no matter what age they are. A reminder, an aunt is the sister to your own mother or father and an uncle is the brother to you father. If you have a great aunt or great uncle - they would be the siblings to your gran...

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  • Cemetery Superstitions

    Jul 25

    To a genealogist, a cemetery is a great place to find out information about deceased relatives and ancestors. Taking photos of the gravestones of other people's ancestors, and sharing them online, is a nice way to help out fellow genealogists who cannot travel to the cemetery. A trip to a cemetery may be exciting to a genealogist, but scary for s...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Akron-Summit County Public Library

    Jul 24

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library is located in Akron, Ohio. It was founded in 1874. The Akron-Summit County Public Library is comprised of a Main Library, 17 community branches, and a Mobile Services division. The Special Divisions Collection houses the library's genealogy and local history materials. They hold a variety of sources i...

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  • Shared Ancestors–Cousins Day

    Jul 23

    That is the wonderful part of having cousins, even second cousins, you share common ancestors. With the date of July 24th, it is a good day to recognize your cousins as great family members and the shared heritage. First cousins are the children of your aunts and uncles (your parents' siblings). Second cousins would be the children of your great a...

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  • Customers of 23andMe Can See their Contributions to Research

    Jul 23

    People who have taken a DNA test from 23andMe know that the information their saliva sample yields is important. Your DNA results can point you towards people you might be related to, and can also provide some information about your health. Now, 23andMe customers can see their contributions to research. 23andMe gives customers choices that all...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Paradise Genealogical Society

    Jul 22

    The Paradise Genealogical Society is located in Paradise, California. They were started in 1968 by a dedicated group of volunteers. This Society is unique because it maintains a library that is not subsidized by a church or tax funds and is not housed in a church or tax supported building. The Paradise Genealogical Society library contains a...

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  • Before the Civil War – the 1860 Census

    Jul 21

    The taking of the U. S. Federal Census of 1860 occurred June 1, 1860 until October 1860. The Civil War officially started in April 1861. So you can get as close a picture of your family ancestors who lived across the 33 states of the eastern coast at that time. Some of the information now placed on this census of 1860, that had not been in previou...

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  • International African American Museum Launches Genealogy Center

    Jul 21

    The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced the launch of its new center for Family History. It is the IAAM's first program launch. The International African American Museum (IAAM) will be an innovative national genealogy research center dedicated solely to celebrating and researching African American ancestry. The center will e...

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  • What Did the Pioneers Eat?

    Jul 20

    Your ancestors may have been among the pioneers who traveled across the United States in search of a place to call home. They didn't have the luxuries of refrigeration, a set place to make a meal, or the ubiquitous fast food places that we see when we travel today. What did the pioneers eat? Dictionary.com defines the word “pioneer” as: ...

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  • Where Else to Locate Photos of Relatives

    Jul 19

    You have checked with other family members first to see if there are additional photos of various relatives and ancestors. Keep in mind some of those photos may not be labeled and will have to be studied by comparing with known photos to see if any match. Yet, after checking with family members, there are a few other locations to check. If your r...

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  • OldNYC Maps Historic New York City

    Jul 19

    Have you ever wondered what New York City looked like back when your ancestors lived there? There is an interesting resource that can help you find out. It is called OldNYC. The OldNYC project was started in May of 2015 by Brooklyn-based developer Dan Vanderkam. He launched the project to provide users a new way to experience the New York Pub...

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  • Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery Received a Grant for Expansion

    Jul 18

    The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery (GVMC) at Milledgeville is located about 5 miles south of downtown Millegeville along Georgia Highway 112. The cemetery was established in 2001 on 142 acres that GDVS received from the Georgia Forestry Commission. The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery has received a grant that will allow it to begin constru...

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  • ‘Warnings Out’

    Jul 17

    There was a town practice dating back to the 1600s and continuing into the 1800s in America, carried over from English law, that if a community wanted to 'protect' its town and its citizens they could issue a 'Warnings Out'. It was a method to have an individual, couple or even family leave the town to protect and secure the citizens of the town. ...

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  • Where to Find Vietnam Conflict Era Records Online

    Jul 17

    Genealogists today can do quite a bit of research on their family tree simply by making use of the internet. It helps to have some idea of where to start looking for the information you hope to find. This list of where to find Vietnam Conflict Era records online can help you get started. National Archives * State-Level Lists of Casualties fro...

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