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  • Lineage Societies

    Nov 21

    A great source for working on your family tree would be a Lineage Society. One of the most famous is the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution). There is one for Sons of the American Revolution. There are numerous societies all willing to assist you to find your lineage. Some other examples include: Mayflower descendants, those who had fami...

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  • Never Assume the Following

    Nov 19

    The following are a few concepts that can be a mistake when doing your family tree.   1. Your family tree will not be totally online as part of someone's tree and there could be some major mistakes. 2. Never depend solely on free databases; you will need some of the subscription databases and sending letters to courthouses. 3. Not all vital re...

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  • FamilySearch Recommends You Sign-In

    Nov 17

    FamilySearch is a non-profit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. It is a free service that is provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch recommends that you sign-in when you use it. Have you used FamilySearch without taking the time to sign-in? It's not unheard of. ...

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  • Looking for Wills

    Nov 17

    If there is no copy with the family papers for an ancestor's Will you need to inquire with the courthouse of the town or county where that ancestor lived at the time of their death. An original last will and testament itself may not copied into the official court minute book; however, there might be a statement that a Will was filed with the clerk....

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  • 23andMe Improves their Ancestry Composition Feature

    Nov 16

    23andMe has been “revving up” their Ancestry Composition feature. The result is that some customers who have tested on 23andMe's latest genotyping chip will start to see more precise detail in their Ancestry Composition results. 23andMe points out that the remarkable aspect of their Ancestry Composition feature is that the innovative machin...

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  • Meeting and Acquiring a Spouse

    Nov 15

    Today there are online dating sites but for our ancestors of the 19th and 20th century, they used the Personals in their local newspapers to facilitate long-term love matches. Some individuals were looking for true love and others were willing to pay for a spouse. The newspaper classifieds of yesteryear make it fairly clear which was more often pre...

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  • Exploring Life’s Mysteries Website Picks Best DNA Tests

    Nov 15

    Exploring Life's Mysteries is a website dedicated to the wonders of the world, and the exploration of the mysteries of life. Every year, they complete a review of the Best DNA ancestry test companies. They have revealed the winners of this year's review. Every year, Exploring Life's Mysteries conducts an extensive analysis of home DNA kits for ...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Brownwood Public Library

    Nov 14

    The Brownwood Public Library is located in Brownwood, Texas. The Brownwood Public Library's History and Genealogy branch is located across the street from the Brown County Courthouse, and two blocks from the Brown County Museum of History. That makes it very convenient for genealogists to do their research. The Brown County Local History and Ge...

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  • Ancestry Introduces Your DNA Story

    Nov 13

    Ancestry has integrated more of your DNA test data into a single experience. This decision was made after they talked to customers about what they wanted from their AncestryDNA test results. The result is Your DNA Story. Ancestry describes it this way: “Your DNA Story features a new way of displaying 150+ regions, a timeline of historical mi...

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  • N.C. Photographs – Brimley Collection

    Nov 13

    This wonderful collection (Brimley Collection) of vintage photos taken within North Carolina were collected by Hubert Hutchinson Brimley (1861-1946). He was also director of The North Carolina State Museum of Natural History. The photographs document many aspects of life in the state between the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. His co...

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  • Stories by Our Veterans

    Nov 11

    Rare is the family who does NOT have one or two living military veterans in their family today. The Veterans History Project connected with the US Library of Congress should be one of the first places you not only do research but also see that your living veterans have their stories recorded and saved forever. On the site of Veterans History Pro...

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  • A.J. Jacobs Wrote a Book Titled “It’s All Relative”

    Nov 10

    Genealogists and family historians might recognize the name A.J. Jacobs. He is the founder of the Global Family Reunion that took place in 2015 at the site of the 1964 World's Fair. Since then, he has written a book about his experience as he tried to create the world's largest family tree. The full title of the book is “It's All Relative: A...

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  • New Indiana Databases

    Nov 9

    If you have any ancestors from Indiana, you are in luck. Several new databases have just been added. They are part of the Indiana Genealogical Society and free to use. Any ancestors who once lived in the following counties: Madison, Monroe or Orange, the databases are available. There are five additional databases for Indiana for members of the In...

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  • Ancestry Lets Customers Opt-Out of DNA Matches

    Nov 9

    One of the reasons why genealogists choose to take a DNA test is because they hope their results will help them add to their family tree. DNA is one resource that can connect two people, who don't know each other, but are related. Ancestry is allowing customers to opt-out of having their DNA results shared. This appears to be causing some controv...

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  • November is National Adoption Month

    Nov 8

    National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated every November for over two decades. Adoptees face difficulties when they try to do genealogy research on their biological family. Fortunately, there is some advice that might help. President Ronald Regan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week in 1984. In 1995, President Bill Cli...

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