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  • The Family Search Website Has Been Improved

    Jan 27

    There have been some new changes to the FamilySearch.org website. FamilySearch, as you may know is the genealogy search website run by the LDS Church. These changes were done both as an effort to keep up with new technology, as well as to add new functionality to the website. Right now, they are doing a “soft launch”, to get things started, and...

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  • Newspapers – Chronicling America

    Jan 26

    The U. S. Library of Congress online has a section titled 'Chronicling America – Searching Newspaper Pages'. Any family history researcher is aware how invaluable hometown newspapers are when researching their ancestors. Details of events, trips, incidents, visitors, achievements, etc. which may have been long forgotten over the decades still can...

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  • Photosynth – Enhancing Your Family Images

    Jan 25

    It is great to experiment and try some of the newest digital technology available. One such is called 'Photosynth' available online and produced by Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington. This program generates a 3-dimensional model of a collection of photos. The software became available to the general public in mid-2008. Using di...

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  • Looking at the 1911 UK Census

    Jan 24

    It was a Sunday evening on April 2, 1911 that the official census was done throughout England, Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands within the United Kingdom. Normally the records are not released for 100 years. The UK National Archives choose to release the 1911 censuses early, by 2009. Now having the information as of April 1911 on some 36 ...

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  • ‘Across the Pond’ Research Site

    Jan 23

    An useful and free online site for those researching ancestors from the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Northern Ireland) and the country of Ireland should investigate what 'GENUKI' has to offer. One of the major items is the searchable detailed information on most locations throughout England, Wales and...

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  • Get Season One of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on DVD

    Jan 22

    If you happen to be a big fan of the American version of the NBC television series called “Who Do You Think You Are?”, then you are going to love this news! Season one of the series is about to be released on DVD. There is just something special about this unique television series that attracts both genealogy buffs and the fans of certain ce...

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  • Genetic Testing For Melanoma In Children Favored By Parents

    Jan 20

    Genetic testing of children is a somewhat controversial subject. On the one hand, if there is a clear benefit to the child then genetic testing might be recommended. It could be a valuable tool that would indicate the proper preventative measures needed to treat a particular disease. The other side of the argument is that testing a child for a gene...

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  • PRONI Photo Archives Now Viewable On Flickr

    Jan 19

    PRONI is the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. It is the official archive of Northern Ireland, and the official place to deposit public records in Northern Ireland. It is located in Belfast, and is open to anyone who wants to come in and search through the archives. It is free of charge, and you don't have to make an appointment. There a...

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  • Looking for Lost Photos

    Jan 17

    As your work on the family ancestral tree you long for some photographs or images of those relatives. You have checked all your storage boxes and that of your aunts, cousins and siblings, but there are very few if any photos of certain relatives. Strange as it may seem there maybe a genealogy site which could have an old photo of your great grandmo...

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  • California Online Resources

    Jan 16

    Not everyone has ancestors who have lived in California, but many others do have relatives from this 'Golden State' of the West. A fabulous online site, the Online Archive of California (OAC), is truly worth a visit since it has many resources to select from for the genealogical or historical researcher. It is set-up to allow a search by a co...

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  • Catholic Archives Excellent Resource For Genealogists

    Jan 15

    The Boston Archdiocese Archives is located in Braintree, MA. If your family is Catholic, or your genealogy research has revealed that there are some Catholic ancestors in your family tree, you might want to search through this vast archive. It is going to be especially useful to genealogists whose Catholic ancestors came from the Boston area, and l...

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  • Nobel Prize Winner Discovers His Sister Was His Mother

    Jan 14

    Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse always wondered why he was so different from the other members of his family. He became interested in science at a young age, despite coming from parents who did not share that interest. It wasn't until he became an adult that he accidentally discovered an interesting truth about his family. The person whom he grew...

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  • New Predictive Test for Heredity Pancreatic Cancer Launched

    Jan 13

    A brand new predictive medicine product has been launched by Myriad Genetics, Inc. It is called PANEXIA, and it is designed to help doctors to assess genes that would reveal a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer, as well as some other related heredity cancers. This is excellent news for people who have ancestors or living family members w...

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  • Fun with Words Designs

    Jan 12

    It is fun to be imaginative with some of the genealogical research you have gathered over the years, especially for any presentation. If you are making a scrapbook, a display, a booklet, etc. on your collection of ancestors an interesting program exists online to make your assemblage more fascinating. Online there is a free site called 'Wordle' ...

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  • Newest Source for Locating Immigrant Ancestors

    Jan 11

    Under the U. S. Federal Department of Homeland Security, the agency of U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a new Genealogy Program to assist researchers in locating information on their immigrate ancestors. Over the decades there have been millions of immigrates arrive at American shores from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa a...

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