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  • State Archives Online – Delaware to North Carolina

    Jan 5

    Delaware – The Delaware Archives have a separate section titled 'Digital Archives'. The numerous sections include photographic collection with Delaware towns, churches, schools, maps, documents from the 17th century, the Civil War and Petitions for Naturalization. They have added the 'Hometown Delaware' collection of photos. So far New Castle, K...

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  • State Archives Online – Connecticut to Nebraska

    Jan 4

    Connecticut – The Connecticut State Archives have very little online. The archives are tied to the Connecticut State Library which hold town vial records, probate, church, land records, along with abstracts from newspaper notices of marriages and deaths. The Connecticut State Library does have a digital collection which include aerial photos, Afr...

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  • State Archives Online – Hawaii to Virginia

    Jan 3

    Hawaii – The Hawaii States Archives Digital Collections has begun to digitize many of the records and indexes and place them online. The following are those areas completed: A Name Index from 1790 to 1950 with personal and business names (only the letter A's are completed to date), Photographic Collection, Marriage Indexes from 1826 to 1929, Divo...

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  • Blood Sample From Mom Reveals Genome of Baby

    Jan 2

    Researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong have found a way to map the entire genome of a fetus based on the genetic material from a blood sample that is taken from the mother. This new discovery might lead to a non-invasive way to do prenatal screening for genetically heritable disorders. A report about their research was published in ...

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  • State Archives Online – Texas to Utah

    Jan 1

    Texas – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has their search labeled 'Trail' and it searches through 180 state agencies for information on Texas records and documents. Some of the topics include Military and Ranger Service records from 1836 to 1935 (with a few items covering Confederate Soldiers of Texas, Texas State Police, Spanish-...

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  • State Archives Online – New Jersey to Pennsylvania

    Dec 31

    New Jersey --The New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management has a major section on the site titled 'Searchable Databases'. The topics in the database include death records from 1878 to 1885, Index of marriages for 1848 to 1878, Supreme Court Files from 1704 to 1844, Marriage records from 1665 to 1799, Atlantic City & Passaic County ...

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  • Using Google to Fill In Your Family Tree

    Dec 30

    So far, my attempts at using the internet to get started working on my family tree have been unsuccessful. Maybe I am using the search engines on the genealogy websites incorrectly. Perhaps my living relatives and ancestors are just incredibly difficult to find. In any case, I haven't been able to find anything of significant value so far. It se...

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  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Five

    Dec 29

    Today, I had the chance to try out the information I learned when I read the Guide To Preforming Genealogy Searches that I found on the Advanced Genealogy Search Engine page. My hope is that by following the suggestions in the guide, I will get better results from the search engine. This time, I put my first name and my unmarried surname into th...

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  • State Archives – Maryland to New Hampshire

    Dec 28

    Maryland - The Archives of Maryland Online have a search box to assist the researching in locating documents and information. The type of information will assist in family genealogy and in general history research. The Maryland State Archives of Government Records include Probate records, photographic collections, birth-marriage-death records late ...

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  • States Archives – Florida to Kansas

    Dec 27

    Florida - The Florida Memory Archives maintained by the State of Florida uses their massive archive collection and library. A highlight is the Photography Collection with more than 160,000 images. There is also film and video clips, images of historical documents ranging from the Spanish colonial period to the Civil War to the 20th century. With th...

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  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Four

    Dec 26

    Today, I had the time to take a look at the Guide to Performing Genealogy Searches that I found on The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine website. My hope was that this advice would make the results of the searches that I'd been attempting to get the search engine to do for me to be a whole lot more relevant than what I'd managed to get so far. I ...

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  • Untapped Resource – Online State Archives

    Dec 25

    Most family history researchers are familiar with the National Archives along with the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. and their web sites which provide some very useful resources to learn more about our ancestors and their hometowns. However, one major resource overlooked by individuals are the repositories within numerous states across t...

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  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Three

    Dec 24

    Today, I learned that I really cannot do much to change the way The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine performs it's search. I noticed that when I ask it to search for my first name, Jennifer, and my unmarried surname, Dahlberg, that some of the results don't match. The search engine locates one of these two names, but doesn't seem to be able to weed...

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  • Review of The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day Two

    Dec 23

    Today, I have the time to look over the list of results that The Advanced Genealogy Search Engine gave me. Again, I am using this genealogy search engine to find information about myself, and am using my first name and my maiden surname. I have heard that starting with yourself is a great way to begin, and this is the same search that I used on the...

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  • Naturalization – Before or After 1906

    Dec 22

    You know a branch of your ancestors arrived in America about 1887. To learn if they ever became naturalized American citizens you would want to look for a petition to become a citizen and the completed naturalization papers. Count yourself lucky if that ancestor did not apply for citizenship until after 1906. Your ancestor was not required to be...

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