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  • Your Living Relatives are a Resource

    Oct 27

    Every genealogist has access to a resource that is filled with information, easy to find, and fun to use. Unfortunately, many genealogists overlook this wonderful resource, or do not recognize it for the treasure that it is. What is it? It is the genealogist's very own family! If you are looking for family stories, the best place to start is by ...

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  • Old Letters Lead to Long Lost Relatives

    Oct 27

    It is always exciting to hear a story in the news about a genealogist who has managed to track down their long lost relatives. Imagine, working on your family tree, and having your research lead to living relatives who never knew you existed! It can be infinitely more satisfying to be able to visit with these “new” family members in person t...

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  • Genealogy News (DNA research)

    Oct 27

    A recent study has revealed that ADHD is actually a genetic condition. This discovery was made by researchers from the Medical Research Council Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology at Cardiff University in Wales, in the UK. Genealogists who have been working on the genetic genea...

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  • Genealogy.com

    Oct 26

    Genealogy.com has an extremely easy to remember name! This website has a section called First Steps that you should review if you are have not visited this website before. When I clicked on the link that says: About Us, it re-directed me to the Ancestry.com corporate website. I found this to be confusing. The Genealogy.com website is a place wh...

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  • The National Archives

    Oct 26

    The National Archives is very helpful to genealogists because it has records that come from every branch of the Federal government. I learned that they have access to census records, military records, immigration records, naturalization records, and land records. I also learned that The National Archives has a subscription to Ancestry.com and ...

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  • FamilyLink.com

    Oct 26

    FamilyLink.com is a genealogy website where you can search for your ancestors. There are 3.6 billion names that you can search through from this website. You can start by using the search engine on their page. It says: I am looking for, and there are boxes for you to type in your relative's first name and last name. Use the drop down box to sel...

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  • RootsWeb

    Oct 26

    RootsWeb is an Ancestry.com community website. It is connect with the Ancestry.com website. The search engine on the front page is split, with half allowing you to search through RootsWeb, and the other half allowing you to search through Ancestry.com. There is a section called: Getting Started which is helpful to people who have not used this webs...

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  • U.S. GenWeb Project

    Oct 26

    The USGenWeb Project is a website that is run by a team of volunteers. Together, they are working on providing free genealogy websites that are relevant to every county and state in the United States of America. I learned that the USGenWeb Project also sponsors special projects, in addition to this website. Some of their many projects include th...

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  • FamilySearch.org

    Oct 26

    FamilySearch.org is a genealogy website that is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can find an immense amount of records and archives on this website, and more information is added frequently. People who are new to genealogy can find information that advises you how to get started. Just follow the links on...

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  • Ancestry.com

    Oct 26

    Ancestry.com is one of the most popular websites for genealogy. They are the world's largest online resource for family trees, and documents that genealogists need for their family history research. What kinds of resources can you find here? In addition to birth, marriage, and death records from the United States and around the world, you c...

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