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  • Digital Access in the Future

    Sep 7

    Scanning your treasure family photos and documents is very necessary. However, make sure you also have all those scanned images on several different storage devices -- including flash drives, discs, external and portable storage devices. Plus make sure other members of the family have copies or copies are kept in a safe deposit box. Now that takes ...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Ada Public Library

    Sep 7

    The Ada Public Library is located in Ada, Ohio. Their mission is to stimulate scholarship and advance knowledge by providing access to all varieties of materials; to work alongside their neighbors and within their greater community, and to support mutual growth and prosperity. The Ada Public Library has genealogy resources. Digital Archives of...

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 6

    Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends on October 15. It is when we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and to celebrate their heritage and culture. The roots of Hispanic Heritage Month goes back to 1968. It starts on September 15 because that is the a...

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  • Images of America

    Sep 5

    Knowing more about your specific family and its heritage also means learning more about the family hometown. Using postcards, local libraries, museums can prove to be excellent resources in discovering about the place your ancestors call home. There is also a long-standing published series of books by Arcadia Publishing which might just have that ...

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  • Teacher’s Day

    Sep 5

    This special day to recognizes teachers affects everyone. You all had teachers during your years of schooling, you may have been a teacher yourself, or had an ancestor who was a teacher. Using this theme, you can add some new information to the family history. Interview family members and get them to tell about their favorite teacher and include ...

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  • Hurricane Harvey and Your DNA Test

    Sep 5

    Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, in August of 2017. The Family Tree DNA Lab (FTDNA Lab) is involved with processing DNA test kits from not only their customers, but also customers of other companies who sell DNA test kits. As such, many people are wondering how Hurricane Harvey affected their DNA test kit and results. On August 31, 2017, F...

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  • FamilySearch Stops Microfilm Circulation – What You Need to Know

    Sep 4

    FamilySearch announced that September 7, 2017 marks the closing of an 80-year era of historic records access to usher in a new, digital model. FamilySearch is discontinuing its microfilm circulation services in concert with its commitment to make the world's historic records readily accessible digitally online. Here is what you need to know a...

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  • Google Newspaper Archives

    Sep 3

    Newspapers are a wonderful resource to learn more about families, individuals or businesses in a family hometown. The are several fee subscription databases for newspapers available, but there is also the Free Google Newspaper Archives. If you have not attempted to use it, give it a try for sure. Even if it has been awhile since you did a search u...

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  • Kindred Spirits

    Sep 1

    Have you thought about the concept that you -- a descendant -- may be very much like an ancestor - one you never meet or knew?? As you do the research on the family tree including the branches, such as great aunts and uncles, you just might strike a cord or a 'Kindred Spirit' with one or two of those ancestors. You might find so much in common, bet...

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  • Label Family Photos

    Aug 31

    It has happened countless times, you have a box with treasured family photos covering many decades and there are no names for the individuals in the photos, no location or time frame. If only your ancestors had labeled those photos!! Well, don't you be guilty of that lack of labeling. If you scan all your photos and have them labeled that method, ...

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  • State of New York Archives

    Aug 29

    Some of the best resources are the state archives and this is true for the state of New York. This former British colony and then one of the original 13 states, it has a very long history with a variety of people calling New York home. A large part of the archives collection is in digital format and can be viewed online for free. The is a search b...

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  • The Historical Society of Montgomery County has Genealogical Resources

    Aug 28

    The Historical Society of Montgomery County is located in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Society began in 1881, three years before the County's centennial celebration. A group of notable county residents created the Historical Society to protect local history. Over the course of the twentieth century, the Society's collection now includes famil...

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  • Irish Catholic Church Parishes

    Aug 27

    Everyone has at least a little Irish in their lineage, so you will want to review on free online site that covers all of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) with information from Catholic church parishes, especially of the 1700s into the 1800s. The source is the National Library of Ireland. It has registers containing records of baptisms and marr...

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  • Missing Documents and Vital Records?

    Aug 25

    Oh yes, it can happen, there can be one or more ancestors of your direct lineage of your family tree where you can not locate any document or vital records (a paper trail) to support or learn more about that ancestor. Very frustrating for sure!! Here are some ideas of how to gather some information on that ancestor. First check and do the researc...

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  • A Brief History of Cousins Marrying Cousins

    Aug 25

    Over the years, there have been people who choose to marry one of their cousins. The acceptability of this idea depended upon the opinions of society at the time. There are potential advantages, and disadvantages, that can happen when cousins marry. For centuries, in royal families, it was common for marriages to be made between people who wer...

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