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  • Findmypast has a United States Marriages Collections

    Jan 10

    Findmypast, put together an informative blog about 18 amazing additions of record collections that they added to their website in 2017. One of the collections on the list is Findmypast's United States Marriages collection. Findmypast added millions of additional records to their United States Marriages premium collection in 2017. When complete,...

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  • Questions on the U.S. Census

    Jan 9

    The United States Census includes plenty of questions. Have you ever wondered why certain questions are asked? The United States Census Bureau has some information about that. Name The U.S. Census asks for a person's last name, first name, and middle initial. The name question originated with the 1790 Census. It was added to the ACS in 2005 w...

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  • ‘Boston Marriage’

    Jan 9

    This phrase does not refer to a male-female couple married in the city of Boston, but rather a phrase that was popularly know at the end of the 19th century; the Victorian Era. 'Boston Marriage' was a term used in the 19th century and into the early 20th century to refer to two single women living together, independent of men. The term was origina...

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  • Weatherford Public Library is Downsizing its Genealogy Section

    Jan 8

    Weatherford Public Library is located in Weatherford, Texas. They provide free library services for Weatherford and the Parker County community and inform, enrich, support, and empower its citizens by promoting lifelong learning opportunities and a love of reading. The Weatherford Public Library is downsizing its genealogy section. The found...

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  • Family Legends – Musselman

    Jan 7

    Everyone over their life hears during family reunions or at Thanksgiving dinner gatherings the family “legends“, those stories of ancestors who either met a famous person, accomplished some great feat, was a war hero, invented a time saving device or somehow brought honor and glory to the family name. There are also those stories of ancestors k...

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  • Finding a Federal Prisoner

    Jan 5

    Well, yes it can be a fact that your have a family relative who has been or is still in a US Federal Prison somewhere in America. Not all people found guilty of a crime go to a Federal prison, it can be a state prison. Federal prisons are for those who broke a national law. Using the site 'Bureau of Prisons' you can look up about a prisoner in a F...

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  • Findmypast Introduced the British and Irish Roots Collection

    Jan 5

    Findmypast is a leader in online genealogy. They have over 18 million registered members worldwide and records dating back to 1200. Findmypast has introduced their new British and Irish Roots Collection. Findmypast made this collection free to search when it was first released. The free access will only be offered for a limited time. The Briti...

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  • Consider This Before Contacting a Long Lost Relative

    Jan 4

    Genealogy requires hours of research and dedication. The work pays off when you find more people who can be added to your family tree. DNA testing has, in some ways, sped up the process of finding more relatives. That doesn't necessarily mean you should rush into trying to make connections with one of them. Take a DNA test, from whatever comp...

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  • Obituaries for Michigan 1820-2006

    Jan 3

    Locating ancestors' obituaries is very important to your family research. When it was acceptable to write and have published long obituaries, the information provided can be wonderful. However, note, you could have an ancestor listed in someone else' obituary as a relative. There could be a tie-in you did not know about. Using the FamilySearch.org...

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  • MyHeritage DNA Surpassed One Million People

    Jan 3

    MyHeritage put together an informative blog post about the noteworthy things they accomplished in 2017. That list includes the announcement that MyHeritage DNA surpassed one million people. Over the past fifteen years, MyHeritage DNA has helped millions of people find new family members and discover their ethnic origins. The MyHeritage DNA tes...

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  • FamilySearch Introduced FamilySearch Places

    Jan 2

    FamilySearch has introduced a new tool called FamilySearch Places. It is designed to make learning about places easier. The development of the FamilySearch Places tool is ongoing. Some useful features are already available. FamilySearch Places is not an app. Instead, it is part of the FamilySearch website. Visit FamilySearch Places and you ...

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  • Ancestry Takes Action After RootsWeb Server Breach

    Jan 1

    Ancestry.com alerted its users that a data breach occurred on a specific RootsWeb server. The information received by Ancestry's Information Security Team came from a security researcher who said he found a file containing email addresses/username and password combinations as well as user names from a RootsWeb.com server. Ancestry.com pointed ou...

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  • Family Artifacts to Keep

    Jan 1

    Lucky are the descendants of people who thought enough ahead to make sure certain family treasures were saved and passed on to the next generation. There are some major categories of artifacts you, as the present generation,  can save from your ancestors or present family. Save These: Household, Jewelry and Hobby Items - your grandfather favori...

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  • Music and Songs during the Civil War

    Dec 31

    Music in the mid-1800s was an importation aspect of our ancestors' lives, no matter their occupation or where they lived. This was especially true during the American Civil War (1861-1865). It entertained, brought pleasure and comfort and was integral in all parts of life. In fact music was so important during the Civil War that most regiments, bot...

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  • Maine’s B-M-D Records 1670-1921

    Dec 29

    Vital records are an very important part to any family research. If you has any ancestors living and near Maine, even when it was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony beginning beginning in 1652. It was fought over by the French, English and allied natives during the 17th and early 18th centuries, who conducted raids against each other. The state o...

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