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  • Baffling Ancestors – Some Hints

    Jan 15

    Everyone has more than one elusive ancestor in their direct lineage or extended family line. It can be quite baffling for a family researcher to find our details on that person. Here are a few hints and suggestions to help in the process. If you have found their death date and a possible location, search for a Will on file. Those legal documents ...

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  • Things Family Historians Should Do Every Year

    Jan 15

    Keeping track of your family history can be a big job. It is the type of hobby that never seems to end because there is always more to do. You might be very busy, but it is important for family historians find the time to do certain things every year. MyHeritage has compiled a list of excellent suggestions! MyHeritage points out that at least...

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  • RootsTech 2017 Announces Innovator Showdown Semifinalists

    Jan 14

    RootsTech 2017 will have an Innovator Showdown on February 10, 2017. It will feature innovators from around the world who will compete for $100,000 in prizes as they pitch their innovative ideas on stage before judges, industry influencers, and a live audience. RootsTech 2017 has announced the Semifinalists of the Innovator Showdown. The inno...

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  • Remember the Early 20th Century

    Jan 13

    Are you focused solely on your ancestors' lives during the 1800s and 1700s ?? Yet, you need to figure out how many of your direct ancestors were alive in the first half of the twentieth century (1900-1950)? Try this to see further: make a list of all your direct ancestors, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on, who were alive between ...

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  • FamilySearch Released a 2016 End of the Year Summary

    Jan 13

    FamilySearch, one of the most popular genealogy websites, released an end of the year review about the things they accomplished in 2016. You might already be benefiting from some of those things. Here is a quick look at some of the highlights from the FamilySearch 2016 end of the year summary. In 2016, FamilySearch added 103 family history cen...

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  • Your Female Ancestors May Have Been Philanthropists

    Jan 11

    Have you ever participated in a Bake Sale to raise money for your child's school? People, usually women, bake something that can be distributed in pieces, give it away to the school, and allow the school to sell it for money. This is one of many forms of philanthropy that your female ancestors may have participated in. Other forms of philanthrop...

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  • Avoid Unintentional Booby-Traps

    Jan 11

    You have worked on researching your family history and have a good start on the creation of the family tree. Yet, even the most experienced researcher can fall into an unintentional booby-trap. Normally a 'booby-trap' refers to a set up by someone to scare or harm someone else. The following instead are unintentional booby-traps that were unknowing...

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  • The Library of Congress Shared Three Map Collections with DPLA

    Jan 10

    The Library of Congress has joined the Digital Public Library of America as a Content Hub. This partnership means that the Library of Congress is going to share some of its digital holdings at the Digital Public Library content hub. The first content being shared include three collections of maps. The Library of Congress (LOC) is the largest l...

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  • World War One Draft Registrations

    Jan 9

    Selective Service Act became effective into law on May 18, 1917 (nearly 100 years ago) with over 24.2 million (about 23 % of the US population) men born between 1872 and 1899 required to complete the registration cards. There were 3 registrations, for men residing in the U.S. — whether native born, naturalized, or alien — between the ages of 18...

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  • Ways to Grow Your Family History

    Jan 9

    The way to grow your family tree is to do more genealogy research. Most genealogists have at least some success with this task. If you hit a “brick wall”, you can seek help from other genealogists. Growing your family history is not as straightforward because it relies on entirely different resources than genealogy work does. Here are some ways...

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  • The Crinolinemania Craze

    Jan 7

    Yes, there were many crazes (fads) even in the 19th century, termed the Victorian Era. It was Queen Victoria of England, who took the throne in 1837, ushering in the Victorian period. Crinolines (lighter hoop skirts) were patented in the late 1850s, and quickly gained widespread popularity. The Victorian Era ended in 1901, at which point the thro...

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  • What MyHeritage Added in 2016

    Jan 7

    MyHeritage was extremely busy in 2016! People who use MyHeritage may already be taking advantage of some of the things that were newly released in 2016. Here is a quick look just a few of the interesting, useful, things that were added to MyHeritage in 2016. MyHeritage added the following in 2016: 802 million new historical records were added,...

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  • What’s New at FamilySearch – December 2016

    Jan 6

    Every month, FamilySearch puts together a blog that shows the new changes and updates that happened on the FamilySearch.org website and on their apps. They often add new things to their vast resources and improve features that already existed. Here is a look at what's new at FamilySearch as of December 2016. In December of 2016, FamilySearch m...

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  • California Birth Records 1905-1995

    Jan 5

    Do you have any relative born in the state of California between 1905 and 1995 (most of the 20th century)? Those records are in the form of an index collection which includes the name of the child, name of the mother, date of birth, and county and covers about 24,614,871 California births. The index is part of the online 'American Ancestors.org'. ...

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  • Don’t Throw That Away!

    Jan 5

    It can sometimes be difficult to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. This is true for a lot of situations in life – including genealogy. Things get harder when you are assigned the task of going through a deceased family member's belongings. There are some things that genealogists should not throw away without taking a close look at it...

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