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  • MyHeritage has Ellis Island Passenger Lists

    Nov 6

    MyHeritage announced that it has added Ellis Island and other New York passenger lists to its SuperSearch. It includes unique content that has never been seen before. Passenger lists are a good resource for genealogists who want to know exactly when their ancestor immigrated to the United States. The Ellis Island and other New York Passenger L...

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  • Things to Know About Heterochromia

    Oct 13

    The majority of humans have two eyes that are the same color. It is possible, however, for some people to have eyes that are not the same color as each other. This condition is called heterochromia. It is also possible for certain types of animals to have different-colored eyes. Those who are fans of the Washington Nationals baseball team mig...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Indiana State Library

    Oct 12

    The Indiana State Library is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Its goals are to serve Indiana residents, to lead and support the library community, and to preserve Indiana history. The Indiana State Library has some genealogy resources. The Genealogy Collection at the Indiana State Library has become one of the largest collections of family hi...

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  • October is American Archives Month

    Oct 11

    The National Archives celebrates American Archives Month every year in October. They do it to raise awareness about the value of Archives and archivists. You can share your experience celebrating American Archives Month on social media using #ArchivesMonth. What is an archivist? The National Archives explains that their archivists preserve the...

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  • Missouri Penitentiary Archives

    Oct 11

    The first state penal institution, covering 47 acres, west of the Mississippi River back in March 1836 was the Missouri State Penitentiary. It remained a functional penitentiary to September 2004, located in Jefferson City. This prison also known as M.S.P. also had the nickname of 'the Walls'. It also had the reputation of a very crude or brutal pr...

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  • How to Prepare for RootsTech

    Oct 10

    RootsTech is the world's largest family history and technology conference. It takes place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City every year. RootsTech is a place where people of all ages learn to discover, share and celebrate their family connections across generations and through technology. Here are some tips about how to prepa...

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  • The Sibling Never Known

    Oct 9

    It happens in many families over the years, there is a sibling rarely mentioned in family records or documents, not mentioned in a family obituary, or a Will, or even on a family history researcher's family tree/ there can be several reasons a sibling is not mentioned. They left home early and did not keep in touch with the rest of the family. The...

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  • Where to Find Polish Records Online

    Oct 9

    Do you have Polish heritage? You may have already discovered that finding information about your Polish ancestors can be difficult. One problem, of course, is a language barrier. Some records, especially those that are only found in Poland, are not written in English. There are other difficulties for genealogists who are working on the Polish br...

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  • Illustrations of Ancestors’ Occupations

    Oct 7

    As you have collected information on your ancestors one of the biggest addition is finding out what occupation that ancestor held. As you go back in time, many of those jobs no longer exist so most people have no idea what they are. Through the efforts of Emily Kowalski Schroeder with her genealogical site titled 'Growing Little Leaves', she has...

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  • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Oct 7

    Since 1991, dozens of cities, several universities, and some states have adopted Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a holiday that celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans. Indigenous Peoples Day usually falls on the second Monday in October and replaces Columbus Day. The idea of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Da...

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  • Ways to Celebrate Family History

    Oct 5

    October is Family History Month. It was officially commemorated in 2001 by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah. The United States Senate unanimously approved his legislation to designate October as Family History Month. At the time, Orrin Hatch encouraged President Bush to call upon the people of the United States to observe the month of October with...

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  • Search the Meyers Gazetteer

    Oct 4

    The Meyers Gazetteer is a useful tool for genealogists who are trying to do research on their German ancestors. It is designed to help you find German places. The Meyers Gazetteer functions like you would expect a search engine to. The difference is that this search engine is specialized and focused on German places. The Meyers Gazetteer is a...

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  • MyHeritage Celebrates 7 Years of Family Tree Webinars

    Oct 3

    In August of 2017, MyHeritage acquired Millennia Corporation, the makers of Legacy Family Tree. In September, MyHeritage began celebrating the 7 year anniversary of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. You can watch 15 Legacy Family Tree Webinars for free through October 15, 2017. MyHeritage points out that the Legacy Family Tree Webinar platform ha...

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  • Ancestors Affected by a Disaster?

    Oct 3

    Whether man-made or something from Mother Nature, there can be any number of disasters over the decades that could have affected your ancestors. Gathering information about your family is not just names, dates and places, it is truly a quest to discover the narratives of our ancestors' lives, even the sad and tragic times. An online site named 'Ge...

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  • Where to Find Dutch Records on FamilySearch

    Oct 2

    Do you have Dutch heritage? Your research on your Dutch ancestors may have gotten “stuck” when you tried to find records from before they immigrated. It can also be difficult to find records on your Dutch relatives who still live in the Netherlands. Here is a quick list of where to find Dutch records on FamilySearch. FamilySearch recently...

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