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  • Found – Family Photo Slides

    Jul 13

    An item from the past ... photo slides, a very popular method of sharing images taken. Using slide film one took them to a processor and they were made into square negative images that were then viewed in a slide projector on a screen, large size so everyone could view them. There were even smaller individual slide viewers which were used. Now, ...

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  • The Center for Women’s History is a First of its Kind

    Jul 13

    Center for Women's History is a first of its kind. It is part of the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of the history and its influence on the world today. The...

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  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a Successful Kickstarter

    Jul 12

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Museum set up a Kickstarter in an effort to raise money to make the diaries of Holocaust victims and survivors available to everyone by helping the Museum catalog, translate, and publish them online. The ...

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  • Numbers Varied of those Killed or Died in Civil War

    Jul 11

    The American Civil War (1861-1865) touched our ancestors and their hometowns more deeply than we thought, and so shaped the course of the future decades in the United States, plus your own family tree. In 1900, historians and the general public have assumed that 618,222 men died on both sides. That number is probably a significant under-counted. N...

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  • The BYU-Idaho Genealogy Library is Shutting Down

    Jul 11

    The Family History Center in the David O. McKay Library at Brigham Young University-Idaho will be shutting down. Everything in the BYU-Idaho genealogy library will be moved to the Rexburg Family History Center. The David O. McKay Library was originally an Administration Building. It was remodeled in 1970 (and five times after that). The Famil...

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  • Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration

    Jul 10

    The Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (DSDI) was founded “to strengthen in American life the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence, and to perpetuate the memory of those men who, in signing that Declaration, mutually pledged their Lives, their Fortunes, and their Sacred Honor in the cau...

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  • List of Vintage English Occupations

    Jul 9

    Some of the names for occupations of our ancestors can be quite confusing, trying to guess what that job entailed. You might have seen a job name on a census record, listed in a city directory, on some documents or records and not have a clue to what it was. Online with the Family Researcher of the U. K. (copyright by Jane Hewitt) they have compil...

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  • MyHeritage Tribal Quest Siberia

    Jul 9

    A MyHeritage delegation returned from Siberia. They were there recording and preserving data from the Nenets tribe. This is the third Tribal Quest expedition. Tribal Quest is a unique mission to record and preserve the family histories of tribal people around the world. MyHeritage believes that every story counts, and that we all have much to...

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  • 23andMe Kits Now Available at Best Buy

    Jul 8

    23andMe announced several options for those who want to purchase a 23andMe test kit. Obviously, you can buy them directly from the 23andMe website. But, there are additional places that also sell them. 23andMe points out that you can buy their test kits at Amazon, at CVS, and at Target. Best Buy has been newly added to that list. 23AndMe say...

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  • FamilySearch – End of Sending Microfilm

    Jul 7

    In this digital age, the sending of microfilm to the Family History Centers of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints for individuals to view ends on September 1, 2017. The last date to order a microfilm to be sent is August 31, 2017. How many have used this service of ordering a specific microfilm to continue your research at the Family History Cente...

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  • Rowan Public Library Edith M. Clark History Room

    Jul 7

    The Rowan County Public Library is located in Salisbury, North Carolina. It is home to the Edith M. Clark History Room, which concentrates primarily on Western North Carolina genealogy and history, including all areas of Rowan County. The Edith M. Clark History Room's holdings include over 19,000 books, 57,000 microforms, 268 manuscript colle...

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  • A Brief History of Marriage Laws in the United States

    Jul 6

    In 1967, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a landmark case called Loving v Virginia. This case is one example of how marriage laws in the United States changed over time. 1664: Maryland became the first colony that expressly forbade interracial marriage (between English people and black people) In 1691, Virginia extended the law to f...

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  • US Federal 1870 Census

    Jul 5

    Census day was June 1, 1870 and it took five months to complete. There were 37 US States with 4 news states in 1870 Census, those being West Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas and Nevada. The Census of 1870 also had the US territories: Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Dakota and Indian Territory (l...

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  • Family History Stories can be Scintillating

    Jul 5

    Family historians get excited about discovering stories about their ancestors lives – and rightfully so. Those stories paint a vivid picture of the ancestor's personality, opinions, and experiences. Unfortunately, some people who aren't interested in genealogy or family history may think that listening to old stories is boring. They may bristl...

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  • RootsMagic and Ancestry are Working Together Now

    Jul 4

    Ancestry reminded people that they have been working with RootsMagic, a leading desktop genealogy application, to allow Ancestry subscribers to connect their Ancestry accounts to the RootsMagic software. Now, Ancestry has developed a new technology that will allow people to integrate Ancestry Hints and Ancestry's record and online trees with Root...

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