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  • Genealogy Resources at Brantford Public Library

    Aug 24

    Brantford Public Library is located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Their mission is to connect the community to information, partnerships, and peace. They believe in intellectual freedom, access for all, and will treat everyone with courtesy and fairness. The Brantford Public Library has genealogy resources. Some Genealogy resources include:...

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  • Brothers’ Day Aug 24th

    Aug 23

    Brothers can have a tight bond together, just like sisters can. The brothers growing up in the same household, doing similar activities and sports, usually will carry that closest into adulthood. It is usually a brother who will be the best man at a brother's wedding or the godfather for a child. The brother can be that guy to hang out with, tell s...

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  • MyHeritage Acquired the Legacy Family Tree Software

    Aug 23

    MyHeritage announced in August of 2017 that it had acquired Millennia Corporation, makers of Legacy Family Tree. The Legacy Team will join the MyHeritage team and work together. MyHeritage has acquired not only the Legacy Family Tree genealogy software, but also the well-attended genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. This ma...

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  • NEPGS Reaches Milestone in Catholic Records Project

    Aug 22

    The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (NEPGS) has reached a milestone when it digitized records from the 200th church in its exciting Diocese of Scranton church project. They have put together a list that shows which churches have completed records in the project. The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has many available reso...

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  • Related to a U. S. President ?

    Aug 21

    Everyone loves when they find and verify that a well-known person is a part of their family tree. Some of the celebrated relationships would be tied to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, Patriots from the American Revolution or a U. S. President. Using the online site 'US Presidents' with all 45 presidents, the First Families, their Biographies, phot...

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  • 23andMe Improved Their Paternal Haplogroup Report

    Aug 21

    23andMe now has a new and improved Paternal Haplogroup Report. Customers of 23andMe can trace the footsteps of their paternal-line ancestors over thousands of generations of human history. A haplogroup is the term scientists use to describe a group of mitochondrial or y-chromosome sequences that are more closely related to one another than to...

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  • Ancestry – research 1940s-50s, City Directories

    Aug 19

    The official census records are available for 1790 to 1940. It will be April 2022 before the Federal Census records for 1950 are available. There must be so many relatives you want to look up in those censuses. Well, remember some states did their own mid-decade censuses for their state residents. Florida for example did 1935 and 1945 censuses. In...

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  • A Historical Look at Solar Eclipses

    Aug 19

    A solar eclipse is a celestial event in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks out all or part of the sun for about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. NASA has a collection of information about people's interpretations of solar eclipses. In Ancient China, solar and lunar eclipses were regarde...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Cobb County Genealogy Society

    Aug 18

    The Genealogy Society of Cobb County is located in Cobb County, Georgia. The purpose of the Genealogy Society of Cobb Georgia County online is to provide information about the society and to encourage the exchange of genealogical information and research techniques. The Genealogy Society of Cobb County's primary interest is in Cobb County, Geor...

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  • National Aviation Week: Aug. 15-21

    Aug 17

    Imagine ... many of your ancestors never flew in an airplane. It was not until 1903 that any real type of plane was flown, in this case by the Wright Brothers. So in recognition of National Aviation Week, which is from August 15-21, here is the opportunity to see if your ancestors were involved somehow in the aviation industry. Looking first at on...

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  • Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service has Genealogy Resources

    Aug 17

    The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. TBBS has genealogy resources. The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State website says that Re...

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  • What Can Census Records Say About Your Family?

    Aug 16

    Census records are important for many reasons. Genealogists were super excited when the 1940 census data was released because of the potential that it contained information they needed (and had no way to access before that release). There are many things that census records can say about your family. The National Archives points out that censu...

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  • Passports of Family Information

    Aug 15

    If you have not attempted searching for an ancestor using the U.S. Passport Applications, you have missed an opportunity. No guarantee any of your ancestors ever filled out and submitted a passport application, but you never know until you check. Even if you think an ancestor never left the country, they still might have completed a passport applic...

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  • Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer

    Aug 14

    The Smithsonian Transcription Center is seeking volunteers to help them make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. You can join with 9,006 volunteers to add more to the total 313,177 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, and biodiversity specimens labels that have ...

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  • Who Was Left-Handed in the Family?

    Aug 13

    It was once thought of as a disgrace to be left-handed. Your parents would have forced you instead to do everything with the right hand. Things have changed. Those left-handed are also known as 'southpaws', about 10% of the population. Instead, everything is for those who are right-handed, it can be hard for the others. Look at scissors, made for ...

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