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  • Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records 1854-1884

    Mar 5

    It is a matter of history, that many of our ancestors had to live part of their life in institutions of one form or another. There were different names; an institution, almshouse, poorhouse, asylum, hospital, or infirmary. Tewksbury, located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts had the Tewksbury Almshouse (19 miles northwest of Boston) first opened ...

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  • Genealogy Resources at Historical Society of Pennsylvania

    Mar 5

    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824. It is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States. It holds many resources for genealogists and community historians. The society is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Some of their genealogical collections include: Family Papers and Manus...

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  • 23andMe and Celmatix Launch New Fertility Study

    Mar 4

    23andMe announced that it is working with Celmatix on a new fertility study. The purpose of the study is to answer one question. How does DNA impact a woman's reproductive health and ability to conceive? Celmatix is a personalized medicine company focused on fertility and women's health. Their technology-enabled produces empower people, throu...

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  • 1840 – Military Pensioners

    Mar 3

    The US Federal June 1840 Census was 177 years ago but still can reveal was previous unknown family information. Besides the regular census with just the name of the head of household listed the census takers ago recorded any individual receiving Revolutionary War and other service pensions by their full name and age. The lists also named the head-o...

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  • Newly Updated Collection at FamilySearch – February 2017

    Mar 3

    FamilySearch frequently adds new records to its collections. There is a simple way find out what record collections have been newly updated. Check the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections list at the beginning of a new month. Updated or Added to in February 2017: February 28: Ghana, Accra, Marriages, 1863-2003 February 28: Texas, ...

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  • Workshops at the National Archives – March 2017

    Mar 2

    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. It is where the most important documents and materials created by the United States Federal government are preserved. In addition, the National Archives provides free workshops and activities for people who want to attend. Their genealogy workshops are obv...

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  • Civil War Glass-Negatives

    Mar 1

    Once you reach the point of finding ancestors who were adults during the 1860s, you surely will want to check if the male ancestors served either with the Confederate (The South) or the Federal Union side (The North) and learn as much as possible. There are numerous databases to check. An excellent source is the Civil War Soldier and Sailor Databa...

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  • March is Women’s History Month

    Mar 1

    Women's History Month is an excellent time for genealogists to focus on their female ancestors. The story of how Women's History Month got started is important to know about. International Women's Day was celebrated for the first time on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Russian women observed their first Internat...

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  • Finding Living Relatives

    Feb 27

    There are some ways to locate living relatives that you may not be aware of yet. If you have used Rootsweb with the GEDCOM database of submitted family lines, this could also help you contact with other living family members -say a 2nd cousin. With over 6,421,865 surnames and databases numbering 446,203, there is a good chance you might find a re...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – February 2017

    Feb 26

    Each month, Ancestry.com adds brand new collections to the vast resources it offers genealogists. It also frequently updates existing collections. The easiest way to keep track of what has been recently added or updated is to visit Ancestry.com's Recently Added and Updated Collections list. The default setting of the Recently Added and Updat...

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  • Wit and Wisdom in Genealogy

    Feb 25

    Just to add a touch of humor and maybe a laugh or two to your day, here are a few selected humorous sayings, phrases, thoughts that just might strike a cord with your own family history research. Enjoy! From Mark Twain: “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”  Genealogists are time travelers. If you don’t tend you...

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  • Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – March 2017

    Feb 25

    The Kenton County Public Library has several branches, all of which are located in Kentucky. The Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library is the one that holds genealogy classes. Here are some of the genealogy classes and events that are offered in March of 2017. Some of the events offered by the Kenton County Public Library are he...

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  • Family History Library Webinars – March 2017

    Feb 24

    The Family History Library is offering free webinars and classes in March of 2017. All classes and webinars are free and open to the public. Make sure to visit the Family History Library class schedule for more details. The Family History Library explains that a webinar is a class that is broadcast over the internet. Anyone can attend these c...

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  • Vintage Photos of Places & People

    Feb 23

    From the Library of Congress, US National Archives and state archives, a map of the United States, outlining each state is accessible online to locate vintage photos from that state. The years begin in 1837, then to the mid-1840s, 1850s and beyond. Not every year is represented but as you move more towards the late 1800s and into the 1900s the numb...

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  • Midwest Genealogy Center Offers March Activities

    Feb 23

    The Midwest Genealogy Center is located in Independence, Missouri. It is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library, which is the largest library system in the metropolitan area in Missouri. The Midwest Genealogy Center is offering March activities for genealogists and family historians. The activities are free. Registration is required. Visit...

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