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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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  • Watch the Saturday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 22

    RootsTech 2017 was filled with Sessions that genealogists and family historians could attend. You might have missed some of them while you were there. It is possible now to watch the Saturday Sessions from RootsTech 2017. You can watch several videos on the RootsTech 2017 website. RootsTech General Session 2017: Saturday This video is one ho...

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  • Cousins, ETC

    Feb 21

    As you work on your family tree, you know it covers your direct lineage. However, there are aunts-uncles and especially cousins to consider. Using this chart done by Alice J. Ramsey in 1987 might help make it clearer of who would be a cousin, or a 2nd cousin or a 3rd cousin twice removed. Again always start with yourself, then a parent, and next t...

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  • Watch the Friday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 21

    Were you able to attend RootsTech 2017? There were probably some Sessions that you missed. It is now possible to catch up on some of what you missed out on by watching the Friday Sessions from RootsTech 2017. You can watch them directly on the RootsTech 2017 website. RootsTech General Session 2017: African Heritage Presentations This video f...

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  • Watch the Thursday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 20

    RootsTech 2017 had a lot going on – all at the same time. It would be impossible for one person to see absolutely everything. Fortunately, there is a way to catch some of what you missed. You can watch videos of the Thursday Sessions from RootsTech 2017 on the RootsTech 2017 website. Full Session This video features the entire RootsTech 20...

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  • Did You Try This Approach to Find an Ancestor?

    Feb 19

    Some things can be very simple once it dawns on you there may be another approach to finding a specific ancestor. Several of these you may have tried, but it only takes ONE to open the door to a mystery ancestor. First, not everyone stayed forever in their hometown even if the rest of their family did. Many individuals set out on their own to a ne...

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  • Watch the Wednesday Sessions from RootsTech 2017

    Feb 19

    RootsTech 2017 had so much to offer that it was impossible for people to see absolutely everything. Fortunately, RootsTech 2017 has put together a way for people to watch the sessions they missed out on. You can do it directly through the RootsTech 2017 website. Here are the Wednesday Sessions that you may have missed – or that you may want to...

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  • There’s a Genealogy App for That!

    Feb 18

    What are your favorite genealogy or family history websites? Do you find yourself wishing you could access those websites while you are out and about? There's a genealogy app for that! Here is a brief look at some of the genealogy apps that connect to specific genealogy and family history websites. MyHeritage App The MyHeritage app is useful fo...

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  • Database of Nazi SS Commanders and Guards

    Feb 17

    The names of Nazi SS commanders and guards at the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland have been put online by Poland's Institute of National Remembrance (INR). The information is based on data from archives in Poland, Germany, Austria, the United States. There are about 9,680 names, nearly all German, on the Auschwitz garrison list, some...

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  • Share Your Family Recipe Story

    Feb 15

    Many families have a special recipe that is beloved by all and handed down from one generation to the next. That recipe is important not only because it tastes good but also because it brings up warm memories of the relative that created the recipe and the stories that connect to that food. FamilySearch wants you to share your family recipe story...

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  • Research with YouTube

    Feb 15

    Here is an idea most people don't think of to locate little-known information about a family ancestor or hometown. Using the online YouTube you might discover a series of photos or better yet a video placed on YouTube that you didn't know existed. It could be the historical district of a hometown, it might have about certain businesses and their o...

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  • MyHeritage Introduced Consistency Checker

    Feb 14

    MyHeritage announced that it has introduced the new Consistency Checker. It is a new tool that can be used with online family trees on MyHeritage. Consistency Checker scans your family tree and identifies mistakes and inconsistencies in your data so that you can make necessary changes in your tree. Consistency Checker can help you improve th...

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  • Find Extra Documents with FamilySearch

    Feb 13

    FamilySearch.org has massive files done by volunteers to index censuses, draft cards, death certificates, and other similar records that were made on pre-printed forms because the information contained in them is consistent and standardized. Those are the easy records to make available for your researching of an ancestor. What can be difficult are...

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  • How Your Ancestors Preserved Food

    Feb 13

    Today, you bring home your groceries (or order them delivered to your door). You preserve those groceries by putting the perishable ones into your refrigerator or freezer. Many of your ancestors did not have those luxuries. They used other methods to preserve their food. Very early ancestors, who lived in frozen climates, preserved their mea...

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  • FDA Approved Emflaza to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Feb 12

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug called Emflaza. It was created by Marathon Pharmaceuticals to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Emflaza is the brand name for a generic called deflazacort. These drugs belong to a class of anti-inflammatory drugs known as corticosteroids. It is this class of drugs that are frequent...

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