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  • Mick Jagger’s Complicated Family Tree

    Dec 12

    At the age of 73, Sir Mick Jagger became the father of his eighth child. He now has eight children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Things get complicated as you try and sort out the family relationships between the children. Mick Jagger was born Michael Philip Jagger on July 26, 1943. In 2003, he was knighted for his services t...

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  • Any Notorious and Famous Ancestors?

    Dec 11

    The idea you have a celebrity or infamous person in your family tree is one of the most intriguing aspects of doing one's family history. Of course, if doesn't mean you will but it can be fun searching. A free online site titled; 'FamousKin.com' just might give you a starting point. Here the creator, Rich Hall, has done most of the research on cel...

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  • RootsTech 2017 RootsTech Pass Sessions – February 9

    Dec 11

    RootsTech 2017 will take place on February 8-11. There are a series of Sessions that will be available each day. The type of Pass you buy determines what Sessions you will be available to access. Keep in mind that these Sessions/Labs are subject to change. Those who purchase the RootsTech Pass can access the following Sessions on February 9, 20...

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  • MyHeritage has a Holiday Contest

    Dec 10

    December can be a busy month as people prepare and celebrate holidays that are meaningful to their families. MyHeritage wants you to take a minute to really think about what your wishes for this holiday season are. Your response could make you a winner! If you could have anything you wanted – what would you wish for this holiday season? For...

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  • A Family Tree Researcher’s Gift List

    Dec 9

    Every generation, every family has at least one relative who gathers, collects and preserves the family history. They may have just started or been at the task for years. Each one of them does have a wish list of supplies, sources and databases they wish they had to assist in the research. So do you have one or two such individuals that you could p...

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  • Ancestry ProGenealogists Have a Scholarship Program

    Dec 8

    Professional Genealogists, like other professionals, need to continually take classes, attend conferences, and keep up with the latest innovations in their profession. That can be extremely expensive, especially when you consider the cost of travel. Ancestry ProGenealogists has a scholarship program that can help. Ancestry ProGenealogists are ...

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  • Help FamilySearch Reach Its Indexing Goal in December

    Dec 7

    Would you like to give other genealogists the joy of discovering their ancestors? One way to do that is to take part in FamilySearch's December 2016 indexing goal. They have named it #LIGHTtheWORLD. Indexing makes a difference. FamilySearch describes indexing as a volunteer transcription effort that makes valuable genealogical records searcha...

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  • 75 Years Ago. Pearl Harbor.

    Dec 7

    It was 75 years ago that World War II came to the American shoreline with the 7:48 am attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the military facilities based there. Japan launched a surprise bomb attack on Pearl Harbor and other U.S. bases in the Pacific, such as Wake Island, Philippines, and Guam. Japan officially declared war on the USA and UK. Canada decl...

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  • MyHeritage Added WWI Draft Registration Cards Collection

    Dec 6

    MyHeritage is always adding new resources. In December of 2016, MyHeritage added a great collection of United States World War I Draft Registrations. This is great news for genealogists who have ancestors who served in World War I. The MyHeritage collection of United States World War I Draft Registrations has over 24 million records. It inclu...

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  • US Army Serial Numbers

    Dec 5

    Americans have been in numerous wars over the decades but it was not until February 12, 1918, that there was the introduction of US Army serial numbers (SNs). Before that date the main method of identification of soldiers was by the 'roster rolls' or 'muster rolls', the listing of soldiers during a specific time period. The first service numbers ...

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  • Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – December 2016

    Dec 5

    The Kenton County Public Library opened in 2012. It was the only Star Ranked library in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by the publication Library Journal in 2013 and 2014. The library is offering genealogy classes in December of 2016. The Kenton County Public Library main branch is located in Independence, Kentucky. There is also Kenton County...

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  • Questions to Ask Your Relatives Before Its Too Late

    Dec 3

    One of the delightful things about genealogy is that it provides genealogist with a never-ending puzzle to solve. Make sure you get the information you need before some of the most important puzzle pieces disappear. There are questions you should ask your relatives before it is too late (and they pass away). Who is in this photo? This simple...

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  • Civil War Documents Scanned

    Dec 3

    The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission (James I. Robertson Jr. Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection) spent several years going to counties across Virginia asking residents to look in their attics and forgotten chests to see if they had photos, documents, letters, journals, etc related to the American Civil War. ...

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  • Watch the Freedmen’s Bureau Project Celebration Broadcast

    Dec 2

    The Freedmen's Bureau Project is helping African Americans reconnect with their Civil War–era ancestors. The Freedmen's Bureau Project Celebration will be a live event that you can watch on December 6, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., EST. The Freedmen's Bureau Project was created as a set of partnerships between FamilySearch International and the Nationa...

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  • ScanMyPhotos Can Preserve Your Family Photos

    Dec 1

    ScanMyPhotos began in 1990 in Irvine, California. Back then, they were called 30 Minute Photos Etc. Today, ScanMyPhotos operates a nationwide and international super fast photo scanning service. ScanMyPhotos can preserve your family photos. ScanMyPhotos uses cutting edge technology and a team of trained professionals to offer photo, negative...

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