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  • Where Else to Locate Photos of Relatives

    Jul 19

    You have checked with other family members first to see if there are additional photos of various relatives and ancestors. Keep in mind some of those photos may not be labeled and will have to be studied by comparing with known photos to see if any match. Yet, after checking with family members, there are a few other locations to check. If your r...

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  • OldNYC Maps Historic New York City

    Jul 19

    Have you ever wondered what New York City looked like back when your ancestors lived there? There is an interesting resource that can help you find out. It is called OldNYC. The OldNYC project was started in May of 2015 by Brooklyn-based developer Dan Vanderkam. He launched the project to provide users a new way to experience the New York Pub...

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  • Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery Received a Grant for Expansion

    Jul 18

    The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery (GVMC) at Milledgeville is located about 5 miles south of downtown Millegeville along Georgia Highway 112. The cemetery was established in 2001 on 142 acres that GDVS received from the Georgia Forestry Commission. The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery has received a grant that will allow it to begin constru...

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  • ‘Warnings Out’

    Jul 17

    There was a town practice dating back to the 1600s and continuing into the 1800s in America, carried over from English law, that if a community wanted to 'protect' its town and its citizens they could issue a 'Warnings Out'. It was a method to have an individual, couple or even family leave the town to protect and secure the citizens of the town. ...

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  • Where to Find Vietnam Conflict Era Records Online

    Jul 17

    Genealogists today can do quite a bit of research on their family tree simply by making use of the internet. It helps to have some idea of where to start looking for the information you hope to find. This list of where to find Vietnam Conflict Era records online can help you get started. National Archives * State-Level Lists of Casualties fro...

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  • The Ohio Genealogy Podcast Focuses on Family History

    Jul 16

    There are plenty of genealogy websites out there, all of which provide good resources for genealogists and family historians. You might be aware of genealogy focused Facebook pages or Twitter accounts. Don't forget that there are genealogy podcasts that can provide good information. If your family or ancestors come from Ohio, you might enjoy the...

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  • Resources at Clay County Genealogical Society

    Jul 15

    The Clay County Genealogical Society is located in Center Point, Indiana. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in genealogy. They have plenty of genealogy resources. Members of the Clay County Genealogical Society receive the Clay County Researcher, a 16-page quarterly newsletter. The newsletter contains original research, excerpt...

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  • Favorite Family Stories to Preserve

    Jul 15

    You might say no one is interested in any family stories ... well you are mistaken. Look at it this way, what if you located a journal, diary or letters written by your great grandfather from the 1890s? Would you not be very excited to read his own words on events and people in his life? So keep looking for anything written by ancestors, but remem...

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  • Ancestry Enhances Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results

    Jul 14

    Ancestry put together a blog post regarding the way people can view, collaborate on, or manage the results of their own (or their relative's) AncestryDNA test. The changes described in the blog post will go into effect as of July 18, 2017. The new terminology to know is: Owner, Manager, Collaborator, and Viewer. Ancestry explains “Owner”...

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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 significantly under-counted. ...

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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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