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  • National Registry of Historic Places

    Jan 31

    This National Registry was created in 1966 to keep a permanent record of information and available photos of some of the nation's most prized historic locations. In 2016 there were 931 such locations in the national registry. Now you might think these would only be the most famous places such as Mount Vernon, etc. The answer is NO. Instead, this N...

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  • Where to Go for Vital Records

    Jan 29

    The majority of vital records you need are stored with the individual states. So an ancestor could have been born in Virginia, married in New York, divorced in Vermont and died in Georgia. So each of those states needs to be contacted to get copies of the vitals records for birth-marriage, divorce and death. You need a good source to find the info...

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  • Difference in Names

    Jan 27

    As you have gone through searching for your ancestors you may have come across a common middle or first name repeated over several generations. Or even a given name not at all familiar or on any branch of the family tree. Many times there is a reason for some of these strange occurrences. First, it was a common practice that babies were named afte...

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  • Reasons Why Knowing Your Family History is Important

    Jan 27

    When people start searching for information about their ancestors, they often begin by looking for vital records and filling in their family tree. Not all genealogists take the time to also become family historians. There are many reasons why knowing your family history is important. Family History Provides Connections Your family tree can show...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – January 2017

    Jan 26

    Every month, Ancestry.com adds brand new information to its collections. It also updates existing collections. Genealogists who searched a specific collection, and did not find what they were looking for, should come back later and give it another try. The easiest way to discover what's new is to view the Recently Added and Updated Collections l...

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  • Useful Ideas when Searching on Google

    Jan 25

    Google is a great search engine for finding just about anything, but not necessarily your family tree. However, here are a few ideas to improve your chances of finding more about a hometown, a business or an ancestor using Google. First, narrow the search. Place quote marks (") around the names or keywords you are searching. If it is a person's na...

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  • OK2Explore has Oklahoma Vital Records

    Jan 25

    Do you have ancestors who lived in Oklahoma? The Oklahoma Department of Health might be able to help you find some of your ancestor's vital records. They put together a resource called OK2Explore. It is the Oklahoma State Vital Records Index. OK2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in Oklahoma. The website ha...

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  • NEHGS is Working to Create a Database of Catholic Records

    Jan 24

    The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has announced that they are working with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts, to create a database of 10 million Catholic records. The records date from 1789 to 1900. The NEHGS states that the records include 937 bound volumes, 400,000 hand-written pages and 10 million na...

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  • Eastman Photo Collection

    Jan 23

    Everyone is familiar with Eastman when it comes to film and photos. To preserve such a legacy, there is the George Eastman Museum. It was George, a pioneer of popular photography and a leader in the development of motion picture film, who saw the need to preserve everyday and the unusual events on film. The Museum has a vast array of photos. One o...

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  • Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Events – February 2017

    Jan 23

    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. They are offering a variety of genealogy and family history classes in February of 2017. Some of the classes offered by the Kenton County Public Library a...

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  • Things to Look Forward to at FamilySearch in 2017

    Jan 22

    FamilySearch frequently makes improvements to what they offer. Every year, they put together a blog with details about what to look forward to at FamilySearch in the new year. FamilySearch plans to play a major role in creating millions of new, fun family discoveries and online connections. The most obvious thing to look for in FamilySearch i...

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  • Ohio Memory

    Jan 21

    The state of Ohio, once part of the northwest territory, has a rich and long history. You could have had several ancestors who at one time lived in Ohio, so it is worthwhile to investigate the free online site, Ohio Memory. Some of the items available on the site include photographs, manuscripts, letters, historical artifacts, videos, and newspape...

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  • Family History Library Webinars – February 2017

    Jan 21

    The Family History Library is offering some free webinars and classes in February of 2017. They regularly hold workshops on the use of library, its computer systems, family history records, and resources. The Family History Library explains that a webinar is a class that is broadcast over the internet. Anyone can attend these classes. They ...

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  • Midwest Genealogy Center Offers February Activities

    Jan 20

    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 February activities for genealogists and family historians. The activities are free. Registration is required. Ch...

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  • Inauguration Dates and Your Ancestors

    Jan 20

    With the inauguration date of January 20, 2017, it might be interesting to note the previous dates of presidential inaugurations and include it with your family history. Place the president and the date with the appropriate family members time frame. If really interested you might see if any ancestor may have attended an inauguration b...

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