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  • Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County Genealogy Resources

    Apr 3

    The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is located in Youngstown, Ohio. The library has historic importance in Youngstown and Mahoning County, with origins as far back as the 1840's. The Library has a Genealogy and Local History Center with an extensive collection of genealogical and historical material. The Genealogy and Local ...

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  • AncestryDNA Introduces Genetic Communities

    Apr 2

    AncestryDNA announced the rollout of Genetic Communities. It is currently in beta. This new experience will give you a more detailed connection to people, places, cultures, and stories that led to you. Genetic Communities is based on innovative new analysis techniques that were developed by Ancestry's science team. It combines insights from A...

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  • The Family Outhouse

    Apr 1

    Rarely seen today but in a very few remote locations, but at one time the most important small building was the home's 'outhouse' or toilet facilities outside the house by many yards in distance - not indoors. The outhouse had a seat and a hole, no plumbing needed. It would average 3 to 4 feet square by 7 feet high. It was also referred to as a ne...

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  • All Fool’s Day

    Mar 31

    A day to play hoaxes and practical jokes on friends, family, co-workers or even strangers, all in the name of 'FUN'. It is not a national holiday but has been a recognized day since the 19th century. Some form of it has existed in numerous countries for centuries. Not just individuals but even newspapers and radio / television stations had pulled h...

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  • English and Welsh Surnames

    Mar 31

    In America there are many different surnames from a wide assortment of nations and ethnic groups. For those with an English or Welsh surname (England and Wales) and Isle of Mann, there is an online free site to provide you more information about that name. This site will provide a ranking of some 270,000 surnames with the English or Welsh ethnic b...

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  • Unclaimed Properties within USA

    Mar 29

    The NAUPA, the National Association of Unclaimed Properties Administrators, provides online a listing of all states in America with each state's online unclaimed properties search engine. So what is 'unclaimed property?' By law, any deposits, bank accounts, refunds, stocks, safe deposit contents, dividends, etc not claimed after a specific time ...

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  • United Kingdom Unclaimed Estates

    Mar 27

    Did you have some recent ancestors who lived and died in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)? If you did, there just might be some form of an unclaimed asset (estate) in their name that the UK government is holding until a relative claims it. Now you can't go back too far, there is a 30 year limit from time of death th...

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  • Digital State Archives

    Mar 25

    A good resource to investigate is what is available in the ancestral home state archives. The longer an ancestor lived in a specific state the more likely there can be quite a few records to search. Even if the relative lived but a few years in a certain state, do check that state's archives to see if anything is present. The variety of items in a...

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  • Resources at the Solano County Genealogical Society

    Mar 24

    The Solano County Genealogical Society (SCGS) was founded in April of 1981. The Solano County Genealogy Society library is located in Vacaville, California. It is open every Monday and Thursday, and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. They have plenty of genealogical reference materials. The Solano County Genealogica...

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  • Why Are You Doing This Research??

    Mar 23

    Are you motivated to truly put the time and effort into learning your family history? Yes, it does take work and can not be done in a few days. So here are a few points to help keep you sincerely impelled to do the best research you can. Answer the personal question - who are you and how did you get here? It is only by learning about your parents...

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  • Ancestry and Software MacKiev Introduce FamilySync

    Mar 23

    Ancestry.com announced that it has been co-developing a new Ancestry gateway with Software MacKiev. The result of that collaboration is going to be released at the end of March 2017. As you may recall, Ancestry.com retired their Family Tree Maker desktop software in 2015. At that time, Ancestry said they would support Family Tree Maker through...

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  • Family.me Brings Families Together to Preserve Memories

    Mar 22

    Family.me is a private social network that brings families together to discover, share and preserve their memories. You can collaborate with your family members through the Family.me's unique online tree builder. This lets you map out your history while sharing precious moments with loved ones near and far. Family.me is now out of beta and you...

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  • Complete Questionnaire for a Genealogy Interview

    Mar 21

    Have you ever wondered if you have found the answers to every aspect of an ancestor's life or even for sure the life story of a living relative? Did you forget anything? Well in this PDF form (family-history-questionnaire) is a questionnaire (you can download it and print it) that will cover just about every aspect of an individual and or family's ...

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  • How to Keep a Non-Genealogist Interested in Your Stories

    Mar 21

    It is natural to want to share the things you are passionate about with other people. Genealogists may find that their friends and family members aren't super excited about hearing about what it took for them to track down a difficult to find ancestor. Here are some tips to keep a non-genealogist interested in your stories. Provide Breadcrumbs...

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  • 23andMe Explores Role of Genetics in Male-Pattern Baldness

    Mar 20

    23andMe has been collaborating with scientists at the University of Bonn (and other institutions) in an effort to discover the role of genetics in male-pattern baldness. The study appears in the journal Nature Communications. Does your family include several male relatives (and ancestors) who went bald? You might conclude that baldness “runs...

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