databases

  • State Resources at Allen County Library

    May 27

    The Allen County Public Library is in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It has a wonderful genealogical department, one of the best in the country. The collection of databases of information covers just about every state and region of the country. Some of the databases can only be viewed at the Allen County Public Library. However, many are available online (t...

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  • AARP Discount for Ancestry.com

    Apr 28

    Good news for those with AARP membership or those who would consider getting the AARP membership -- there is now offered a 30% discount on the Ancestry.com - one year World Explorer package subscription. Even better is if you already have Ancestry.com, you can call Member Services at 1-800-514-4645 to access the discount. Membership to AARP is $16...

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  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    Apr 23

    This collection of the HathiTrust Project has numerous magazines and periodicals especially aimed at assisting family historians. A major older periodical is "The Genealogical Advertiser" which was a quarterly magazine of family history. Besides the use of treasures from genealogy magazines, especially the vintage ones, check out the magazines w...

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  • List of Civil War Union Graves

    Apr 17

    With April 2014, this marks 149 years since the end in 1865 of the American Civil War. Everyone in searching their family tree want to know if they had soldier ancestors who fought in the Civil War. Now online is a database listing of Union (the North) soldiers who based on Union records were buried in military cemeteries, whether they died during...

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  • Names at Alcatraz

    Apr 9

    Alcatraz is well-known, not as a resort, but rather the most famous national prison in America. Long considered an inescapable prison, it actually did have fourteen attempted escapes involving some 36 prisoners. The inmates were either captured, killed, or drowned in the cold rough waters that surround the island of Alcatraz. It began in the mid-1...

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  • Cyndi’s List in 2014

    Mar 27

    Sometimes it is just great to locate a site that has every possible genealogical topic or category you could ever think of with links to online sites that provide the latest on that topic. This is what Cyndi's List has been and still continues into 2014 providing to family history researchers. For years, since 1997, she has gathered and organ...

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  • Eastman’s Tidbits – PT 2

    Mar 22

    Dick Eastman's recent presentation in Stuart, FL offered several interesting tidbits of information. He covered about the use of MyHeritage.com. This resources with many databases is very helpful if you have ancestors from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, and other Eastern European nations. Other places are also covered, but it does have ...

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  • Eastman Presentations

    Mar 16

    Some wonderful ideas and suggestions were offered during the six hour presentations done March 15th by Dick Eastman in Stuart, FL for the Martin County Genealogy Society. The following are just a few of the interesting hints and suggestions offered: In the MyHeritage.com - online databases (sign in free creating a user name and password): They h...

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  • Facebook and You

    Mar 5

    Social media is everywhere and it can truly be helpful if used correctly. One good area is to share ideas, sources, databases, photos and questions with others doing similar research. First way -- after you get your own Facebook page -- is to find out what is there on Facebook to help you. Start with states where your ancestors lived. Put in ...

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  • Short-Cuts on the Keyboard

    Feb 27

    It is always great to learn quick and easy methods for doing an activity. One that family history researchers and writers could use is how to preform short-cuts on their computer using the keyboard. It can be helpful for document or especially viewing and researching on a web site. Make a copy of those special short-cuts you might use the most ...

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