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  • Evernote & Google Keep for Storage

    Jul 5

    With many people having a computer, tablet, laptop, Smartphone or I-Phone, it has been very easy to make and keep handy notes, photos and information. Anyone working on their family history does need a convenient method of collecting information on relatives, then storage.  One of methods to assist this technology is a software program titled '...

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  • Donate War Letters

    Jul 3

    The Center for American War Letters (CAWL) at Chapman University has a massive collection of every American conflict / war, beginning with handwritten messages composed during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan in the 21st century. The majority are personal letters to friend...

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  • Order Military Pension Records at National Archives

    Jul 1

    Once you have figured out one of your ancestors served in the United States military, you do need to see if there are any pension records housed at the US National Archives. The online site 'Genealogy Research in Military' just might prove to be invaluable in gathering more information on that ancestor. It is not just those who served in times of ...

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  • PA Soldiers in the Civil War

    Jun 29

    During the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War there is so much data online to assist the family history researcher. If you had ancestors who lived or served with any of the Pennsylvania units, the online site "Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War" might be able to provide some answers in your search. It contains the state's infantry...

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  • Free Scanning Photos – FamilySearch

    Jun 23

    You have been putting off scanning those treasured family photos and documents. Now FamilySearch.org has made it very easy for everyone to achieve this very needed preservation.   At the over 2,800 Family History Centers across North America, FamilySearch has placed the new Lexmark MFPS scanners. They are very simple to operate and now make it ve...

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  • 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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  • OCR – Scan to Text

    May 25

    It can be very useful to scan not just photos but some of the documents handed down by the family, placing them into digital format. If they are handwritten papers then scan as if it was a photo to preserve it. Any transcribing would be by reading it and then typing it out into a document. If the document is already in a typed mode, you can scan i...

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  • Zcan+ – Portable Scanner

    May 22

    With the month of May being National Photographic Month, what better time to scan that box of photos. With digital cameras, then Smart Phones available for years to take photos and have them on your computer right away has been great. But never overlook those treasured photos from just a few years ago before digital and certainly those heirlooms of...

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  • Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906 to 1924

    May 11

    On Ancestry.com has just come available more than 2.4 million records along with images of the actual death certificates for people who died in Pennsylvania between January 1, 1906 and December 1924. Additional later dates for certificates will be added in the near future. Such records / death certificates by the turn of the 20th century had become...

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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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