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  • Basic Ideas When Doing Family History

    Nov 14

    There are some key ideas and concepts anyone doing family history research should keep in mind. Each could save you time and frustration. 1. Never believe as the truth 100% of the family legends, tall tales or stories. There might be some truth, but most of the time the stories are just that, fiction stories, which got changed and made-up over t...

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  • Add and Share Family Photos and Stories

    Oct 10

    FamilySearch.org enhanced their site this year so individuals could submit their family photos. Within five months there were one million photos available for viewing along with family stories. All of the images and stories can be shared and stored for decades to come. To get started create a free account with your names and basic informati...

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  • Slave and African-Americans on Documents

    Oct 8

    The Virginia Historical Society had put a collection together for African-Americans who have lived in the state over the centuries. They have over 8 million items in the collection. One of their recent databases titled Unknown No Longer', has unpublished historical records with as much biographical detail as remains of the enslaved Virginians, inc...

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  • Events in PA

    Aug 19

    In digital format and online from the Penn State University libraries is a nice collection of events and people relating to the history of the state of Pennsylvania, a history that dates back to colonial times. There is information on the Civil War era, the geography, industry and labor, political events, maps, agriculture, biographies, and numero...

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  • Physical Characteristics of an Ancestor. 6 Steps to Discovery:

    Aug 15

    Oh, how you wish sometimes you had some photo of an ancestor. You have gathered information about their life, but have no idea what they look like. Did they have a round face, were they tall, have blue eyes and is it possible you look like them?   There are a few sources to turn to that might help provide some general physical cha...

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  • Tennessee Vital Records for 1962

    Jun 2

    The Tennessee State Library and Archives has an online collection of digital newspapers, Civil War records, county records and photographs. One of their most recent additions are the vital records for 1962. These records include Births- Marriages and Deaths. What is especially good to now are the birth records are also released since those could ...

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  • North Carolina Estates Files

    May 11

    From the North Carolina Department of Archives and History and the FamilySearch.org site has made available nearly 3.4 million images relating to the settlement of family estates in 68 our of 100 counties in North Carolina. The years covered range from 1663 to 1979, so a vast amount of information on an estate is available. For decades what ha...

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  • Believing a Tombstone

    May 9

    In gathering and reviewing numerous resources for your family history you sometimes wish there was one source you could count on as always accurate in the information provided. You would think a birth certificate would be right but it is only as precise as the person providing the information or the people receiving the info. That factor is true i...

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  • Transcribing Documents

    May 5

    You are so happy you located from a distant cousin a journal written by your great grandfather. You have taken time to carefully read every word, sometimes guessing what a certain word might be due to the handwriting used in 1890. The question is "Now what?" The next step to be completed by all family history researchers is to completely and ac...

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  • Dublin, Ireland – Digital Collections

    Apr 3

    The University of Dublin in Ireland with the Trinity College Library has made available in digital format a good portion of their collections making them accessible on the Internet. The collections include paintings, maps, photos, documents, postcards, books, public broadsides (posters) and manuscripts all relating to Dublin, Ireland and with other...

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