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  • Severe Mistakes in doing Genealogical Research

    Sep 13

    There might be severe mistakes unbeknownst to you as far as working on your family tree. The following is a list of just a few. Check and correct, if necessary, any such errors. First, see that you place a source for all your research. It can save you from redoing the same search a couple years later and you will have a listing to back up where ...

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  • Family Church – Religion

    Sep 9

    Often overlooked are the numerous resources connected or relating to a family's church or religion. It not just the fact if a family was Presbyterian, Baptist, Catholic, etc, but more what valuable bits of information can be contained by checking the family's church. First is to see if there was a family Bible, here is where the generations' of ...

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  • To Use or Not to Use

    Aug 21

    You found on the Internet or in a book; photos, written material, a family tree, illustrations, etc. that fit with your family lineage. The question arises, are you free to use that material? It is all covered by copyright laws. From the U.S. Copyright Office: "The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including wh...

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  • Sources of Death Records

    Aug 2

    It can be difficult to get an accurate death date, location and burial site on an ancestor. The following are a few suggestions of sources for death records. First, check any family documents, journals, diaries, vital records or collection of newspaper obituaries saved. It can be easily overlooked to even go though those boxes of family photos. Ri...

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  • What else can you Learn? Genealogy Ongoing

    Jul 26

    As is said many times ... you never 'finish' your family tree. There is always another branch or an ancestor with more details needed to help add greater substance to your family history. So that means to continually educate yourself on the newest and most efficient methods of research. Also don't overlook improving your writing skills as you put ...

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  • North Carolina Land Deeds – Back to 1740s

    Jul 25

    There is a list with link of North Carolina counties who currently have their deeds digitized and available to download from the web FOR FREE. Some in specific counties goes back to the 1740s. The following list has the ten counties now available and more to be added (click on the county name).   Alamance County- still in the process of b...

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  • British Newspapers Archives

    Jul 23

    Online are the British newspapers archives for most counties and time periods, with millions of pages done so far and adding more each month. Not only the regular news articles of events, but also are the Family Notices (births-marriages-anniversaries-deaths). The obituaries alone are so important to learning about a specific ancestor along with an...

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  • Your Story – Who Do You Think You Are?

    Jul 22

    The well-known and loved television program 'Who Do You Think You Are?' begins its 5th season this summer, starting July 23rd on the TLC channel. Featured celebrities on the show will include: Valerie Bertinelli, Kelsey Grammer and Cynthia Nixon. The show takes the viewer through the process of locating a specific branch of a person's family, incl...

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  • Japanese-American Confinement Camps of the 1940s

    Jul 21

    From the University of California at Berkeley is available online a database of Japanese-American Evaluation and Resettlement that occurred in America during the early years of World War Two. Many people are not truly aware of the events that happened to whole families who just happened to be Japanese ancestry, how they were forced to moved from...

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  • Maryland Photos and Documents

    Jul 13

    The state of Maryland was one of the original 13 colonies and then a state, so its history is very long. Many of your ancestors may have lived at one time in Maryland. Available online is the statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. The name of the site is now Digital...

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