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  • MyHeritage Introduced Record Detective II

    Mar 31

    MyHeritage has introduced something new. It is called Record Detective II and it is a significant upgrade over the original Record Detective. Genealogists who use MyHeritage can use Record Detective II to advance their family history research further than ever before. Record Detective the original, was launched in 2013. It was described as a “...

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  • Copies of Records from FamilySearch.com

    Oct 12

     The FamilySearch.com (Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah) was able for a brief time to scan a copy of a requested document, info from microfilm, book, record, CD, vital record, deed, etc. into digital format (JPG or PDF) and attach to your email address to be sent to you.   By mid-2015 they have stopped (discontinued) that service. ...

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  • Maiden Names and Surnames

    May 1

    One of the most difficult areas in family research are a females' maiden name. Not knowing it or the relatives in that females' branch leaves out a huge portion of your family. This is because for generations, it has been the practice for a woman to down her maiden name and take that of her husband. There are a few methods to help discover those 'f...

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  • Sisterhood

    Mar 15

    During the month of April is recognized 'Sibling's Day' and in August is celebrated 'Sister's Day'. This month of March is recognized as 'Women's History Month', in doing your family research, check out your female ancestors who were sisters. Some interesting aspects to check are the range of ages, that is noting their birth dates. Also when ea...

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  • Cyndi’s List ~~ A Treasure Chest

    Dec 17

    Maybe you have searched the numerous categories of genealogical resources listed on Cyndi's List. But if you have not in the last six months, you are long overdue. The list of categories and topics keeps expanding and being updated. A link that was active 2 years ago could have been changed or even shut down. The addition of new links is the most i...

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  • Gen Gathering – Acts of Kindness

    Nov 21

    Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) was a very valuable asset for many family history researchers to have a photograph of an ancestor's headstone, copy of a death certificate, a microfilm copy of an old newspaper clipping, etc. Unfortunately the former RAOGK had to close down awhile back due to the death of its creator. New on the Interne...

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  • New Biographical Resource from Australia

    Oct 23

    Any ancestors who lived or were native to Australia, the newest database, 'Biographical Database of Australia', (BDA) may be just what you need. It has half a million names and it is just starting. Some of the early records used come from convict, muster, census, baptism, marriage and burial manuscript records for most of the New South Wales pop...

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  • Advertisements & Ancestors

    Oct 9

    Using vintage newspapers is great for locating an obituary on an ancestors, a good deal can be learned. However, generally the information from an obit was supplied by someone else - spouse, relative or friend. An another idea is to research in those family hometown or county vintage newspapers are advertisements. These were put in by the indivi...

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  • Get Back on Track

    Oct 7

    Yes, it happens you have been away from actively doing your family tree and now you want to kick start the research. Or you have been working on the family history and are running into road blocks. Here are a few suggestions to 'get back on track' and have success. If you haven't already, go to the closest Family History Center (Church of the La...

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  • Family Secrets – What to Do?

    Sep 19

    As you proceed through your family history research, you will already have heard about or even come across what can be called 'Family Secrets'. They were generally the forbidden family subjects, not to be spoken or written about for generations. However, as you work on your family tree, each person should count and not just as a name and date, b...

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