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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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  • A True Account – ’12 Years a Slave’

    Mar 7

    All family researchers love to find an unusual story relating to an ancestor. Traditionally it is just family lore or legends as a source -- a source that could have many errors. One of the best places is if the event was ever documented in a newspaper of the times. From Hollywood movie makers, they recently produced the story of "12 Years a Sla...

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  • How Much African Ancestry Does the Average African-American Have?

    Feb 26

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. asked, and answered, that question in an article he wrote for The Root. It is an interesting question. There are many genealogists who have African ancestry but have yet to discover exactly which part of Africa their ancestors were from. Henry Louis Gates Jr., for those who don't know, is an American literary critic, educat...

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  • Writing For Information

    Feb 24

    The numerous locations for data, records, photos and documents vary between governmental agencies, private individuals and genealogical societies. Contacting these individuals and organizations has become much easier by using electronic communications - emails and the Internet. Still acceptable are requests sent through the l vice. The followin...

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  • Starting Your Family Research

    Feb 24

    At the initiation of any family research, start with yourself. Using the basic pedigree chart, list your full name, birth and marriage dates and locations. It is also good to add your siblings with their information. You might be surprised to see a given name, such as; Nicholas, Elizabeth or Myrtle, appear in an earlier ancestor’s name, so you do...

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  • Interesting Work Involved with Genealogy

    Feb 24

    For most people, genealogy is a hobby; a very fascinating, exciting and satisfactory pastime. A person becomes a detective trying to put all the puzzle pieces together to create a picture of their heritage. It does entail work, time, energy and money to produce results. The amount of work and especially costs can vary for individuals. Yet, spending...

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  • Finding Information in Unexpected Places

    Jan 15

    Beginning genealogists often turn to resources such as Ancestry.com or FamilySearch when they want to begin doing research on their family. Both of those websites are useful and popular. However, they aren't the only places that hold valuable information about your family history. Try looking into some of these unexpected places to find genealogy ...

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  • Delaware Heritage Collection

    Nov 12

    The state of Delaware is along the mid-Atlantic region of the country, with its eastern border along the Atlantic Ocean. Neighboring states are Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Its largest populated city is Wilmington and the capital city is Dover. Being a land small state it only has three counties; New Castle, Sussex and Kent. It was the ...

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  • Get Your Kids Ready for a Family Reunion

    Jul 30

    My kids and I are headed to Texas this week for a family reunion. I am beyond excited. The last time I was in Texas, my oldest was about 18 months old. Now, I have added two more kids to my family that have never met my Texas relatives. I have a grandmother in Texas, and lots of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. None of them have met my two boys, and my ...

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  • Alice L. Luckhardt, Genealogist FamilyTree.com

    Apr 4

    As a native Floridian and former teacher at Stuart Middle School, for the last 18 years Alice has been a historical and genealogical researcher and writer with print articles in Ancestry, Florida Monthly, Internet Genealogy, History, Discovering Family History, South Florida History, Family Chronicle, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, Genealogical Helper and R...

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