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  • British Newspapers from 1700 to 1999

    Feb 11

    Newspapers are really the life blood of a community, town or city -- covering about events, places and people in that town. This is why finding newspapers from a certain area where our ancestors lived and then seeing if there was ever an article about that person or a family member can provide such additional information for you research. If you...

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  • How to Use the FamilyTree.com Pinterest Page

    Feb 10

    Many people think of Pinterest as a place to find photos of food, weddings, and craft projects. It is also a wonderful resource for genealogists and family historians! You can find a wealth of information on the FamilyTree.com Pinterest Page. What is Pinterest? It has been described as a virtual bulletin board. In order to use it, you need to ma...

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  • On Track with Family Research

    Feb 9

    It is so easy to get 'lost' in your family research. The more names you come up with the more you want to find and sometimes you can be so distracted you are off course. So here are a few tips to get you back on the right direction. 1. Go back over what you do have already. Sometimes you 'forgot' what you had and no sense researching that birth...

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  • Your ‘Old Kentucky Home’

    Feb 7

    The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives has online a great e-Archives referred to as Electronic Records Archives. There is wide variety of government documents from Kentucky now in digital format that you can view. The categories include Kentucky agriculture, Governor's Office, local government, WPA, Secretary of State records for Kent...

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  • Great Ways to Share Family Heirlooms

    Feb 6

    Family heirlooms are very special items that evoke the memory of a specific relative. They are treasured not because of their monetary value, but because they provide a connection between a person and a family member who has passed away. It is not unheard of for people to fight over who gets to keep a particular heirloom. Instead of fighting, why ...

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  • You Are There – Roots Tech Conference

    Feb 5

    RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference/seminar/expo in North America. It begins on Thursday, February 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah and runs through February 8th. The fourth-year conference (its started in 2011) already has more than 10,000 people signed up to attend. There will be many instructional sessions to help the newbie to the experienc...

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  • Things to Know About RootsTech 2014

    Feb 4

    Will you be attending RootsTech 2014? It is the biggest family history and technology conference and one that many genealogists look forward to. It is an annual event, which means you can plan for next year's RootsTech if you miss this one. Here are some things to know about RootsTech 2014. RootsTech takes place February 6-8, 2014, in the Salt ...

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  • Go From Image to Text

    Feb 3

    Have a jpg or pdf image of an old genealogical record (Bible, journal, newspaper, court document, property records, etc) that is hard to read? Assuming the text is not handwritten (which is beyond the capability of computer software), it should be possible to convert the image to computer-readable text using what is known as Optical Character Reco...

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  • Look Beyond the Obit

    Feb 1

    A family history researcher may think all they need is the death date from an obituary, but there is so much more, especially with the style of detailed death notices that were done for decades in newspapers. An obituary not only can provide the ancestor's full names, a maiden name for the ladies, a surviving spouse and any previous spouse's name m...

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  • History Pin

    Jan 31

    Part of learning about your ancestors, their lives and their journeys is learning about the history and places they experienced. To know you relative better, you do have to know about the times they lived, what happened that may have directly affect them and what was the hometown like for them to live in. Now online is a web site title 'History...

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