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  • Untapped Project Gutenberg and Google Books

    Oct 18

    Back in 1971, Michael Hart, developed the idea of the today’s popular e-book (electronic books) being accessible on the Internet. He then elaborated the concept into Project Gutenberg. Maintaining the project is done by volunteers. They take the printed work and put it into digital format. The goal is to provide as many eBooks, in as many format...

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  • Copyright Laws Genealogical Data

    Oct 18

    As a researcher starts to gather a good deal information and branches to their family tree, they may wonder does all the work remain solely theirs and that no one else can copy it. In fact, is that family pedigree information covered by the United States and international copyright laws? All public records, such as birth-marriage-divorce-death,...

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  • Civil War Records & Information

    Oct 18

    The American Civil War, also referred to as the War Between the States, is the most researched, written about and material collected compared to any other historic event. Over 150 years later, the story of that war with brother against brother, captures everyone’s interest, especially in reference to genealogical research. If any branch of one’...

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  • Saving A Piece of History for Future Generations. Four Resources.

    Oct 18

    A family historian is always on the lookout for any photo, document, vital record, letter, or receipt that helps piece together the threads of life about an ancestor. Besides checking with other family members, including some newly located distance cousins, one never knows where the next fascinating old photo or letter might surface on the Internet...

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  • The Freedom of Information Act

    Oct 18

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) became law on July 4, 1967. However, it only applies to Federal agencies, not state, county or city governments for providing data in federal files on private citizens. The following are some of the agencies with files available to genealogists. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Social Securit...

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  • The U. S. Military Pension File

    Oct 18

    If an ancestor served, even for a short time, there maybe a military record kept by the Federal government. Unfortunately, a massive fire swept through on July 12, 1973 the storage building in St. Louis, Missouri where the military records were kept. The building which housed 17 million military records was destroyed and with it most of the milit...

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  • Social Security Death Index and S. S. Records

    Oct 18

    Social Security Records and the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) are great resources for investigating about your more recent ancestors. It was August 1935, when the first Social Security applications were filled out in the United States. The cards with a person’s name and social security number were then issued in early 1936. Years later socia...

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  • Allen County Public Library Use

    Oct 18

    There are numerous impressive public libraries across the United States in European, most with a fabulous genealogy department. The most outstanding such library is the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. For every family history researcher they should also know about the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The g...

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  • Family History Research With Google Part One

    Oct 18

    Google as a search engine on the Internet has become an invaluable tool for family history researchers. This powerful search engine produces accurate and relevant search results, plus being particularly flexible. The key is the search keywords that are placed in the search box. You want the words that are most likely to appear on the web page yo...

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  • Research Newspapers For Your Ancestors

    Oct 18

    Ancestors have a long trail of documents from birth to death which can greatly assist the researcher. Most come from government agencies; either federal, state, county or city. There are also church records along with civic and fraternal organizations where information can be gathered on relatives. One of the great gold mines with a wealth of ...

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