Genealogy

  • Preserving Veteran Letters

    Feb 18

    My Grandfather was a medic in WWII. He had already met my Grandmother before he left to go to war. They did not marry until he returned home after the war. He was a true army hero, and received a purple heart for being injured during the war. He was a paratrooper, and unarmed as he jumped from the sky to save lives on the ground below. My Grandp...

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  • Get A Personalized Family Memory Game From MyHeritage

    Feb 4

    Looking for a fun way to introduce your kids to genealogy? The website MyHeritage, a very popular genealogy website, has partnered with AncestryGames.com to bring you a personalized game featuring your ancestors. This game would be a lot of fun at family gatherings, and is simple enough for all ages to play it. According to Daniel Horowitz, Chie...

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  • The Family Search Website Has Been Improved

    Jan 27

    There have been some new changes to the FamilySearch.org website. FamilySearch, as you may know is the genealogy search website run by the LDS Church. These changes were done both as an effort to keep up with new technology, as well as to add new functionality to the website. Right now, they are doing a “soft launch”, to get things started, and...

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  • Newspapers – Chronicling America

    Jan 26

    The U. S. Library of Congress online has a section titled 'Chronicling America – Searching Newspaper Pages'. Any family history researcher is aware how invaluable hometown newspapers are when researching their ancestors. Details of events, trips, incidents, visitors, achievements, etc. which may have been long forgotten over the decades still can...

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  • Get Season One of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on DVD

    Jan 22

    If you happen to be a big fan of the American version of the NBC television series called “Who Do You Think You Are?”, then you are going to love this news! Season one of the series is about to be released on DVD. There is just something special about this unique television series that attracts both genealogy buffs and the fans of certain ce...

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  • Create Your Medical Family Tree

    Jan 9

    One of the most important things you can do for your health is to take the time to create a Medical Family Tree. Many diseases and disorders run in families, and the more you know about what could be lurking in your genes, the better chance you have of making choices that could affect your health in a very positive way. A great time to start p...

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  • State Archives Online – Hawaii to Virginia

    Jan 3

    Hawaii – The Hawaii States Archives Digital Collections has begun to digitize many of the records and indexes and place them online. The following are those areas completed: A Name Index from 1790 to 1950 with personal and business names (only the letter A's are completed to date), Photographic Collection, Marriage Indexes from 1826 to 1929, Divo...

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  • State Archives Online – Texas to Utah

    Jan 1

    Texas – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has their search labeled 'Trail' and it searches through 180 state agencies for information on Texas records and documents. Some of the topics include Military and Ranger Service records from 1836 to 1935 (with a few items covering Confederate Soldiers of Texas, Texas State Police, Spanish-...

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  • Naturalization – Before or After 1906

    Dec 22

    You know a branch of your ancestors arrived in America about 1887. To learn if they ever became naturalized American citizens you would want to look for a petition to become a citizen and the completed naturalization papers. Count yourself lucky if that ancestor did not apply for citizenship until after 1906. Your ancestor was not required to be...

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  • Review of the Advanced Genealogy Search Engine – Day One

    Dec 19

    I've been interested in checking out the brand new search engine created by the Genealogy In Time online magazine. Their Advanced Genealogy Search Engine is free for anyone who wants to use it. It has been said that it is very easy to use, and it allows you to search over 1.2 billion historic records. Let's see how well this works for me! The fi...

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