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  • Put It In PDF

    Jan 22

    Put it what and where? PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It has been around since 1993 and is a wonderful method to capture, store and share any type of document on anyone’s computer around the globe. Once photos, text, graphs, maps, drawings, etc. are in a PDF application they retain the original appearance. Many of the genealogical so...

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  • VMI – Databases With Possible Ancestors

    Dec 6

    The most fascinating aspect of looking for information on your ancestors is that you never know where the next great resource will come from.  One very nice online site; VMI - Virginia Military Institute, has a great archive about the VMI alumni.  It is very possible you may have never considered the possibility that an ancestor attended the Virg...

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  • An Archive of Historic Photos of California

    Nov 6

    If you have any ancestors who lived along the central California coast from the mid-1800s to the end of the 20th century, you will want to check out a massive collection of photos placed online by California Views.  Most of the images in their archives are from the central coastal region, especially in the Monterey district.  However, they have a...

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  • Transcripts of Letters & Photos from Canadians

    Oct 29

    Wouldn’t it be great to come across a letter written by a great grandfather that no one in the family had any idea existed? That is a possibility with the online site titled Canadian Letters and Images Project. Through the donation of family members, researchers and even strangers who have come across orphan letters and photos, the project lea...

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  • The Closing Down of RAOGK

    Oct 24

    One of the most useful genealogical resources for over a decade has been the many volunteers from across the United States in all locations associated with the online site “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness” (RAOGK). These local volunteers took email requests from people across the country needing assistance obtaining documents from an ances...

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  • Finding an Image of Your Ancestral Ship

    Sep 25

    Since most Americans and their ancestors were immigrant, the majority arrived to these shores on ship. The greatest influx of people coming across the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans was from the 1870s to the 1930s. If you have some ancestors who made that journey, a must-have for your family history collection is an image of that ship. The free onli...

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  • Images of the New England Region

    Sep 21

    So many people have roots in the six New England states;  Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine; that it essential you explored as much as possible about the region, especially if you do not live near that section of the country.  Using the online site; Historic New England, it offers a variety of interesting ...

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  • Scenes of Old Richmond, Virginia

    Aug 6

    The fine city of Richmond, Virginia dates back to the early 1700s. A region known in those early years for coal mining and its fine agriculture had the city of Richmond developed by Colonel William Byrd II in 1737. He selected the city’s name of Richmond for the area of Richmond, England where the Thames River flows through it just as the James ...

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  • Online Michigan Death Records 1897 – 1920

    Aug 2

    The state of Michigan has made available online actual images of Michigan death certificates for the family history researcher. The site known as Seeking Michigan which is a take-off the state motto; “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” SPECIAL NOTE: That site as of July 2012 appears not to be functioning. There remains the Mi...

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  • A New Organizational Family Site

    Jul 25

    It is great to discover any new method for organizing one’s family information, images and stories.  One such new software site is titled Tpstry, which allows a family researcher to simply put together online general information about family members, and include stories, images, timelines and events in a family’s history. What is created i...

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