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  • Explore FamilySearch.org

    Mar 25

    While many of us are home now due to the virus 19 crisis, this can be a great opportunity to really take time to explore and research specific databases. If you have not recently spent a good deal of time using FamilySearch.org – now is the time. Remember to sign-in or create an account – then begin. Going to the 'Search' portion is...

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  • Do Irish Research

    Mar 17

    The online research site of 'MyHeritage' is opening its database on Ireland for everyone to use FREE between March 17-22. The site has many vital records to explore, with thousands of names. There is the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses, marriages in Ireland between 1619-1898, Slater's Directory of Ireland in 1894, 1881, 1870, 1846; Index of...

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  • FREE Databases on Ancestry.com

    Dec 21

    Everyone likes to get Free Anything and what is better than some of the Free databases available with Ancestry.com? Review this listing of Free databases and you will be amazed. Scroll down, it starts with numbers and dates then goes in alphabetical order. Now some are indexes and others are full databases. For example, if you had ance...

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  • Unique 1890 Census

    Nov 3

    Herman Hollerith patented the system of punch cards in 1889, used it for his PhD at Columbia and used it for the Census Bureau in 1890. His company, through a series of mergers, became IBM. A plaque to him was erected by IBM on the C&O Canal at 31st Street, NW, in Georgetown, D.C. True, much of the original 1890 US Federal Census ...

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  • Masonic Records

    Aug 19

    Often overlooked resources are Masonic records. Many of your ancestors may have been members of a local Masonic Lodge in their hometown. The Masonic Lodge has been a staple organization in many local communities for decades. This organization includes the ladies, who are members of the Order of the Eastern Star (men can also belong to the East...

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  • Cause of a Person’s Death

    Jul 19

    One item you would like to include in your family history is what each ancestor died of (if possible to locate). To help here are some ideas of how and where to look. Start with any family Bibles. Listed would be when a person died but also might be what they died of. Next see if there was an obituary in the hometown newspaper, include...

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  • New Collection of Databases

    Feb 27

    A big collection of newspapers from across the state of Georgia are now available from the Digital Library of Georgia. These are search-able articles which can be viewed free online from the Georgia Historic Newspapers database. With nearly 54,000 pages of newspaper articles going from 1780s to more recent times – 1990s. The dates vary on the reg...

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  • Finding a Female Ancestor’s Maiden Name

    Dec 17

    Not an easy task sometimes … locating a female's maiden name. It can be hard enough when a female was solely referred to by her husband's name (Mrs. Harry E. Wilson) – not given name even provided. So to assist in the search for a maiden name (her birth surname), here are a few suggestions: Check her death certificate, her husband's d...

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  • Families and County Histories

    Oct 21

    Do you need another location previously not checked to learn more about your family? How about the hometown county history. Most (not all counties) in a variety of states have written up their county history. Well, a county's history is made up of its residents. So once you know a time frame and a hometown county for a family branch, you can start...

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  • Colonial Early Church Records

    Oct 3

    If you have found that some of your early ancestors in America lived in Massachusetts Colony and were of a specific church (Puritan, Congregational, and Christian denominations) you are in special luck. Now available online from the Congregational Library and Archives are the church records from many early individual churches in Massachusetts. Thes...

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