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  • Avoid the Following

    Mar 26

    It is easy to make mistakes while doing your family history research, the best researchers can get a name or date wrong. The main thing is to review what you have collected, gather evidence to support your findings and make the corrections. Too often one forgets some of the common errors in genealogical research and they do need to be reminded ...

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  • Massachusetts Vital, Ship and 18th Century Archives

    Jan 25

    With the state of Massachusetts having such a long history, there are many chances you will have at least one ancestors from the Colony of Massachusetts or the state. Also because the Port of Boston was a major arriving destination for thousands of immigrants, there is an increased chance of ancestors from this region. The State of Massachusett...

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  • 1918-1919 Influenza and Your Ancestors

    Jan 3

    There it was all around, no escaping the newspaper headlines, the talk on the neighborhood corner or family dinners at the table. It was the early fall season of 1918 and not a tremendous amount to be very cheerful about by citizens across America. The nation had been “over there”, in Europe fighting the Germans since the United States declar...

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  • Types of Researchers

    Dec 8

    Working on your family history is not an exact science with only one method to research your ancestors. For as many different ancestors you may have there are that many varied ways to be a researcher. You want to be the type that your are most comfort with and brings you the greatest satisfaction. So what are these types of researcher? See if ...

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  • Queensland Australia Databases

    Nov 26

    From the 'land down under' – Australia and especially the state of Queensland has provided online a nice index of databases on several topics. All of them are in PDF format which very easy to download and read. The type of records indexed include immigration, convicts, hospitals, orphanages, occupations, land and court records. There are some...

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  • What to Do to Preserve Those Old Books & Documents?

    Nov 18

    As you have worked on your family history there has surely been located numerous documents, books, family trees, directories, etc, relating either to your family lineage, hometown, business, schooling or house. There can even be collections of city directories kept by an ancestor, school yearbooks, football programs, business records, governmenta...

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  • Have You Checked Your IGI Lately?

    Sep 28

    It is always important to revisit certain databases as you progress in your family research. For several reasons, first of all, you are more experienced and possibly better at looking for the right key names or places. Second, most databases are continually being added to over the years. So if you have not searched on a certain family branch or in...

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  • Sending for Birth-Marriage-Divorce-Death Records

    Sep 26

    It helps to have one location for information on getting vital records. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a full listing online of all fifty states plus the US Territories of Guam, Samoa, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canal Zone, Mariana Islands, including the District of Columbia. Here clearly and neatly listed for each location is...

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  • Capt. Thomas Hart 1870s Documents Returned

    Aug 29

    You just never know when you will run across some book, photo, diary, certificate or document that should be in the hands of the rightful family. If you are were on the receiving end, getting some forgotten artifact of an ancestor you would be extremely grateful that that piece of family treasure was not lost forever. When you do your own family...

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  • Ye Olde Virginia 1600s to 1960s

    Aug 21

    You don’t need to have ancestors from Virginia to check out the many collections available at ‘Virginia Memory’ which is online and sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the state archives.  Their vast array of material included photos, maps, books, manuscripts, printed materials, newspapers and vital records. The assemblages are intermix...

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