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  • Using eBay

    Jul 29

    As has been suggested in the past (see related links below) there are many family heritage items to be found on eBay, the online auction and for sale site. Many have been located in estate sales or from other private collectors. You could find a diary written by an ancestors, a bill of sale for property, a letter or postcard addressed to an ancesto...

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  • Zcan+ – Portable Scanner

    May 22

    With the month of May being National Photographic Month, what better time to scan that box of photos. With digital cameras, then Smart Phones available for years to take photos and have them on your computer right away has been great. But never overlook those treasured photos from just a few years ago before digital and certainly those heirlooms of...

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  • Ohio Photos

    Mar 31

    Have any ancestors from Ohio, then you will want to check on the Ohio Historical Society online site with a variety of images. They are divided into categories - listed at the left. There is also a search box at the top, especially if you are looking for a specific town or person. Or if you know a military regiment an ancestor served with such...

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  • Dick Eastman in Stuart

    Mar 15

    Two outstanding genealogists in the United States and internationally are Megan Smolenyak and Dick Eastman. I have worked with Megan since 1999 and have met her when she came to the Stuart, Fl area several years ago. Both Megan and Dick are fine authors, researchers and speakers. Eastman has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and is always ...

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  • Short-Cuts on the Keyboard

    Feb 27

    It is always great to learn quick and easy methods for doing an activity. One that family history researchers and writers could use is how to preform short-cuts on their computer using the keyboard. It can be helpful for document or especially viewing and researching on a web site. Make a copy of those special short-cuts you might use the most ...

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  • Collecting Vital Records

    Feb 25

    In genealogy, vital records are referred to as primary and secondary sources. These written documents help provide the proof of an event in a person’s life. There are birth certificates, birth registrations, baptismal records, marriage licenses, wedding certificates, divorce records, death registrations, church records, funeral home records, ceme...

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  • Paper & Pencil ??

    Jan 29

    Yes, someday - very soon, people may not be using a pen or pencil and paper to write down their ideas, research, information, stories, life history, etc. Instead it will all be using electronic devices. So what are the advantages of using the newest technology? First it can take up a whole lot less space that using sheets of paper. Also you woul...

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  • Database ‘Treasure Chest’

    Dec 6

    With the use of the Internet along with the interest in genealogy and many records made digital, the use of online databases is necessary. At FamilyTree.com in the 'Reviews' section is a run down of 14 of great databases to select from, some with a fee and others free. All are general and can be of help with most any researcher. To add to that ...

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  • Slave and African-Americans on Documents

    Oct 8

    The Virginia Historical Society had put a collection together for African-Americans who have lived in the state over the centuries. They have over 8 million items in the collection. One of their recent databases titled Unknown No Longer', has unpublished historical records with as much biographical detail as remains of the enslaved Virginians, inc...

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  • Making of America – 19th Century

    Sep 12

    You may have a long line of ancestors who were born, marriage and lived during some part of the 19th century (1800s). There is a web site, "Making of America" that concentrates on just that time frame. With some 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints, all in a digital format. Much of the material is from the University ...

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