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    Setbacks are not unique to life. What is unique is how well we are able to bounce-back from those setbacks. This ability to bounce back—our ability to overcome and grow from life’s challenges—is known as resiliency. Building resilience is a key to growing and healing from life’s inevitable failures, tragedies, and setbacks. The Road to... Continue Reading →
  • Where Are Your Ancestors From? Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:43:43 +0000
    Find out where your ancestors are from—and ultimately where you are from—using FamilySearch’s new Where Am I From? activity. See your family’s movement on a map, discover the countries your ancestors lived in, and explore the heritage and traditions of those countries. To use the Where Am I From? activity, you need to have a... Continue Reading →
  • Traditional Norwegian Foods Your Ancestors May Have Eaten Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:00:32 +0000
    Traditional Norwegian foods include deliciously-prepared fish, dense breads, and hearty, cold-weather dishes (reindeer stew, anyone?). Here’s what your ancestors from Norway may have eaten. In generations past, Norwegians ate what the land and waters gave them—which was more than you might think, given that part of Norway is inside the Arctic Circle. But short summers... Continue Reading →
  • Traditional English Dishes and the History of English Food Sat, 22 Feb 2020 01:00:00 +0000
    “I still think it’s essential for a parent to cook with their children. Weighing out the ingredients and learning where the food comes from is educational, but it also helps to place meal times at the heart of family life.”         —Mary Berry Mary Berry, previously a judge of the popular Great British Bake Off,... Continue Reading →
  • History and Heritage of Northern Ireland Food Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:00:00 +0000
    What’s for Dinner in Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland cuisine involves much more than potatoes. The Northern Irish heritage is full of delicious and traditional recipes that have been passed down for more than a century. Cheeses, venison, seafood, special butters, and delicious breads are just a few of the foods known there. Northern Ireland Food... Continue Reading →
  • Family History Library 2019 Highlights and What’s Ahead for 2020 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:37:25 +0000
    The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is the largest library of its kind, attracting visitors from all over the world who want to learn about their ancestors.   The library was a hub of activity during 2019, and 2020 will be no different. Below, we look back on major events and achievements of... Continue Reading →
  • Explore Historical Images Tool Unlocks Data in Digital Records Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:17:57 +0000
    Have you ever tried searching for your ancestor’s name in online records? FamilySearch, FamilySearch partners, and volunteers worldwide have worked to make over 3 billion records easily findable online with a very simple name search. But did you know that these indexed records represent only 20 percent of the historical records FamilySearch has available online?... Continue Reading →
  • Top 9 Living History Museums in the United States Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:00:00 +0000
    The best living history museums in the United States immerse visitors in the everyday life experiences of people from the past. Visit these top destinations, and step back in time. A living history museum is no ordinary museum. They bring the past alive by recreating the sights, sounds, aromas, and even tastes of the past.... Continue Reading →
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  • Making Contact: Surnames & Pedigrees Online and in the Society of Genealogists’ Library – Half-day Course 27 April Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:11:24 +0000
    Once you’ve got back a few generations, one of the most important ways of making progress in your family history is making contact with others who have interests in the same surnames or perhaps even share some of your ancestors. Peter Christian will help you find what research may have been done before. Else Churchill...

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  • Little Italy: The Story of London’s Italian Quarter, a one-hour talk on 24 April Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:52:14 +0000
    In the 19th century there grew to be such a concentration of Italians in one part of London that the area became known as “Little Italy”. Based on his book of the same name, Tudor Allen will talk about the fascinating story of the Italian quarter in Holborn from the time of the first Italian...

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  • London Parish Registers – Lecture on 17 April Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:57:39 +0000
    Were your ancestors from London? Learn where the various parish registers are kept and how to best access them. A one-hour lecture with Geoff Swinfield on Wednesday, 17 April at 2pm, cost   £6.00/£4.80 SoG members. This lecture must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members...

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  • Where Am I From? New FamilySearch Discovery Activity Is a Fun Way to Explore Heritage Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:33:02 +0000
    The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: FamilySearch released its new Where Am I From? interactive online activity this week. The experience is a fun way to explore your ancestral origins. Users can see emigration and immigration movements of their ancestors on a map, discover their countries of origin, and learn the heritage and traditions of their […]
  • New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 24 Feb. 2020 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 04:34:58 +0000
    The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: Browse nearly 1M new free, historical records on FamilySearch this week from Spain, France, England, Finland, and Sierra Leone. Additional new records are searchable from Austria, American Samoa, Colombia, Peru, Jamaica, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Canada, and the United States (AK, CA, HI, IN, IA, LA, MI, MN, MT, NC, PA, SC, UT, VA). Indexed records include AMA Disceased […]
  • Your Next Computer Might Not Contain a Computer Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:48:23 +0000
    NOTE: This article is off-topic. That is, the article is not about genealogy, family history, DNA, or any of the “normal” topics of this newsletter. However, I find the new announcement to be very interesting so I decided to share it here. I have been predicting this for years. See http://bit.ly/32o9pal for my most recent […]
  • Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:00:05 +0000
    To all Plus Edition subscribers: A notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. The latest Plus Edition newsletter is available at: https://eognplus.com/news/thisweek.htm. The following articles are listed in this week’s Plus Edition email: On the Road Again, This Time to RootsTech in Salt Lake City (+) […]
  • (+) Epidemics Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:13:27 +0000
    The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  The rampant spread of disease was common in the days before penicillin and other “wonder drugs” of the twentieth century. Our ancestors lived in fear of epidemics, and many of them died as the result of simple diseases that could be […]
  • Combining Genetics With Genealogy to Identify the Dead in Unmarked Graves Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:46:27 +0000
    From an article written by the University of Montreal and published in the phys.org web site: “In Quebec, gravestones did not come into common use until the second half of the 19th century, so historical cemeteries contain many unmarked graves. Inspired by colleagues at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University, a team of researchers in genetics, archaeology […]
  • Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:30:47 +0000
    The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events. All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information […]
  • Johni Cerny, R.I.P. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:00:21 +0000
    Fascinated by family trees since childhood, she became, Henry Louis Gates Jr. said, “the proverbial dean of American genealogical research.” Johni Cerny, the chief genealogist for the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” who helped some 200 famous people — among them Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi — trace their […]
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