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  • All about Black History Month Sat, 18 Jan 2020 01:00:43 +0000
    Since 1976, every United States president has observed Black History Month each February. This time is dedicated to celebrating African American heritage and the achievements of people of African descent.  Starting as a week-long celebration in the 1920s, Negro History Week and Black History Month have inspired numerous events and communities over the last century.... Continue Reading →
  • 3 Easy Ways to Celebrate Black History Month Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:00:47 +0000
    Black History Month is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of African Americans both past and present. Individuals of African descent have made their mark on the world in every industry—academics, sports, government, and literature, to name a few. However, black history month extends beyond public recognition of well-known individuals. It includes recognizing the heritage of... Continue Reading →
  • Light Keepers: Empowering Women with Family History Experiences Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:42:39 +0000
    Light Keepers 2020 | February 28, 2020, 1:00–5:00 p.m., and February 29, 2020, 1:00–5:00 p.m. | Salt Palace Since its start in 2018, Light Keepers has been a favorite event at the RootsTech conference. It is a joy-filled, inspirational workshop for Latter-day Saint women and women of all faiths who are looking to learn the... Continue Reading →
  • Outstanding African American Women in History Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:00:51 +0000
    As we remember our history, it is important to consider those who have made meaningful political contributions, oftentimes fighting for the rights of all people—including those historically placed on the margins of society. To commemorate some of these individuals, FamilySearch has compiled a list of remarkable African American women in history, naming just a few... Continue Reading →
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    Each January, we celebrate the extraordinary life of Martin Luther King Jr. His life and legacy changed not only the United States of America, but the entire world, as he led the fight for equal rights for all individuals regardless of race. Dr. King is most famously known for his “I Have a Dream Speech”... Continue Reading →
  • New Planner Limits Announced: Help Up to 300 People Thu, 09 Jan 2020 21:05:09 +0000
    On 30 January 2020, the Planner on FamilySearch.org will be updated with a capacity limit of 300 people on the People You Are Helping list. This adjustment means that you can have a maximum of 300 people in your Planner at any given time. If the Planner currently has more than 300 people, you will... Continue Reading →
  • How to Search United States World War II Military Records Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:46:41 +0000
    With over 16 million Americans who served in some capacity during World War II, you are likely find an ancestor or two in the records that were created. You can use the World War II military records search form below to find records of your ancestors’ service. World War II U.S. Military Records Search First... Continue Reading →
  • English Boy Names in Your Family Tree Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:00:44 +0000
    Your name is a significant part of your personal identity. It’s likely that your ancestors felt the same way about their names. If you have English heritage, some of your male ancestors probably had English boy names—you might even have one, too! Learn about these English boy names to get a taste of your English... Continue Reading →
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    A Writers Best Friend: The Everything Creative Writing Book So when you are going to be a college student, you are required to act like one too. Most of the students are unable to get quality term paper writing services due to many companies which are after making money. To our custom paper company, a...

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  • Free Patriotism Essay Tips and Tricks Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000
    Was he Macedonian or Greek? or each or neither and why does this even matter? This demands an assessment of the historic, geographical and political procedures of his time. The query of why his ethnicity issues is […]rnOne name generally will come to intellect when the term king is brought up, and that identify is...

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  • Autoessay Typer-A Short Essay About Life Sat, 05 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000
    This individuality normally sets up important conflicts in the story that drive the plot. Othello and Peekay are equally figures that posses this distinctive individuality, and in every of their tales, it causes them to defeat or […]rnRunning Head: Contact, Soreness, ACUPUNCTURE Sensory Deficit of Touch, its Ache and Acupuncture Utilized Studying Paper Debra A....

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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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  • British National Archives to trial 12-Document Limit Per Day for Visitors, as Academics Warn Research Could Be Affected Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:15:47 +0000
    An article in the History News Network warns that a new trial that will restrict readers to 12 documents a day has generated concerns it may add “huge expense” to research of historians, genealogists, and anyone else who makes extensive use of the documents in the British National Archives in Kew, west London. The National […]
  • North Carolina Newspapers from Northampton County are now Online Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:57:37 +0000
    From the Digital North Carolina Blog, part of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina: One of our goals is to increase representation of counties and communities that are under-represented on DigitalNC. Most recently we’ve been focusing on around […]
  • TheGenealogist Releases Records for over 500,000 individuals from Norfolk Parish Records Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:38:43 +0000
    TheGenealogist has just released records for over 500,000 individuals from Norfolk Parish Records in the UK with images of the original records in association with the Norfolk Record Office. The following is the announcement: TheGenealogist has just added over 500,000 individuals in a new release of Parish Records for the English county of Norfolk with […]
  • New UK Parish and Military records available to Search this Findmypast Friday Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:20:16 +0000
    The following announcement was written by Findmypast: British Army Service Records Over 2,000 new Scots Guards service records have just been added to our collection of British Army Service records. These include records of Scots Guards officers, available exclusively on Findmypast and never before published, who enlisted with this prestigious regiment of foot guards between […]
  • Could a Chromebook Replace Your Now-Outdated Laptop? Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:40:05 +0000
    This is a follow-up to my earlier off-topic article, How to Switch from Windows 7 to Chrome OS CloudReady. That article is available at http://bit.ly/30ssvLz. However, the newer article was written by Ben Schoon and published in the 9to5Google web site at: http://bit.ly/2Rhl05S. “It’s official. This week, support ends for Windows 7 as Microsoft pushes […]
  • No One Knew why the Kids in 2 Amish Families were Dying Suddenly. Now Researchers Have Some Answers. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:31:19 +0000
    An article by Harmeet Kaur in the CNN web site tells a sad story that shows why DNA research can be so important. The article tells about a new study published in JAMA Cardiology (at https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2758306) that sheds light on what caused a number of Amish children to die suddenly. Sadly, the cause turned out […]
  • This Newsletter is 24 Years Old! Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:00:41 +0000
    It’s time to raise a glass of bubbly and celebrate! Yes, I am celebrating this newsletter’s twenty-fourth anniversary. Wow! I have been publishing this newsletter for nearly a quarter century. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that I decided to start writing a genealogy newsletter for a few of my friends […]
  • Mayflower Essay Contest Challenges Massachusetts Students, Grades 5-12 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:17:32 +0000
    The following announcement was written by American Ancestors, also known as New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS): A Massachusetts Statewide Student Essay Competition Will Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Mayflower American Ancestors|New England Historic Genealogical Society Challenges Massachusetts Students to Reflect Upon the Relevance of the Voyage of the Mayflower 400 Years […]
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