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  • The Significance of the Battle of Stalingrad Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:00:54 +0000
    Of all the confrontations in World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad was the largest. Understanding what happened at this important battle will help you recognize the significance of the Battle of Stalingrad. The battle took place when Germany and its allies sought control over this city in Southern Russia. The Germans targeted Stalingrad because... Continue Reading →
  • English Genealogy: Finding Historical Documents in England Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:06 +0000
    If you have English roots, you can search a variety of English historical documents to learn about your ancestors’ identities and stories. Since the 1830s, England has kept civil registration records of residents’ births, marriages, and deaths. Census records showing entire families exist as far back as the 1840s. Even further back, you may find... Continue Reading →
  • World War II Facts, Turning Points, Battles, and More Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:35:48 +0000
    World War II happened on a global scale. It was so big and complex that it can be difficult to think about it in terms of actual people—mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles—families whose lives and relationships were never the same again.   It’s likely that someone you are related to experienced... Continue Reading →
  • 7 Commonly Used England Death Records Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:00:48 +0000
    Learning about an ancestor’s death can be key to learning about the person’s life. Records about death can help confirm someone’s identity and the identities of relatives. Some records may give you clues about a person’s circumstances or reveal stories about him or her. At the recent BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference, British research... Continue Reading →
  • FamilySearch Updates Enhance your Experience Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:30:21 +0000
    FamilySearch is proud to have the world’s largest online family tree and thrilled to provide free family history experiences to millions. In order to give users the best experience possible, we are constantly working on updates and improvements to our online experience. To keep you up to date on the latest FamilySearch experience changes, we... Continue Reading →
  • Pilgrimage Places: Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:00:45 +0000
    Pilgrimages come in many shapes and sizes, and each has its own unique story. Some are exclusive to members of a religious group, and others are open to visitors from outside the group. Although most pilgrimages are extensive and can span several weeks or even months, many are split into manageable sections that you can... Continue Reading →
  • What Is a Pilgrimage? Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:00:04 +0000
    Throughout history, different cultures around the world have developed sacred journeys called pilgrimages. Pilgrimages are often long and end at a destination of great spiritual or cultural significance.  These journeys are much more than physical, and a successful pilgrimage means more than reaching a specific destination. The journey allows the pilgrims the chance to focus... Continue Reading →
  • A Recipe for Shepherd’s Pie Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:02 +0000
    Every country has its comfort foods—those dishes that not only satisfy, but also provide a sense of well-being. Shepherd’s pie is one such recipe. This traditional dish from the United Kingdom includes a mixture of vegetables cooked in gravy with bits of minced or ground lamb or mutton (hence the name “shepherd’s pie”) topped with... Continue Reading →
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    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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  • New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:15:52 +0000
    The following announcement was  written by Findmypast: British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers’ Medical Records Over 36,000 new additions from the National Archives in Kew are now available to search. These highly detailed records include images of original documents and will reveal when and where your ancestor was wounded, the nature of their injuries, […]
  • New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 11 November 2019 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:08:00 +0000
    The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: FamilySearch.org added Chilean (1821-2015) and South African (1886-2010) cemetery records. More historical records added from American Samoa, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal and the United States of America (including over 600,000 Charleston, South Carolina records (1732 – 1872) and Native American Census Rolls (1885-1940)). Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion […]
  • FamilySearch Celebrates 125th Anniversary Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:54:04 +0000
    The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: FamilySearch, aka Genealogical Society of Utah, has been helping to create family connections for 125 years. What began as a humble state family history society over a century ago, today has blossomed into a global organization that continues to help millions of people make inspiring family connections. FamilySearch, […]
  • Online Telephone Directory Collection of Interest to Genealogists Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:53:07 +0000
    The Library of Congress’ collection of telephone directories represents the following states and localities: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the city of Chicago. The dates of the directories span most of the 20th century. The Library’s United States telephone directory collection […]
  • Native American Genealogy in the New York City Area Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:56:23 +0000
    The following is an excerpt from an article by Natiba Guy-Clement published in the Brooklyn Library’s web site at ft Tribal leaders and historians from Canada, Delaware, Oklahoma and the Lenape Center here in New York, engaged with us about their history, customs and traditions. From Chief Chester Brooks, the oldest chief in attendance, we […]
  • My Not-So-Evil “Twin Brother” Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:40:51 +0000
    I have long been a fan of the television series “The Curse of Oak Island” that is now in its seventh season on the History Channel. I think I have seen every episode of the program. I also have had a long-term interest in another possibly related topic of European adventurers roaming around North America […]
  • The National Library of Israel and Google Together Will Digitize 120,000 Historic Books and Place Them Online Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:00:55 +0000
    I suspect that at least some of these books will provide names and other information about families, especially those families that have been dispersed by the Holocaust. The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the library’s collection will be uploaded to Google Books for the first time as […]
  • Genetic Genealogy can Help Solve Cold Cases. It can also Accuse the Wrong Person. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:26:20 +0000
    According to an article by Nsikan Akpan, William Brangham, and Rhana Natour published in the PBS News Hour web site: “From a law enforcement perspective, the case for using genetic genealogy is strong. But experts are also flagging concerns about what the method means for people’s legal and DNA privacy.” Here is a quote from […]
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