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  • Your Chinese American Heritage Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:38:38 +0000
    Nearly 2 billion people in the world today have Chinese ancestry. China, the most populous country in the world, is home to 1.4 billion people, and another 500 million people with Chinese heritage live outside its borders. An early wave of Chinese immigrants came to Canada and the United States between the 1850s and 1880s.... Continue Reading →
  • Chinese Genealogy Research: How to Find Your Chinese Ancestors in North America Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:37:22 +0000
    If your Chinese ancestors immigrated to North Amer...
  • North American Government Records about your Chinese Immigrant Ancestors Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:29:58 +0000
    In the mid-1800s, Chinese immigrants arrived in North America in increasing numbers. Most were working men who found jobs on railroads and in other labor-intensive but low-paying occupations. As their numbers grew, so did prejudice against Chinese immigrants. Eventually the governments of both Canada and the United States restricted Chinese immigration and created special records... Continue Reading →
  • Finding Your Finnish Ancestors Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:01:44 +0000
    Located at the very top of Europe, Finland sometimes flies under the radar. But with its vast natural beauty, excellent education system, and of course, as the official home of Santa Claus (at least according to the people of Finland), perhaps it shouldn’t.  With a population of around 5.5 million people, Finland has one of the lowest population densities in Europe. Yet Finland also has... Continue Reading →
  • Types of Finnish Records Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:47:07 +0000
    Over the years, millions of Finnish records have been indexed and entered into databases on You can use these indexed records to find information on your ancestors’ birth, marriage, or death information, as well as information on where and when your ancestors lived!  To start, on the home page, click Search. On the Research by... Continue Reading →
  • Finnish Family History Research: Where to Start Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:37:13 +0000
    Are you looking for your ancestors from Finland? Maybe you don’t know where to start. The good news? There are many online databases and tools to help you. A good place to start is on  FamilySearch Record Hints Make It Easy Record Hints are the easiest way to start your research. Some of your Finnish ancestors may have records... Continue Reading →
  • Joe Price Talks about Census Tree Project—RootsTech 2019 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 22:05:24 +0000
    How have you been influenced by archives and libraries? Have you ever visited a museum and wondered how your own ancestors were part of the history you see there? Joe Price, associate professor of economics and director of the Record Linking Lab (RLL) at Brigham Young University, spoke at the Access and Preservation Day at... Continue Reading →
  • Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Act Wed, 10 Apr 2019 20:40:22 +0000
    The California Gold Rush launched an era of Chinese immigration to the United States. Over a period of about 30 years, well over a quarter million Chinese workers entered the country. Were your ancestors among them? Read about when and why they came, and how to learn more about their lives.  Early Chinese Immigration and the California Gold Rush In 1785, the sailing ship Pallas arrived in Baltimore... Continue Reading →
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  • Press Release: New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 22, 2019 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:25:21 +0000
    The following was written by the folks at FamilySearch: FamilySearch added an amazing 42.5 million new, free, indexed historical records this week from the 1939 England and Wales National Register. This collection is accessible through FamilySearch’s 5,000+ family history centers. Other records added this week are from Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, and the United States, including Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, and many other states. Search these new records […]
  • Should Genealogy Websites be BANNED because they ‘Threaten the Anonymity of Sperm Donors?’ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:00:06 +0000
    The world today is struggling with learning to use advancing technology and also with all sorts of issues dealing with personal privacy. Sometimes those new ideas are diametrically opposed. For instance, which is more important: the right to learn about your ancestry, especially when inherited medical issues are involved, or the right to personal privacy? […]
  • MyHeritage is Offering a Sale! Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:46:07 +0000
    MyHeritage is Offering a Sale! (Click on the above image to take advantage of this offer.) US: ONLY $59 + Free Shipping on 2+ kits  
  • Death of the Keyboard? Let’s Ask Alexa. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:20:18 +0000
    I have written often about my vision of the future of computer hardware and software. One thing I am certain of is that today’s computer state-of-the-art will not be the same the state-of-the-art in a few years. Just ask anyone who owns a Radio Shack TRS-80 computer with data storage on audio cassette tapes or […]
  • Perkasie, Pennsylvania Historic Newspapers are now Available Online Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:00:34 +0000
    The Bucks County Historical Society has announced the Perkasie Historical Society has completed work to preserve and digitize Perkasie’s Central News newspapers from 1881 to 1943, as well as News-Herald newspapers from 1943 to 2000. The project makes these two newspapers available online for researchers and scholars worldwide. These fragile papers, which were stored at […]
  • Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:00:14 +0000
    To all Plus Edition subscribers: A notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter: (+) How Long Will a Flash Drive Last? Genealogy’s Often-Misspelled Words Reclaim the Records Launches its Biggest Genealogy-Related Lawsuit Ever Scammers May Be […]
  • (+) How Long Will a Flash Drive Last? Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:28:35 +0000
    The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  Flash drives have generally replaced CD-ROM disks, DVD-ROM disks, Blu-Ray disks, floppy disks, magnetic tape, and even old-fashioned punch cards as the preferred method of storing backup copies of computer data. Indeed, these tiny devices are capable of storing as much […]
  • State Library of Pennsylvania Relocating for Two Plus Years While Undergoing Renovations Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:42:43 +0000
    The following announcement was written by Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee and posted to the IAJGS mailing list: The State Library of Pennsylvania has announced their historic Forum Building and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries will close for renovations and be temporarily relocated to buildings within Harrisburg’s Capitol […]
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