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  • Famous African Americans in FamilySearch Records Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:43:00 +0000
    FamilySearch’s African American records are filled with useful genealogical information. For example, FamilySearch has records supporting the family history of famous African Americans such as Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, and Harriett Tubman—and the records are readily accessible for no charge! Records of Frederick Douglass on FamilySearch Among the gems on FamilySearch is the marriage... Continue Reading →
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    Much of what we know about early African Americans comes from records. Such records are very valuable for tracing African American roots. By searching them and using additional sources, you can learn intimate details of the lives of your ancestors. The following three famous African Americans have records that can be found on FamilySearch.org. Read... Continue Reading →
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    One of the great things about using FamilySearch’s shared tree is that you can learn what others know about your ancestors. This means that every time you visit FamilySearch, new information might have popped up from one of your distant cousins, or things may have been changed around. When this happens, FamilySearch creates a tag... Continue Reading →
  • RootsTech Is Coming to London Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:48:13 +0000
    RootsTech, the world’s largest family history conference and trade show, is rolling out the red carpet in London, England, for a first-time international event from October 24–26, 2019. If you’ve participated in Salt Lake City, USA, tuned in to past conferences remotely, or just happen to be curious, this is a tremendous opportunity to brush... Continue Reading →
  • Messages Feature Expands on FamilySearch Sat, 10 Aug 2019 15:00:36 +0000
    Have you ever noticed a little red bubble by the word Messages at the top right corner of FamilySearch? When you see this notification, it means you have a new message awaiting that may help you discover more about your family. The Messages feature on FamilySearch lets you talk to other FamilySearch users, points you... Continue Reading →
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    Have you ever noticed a little red bubble by the word Messages at the top right corner of FamilySearch? When you see this notification, it means you have a new message awaiting that may help you discover more about your family. The Messages feature on FamilySearch lets you talk to other FamilySearch users, points you... Continue Reading →
  • Genealogy Made Easy: 16 Ideas under 20 Minutes Wed, 07 Aug 2019 22:49:10 +0000
    Want to do genealogy but don’t have a lot of time? No problem! Genealogy is made easy with these quick activities. Learn more about yourself and your family history in just a few minutes. 2 Minutes Discover the meaning of your last name, including how many people have the same last name and where the... Continue Reading →
  • New Records on FamilySearch from July 2019 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:13:16 +0000
    FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in July of 2019 with over 7 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New historical records were added from Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, and the United... Continue Reading →
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  • NGS and FGS Announce Intent to Merge Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:59:05 +0000
    A major announcement was released today: the Boards of Directors of both the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society and of the Federation of Genealogical Societies have announced they plan to merge the two organizations. This strikes me as a great idea as these two competing organizations have long overlapped many of each other’s efforts in serving […]
  • Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix Announce Unsung Heroes Awards at 2019 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:00:43 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, and Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix RESTORE photo restoration software: The Genealogy Guys Podcast, co-hosted by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith who are producers of the oldest continually produced genealogy podcast, and Vivid-Pix, makers of RESTORE photo restoration software, are […]
  • New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 19 August 2019 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:51:14 +0000
    The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: FamilySearch added over 7 million U.S. World War II draft registration cards this week. More historical records from Canada, England, France, Peru, South Africa and the United States. Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images. Country Collection Indexed Records […]
  • Claim a free Findmypast DNA kit at FGS 2019 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:58:51 +0000
    The following announcement was written by Findmypast: Exclusive to FGS attendees, Findmypast will be offering a FREE Findmypast DNA kit for every GEDCOM uploaded to the Findmypast family tree Upload your tree at the Findmypast booth (#110) to claim your free kit All free kits come preloaded with a complimentary 14-day subscription to Findmypast Tuesday […]
  • Visiting Dead Relatives on Google Street View Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:18:19 +0000
    I have to admit I would never have thought of this. However, Jessie Schiewe has published an article about using Google Maps not only to look up addresses, but also to provide a window into the lives of the recently deceased. Let’s emphasize the RECENTLY deceased. It won’t help with finding relatives in earlier centuries. […]
  • Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:11:36 +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: (+) Big Disk Drives – Cheap! On the Road Again, This Time to the FGS Conference in Washington, DC Genealogy Sleuthing: How to […]
  • On the Road Again, This Time to the FGS Conference in Washington, DC Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:44:58 +0000
    This is a quick notice to let you know there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this newsletter in the next few days. If you have been reading this newsletter for some time, you already know that I often travel to genealogy conferences. I will be in Washington, DC this week […]
  • Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:38:09 +0000
    The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: Ireland, United Kingdom, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York 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 to the […]
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