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  • Finding United States Military Service Records Sat, 23 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000
    If you have United States ancestry, it is possible that you have an ancestor or ancestors who served in the United States military. Military records from the Revolutionary War to more recent conflicts contain important information for your family’s history. These records can tell you who among your ancestors served in the military and when... Continue Reading →
  • 1940s Fashion: Women’s and Men’s Clothing Worn, 1940–1950 Wed, 20 May 2020 21:11:47 +0000
    World War II dominated the first half of the 1940s as well as fashions in the Western world. Materials such as silk, nylon, wool, leather, rubber, and zippers were needed in wartime production. Clothing was rationed in the United States and parts of Europe. 1940s fashion designers had to be efficient and innovative in how... Continue Reading →
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    “We wish you peace and joy as you connect with those closest to you. We remain committed to helping you discover your story.” —Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO We at FamilySearch are excited to share an upcoming new live social media series. This series will be an opportunity for the family history community to connect virtually and... Continue Reading →
  • How to Find Ancestors in Need of Temple Work in the Family Tree Sat, 16 May 2020 23:30:00 +0000
    Performing temple ordinances for family can be a joyful experience! And today, it’s easier than ever to find your deceased family members who are in need of temple work.
  • How to Find Russian Military Records from World War II Wed, 13 May 2020 19:59:04 +0000
    World War II, also referred to as the Great Patriotic War in Russia, began in 1941 and ended in 1945. Some argue that the Russian people were the hardest hit in the way of the total number of casualties. Have you ever wondered if you had ancestors who were part of the Russian forces during... Continue Reading →
  • 7 Journal Ideas to Help You Record Your Story Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 +0000
    We live in momentous times! As we experience what life brings, keeping a record of our activities and current events will help us, as well as our descendants, understand our experiences. These days, the ways to keep a journal have increased dramatically. Consider some of the following journal ideas, and try one for yourself! 1.... Continue Reading →
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    Around the world, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have made astounding contributions to indexing on an individual, ward, and stake level. These efforts have helped millions of people discover and connect to their families, even helping them find names of ancestors they never expected to take to the temple. One... Continue Reading →
  • How Indexing Can Be Useful in Your Calling Fri, 08 May 2020 05:02:00 +0000
    Indexing is a service that reaches families worldwide—and it can be done at home or as a group. It helps further the Lord’s work by connecting God’s children with their families, and it can even soften people’s hearts and draw them closer to the Savior. As you serve in your calling, you may want to... Continue Reading →
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  • Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent Mon, 25 May 2020 21:25:48 +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: (+) CDs Are Not Forever The History of Memorial Day Book Review: The […]
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    The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  CD discs (often called “optical discs) have been commercially available since the 1980s. Sadly, many computer users have inserted their older CDs into a computer and found that the discs no longer work. Sometimes it is a software problem: the old […]
  • Book Review: The Sterling Affair Mon, 25 May 2020 18:32:24 +0000
    The following book review was written by Bobbi King: The Sterling Affair By Nathan Dylan Goodwin. Self-published. 2019. 386 pages. Readers will be happy to know that this most recent novel of the Morton Farrier series is the longest. Yay, more to read! Most of Nathan Goodwin’s fans have read all seven of the Farrier […]
  • Cubbit – a Personal Cloud Storage System Without Monthly Fees Mon, 25 May 2020 18:16:17 +0000
    This article is “off topic.” That is, it has nothing to do with the normal topics of this newsletter: genealogy, family history, DNA, and related articles. However, I do find that many readers of this newsletter also have an interest in new hardware as it becomes available so I decided to publish this article. It […]
  • The History of Memorial Day Sat, 23 May 2020 02:22:13 +0000
    Monday in the United States is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who died in our nation’s service. The origins of this day of remembrance are in doubt, with more than two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups […]
  • Findmypast Friday: Commemorate Military Ancestors this Memorial Day with New WW2 Records Sat, 23 May 2020 02:20:37 +0000
    The following announcement was written by Findmypast: Findmypast are commemorating and celebrating the lives of American military heroes with the release of 2 million additional military records this Findmypast Friday. The War Illustrated 1939-1947 The War Illustrated 1939-1947 was a magazine first published in 1939 following the start of the Second World War. The series was […]
  • Over One Million RAF Operations Record Books released on TheGenealogist Fri, 22 May 2020 15:12:41 +0000
    The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist has expanded its unique collection of searchable RAF Operations Record Books with the addition of 1.2 Million new records for aircrew operations. Airmen – planning their next mission. Public domain Operations Record Books (ORBs) are official air force documents chronicling an air force unit from the time of […]
  • Announcing the 400th Anniversary Edition of “Of Plimoth Plantation” Fri, 22 May 2020 12:29:27 +0000
    The following announcement was written by American Ancestors|New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Native American Historian and American History Experts Offer a Groundbreaking Look at the Most Important Eyewitness Account of the Mayflower Story A Newly-Annotated Edition of Governor William Bradford’s Account of Plymouth Colony, Published by American Ancestors and the Colonial […]
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