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  1. 4 Free Genealogy and History Sites You May Have Missed

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    Fantastic free sites for genealogists and history buffs are popping up every day. Here are a few of our recent favorites that you may have missed. Have other cool new family history sites to recommend? Share them in the comments!   StoryWorth This new website dedicated to helping anyone record...
  2. Google Image Search for Genealogy: How to Use Your Family Photos to Expand Your Research

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    Do you have an old family photo you cannot identify? Are you unsure of the time or place a photo was taken in? Perhaps you want to connect with others who are researching a specific ancestor you have an image of? Try using Google Image Search to aid you in your...
  3. Genealogy Books: 7 Top Family History Reads to Inform and Inspire

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    Genealogy books have long been a valuable part of family history research. Providing help and how-to on a huge range of topics, the best selections will take any genealogist on a journey of discovery. But with an ever growing assortment of online reference information for family historians it is easy...
  4. LitvakSIG is Participating in the 33rd Annual IAJGS Conference

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    Thank you to Eden Joachim, President of LitvakSIG, for this announcement.  LitvakSIG is the Special Interest Group (SIG) devoted to Lithuanian (Litvak) – Jewish genealogy, heritage and family history. Our website is www.litvaksig.org.  Our All Lithuania Database (ALD) containing 1.2 million records is freely searchable, as is our Shtetl Database. Our website has...
  5. Family History Centers: Billions of Genealogical Records Are Closer Than You Think

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    Many of us have dreamed of making our way to the amazing Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. With genealogical records on more than 3 billion individuals this family history center hosts the largest collection of its kind found anywhere in the world. But what many of us don’t...
  6. Ancestry for Free: Genealogy Research Sites That Don’t Cost a Dime

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    Can you really research your ancestry for free? Yes you can! Most seasoned genealogists know that there are an ever growing number of free family history resources online–but it is easy for beginners to get overwhelmed trying to find quality resources and end up turning to just one or two...
  7. Researching Female Ancestors: Challenges and Resources

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    The dictionary tells us that being invisible is being inconspicuous, unobtrusive, and unnoticeable. From a researcher’s point of view, tracing the life movements of invisible women creates many challenges. In the Preface to Notable American Women, editors Janet and Edward James said, “Biographies of women, especially little-known ones, pose special...
  8. How Wildcard Searches Can Uncover Ancestors

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    Thank you to Bob Vornocker for this guest post. A recent German Genealogy Group experience with creating an on-line index for the records of Most Holy Trinity Church in New York, in its early days a German parish, has prompted me to write this update to an article originally published by...
  9. A One-Name Study of the Surname Featherstone

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    Thank you to W Paul Featherstone for sharing his one-name study.  It began back in 1995 when I was given my Featherstone lineage back to the 1500s by another researcher, also a Featherstone, who had studied and produced around 20 odd trees just involving North and East Yorkshire. Her sources...
  10. Appreciating Our Ancestor’s Education & Controlling an eBay Habit

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    Photo Caption: Jodi’s recent class photo purchases (stop her before she buys again!) I have a problem. That’s the first step to recovery right? I am addicted to purchasing old class photos. To help myself I have given up eBay for Lent (I can hear the share price dropping as...

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