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Genealogy, Archives, Libraries, and Museums Resources for States in the US

Top 75 State Genealogy Websites of 2012 by Rich Crume of Family Tree Magazine is an extensive listing of US State Archives, libraries, museums, and other online resources to help you with your family history research. For my own research, … Continue reading


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The Spittoon: A DNA and Family History Research Blog

The Spittoon: A DNA and Family History Research Blog

The Spittoon is the company blog of 23andMe, a DNA testing company. The blog includes articles by their scientists, researchers, and other employees. The goal of the site is to help customers understand their DNA, health, traits, and ancestry, and … Continue reading


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Family Search Library Expanded to 40,000 Genealogy and Family History Records

The The Oklahoman highlighted the Family History Library recently, a fantastic resource with more than 40,000 genealogy and family history publications from family history library archives around the world not just for families associated with Oklahoma. The collection features family … Continue reading


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Genealogy is Serious Big Business for Ancestry.com and MyHeritage

In a time when all online businesses are looking at how to turn their sites into profits, genealogy sites are reporting online business models that are turning our passion for family history into big money. Investors.com reported recently on Ancestry.com … Continue reading


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Hereditary Societies: The Benefits of Membership and Research

Lineage Societies – the Well-Known, the Obscure, How to Apply Successfully by Carolyn L. Barkley, Ancestry.com’s Ten Reasons to Join an Ethnic Society, and Mary Ames Mitchell’s article on Joining Hereditary Societies are exceptionally helpful starting points for identifying the … Continue reading


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Defining Home

In the television episode of Who Do You Think You Are? with Steve Buscemi, he shares his feelings about his past, saying, “I’m from the country of Brooklyn.” He really thought of himself as from Brooklyn, New York, so digging … Continue reading


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How Do You Represent Religion in Your GEDCOM Records?

In a fascinating discussion on soc.genealogy.computing’s mailing list, the issue of how religion is represented in GEDCOM 5.5’s RELI token. The question was whether or not there was a standardized value or list to use to represent the religion. The … Continue reading


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How Far Will You Go To Dig Into Your Family History?

Boston 1775 offers “Washington’s Hanukkah: An Oral Tradition”, researching the historical evidence of General George Washington learning about Jewish traditions. In his recent picture book Hanukkah at Valley Forge, Stephen Krensky gives a main source for his story of Gen. … Continue reading


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Web 2.5: DNA Social Networking

According to The Globe and Mail Technology, the hottest trend in online social networking is genealogy, but not genealogy as you might imagine. This is a far cry from your family history blog. Rather than exchanging photos, music and cellphone … Continue reading


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Move Your Genealogy Blog Into the 21st Century With Site Feeds

The Society of Genealogists in the UK has finally added a feed to their website. They join a growing rank of family history, genealogical societies, clubs, groups, and services finally getting onto the feed band wagon. Some of the most … Continue reading


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