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Where Do You Draw the Family History Research Line?

In The Worst Question in Genealogy, genealogist Kerry Scott of Clue Wagon admits that the worse question ever asked is “What do you do?” For a family historian, the next question is “How far back have you gone?” I love … Continue reading


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Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room

The US Library of Congress has a Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in the Thomas Jefferson Building featuring more than 50,000 genealogies and 100,000 local histories among its many collections. According to their post discussing this, “Growing a Family … 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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Finding Ancestors Thrills: Arab Royalty With European Genes

The thrill of identifying an ancestor is always exciting in family history research. Sometimes it’s a predictable find (Norwegians finding Norwegians in their past), and sometimes unpredictable (Norwegians finding Africans in their past). Then there are truly “shocking” and yet … Continue reading


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Library and Archives of Canada offers Oral Histories of the First World War

The Library and Archives of Canada have Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans 1914-1918 online exhibition and resources. Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), presents Oral … Continue reading


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How Would You Use a Timeline on Your Family History Blog?

Dan Lawyer has been talking about Timelines for displaying on your family history site or blog. One of the focus areas for some prototyping we plan to do in the near future is an effort to allow users to explore … Continue reading


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US Library of Congress Gets $2 Million to Digitize Historical Books

The US Library of Congress announces a grant to help digitize thousands of books for online access. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Library of Congress a $2 million … Continue reading


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Thursdays in February: History of New England Styles

According to Boston 1775, each Thursday in February 2007 will offer a midday presentations of “Fashion Conscious: A History of New England Style” at the Old South Meeting-House in downtown Boston. Check the article for more information and links to … Continue reading


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Brown County, Wisconsin says: No Digital Cameras

In another heart breaking announcement, GenealogyBlog announces Digital Cameras to be Banned in Document Areas of the Brown County, Wisconsin, Courthouse. Don’t plan on avoiding copying fees in some Brown County offices by using your digital camera. The Brown County … Continue reading


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Human-Neanderthal Link: Connecting Our Oldest Ancestors

Associated Press reports on “Skull Suggests Human-Neanderthal Link”: A skull found in a cave in Romania includes features of both modern humans and Neanderthals, possibly suggesting that the two may have interbred thousands of years ago. …The skull bearing both … Continue reading


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