Church Records for Genealogy on Archives.com

Church Records for Genealogy on Archives.com

UPDATE:  THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN EXPANDED AND IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ON ANCESTRY.COM. About 4.6 million genealogical records from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are now available on Archives.com. This project represents a unique collection for...

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100 Years Ago Today in Newspapers

100 Years Ago Today in Newspapers

Spring is in the air, as it was 100 years ago today. On May 14, 1913 the Omaha Daily Bee, the front page sported a comic depicting the eternal struggle of suburban life - fighting weeds in an effort to achieve the perfect lawn. (Omaha daily bee., May 14, 1913, Weekly...

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Family History and DNA: Spencer Wells at SCGS

A couple of months ago, I blogged the cool news that the Southern California Genealogical Society will be sponsoring a one-day genetic genealogy conference on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in conjunction with its annual Jamboree. In the following video interview, a news...

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100-Year Old Time Capsule Opens

Exactly one hundred years ago on April 22, a time capsule was buried in the basement of the First English Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A. During a ceremony this April 22, a crowd that included the governor oversaw the opening of the "Century Chest."...

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Civil War Timeline from the Library of Congress

Civil War Timeline from the Library of Congress

Do you have relatives who served in or were affected by the American Civil War? Check out this book by Library of Congress staffers, who draw on the unmatched resources of the national library to tell this epic story. The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of...

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Genealogy Tips: Find Ancestors in Tax Records

Genealogy Tips: Find Ancestors in Tax Records

It's time to pay taxes in the United States! Is it any consolation that our ancestors paid them, too? Here's a brief history of U.S. federal taxation and tips on where to find tax records for the U.S. and the U.K. According to the National Archives (U.S.), the...

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Find Your Confederate Civil War Soldiers

Find Your Confederate Civil War Soldiers

For the month of April, Fold3 is offering free access to its Confederate Civil War collections of more than 19 million records. Many of these are from the National Archives' War Department Collection of Confederate Records: Confederate Compiled Service Records,...

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Young Boy Reunites Siblings through Facebook

Young Boy Reunites Siblings through Facebook

A long-lost brother and sister have cause to thank a seven-year old boy for helping to reunite them: through Facebook! Recently the Waterloo-Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier reported a story about a 66-year old Davenport man who had tried for years to find his sister. As an...

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Where You Should Sit at a Genealogy Conference

Where You Should Sit at a Genealogy Conference

This spring we've got some great conferences coming up in the U.S., like #RootsTech2013 in Salt Lake and the National Genealogical Society conference in Las Vegas, as well as events in Fairfax (VA), Wausau (WI), Manchester (NH), Cincinnati (OH), the Houston area, and...

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