1950 Census Locational Tool Project for Genealogy

1950 Census Locational Tool Project for Genealogy

Hands up, who wants to help prep the 1950 U.S. census for us all to explore? The 1950 census won't be released to the public for seven more years, but it took just longer than that to create the locational tools that millions of researchers have used to find their...

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Free Irish Genealogy Resources

Free Irish Genealogy Resources

If you've got Irish roots and haven't started exploring them, check out Irish Genealogy, recently re-launched by Ireland's Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Beginners rejoice: you can read the site in English and there are helpful links on the lower left...

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6 Tips: How to Organize Your Family History

6 Tips: How to Organize Your Family History

We genealogists often accumulate a lot of family "stuff:"  original documents, old photographs and heirlooms. Though it's wonderful to own them, it can be a serious challenge to keep them organized and documented. Sunny's 6 Tips for Organizing Your Genealogical Items...

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FGS Conference Early-Bird Registration Ends July 1

From the FGS Press Release: “Journey through Generations” – A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists June 10, 2013 – Austin, TX.  Discounted early-bird registration for the 2013 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will continue only until July 1. Early...

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NGS 2014 Genealogy Conference in Richmond

NGS 2014 Genealogy Conference in Richmond

Mark your calendars: The National Genealogical Society (U.S) has announced that next year's Family History Conference will be at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Virginia from May 7 -10. The theme for the 2014 conference is...

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How to Make a Daguerreotype

How to Make a Daguerreotype

We live in the era of digital photography--far from the time of the daguerreotype.  But that didn't stop Seattle-based photographer Dan Carrillo from falling in love with daguerreotypes and bringing this art form back to life. "There's something about a...

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Your Chance to Enter Family History Writing Contest

Your Chance to Enter Family History Writing Contest

Do you need a little extra motivation to write your family history? Here it is! The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) sponsors an annual writing contest for those who write genealogy for blogs, journals, magazines, newspapers,...

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FamilySearch App Maps Ancestors’ Birthplaces

FamilySearch App Maps Ancestors’ Birthplaces

A new app for FamilySearch.org  users lets you map your ancestors' birthplaces. It retrieves information about your ancestors from your data at FamilySearch.org. It's called Family Map and it looks like this: While there are lots of maps online, it's fun to see your...

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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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