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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Another NARA Historical Document Thief Sentenced

Another NARA Historical Document Thief Sentenced

Washington, DC . . . Today, the U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake sentenced Jason Savedoff  to twelve months and one day in prison, plus two years probation, for conspiracy and theft of historical documents from cultural institutions in four states, including the...

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The Way That Genealogists Can Remember Everything

The Way That Genealogists Can Remember Everything

You asked for it and now it's here! The newest Genealogy Gems Premium Video is my incredibly popular class How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote! When you want to remember just about everything, Evernote comes to the rescue! This brand new video...

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Texting fave OMG! has Roots Back to World War I

Texting fave OMG! has Roots Back to World War I

If you have teens in your family then chances are you have heard the phrase OMG which stands for oh my God. But have you ever wondered who started it? You may have thought it was Alicia Silverstone in the 1995 movie Clueless, but actually you have to dig much further...

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California in the 1940 Census

California in the 1940 Census

Archives.com and other community project partners recently announced the release of the California 1940 census index, and have provided a neat infographic highlighting California in 1940. I was particularly thrilled to see the searchable California index released...

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Blast from the Past: A Patriotic Tintype and New App

Blast from the Past: A Patriotic Tintype and New App

Since tomorrow is Independence Day here in the U.S., I thought about posting a list of where you can research your revolutionary war soldiers, but everyone else is doing that! And besides you should be enjoying the day with the most important family members if at all...

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