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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Copyright Law is Often on the Genealogist’s Mind

The question of copyright is one that pops up on a regular basis for family historians, and one that we've covered on the Genealogy Gems Podcast. In fact Genealogy Gems Premium Podcast Episode 14 with Cath Madden Trindle is devoted to guidelines and resources for the...

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Free FamilySearch Video Class Available on YouTube

Free FamilySearch Video Class Available on YouTube

Have you ever wondered if you are getting the most out of the Familysearch.org website?  Now you can sit in on a video recording of the Association of PC Users Group Virtual Conference class called Using the FamilySearch.org Website for Genealogy Research Click here...

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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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The Answer to a Plaguing Genealogical Problem

The Answer to a Plaguing Genealogical Problem

Have you ever wondered why you're just not making as much progress on your genealogy research as you would like? In many of my live presetations I often ask the audience to raise their hand if they have enough time to climb their family tree, and nary a hand ever goes...

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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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Ancestry.ca Records Trace How Far Canada Has Come

From Ancestry.ca Press Release: Family history website offers free access to more than 40 million historical records that trace the development of the nation over the last 145 years   June 27, 2012 (TORONTO) – In honor of Canada Day, Ancestry.ca, Canada’s favorite...

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Family History Never Tasted So Good!

Family History Never Tasted So Good!

We all have cookbooks in our kitchen, many of which were handed down to us by our mothers and grandmothers. In addition to be overflowing with delectable recipes, they are often brimming with family history. Today I'd like to share with you a recipe mystery that...

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