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22 Feb 2017

Genealogy on Facebook List Updated Feb 2017

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The invaluable Genealogy on Facebook List updated Feb 2017. Compiled by talented genealogist (and my friend) Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Genealogy on Facebook List contains 10,600+ links to English-speaking Facebook groups & pages related to genealogy & history. Inspired by her success using Facebook to break down [...]

30 Jan 2016

Finding Ages When All You Know is a Name

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From the statistical website FiveThirtyEight.com, an intriguing article suggesting ways for finding ages when all you know is a name in your family research. Using Social Security data and related actuarial data, fivethirtyeight's article, How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name, solidifies what all genealogists note about the [...]

18 Oct 2015

NARA Free Online Genealogy Fair 2015

By |18 Oct 2015|digital collections, genealogy, National Archives, research tips, search strategies|2 Comments

The National Archives of the United States is hosting the NARA Free Online Genealogy Fair 2015 this coming Wednesday and Thursday. This annual event is a live two-day program via webcast on YouTube, offering family history research tools for all skill levels on Federal records dealing with immigration, military and civilian personnel, and [...]

13 Oct 2015

Rootstech Early Bird Reg Ends in 2 Days

By |13 Oct 2015|digital collections, family papers, family photographs, family records, genealogy, organizing, primary sources, research tips|Comments Off on Rootstech Early Bird Reg Ends in 2 Days

Rootstech early bird reg ends in 2 days. Register by October 15 for a RootsTech 2016 conference pass at the discounted price of $149. After 15 Oct, the RootsTech conference registration price rises to $249. With over 200 classes and an expo hall with hundreds of exhibitors (the best part, imho, and I'm [...]