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25 Oct 2016

National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016

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Tomorrow and Thursday the National Archives Genealogy Fair 2016 is available on YouTube. This free two-day online fair offers viewers the opportunity to participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free [...]

18 Aug 2016

Free Aerial Photography Resource for Genealogists

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The ASPRS Aerial Data Catalog is a free aerial photography resource for genealogists to use in their research. Provided by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), this is a useful tool for locating aerial photography for both U.S. and international geographic areas of the past and the present. ASPRS bills this database as "the Source [...]

21 Feb 2016

Your Ancestors’ Birth Year Words

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Have you ever wondered how recent the language is that you use everyday? What are your ancestors' birth year words? What new word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) the year you were born?  Today's post is a bit of fun (while I'm still catching up after Rootstech with clients, new colleagues (hi [...]

4 Dec 2015

Searching LOC.gov Webinar

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Join Library of Congress staff for their Searching LOC.gov webinar on Thursday, 10 December 2015 at 4pm EST. The nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress holds millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Courtesy Library of Congress (http://1.usa.gov/1LTNZQX)of [...]