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29 Mar 2016

Free Family History Books Online – Tuesday’s Tip

Today's post is short and sweet and about free family history books online. Family History Books (books.familysearch.org) contains more than 200,000 digitized genealogy, family history, and local history publications available from around the world. "The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval [...]

8 Mar 2016

Women Lost U.S. Citizenship When Marrying

At certain times in the early 20th century, women lost U.S. citizenship when marrying foreign-born men. The U.S. Expatriation Act of 1907 mandated that all women acquired their husband’s nationality upon marriage. As a result, American women who married foreign-born men in the United States between 1907 and 1922 lost their [...]

29 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Textiles

Preservation Week 2014 Textiles is today's post. This year Preservation Week is from April 27-May 3. A joint effort by the archives, library, and museum professions, Preservation Week is designed to share professional expertise on preservation of historical materials with individuals and organizations. As part of this celebration, this retired archivist and Sassy Jane are featuring five posts [...]

25 Mar 2014

Translating Meyers Konversationslexikon – Tuesday’s Tip

Have you used Meyers Konversationslexikon? Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (English title: Meyers Commercial Gazetteer of the German Empire) is an essential resource for German genealogy researchers. Meyers Orts is available in print at libraries and at Ancestry and FamilySearch. But for English-speaking researchers, Meyers Orts can be tricky to use. This historical reference work [...]