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CamScanner – RootsTech

One of the RootsTech sessions I wish I could have attended was on genealogy apps for smartphones.  unfortunately, I was an ‘at home’ attendee.  Luckily, there was a very healthy twitter stream from those who were actually in attendance.  One … Continue reading

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Geotagging with Google Maps

Even though I couldn’t attend RootsTech, I was inspired with several great ideas for family history.  One was using Google Maps to geotag family history locations and then share it with my family. It’s really simple to set up and … Continue reading

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Iowa Graves Registration

  I have quite a number of ancestors that lived in the Davenport area along the Mississippi River through the late 1800’s.  About half of them have been really easy to find. The other half… A very useful resource for … Continue reading

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The American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI)

While researching one of my lines this morning I came across a source I haven’t encountered before – The American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI).  I was surprised to see that the Ancestry articles I found in my Google search was … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Accounts for the General Public

I received an email with some exciting news from FamilySearch recently.  The email is quoted below. “The new.familysearch.org website [currently only available to members of the LDS church] will, sometime in the future, become integrated into the familysearch.org website and

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What the Heck is an Ahnentafel?

I remember first seeing the word Ahnentafel not long after my first dabbling into genealogy. I didn’t have the slightest idea what it meant, let alone how to pronounce it. Honestly, after 20 years of genealogy and family history work, I … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy/Dedicated Volunteers

The USGenWeb project is one of my favorite free resources to use online.  From the main page you can jump to one of the 50 state pages. From there you can select one of the many county pages for your … Continue reading

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Online Family History Lessons–Free for All!!

FamilySearch and the Midwest Genealogy Center are two great resources for family history research. Not only can they help with your research, but they can teach you how to go about that research too. Online.  FREE!! Both sites have courses … Continue reading

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RootsTech Conference

On February 10-12, 2011 an exciting family history & technology conference is being held in Salt Lake City.  There will be over 100 classes about using technology in family history work. They will also be discussing upcoming technological advances in … Continue reading

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How to bridge the gap between the 1880 & 1900 Census

Bridging the 1890 Census Gap “It’s there staring you in the face as you look over the records you’ve collected for your ancestor; it’s a gap in your research that’s taunting you. Yes, it’s the dreaded 1890 census gap. U.S. … Continue reading

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