Published by Dick Eastman: Libraries and Archives Canada Updates Naturalization Records Database

The Library and Archives Canada Blog has announced: Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Naturalization Records, 1915-1951. The nominal index has been extended with the addition of more than 68,000 names and now covers the years from 1915 to 1944, inclusively. Work is…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/11/libraries-and-archives-canada-updates-naturalization-records-database/

Published by dna-Explained:  Living the Life You Only Hoped For

Thanksgiving is hard for some folks.  Life didn’t turn out exactly as they hoped or planned. It’s easy for me to sometimes get tied up in the melancholy.  Thanksgiving when I was younger was a festive time on the farm.  The kitchen was overflowing onto tables in the living room. Aunts, uncles, siblings, lots of […]

http://dna-explained.com/2015/11/26/living-the-life-you-only-hoped-for/

Published by Genealogyblog:  Researching Irish Genealogy at the Library of Congress Primer

Irish Central just posted an nice little article on its site titled How to research your Irish genealogy using the Library of Congress. Here is an except: Starting your research on Irish genealogy can be a daunting task. Where do I start? Where are the best places to look? What kind of information can lead…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36834

Published by Segmentology. org:  Getting Started with Autosomal DNA Part I

So you are thinking about getting an autosomal (atDNA) test, but are not sure where to start. This blog post will walk you through several steps to help get you started. An atDNA test will result in a list of Matches based on shared DNA. Almost all of these Matches are your cousins – most […]

http://segmentology.org/2015/11/22/getting-started-with-autosomal-dna-part-i/

Published by GenealogyBlog: What Wills Can Tell You About Folk’s Stuff

The following teaser is from a very interesting article, written by Carrie Kirby and posted in the November 11, 2015 online edition of the Christian Science Monitor. Check it out! Thinking about Shakespeare’s seemingly odd bequests made me realize that what people list in their wills says a lot about what they value. So when…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36825

Published by Dick Eastman:  Rediscovered Leather Trunk Contains Thousands of Letters From the 17th Century

Talk about the Dead Letter Office! A 300-year-old linen-lined trunk filled with over 2,600 letters that were mailed out—but never received—between the years 1680 and 1706 has recently been discovered in The Hague, Netherlands. The extraordinary collection contains letters from all manner of society, including aristocrats, merchants, lovers, actors, musicians, and even spies. At least…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/11/rediscovered-leather-trunk-contains-thousands-of-letters-from-the-17th-century/