Published by Dna-eXplained: Family Societies – Converting a Doubter

For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m not a joiner. I’m not a member of the DAR, although I qualify on several lines and all I’d really have to do is connect to another cousin who has already done the work. I’m a member of a small quilt group, but no large […]

http://dna-explained.com/2015/10/09/family-societies-converting-a-doubter/

The Library of Congress, Chronicling America Newspaper Project reaches 10 Million Pages

Here is a quote from the press release dated 7 October 2015,Online Resource of Historic Newspapers Posts 10 Millionth Page Chronicling America, a free, online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 10 millionth page. Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007, Chronicling America provides enhanced…

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Published by Dick Eastman: New Passenger lists Go Online on TheGenealogist

The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist: RMS Campania, one of the ships included in the passenger lists. TheGenealogist has just released five million Emigration BT27 records as part of their growing immigration and emigration record set. These contain the historical records of passengers who departed by sea from Britain in the…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/10/05/new-passenger-lists-go-online-on-thegenealogist/

Published by PastSmith: Project Gutenberg

I am a huge fan of Project Gutenberg. If you haven’t heard of it, think Internet Archive. If you research outside of the genealogy websites, you’ve probably used the Internet Archive. If not, you ought to! Started in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, Project Gutenberg is the world’s oldest digital library. It now contains over […]

https://pastsmith.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/project-gutenberg/

Published by LegacyFamilyTree: 5 Tips to prepare for your visit to the archives

One of my favorite tasks as a genealogist is on-site research. Repositories offer researchers a chance to touch and interpret many amazing documents and relics of our past. As genealogists, we might be there to read a bible belonging to our ancestors, account books of our ancestor’s general store, or perhaps to look at photographs…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/09/preparing-for-your-visit-to-the-archives.html

Published by FamilyTreeGirl Blog: People of Color Genealogy Research, can it be done at the DAR Library?

Who is DAR? It is the National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, known as DAR. It is a lineage society and membership is open to any female 18 years and older regardless of race, religion or ethic background. Women wanted to be included in expressing their patriotic feelings, since they were not […]

http://familytreegirl.com/2015/10/04/people-of-color-genealogy-research-can-it-be-done-at-the-dar-library/

Published by Genealogyblog: Genealogical Proof Standard: Building A Solid Case – Fourth Edition

In this blog, we have previously reviewed books and examined the topic of evidence as it relates to proving or supporting facts found in ones research. For example, two different sources indicate different marriage dates for an ancestor. How does the research identify which source is more accurate. Sometimes this involves an examination of the…

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Published by Genealogyblog: Sacramento Archives Crawl This Saturday

The following is from the September 29, 2015 edition of sacramentopress.com: In celebration of American Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 5th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am to 4 pm. Free and open to the public, the…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36424

Published by NGSGenealogy:Don’t Overlook Academic/Scholarly Publications As You Research Your Family

Resources, Resources, Resources … there can never be too many online ones that we know about and use!We’ve often written about WorldCat, Google Books & Scholar and I just re-read The Best Websites for Finding Academic Books and Journals (July 2014) and was reminded of a few old friends and also several websites that I…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/09/dont-overlook-academicscholarly.html

Published by Dick Eastman: Canadian Genealogy at the Maine State Library

An article in the August 2015 Edition of the Maine State Library Genealogy Newsletter caught my eye. Canadian Genealogy at Maine State Library describes the many resources of that library for anyone researching Canadian ancestry, especially those who migrated to Maine. Since 50% of my ancestors moved from Canada to Maine, you KNOW that I paid…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/27/canadian-genealogy-at-the-maine-state-library/