Published by LisaLouiseCooke: U.S. Passport Applications for Genealogy: Find Immigrant and Traveling Ancestors

U.S. Passport Applications for Genealogy: Find Immigrant and Traveling Ancestors

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Published by News.LegacyFamilyTree: Got a complex genealogy problem? Try creating a Mind Map

When you have a difficult genealogy research case, creating a mind map of your ancestor’s evidence just might be the tool you need to get you beyond the problem. Ron Arons, who has a history of using mind maps to solve genealogy brick walls, and is the author of the new book Mind Maps for Genealogy, attended Warren Bittner’s…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/11/mind-maps-for-genealogy.html

Published by Genealogy’s Star: A View from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

When I moved to Provo, Utah, I envisioned traveling to the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah once a week to do research. The reality is that I have spent one to three days a month there. I have been reflecting on the reasons why my perspective has changed and find that…

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Published by Genealogy’s Star: How do the search engines stack up?

It has been a considerable time since I last wrote about search engines. The idea is to compare the various search engines with a partially random search and compare their individual results. There has been a lot of water under the bridge, genealogically speaking, since my last post on this subject. According to Google Trends,…

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Published by DNA-Explained: Free Access to Native American Records – Limited Time

Many people have an oral history of Native American heritage.  Fold3.com is offering free access to their Native American Collection until November 15th, 2015. Finding that your DNA carries a history of Native heritage often is just the beginning of a search.  The next question, if of course, which tribe.  That information generally comes from genealogy […]

http://dna-explained.com/2015/11/05/free-access-to-native-american-records-limited-time/

Published by Genealogyblog: Free Cemetery Records Databases at AmericanAncestors.org October 30 through November 7, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: October 30, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery gates so you can start digging!” Just in time for the Halloween celebrations and to add some fun to ancestral research this holiday, AmericanAncestors.org and New England…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36626

Published by NGSGenealogy: FREE Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad Pension Records Now Available

Some great news from the Midwest GenealogyCenter …Midwest GenealogyCenter Launches New Research ResourcePublic Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad Pension Records Now AvailableThursday, October 29, 2015–A free index to over 1.5 million pension records from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board can now be located online for the first time ever through the Genealogy Quick Look…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/10/free-index-of-15-million-national.html