Published by TheAncestorHunt: Historic Jewish American Newspapers Online – Updated 2015

For those of you who have Jewish ancestry in your family tree, there are lots of Jewish-American newspapers that have been published over the last hundred or so years that may help you find some information and stories about your ancestors.Take a look at these sites and search away!Listed are only those that are available…

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/historic-jewish-american-newspapers-online-updated-2015

Published by Genealogy’s Star: Gathering Source information with RecordSeek

After a brief hiatus, RecordSeek.com has come out with a new, much improved version of their useful utility program. Previously focused on working primarily with the FamilySearch.org Family Tree, RecordSeek.com now works with Ancestry.com also.The program uses a “browers app” (formerly called “TreeConnect”) to transfer information from a huge variety of websites to both the…

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Published by Dick Eastman: Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 is a Research Study Project

A new genealogical study promises fascinating insights into the early settlement and development of Vermont. Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 is a research study project that will help family historians trace ancestors who traveled north on their migration from southern New England. The study by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, based in Boston, will…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/06/early-vermont-settlers-to-1784-is-a-research-study-project/

Published by Dick Eastman: Preserving and Digitizing Newspapers

Archivists using the latest conservation technology are racing to digitize 300 years of newspapers before they crumble to dust – and that’s just for starters. The Guardian has published a fascinating story about a huge project by a team from the British Library that is preserving newspapers. The article says: A gigantic robotic vault, the…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/06/preserving-and-digitizing-newspapers/

Published by Genealogy’s Star: Find your family with school records

The first schools in America date from the 1600s. Boston Latin School is credited as being the first public school in America and also the oldest existing school. The first laws in the United States making education compulsory, date from this same period, the early 1600s. School records may contain much more than a list…

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Published by TheAncestorHunt: Chicago Tribune Beta Provides Online Searchability

Source: Chicago TribuneAt the time of publication of this article the Chicago Tribune provides an archive of past issues from 1849 through 1991 that are text searchable. You may also type in a date. The  images are displayed for free. This Beta capability has been available for awhile. Thanks to my friend Larry Parker who made me aware of this.This may not always be the case.  When the archive is officially…

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/chicago-tribune-beta-provides-online-searchability

Published by Dick Eastman: Which Is Better For Translations: Man Or Machine?

Google Translate is an excellent tool for genealogist and many others. It translates text from one language to another and presently supports 117 different languages. People use Google Translate to translate over 100 billion words a day! Machine-generated translation was sometimes laughable a very few years ago but the technology has improved greatly in the…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/08/which-is-better-for-translations-man-or-machine/

Published by Genealogy Blog: All Dollarhide Name List/Census Substitute Books on Sale for 30% Off, with a FREE PDF eBook Immediate Download!

Family Roots Publishing has discounted ALL the Dollarhide Name Lists books (AL-LA) by 30% through Midnight PST Saturday, July 11, 2015. That makes the printed book just $13.27 with a FREE immediate download of the PDF eBook – and the PDF eBook alone is just $8.75 as an immediate download – the best price on…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=35525

Published by Dick Eastman: Preserve the Pensions July Initiative to Share a Document a Day

Here is a great idea from the several groups that are working to preserve, digitize, and make available online the War of 1812 pensions. I would hope every genealogist would help support this effort. Welcome to July, 2015! There is always so much to celebrate during the month of July. We spend time at family…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/02/preserve-the-pensions-july-initiative-to-share-a-document-a-day/

Published by DearMyrtle Blog:HOW to participate in the DiscoverFreedmen.org Indexing Challenge

DearREADERS,”We are all an extension of those that came before us. So it’s vitally important that we understand how they lived, what their thought process was, what life was like for them so that we in turn can appreciate the type of life that we’re living now, and understand that everything that we have accomplished,…

http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/07/how-to-participate-in.html