Published by Dick Eastman: Why Was the Information Removed from Online?

A newsletter reader sent an email to me today expressing dissatisfaction that a set of images of vital records has been removed from a popular genealogy site. Indeed, removal of any online records of genealogical value is sad, but not unusual. Changes such as these are quite common on FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Ancestry.com, Fold3, FindMyPast, and…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/02/why-was-the-information-removed-from-online/

Published by TheAncestorHunt Blog:Chronicling America Updates – June, 2015

Source: Library of CongressChronicling America, the newspaper collection available for online research of United States historic newspapers, regularly updates their collection.Here are the updated titles for June, 2015.  Some are new titles and some are added to an existing title’s pages in the database. There are 26 in total from 9 different states plus the District of Columbia. (Please…

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/chronicling-america-updates-june-2015

Published by Dick Eastman:It is the First Day of the Month: Back Up Your Genealogy Files

It is the first day of the month. It’s time to back up your genealogy files. Then test your backups! Actually, you can make backups at any time. However, it is easier and safer if you have a specific schedule. The first day of the month is easy to remember, so I would suggest you…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/01/it-is-the-first-day-of-the-month-back-up-your-genealogy-files-2/

Published by Genealogy’s Star:  The Elements of Research — Part Twenty-five: The not-so-final conclusion

All things, both good and bad, come to an end sometime and this series is no exception. I guess, what it boils down to is that genealogical research is a rather complex activity and encompasses a huge spectrum of individual interests and goals. On the one hand, there are those who are satisfied in copying…

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Published by Dick Eastman: New Convict Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 240,000 fascinating Australian convict records, new additions to our collection of historic Irish newspapers, Irish Workhouse records from County Clare and Sligo as well as English parish records from the parish of Southfleet in North West…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/26/new-convict-records-available-to-search-this-findmypast-friday/

Published by Dick Eastman: Instructions for Census Takers

Do some of the entries in U.S. census records not make sense? I am not referring to the handwriting but rather the various entries in the different columns across the page. Why did they enter the information like that? What does it mean? Some columns are always filled in but others are sometimes blank. Why?…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/26/instructions-for-census-takers/

From Dick Eastman’s Blog: (+) The Paperless Genealogist

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  Too many genealogists are addicted to paper. In this day and age, that’s sad. I have no statistics about the amount of paper, ink, and toner consumed by genealogists every year, but I am sure we spend hundreds of thousands of…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/22/the-paperless-genealogist/