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Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

Amazon.com Widgets   ID News Roots & Branches: First state death certificates to be on Internet soon “Roots & Branches” reader Matthew Prinkey recently asked for an update that’s been on the minds of many genealogists with Pennsylvania roots since the state loosened access to the early birth and death certificates: When are they coming […]

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Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Amara is an online resource that gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online videos.  This unique tool is simple to use, collaborative, and fun… National Archives (Great Britain) Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector for […]

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How did I get, keep and continue to use a smart cell phone absolutely free!?

How did I get, keep and continue to use a smart cell phone absolutely free!?

The following is a guest post by CJB of Top Web Blog Tips. I now have a new smart cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy S3 – for FREE! Considering how important immediate access to all my data, online information, subscriptions and websites are, I felt this was important for others with my extreme interest […]

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War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

You can help to preserve the War of 1812 pension records! One of the benefits of the modern era of genealogy research is the massive and rapid digitization of records that could be centuries old, being held  schools, churches, government offices, archives, museums and private households. Why is this beneficial? Provides easy access to researchers. […]

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Mobile app for findagrave.com is available for free download.

Mobile app for findagrave.com is available for free download.

I’ve been a regular user of Ancestry.com for almost two decades, and for nearly as long I’ve been using the findagrave.com site to access information regarding the deaths and burials of our ancestors. Let me just say, the information on this site is user generated and therefore cannot be entirely trusted to be 100% accurate. […]

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Jeremiah Williams: Who are his real parents?

Jeremiah Williams: Who are his real parents?

My entries for Jeremiah Williams on the Blythe Genealogy website and database have turned out to be one of those situations where I had erroneous information for his parents. As is my usual practice, I had found references to Joseph Williams and Lydia Olney in personal correspondence and online trees. Since these are notoriously inaccurate, […]

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RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that I’ve had my trials when looking for a software program that will handle, understand and convert Quaker dates (both old and new style) within the program. For the longest time now, up until recently, RootsMagic was the only software that […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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