Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.
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Forensic Genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

  I tend to use a combination of the more general genealogy research techniques as well as some of those considered to be forensic genealogy.   I didn’t even realize I used these techniques or that there was actually a name for them until I read the following article.   While the Bermuda Triangle is the end of a journey, read on…

Get free access to over 300,000 e-book titles available at the NYPL.
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Get free access to over 300,000 e-book titles available at the NYPL.

  I’ve said it numerous times before, and I’ll say it again…   E-books are at the very top of my list of resources for genealogical and historical research – and now there are over 300,000 more titles for me to explore – and if there’s any way I can snag a library card at the New York Public Library (NYPL), read on…

Open those old corrupted document files.
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You can open those old corrupted document files!

  A while ago, I decided that I was going to work hard to do a final update to my “Blythe Genealogy” database and site, revisiting sources and media, and adding all of the previously unlinked media and sources I’d been collecting.   I’ve slowly been working my way through them and I’m dismayed to realize just how much work is read on…

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My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American – Canadian Genealogical Society American read on…

find out more about your ancestors
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5 ways to find out more about your ancestors.

  You would think, since we live in a digital age, we would be more in touch with exactly who we are and where our families came from. There was a time when most UK and western families were comprised of Britons who could trace their lineage back countless generations. Such is the case with our family.   Those days are quickly read on…

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Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

  Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”   April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.) October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson. September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson. July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson. February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience Obey Green (d. of Abraham.) read on…

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Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

  Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming if you try to remember read on…

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.
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RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.

Well, it’s finally happening folks!   Ancestry.com and RootsMagic are teaming up, setting the stage for RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.   This is a brand new announcement and as eager as we may be to get to use the new features it’s going to be several months before the updates are implemented in RootsMagic. read on…