Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

In almost twenty years of genealogy research, I have found a considerable amount of the sources, data and images on free genealogy databases online. They still exist in large numbers and can be very valuable. The tough part in some cases is finding them, as most sites created by amateur genealogists and website owners are …

Genealogy news bites to August 5, 2014.

The following are the most recent genealogy news bites and genealogy and ancestry headlines up to and including August 5, 2014. The National Archives Loan to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax Last week, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax opened the exhibition “Prize and Prejudice: Nova Scotia’s War of 1812.”   …

Genealogy news bites to July 26, 2014.

Following are the most recent ancestry and genealogy news bites up to and including July 26, 2014. Vallejo Times-Herald Local News Genealogy quest leads Australian woman to Vallejo Genealogy work often requires much deep and time-consuming sleuthing, but often pays satisfying dividends for those interested in their family history and connections. Such was the case …

Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 19, 2014. National Archives CSV validator – a new digital preservation tool Today marks the official release of a new digital preservation tool developed by The National Archives, CSV Validator version 1.0. This follows on from well known tools such as DROID… …

Genealogy News Bites to July 10, 2014

Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 10, 2014. FamilySearch.org New Online Training Now Available—June A new set of classes have been added to the Learning Center on FamilySearch.org. These new classes include: a report from a 2013 Czech genealogy conference… Saving and Printing a Portrait Pedigree As more …

Genealogy News Bites to June 3, 2014

The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to June 3, 2014. FamilySearch Blog RootsTech 2015 Now Accepting Presentation Proposals The RootsTech Content Committee is now accepting dynamic presentations for RootsTech 2015 that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discover their family story through technology… 15-Year-Old Organizes Unique Genealogy …

Genealogy News Bites to May 26, 2014

Following are the recent Genealogy News Bites and Headlines to May 26, 2014   Genealogy News Bites and Headlines National Archives The National Archives at St. Louis thanks WWII Navy veteran Paul Wittmer The National Archives at St. Louis staff extended a special thanks to World War II U.S. Navy Veteran Paul Wittmer on April …

Genealogy News Bites – May 14, 2014

Following are the newest ancestry and genealogy news bites and headlines since May 5, 2014. FamilySearch.org Blog Discussions: Users Can Now Delete Legacy Disputes A few years ago, FamilySearch.org copied disputes from new.FamilySearch.org into the Discussions feature in Family Tree. Those disputes are referred to as “legacy disputes.” When they were copied into Family Tree, …