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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…

Cotton gin.
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Please help me understand birth records of slave children in Virginia.

  I have a mystery concerning the birth records of slave children in Virginia and I’m hoping this post might lead to some answers to my questions.   While researching our connection(s) to the Cocke and Chastain families of Virginia, I discovered a mystery with regard to the parentage and  birth records of slave children that are recorded as “born read on…

The Acadian expulsion.
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My list of the best genealogy links for Acadian research.

  Of the dozens of nations represented in our family’s genealogy, there are four distinct branches – two of which are on my side and two on my husband Mark’s side.   There are certain sites that I return to time and again for my research and the best genealogy links for Acadian research are listed below.   On my read on…

eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive.
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eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!

  This article’s title “eBooks from Google eBooks and Internet Archive: A researcher’s gold mine!” aptly describes how I feel about including ebooks and online publications and libraries in my genealogy research.   Some of my best finds have come through using the Google genealogy research tools. I believe in using primary sources as much as possible in my genealogy read on…

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My top ten: Best world-wide genealogy and ancestry websites.

After almost twenty years of genealogy research, there are certain sites that have become my ‘go to’ sites for certain aspects of my genealogy research. I thought it might be helpful for me to post my list of my top ten genealogy and ancestry websites. I have also included a description of the reasons why these sites have proved invaluable read on…

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My ‘must have’ list of top 10 genealogy websites.

This list of top 10 genealogy websites is a bit different than others because I have evaluated them based on the sheer quantity of data and sources I have found for my own personal research, regardless whether they are paid or free.   I will only subscribe to a site if I’m sure it’s worth it as I can usually find read on…

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Ancestry Magazine 2004 to 2009 Back Issues Available Free at Google e-Books

I was thrilled to discover that back issues of Ancestry magazine from 2004 to 2009 are now available for free download at Google e-Books. This is just one of several magazine titles for which Google e-Books is making back issues available online – on numerous subject matters. Ancestry magazine is about genealogy and family tree research, and includes advice on read on…

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My Top 29: Best Christmas Gifts for the Avid Genealogist

  Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the beloved Genealogist in your family? Unsure where to start looking? Here is a list of the best genealogy products from a wide range of categories and price ranges. At the very least, it should provide some inspiration.   Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner The one gift that would be perfect read on…