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The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

The ancestor quest: humor, poems and prose for Genealogists.

In recognition of October being “Ancestry Month”, I have gathered and transcribed several items of humor, poems and prose for Genealogists that have touched me in some way. The ones I have selected and printed below are my favorites of the hundreds that can be found – and the ones that hit home the most. […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 14 Nov 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 14 Nov 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 14 Nov 2014.   FamilySearch.org Albania Albania, Census, 1930 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Canada Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Czech Republic, School Registers 1799-1953 South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to 2 Nov 2014.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to 2 Nov 2014.

Following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates up to 2 Nov 2014.   FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Canada Canada Census, 1911 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 France France, Protestant Church Records, 1536-1863 United States California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953 Iowa, […]

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Indiana’s Hoosier genealogy records to be digitized by Ancestry.com.

Indiana’s Hoosier genealogy records to be digitized by Ancestry.com.

The Indiana State Archives have announced that their Hoosier genealogy records will be digitized by Ancestry.com over the next three years. The records include over 13 million birth, death and marriage records from the Hoosier State. Ancestry.com will be absorbing all of the costs of the digitization project, thereby making it possible for these records […]

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23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

23andMe and MyHeritage pool their resources.

The cooperation of 23andMe and MyHeritage to combine their databases for the benefit of their users opens a world of possibilities. As I work year after year researching my family’s ancestry, it becomes apparent that genealogy researchers are becoming more protective of their information. As a result, access to information is more exclusive and expensive. […]

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Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Don’t trust what you read on the internet.

Jack the Ripper mystery solved? Not quite. It’s so true that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, even from me. Recently, I wrote a post about the DNA analysis of a scarf purported to have belonged to Catherine Eddowes, one of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and which was supposedly present […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2P 5B9 Canada
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