Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

Copying and transcription errors.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type …

Fold 3 offers free access to WWII records between May 8 – 15, 2015.

Free access to Fold3 WWII records.

Now’s your chance to check out Fold3.com and find those elusive WWII records for your relatives who were involved in WWII.   Between May 8 and May 15, 2015, the WWII records are available for free access by anyone.   Some of the records available are the holocaust collection, missing Air Crew reports, US Air Force …

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates to 21 Nov 2014

If you’re interested in newly indexed and available records at Family Search and Ancestry.com , be sure to keep checking this blog. Although there is no set schedule, I try to publish the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates. FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates United States Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, …

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com , now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions. The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at FamilySearch.org. The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – May 12, 2014