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Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

A very large part of my genealogical research over the past twenty years has produced thousands of photographs and other images and naming and cataloging these files required me to permanently label media files with identifying information. I have developed a system over the past few years that has been invaluable to me. I did […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 11 Sep 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – 11 Sep 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions for the week ending September 11, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1964 Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1845-2013 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 Ghana Ghana Census, 1984 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, […]

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Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

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 […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 21 Aug 2014

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 21 Aug 2014

Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions for these sites over the past two weeks. I must apologize for taking so long this time. Although I don’t have a set schedule, I do normally do this post about once a week. Because I have to process each link individually, it’s very time consuming […]

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William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of […]

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

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 so […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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