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False Portraits: In genealogy, don’t take portraits at face value.

False Portraits: In genealogy, don’t take portraits at face value.

  I happened upon this article on the Library and Archives Canada Blog today and was surprised to learn just how prevalent false portraits really are. Although I have been aware that some portraits were false or mythical, I did believe that the majority of them were identified as such. I was aware, however, that […]

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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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MyHeritage, EBSCO to provide genealogy services for institutions.

MyHeritage, EBSCO to provide genealogy services for institutions.

This press release brings great news for genealogy researchers. We’ve seen this in the past with Ancestry.com in libraries and Family Search through local LDS Family History Centers, and now MyHeritage will be partnering with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide genealogy services for worldwide institutions and libraries. PRESS RELEASE October 7, 2014 MyHeritage, the […]

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US obituaries project to be made searchable online.

US obituaries project to be made searchable online.

Press Release: Massive Online US Obituaries Project Will Help Find Your Ancestors October 1, 2014 Volunteers making over a billion names from US death records searchable online. Salt Lake City, Utah —October 1, 2014 In celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) and GenealogyBank (GenealogyBank.com) today announced an agreement to make over a billion […]

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Sign of the times: Ancestry.com killing local genealogy societies?

Sign of the times: Ancestry.com killing local genealogy societies?

To me, the new article I discovered today on the Simcoe Reformer website illustrates a disturbing trend in which the larger, conglomerate sites such as Ancestry.com are killing local genealogy societies. I must admit, I’ve never been one to do physical research. As one whose personal income depended on computers, the internet and their use […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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