Organizing your genealogy research just got a little easier. | NJ.com

Evernote as a genealogy tool.

“I’ve found the most wonderful tool – no, make that tools, plural – to help with organizing your genealogy research collection and organization. The first one is called Evernote (www.evernote.com) and it’s a cloud-based note taking tool available across all digital platforms (PC, iOS, Android, etc.). Think of it as something like Microsoft’s OneNote, but …

Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to 30 Aug 2015.

Mexican map.

The following are the latest Ancestry and FamilySearch Updates and Additions to August 30, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions. France France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886 Italy Italy, Bari, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1908 Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1935 Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899 Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration …

Mysterious Jamestown burials identified as founders. | Discovery News

Men buried in historic Jamestown are identified.

“Four lost leaders of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas have been identified, thanks to chemical analysis of their skeletons, as well as historical documents. The settlement leaders were mostly high-status men who were buried at the 1608 Jamestown church in Virginia. And all played pivotal roles in the early colony. “They’re very …

Archeological dig at Old Salem uncovers first building erected in Salem. | Winston-Salem Journal

Salem farm house archaeological dig.

“Almost 250 years ago, in frigid February weather, eight craftsmen made the trek from settlements at Bethania and Bethabara to what would soon be known as Salem. Although the Builder’s House was a modest log cabin, it symbolized something much greater: the genesis of Winston-Salem as we know it, said Mo Hartley, the director of …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

1605 Will of Johannis Blythe

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605. By looking at the number of question marks in the texts it’s apparent how difficult transcribing from ‘ye olde Englishe’ is. Any input as to the missing text would be appreciated.   ____________________   The seventh daie of November …

One week. 100,000 online volunteers. Time to “Fuel the Find!” | FamilySearch

Genealogy indexing.

A record-setting 100,000 online volunteers are expected to participate in the second annual Worldwide Indexing Event, facilitating millions of discoveries for eager family history researchers. Scheduled for August 7–14, the event will show how anyone with a computer and Internet connection can help “Fuel the Find” by making information from historical documents easily searchable online. …

Archaeological dig at P.E.I.’s Roma site unearths rare item. | The Guardian

Archaeological dig unearths rare item.

Officials delight in unique find of buttons in Roma at Three Rivers site that could be 250 years old.   MONTAGUE – A rather remarkable find turned up at an archeological dig on Brudenell Point this week. Volunteers, students and First Nations folk were participating in the public dig on the foundation of the 200-year-old …