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New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

Family-bible-births

Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage.   I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find new …

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Creating and safeguarding a digital library of genealogy records and images.

Digitizing genealogy records and images

  The first consideration when starting to research your genealogy is creating and safeguarding a digital library of genealogy records and images.   I have been a computer user from the day of the old single-use word processors. Therefore, I tend to digitize everything into my own digital library of valuables from family photos, tax …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and Additions. Featured image: Naples, Italy and Mt. Vesuvius. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jan 2017.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Immigration indexes, 1864-1940 Canada Canada Census, 1901 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1990 Italy Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1901 Italy, Caltanissetta, …

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Transcription: Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800; License to occupy.

Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia

  The following is my transcription of the Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800; License to occupy. Featured image: Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia.   Return of the Inhabitants of the Township of Clare, commonly called the French Settlers, with the Number in each Family, who pray for a Grant of Lands back of their Settlement beginning …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.

The following is my list of the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016. Feature image (above): Sätuna grave vault Björklinge church Uppsala Sweden. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 9 Dec 2016.   Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 Germany Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Schleswig, Civil …

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Forensic Genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

Forensic genealogy: Dead men do tell tales.

  I tend to use a combination of the more general genealogy research techniques as well as some of those considered to be forensic genealogy.   I didn’t even realize I used these techniques or that there was actually a name for them until I read the following article.   While the Bermuda Triangle is …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile …

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War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine

Turmaine, Joseph - War Diary - September 15, 1916 - 1

War Diary of September 15-16, 1916 at Courcelette for Pte. Joseph Turmaine.   Report on the Operation by 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion, on the morning of September 15th 1916. ____________ 28 Reference Sheets COURCELETTE and LE MOUQUET 1/5,000. __________________________________________________ The Battalion left the BRICKFIELDS at 2.00p.m. on 14th Sept. and proceeded to Brigade Headquarters …