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Give the gift of your genealogy research labours for Christmas.

Give the gift of your genealogy research labours for Christmas.

Here are some quick ideas I’ve collected for giving to family (and sometimes friends) from one’s own genealogy research this Christmas. Scrapbook. A couple of years ago I made one of these. Although inexpensive because I already had most of the scrapbooking supplies needed, it was very time  consuming. I included scanned documents, photos, quotes, […]

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The best gifts for genealogists during a cash-strapped holiday season.

The best gifts for genealogists during a cash-strapped holiday season.

  For my recommended Christmas gifts for genealogists list for 2013, I thought I’d concentrate on more obscure, lower cost gifts. Some could even be used as stocking stuffers. Last year’s list was for higher end, higher priced, technically focused gifts for genealogists. So, for this year, I’ve come up with a list of lower […]

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Transcription: Biography of Henry O’Reilly from ‘Rochester History’

Transcription: Biography of Henry O’Reilly from ‘Rochester History’

The following is a transcription of the biography of Henry O’Reilly from the book, “Rochester History,” edited by Dexter Perkins, City Historian, and Blake McKelvey, Assistant City Historian. ROCHESTER HISTORY Edited by DEXTER PERKINS, City Historian and BLAKE MCKELVEY, Assistant City Historian VoL. VII JANUARY, 1945 No. 1 Henry O’Reilly By DEXTER PERKINS Henry O’Reilly […]

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The winner of the $25 gift certificate from BetterWorldBooks is…

The winner of the $25 gift certificate from BetterWorldBooks is…

JOAN BOS! As a matter of fact, this went so well, we have decided to run it on a monthly basis. Periodically, the prize may change, but the contest will always end the last day of the month. One entry is permitted per person or email address. I have sent a confirmation to Joan Bos […]

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Ancestry.com adds Saskatchewan databases.

Ancestry.com adds Saskatchewan databases.

If you’re like me and spend a lot of time researching Canadian ancestors from Saskatchewan, Ancestry.com’s new Saskatchewan databases will be a valuable resource. In our case my husband’s Gummeson family ancestry spans generations since the initial immigration of David and Christine Gummeson from Sweden to the United States in the 1800′s. At the turn […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 18, 2013

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 18, 2013

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to date.   FamilySearch.org Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 England England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 Indonesia Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Banyumas, Naturalization Records, 1970-2012 Italy Italy, Macerata, Macerata, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1900-1942 Mexico Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 […]

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My Top 29: Best Christmas Gifts for the Avid Genealogist

My Top 29: Best Christmas Gifts for the Avid Genealogist

  Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for the beloved Genealogist in your family? Unsure where to start looking? Here is a list of the best genealogy products from a wide range of categories and price ranges. At the very least, it should provide some inspiration.   Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner The one […]

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‘Internet Archive’ Archived 10,000,000,000,000,000th Byte!

‘Internet Archive’ Archived 10,000,000,000,000,000th Byte!

I’m a bit late with this but I just noticed today that ‘Internet Archive’ posted that they celebrated their 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte of data added to their insanely large collection of texts and cultural materials. I have posted a few times in the past that ‘Internet Archvie’ is one of my favorite sites for researching our […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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