Digitizing genealogy records and images

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

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Spread the love…            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. read on…


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Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

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Spread the love…          Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and read on…


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David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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Spread the love…           I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions read on…


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UK National Archives site.

The UK National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers”: UK government history.

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Spread the love…          What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records read on…


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Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

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Spread the love…            I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research read on…


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Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

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Spread the love…          Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often read on…


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Time capsule of 1795: Placed by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams?

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Spread the love…          A time capsule of 1795 has been discovered in the Massachusetts Statehouse while the water system was being worked on. Removed from the granite cornerstone, it is believed the capsule was placed by Samuel Adams, Governor of Massachusetts, read on…


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Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

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Spread the love…          I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do read on…


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