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The Power of Marriage Documents

The Power of Marriage Documents

This topic includes 15 classes in the collection on DVD and 132 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Ruby Coleman Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/963/0/0 Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/956/18/140     … Read entire article »

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In-depth Census Research

In-depth Census Research

This topic includes 15 classes in the collection on DVD and 237 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Holly T. Hansen, BA Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/977/18/141 Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/976/18/140 … Read entire article »

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Family History Expos Research Classes

Family History Expos Research Classes

Family History Expos offers in-depth, hands-on research guidance in person, live over the Internet and through recorded classes. In 2015 LifeStory Productions partnered with Family History Expos to create several research tutorial collections to assist in building your genealogy research skills and awareness. Remember the old days when you had to travel in order to attend a big Expo away from home? And you had to choose between six great classes, all of which you really … Read entire article »

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Ask-the-Pros: Why are Maps Important to Genealogical Research?

Ask-the-Pros: Why are Maps Important to Genealogical Research?

In genealogical research, maps provide details on where ancestors may have lived and where to look for written records about them. Old and new maps can help you locate information about your family and with today’s technology you can overlay them using Google Earth to see where an area of 100 or more years ago may be located today. Birth, marriage, death, land, property, and tax records are normally kept by county governments in the United States. … Read entire article »

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Ask-the-Pros: Researching Immigrant Arrival into America

Ask-the-Pros: Researching Immigrant Arrival into America

Question: What can I study to prepare myself for researching my ancestor’s arrival in America? Answer: By James L. Tanner As genealogical researchers, we commonly come to the issue of our ancestors’ arrival in a new country. For those immigrants coming to America, there is the inevitable border crossing. Of course, since we commonly hear references to “illegal aliens” (now through political correctness called undocumented aliens) we know that a substantial number of people crossed into the United States … Read entire article »

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Military Research in America: Pre-Revolution

Military Research in America: Pre-Revolution

Colonial Wars service is often a major gap in your genealogy knowledge.  You are far enough removed in time for traditions of military involvement to dim.  Yet, the total number of troops mustered was large enough to include some 70-85% of Southern males age 16-45, who participated in local conflicts. Your pre-revolution American ancestors lived through a whole sequence of wars, conflicts, Indian scares, and massacres between 1620 and 1774.  These events united groups of … Read entire article »

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Locating Undertaker Records

Locating Undertaker Records

Recently I received a packet in the mail with some family history information another researcher shared with me. In return he asked if I could tell him what cities were in Weber County, Utah in 1936. He was looking for the exact death locality of an ancestor. He wanted the details. I quickly pulled up the Utah Death Certificate Index online and located the death certificate that held the answer to his question. http://www.archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm. It also … Read entire article »

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German Research Library Learning Experience (Sources & Strategies)

German Research Library Learning Experience (Sources & Strategies)

Sixteen classes and 5 days of research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah with professional assistance at your fingertips is a dream come true for anyone researching their German family history. It starts Monday morning at 8 am so, if you are in the area or can get to Salt Lake we still have a couple of seats available. Registration includes a copy of the 296 page Research Guide and a … Read entire article »

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New Learning Opportunities

New Learning Opportunities

Virtual Family History Expos are now available online. Check our updated schedule of events as we have made a few changes and  new offerings are being added weekly. We broadcast live from Salt Lake City and from the home office. The cost of producing onsite Expos is a real challenge. But never-the-less, we are totally committed to giving you access to high quality research guidance from the experts who know. We now offer Expert Research Guidance in the … Read entire article »

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New England Ancestors

Before you begin searching the records for your New England Ancestors, spend some time learning about the jurisdictional breakdown of the state where your ancestors say they originated. Each New England State is different. These differences affect what records are available and where you find them. A good place to start is with Val Greenwood’s, The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, published by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland. 3rd edition 2000. Each basic source is compared state by state. Study the localities including place names both present and past (some are extinct). Make note of the physical setting, is it urban or rural. What are the nearby features? Mountains, rivers, lakes, roads, coastlines and specific residences, these will be important to your research. Changes in localities affect what records have been preserved and … Read entire article »

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