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Compiling the Second Generation

Compiling the Second Generation

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation. At this point I recommend you have a desktop computer software application to assist you with organization. One that will interface with FamilySearch and other websites is recommended. Using a software program will assist in organization and quick retrieval of your data. I use Celebrating My Family Tree … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family History Education, Research Tips

Some Major Genealogical Libraries and Repositories of Interest

Some Major Genealogical Libraries and Repositories of Interest

There are major collections of genealogically important source materials located in libraries all across the United States. It is very likely that important source material is located in a library nearby where you live and where your ancestors lived. As a genealogical researcher, you cannot afford to ignore local libraries and the collections they contain. While local libraries usually contain valuable information that may not be available at any other location, there are also some major … Read entire article »

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Ringing in the New Year Online

Ringing in the New Year Online

Holiday music is played continually from November through January. For many people, listening to holiday favorites and going to musical recitals and concerts is a major part of the holiday season. Some us enjoy listening to music online and downloading it too. What music is a part of your holiday memories? What about your ancestors? Most of us are familiar with the holiday classics, but what about other songs that may have been sung in years … Read entire article »

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Setting Goals to Focus Your Research

Introduction Setting realistic research goals or objectives for a trip to a repository such as the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, involves more than just looking at your data file and picking a person to research. The preparation involves an assessment of the types of information you need and matching those needs with the records that may be available at the Family History Library. For example, it is disappointing and inefficient to choose to investigate military records only to find out that the records you need are in the National Archives and not in the Family History Library. First Step: Examine your data to see what is needed It is tempting to choose to investigate ancestors based on “holes” or missing ancestors in a pedigree chart or fan chart … Read entire article »

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Connect with Family or Advertise with Classified Ads

Family History Expos, Classified Ads Searching for a long lost ancestor? Trying to connect with family members who are still presumed living? Have a genealogical service or product to buy or sell? Put your classified ad before Expo conference attendees and then follow up with more exposure on our website by placing your ad in our classifieds. Ads will be distributed to each attendee at our upcoming Family History Expo, and posted here on our website for the whole world to see. Current Deadline In order to have your ad distributed to the attendees at the upcoming Georgia Family History Expo 2012, you must submit your ad by, no later than, Monday, October 15, 2012. Click here to submit your ad. Your ad will be available to be read by all attendees at … Read entire article »

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Early Bird Savings for Northern California Family History Expo!

Be certain to take advantage of the early bird savings for our upcoming Northern California Family History Expo in Sacramento, California on July 6-7, 2012. We will have an array of vendors with the latest tools and techniques to help in verifying your ancestors. We also have an agenda filled with speakers to help you move your research along. If you have not already registered, please  click here to register for the Northern California Expo. Early Bird registration ends June 5, 2012. If you have registered, please tell a friend and have them register too. Dean L. McLeod Professional Genealogist to Keynote Dean L. McLeod : Full-time professional genealogist since January 1975. Founding Board Member, APG. Spent first ten years specializing in Scottish and English research. Former staff researcher, Brigham Young University … Read entire article »

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Bring Your Questions to the Expo!

Bring Your Questions to the Expo!

Do you have questions about your ancestors’ whereabouts? Or perhaps where he or she are buried? And do you have questions about where to go and look to find him/her? We have the answers (well, we have at least some of the answers) to help you with these questions at our upcoming Family History Expos.  Here in Washington our state society coined the phrase, “You won’t know if you don’t go!”  That advice holds true … Read entire article »

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