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Important Websites to Help Your Research — Part Three

Important Websites to Help Your Research — Part Three

This is Part Three of a series on important websites to help your genealogical research. In Part One, we covered Google Searches and the Four big online database programs, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, FamilySearch.org and findmypast.com. Part Two focused on websites with large numbers of digitized books. This post will cover some of the most important library websites. One of the most recent trends is the expansion of public and private libraries into the area of providing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family History Education, Research Tips

Houston Family History Expo to Feature Oral History Expert

Paul Adjei, CEO at Worldbiz Business. Mr. Adjei lives in Kumasi-Ghana. He collects and preserves oral genealogical data and is currently preserving the history of one of the most powerful tribes in West Africa called the Akan. He manages 20 field staff performing research on this tribe. He will be presenting about oral histories at the Family History Expo in Houston, Texas on April 6th and 7th, 2012 at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway. Mr. Adjei’s first presentation is called The Importance of Oral Genealogical Research in Ghana, but this class is valuable to all family historians even if you do not have ancestors from Ghana. Oral genealogy is the systematic collection of living people’s testimony about … Read entire article »

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Story@Home 2012

No matter how you tell your stories – through your family history, at your child’s bedside, on your blog, or from a stage – your stories matter. Join us for a conference that will change the way you see your stories and the world, and help you connect in new ways with those you cherish most. The Story@Home 2012 Conference will be held at the LDS Conference Center Theater & Joseph Smith Memorial Building, on the corner of Main Street and South Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 09, 2012  starting at 1:00 pm  and ending on March 10, 2012   5:00 pm. Workshops and performances by award-winning storytellers, performers and speakers, will help you explore ways to use the power of story … Read entire article »

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Schedule available for Houston Family History Expo 2012

The Houston Family History Expo 2012 is in the last stages of planning. The initial schedule for the presentations is now online. Lisa Louise Cooke, Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast. In addition to authoring the Genealogy Gems News Blog, she is the author of the books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, as well as a writer, instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine. The closing Keynote will be by Holly T. Hansen, President of Family History Expos, Inc. Holly has helped thousands understand the techniques and technology to trace their roots in today’s ever-changing technological environment. She received a B.A. in History from Weber State University and continues … Read entire article »

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the1940census.com

History is waiting. Sign up today! Join the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. You can assist with the transcribing and indexing of this great census before World War II. This census year gives information on the family in 1940 and asks where they were living in 1935. To learn about how you can get started, visit: the1940census.com My parents will be listed in this census, will yours? Are you listed, are your grandparents? Who will you discover? On April 2, 2012 NARA will provide access to the images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census and for the first time it will be made available as free digital images. Let’s all join in with Archives.com, FamilySearch, findmypast.com, and other leading genealogy organizations to provide quick access to these digital images. RootsTech is unfolding great information on this project. … Read entire article »

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