Free Military Records for Memorial Day

This weekend many commercial genealogy websites are giving free access to some of their military and veteran’s records. Not everything is free but enough is available that you may find records for some of your family. Most are only available until Monday evening. All three of these websites will try to get to to subscribe …

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New Newspapers added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. All the added newspapers are from New York State. If you have visited there before, you can limit the search to only see new “hits.”On the bottom of the search box are selections for dates called “File …

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FamilySearch – One Billion Indexed Records

FamilySearch passed a big milestone last week, Friday. They started their current indexing project in September 2006. Now they have indexed over 1 billion records. The procedure is that each record is indexed twice and then arbitrated for differences of each record. Once indexed records are completed, they are put on the FS website and …

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FamilySearch Website Update

FamilySearch has made major changes to their website. All of the changes were talked about last month at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City by James Tanner and Dennis Brimhall. The website added the capability to upload photos and stories of your ancestors. I uploaded a picture of my grandmother. After you upload the …

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Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America opened yesterday on the web. In their own words they say that “the Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written …

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RootsTech 2013 – Other Activities

Besides the regular presentations at the RootsTech conference there were other things to do while there last week. In part because there were over 6,700 attendees, there were some things that were sold out way before the conference. There were 16 free computer workshops over the three days where there were computer work stations to …

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RootsTech 2013 – Saturday

If you only watch one online video from RootsTech than it should be the keynote by David Pogue. David is technology columnist for The New York Times and Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, . Added to that is he …

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RootsTech 2013 – Friday, part 1

Friday morning started with another keynote. This time there were two speakers. The first was Jyl Pattee from the Mom It Forward website. Jyl talked about what she called Wow Moments! Those are events in our life that add meaning to life. She said the steps are: Create the Wow!  Capture the Wow!  Archive the …

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RootsTech 2013 – Thursday, part 2

These are some of the other sessions that I saw at the 2013 RootsTech conference on Thursday, 21 March The first three I watch online after I got home and the last 3 I attended in person. “Tell It Again” by Kim Weitkamp who was also how telling stories of your family is a necessary …

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