A Case for the Genealogy Wiki

If you have wanted to share your genealogical data on the internet you could create a website with that data. That was usually rather complicated for most people and very few people have done that. You could also create a GEDCOM file from your genealogy program and upload it to Ancestry, WorldConnect on Rootsweb, Family …

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mcnygenealogy.com ranking

I have run GenWeb of Monroe County since 1996. I consider it a service and have never been much concerned if it is popular or not. Over the last couple of weeks Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has been posting some rankings on the major genealogy sites. He has been using the statistics from Quantcast who …

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WDYTYA – on NBC schedule

I’ve said it before that I have used the upcoming genealogy program “Who Do You Think You Are?” as a running joke. It first was going to be broadcast in April 2009 and then summer of 2009. Then it showed up on NBC web pages as starting in the fall of 2009 but never actually …

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History talk

Charlotte was attacked four times by the British fleet during the War of 1812.  Jim Fisher will describe these events and the details of those attacks which occurred on Oct 1, 1812, June 15, 1813, Sept 11, 1813 and May 14, 1814. The Greece Historical Society presents “Attack on Charlotte in the War of 1812”  …

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Happy other Christmas

Today is Russian and Ukrainian Christmas. January 7th is Christmas for some Orthodox Churches. That’s because the Churches are still using the old Julian calendar and most everyone else uses the Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar is 13 days behind. The reason that I know about today being Christmas is that about a third of …

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The Generations Project

Last night I watched another new genealogy program called “The Generations Project.” This was the first episode of a series that follows people through the places and occupations of their ancestors. In this episode, Lumina, goes to Liberty, NY to find out more about her grandmother who was able to juggled a family, restaurant career …

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Faces of America

There is a new genealogy series coming to PBS in February. Professor Henry Louis Gates from Harvard is the host of “Faces of America.” The series uses the latest techniques of genealogy and genetics to trace the ancestors of famous Americas to all over the planet. “Professor Gates’s guests include poet Elizabeth Alexander, who composed …

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