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For a book released August 1, 2009, these early reviews on Amazon are heartwarming to the author, and useful to family history researchers and those looking for an appropriate book. The book may be bought by clicking on the BuyNow button to the right. Ilario Simonette says: Bourland’s work plan approach makes me confident that […]

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I have often said it borders on a criminal act to fail to write your autobiography. An exaggeration perhaps, but as you research your ancestors how many times have you wished your father? your grandfather? your great grandmother had written theirs? Why extend this family failure? Here are some reasons to write such a document. […]

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Fresh/hot from the presses! Getting Started in Genealogy, or, How To Leave a Legacy and Have Fun Doing So is now in stock and ready to ship.  Here are the details. It is available directly from the author and signed, with a discount. To buy it now, click on the BuyNow button to the right. It […]

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Footnote.com is opening the entire Interactive 1930 US Census for free throughout the month of August. All Indexes are always free on Footnote.com. However, for this month Footnote will allow free access to the images as well. You must go to Free 1930 Census Imagesicon and register (provide email address) to gain free access. There […]

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A Brave Vessel

In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail aboard the Sea Venture, bound for the New World. Caught in a hurricane, the ship separated from its fleet and wrecked on uninhabited Bermuda, a bountiful island paradise its passengers would inhabit for nearly a year before reaching their intended destination-the famine-stricken colony of Jamestown. Strachey’s meticulous […]

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Most genealogy software will produce a Register Report, which will normally come out as either an RTF (Rich Text Format) or a WORD document. You should correct and re-save an RTF into a WORD document. If one wishes their Family History to be interesting and easily readable, there are several steps one should consider. You […]

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While I have been involved in technology for several decades, I am constantly amazed at the advances made by industry. What’s the latest? Well, some time ago I learned of an effort by the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Brigham Young Harold B. Lee Library and the Family History Library in […]

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