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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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Often in my classes I am asked what is the best method of storing pictures on a computer, after they have been scanned or digitally uploaded or downloaded. The questioner typically raises certain issues associated with those pictures. The issues include: A particular person may be called or thought of as John Smith in one […]

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Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia today announced that the historic Virginia Freedmen’s Bureau records, the earliest major compilation of information on the African-American community, have been extracted and indexed, and are now available online to historians and family history researchers. Under the direction of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and […]

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I just posted several days ago an article entitled The Wonderful NEHGS. Now they announce this week a summer sale on their Annual Research membership. The New England Historic Genealogical Society has discounted some of its memberships by as much as 20% but you must sign up during the month of July, 2009. During its […]

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In the classes I teach and conversations I hold with those interested in genealogy who have a tie to New England, I often ask if they have looked at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The answer most often is that they have not given it the attention it “probably” deserves. The reasons often […]

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