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Savannah, GA Genealogy Exposition The Southeast Family History Expo is a one full day event to be held at The Armstrong Center on the south end of Abercorn Street on February 20, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Speakers include: Jan Alpert, President, National Genealogical Society […]

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The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) says its new show “Faces of America” uses the latest tools in genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 renowned Americans. The series is to air Wednesdays from Feb. 10-March 3. Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be the show’s host. “Looking to the wider […]

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There comes a time when your brick wall is truly a brick wall and you have exhausted all known methods of obtaining data on a particular person or family. Perhaps it is now time to turn to a professional for help. First would be a need for someone in a U.S. town, county or state […]

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When one performs research for ancestors and the lives they lived in the past, it is worth consideration to include historical events and matters as they stood at a particular point in time. I will offer a few examples from my own efforts only to suggest a train of thought. My father joined the Army […]

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If you have any connection with your ancestors to New England, I highly recommend you join the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The value of this organization can not be overstated. They are a gold mine to researchers! Now, the NEHGS has created an alliance with Footnote.com. Footnote has a free search capability, but […]

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It is proper in genealogical research to place the county with city and town locations. For example, “…he was born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY.” Why? Because over time county boundaries changed and while an ancestor may have changed his address, his actual location or home may have remained the same. As complete a description […]

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Research Recommendations: Happy Thanksgiving,┬áby Michael J. Leclerc of NEHGS The holidays are upon us. Each year seems to fly by faster and faster, even though I know that 525,600 minutes have passed since last Thanksgiving, the same amount of time as it was between the 2007 and 2008 holidays. Several years ago I had the […]

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