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Illya Daddezio
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About Me

I've spent the past 10+ years trying to leverage technology in various ways to help genealogists locate resources. My latest project is called Live Roots that launched in Oct. 2008. I also travel around the country, purchasing original (small) documents that I transcribe and make available through a project called Family Tree Connection that launched in Dec. 2003. New transcribed resources are posted every Sunday.

Please feel free to add me as a friend here in Genealogy Wise, on Facebook, and/or follow me on Twitter.

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Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903, The Sad Side of Genealogy

Wow, what a tragic story. Over 600 people died in what remains the deadliest theater fire in the United States.... read more:

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 11:12am

When Wedding Bells Ring, Genealogists Listen

Everyone loves a good wedding; whether it's the ceremony or the reception that follows, there's usually something for everyone to enjoy. However, for genealogists weddings represent the merger of two family trees. More...

Posted on November 20, 2010 at 9:00am

Genealogists Really do Improve with Age!

After you've been researching your family history for a dozen or so years, it's easy to forget that in the process you've probably become a better genealogist. More...

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 9:23am

Genealogists Still Like Books, Right?

Seems the focus these days is always on databases, but we also need tools to help us locate items which haven't been transformed into searchable data.

- illya

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 10:34am

War Ration Book Collection Reaches 10,000 Name Milestone

Back on September 12, 2006, I scanned my first World War II Food Ration Book, and today, the ten thousandth book hit the bed of my scanner!

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 5:45pm

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At 1:04pm on April 28, 2010, Ellen Healy said…
Happy Birthday, Illya! I'm Ellen from the Hudson County Genealogical Society. I, too, have an April birthday- good folks! Have a great day!
At 12:03am on January 1, 2010, Kathryn Brannigan Walizer said…
Hello, I was on internet looking for sites to feature in my column in the Heritage Newsletter of the NEPA Genealogical Society Library and came across your site It is a great site with so much information and I especially liked the articles. When I saw you name I thought I recognized it as one I have seen on GW. I will be sure to study it in the near future and use it as an excellent source for those looking for genealogy help
Kathryn Brannigan Walizer


was on your site www.genealogytoday,com Great site,
At 9:35pm on July 15, 2009, Deb Irwin said…
Hi Illaya, thanks so much for adding us as a friend. Both liveroots and family connection are tremendous assets to genealogy - you should be proud!! Thanks again.
Deb Irwin - Genealogy
At 10:06am on July 13, 2009, Wendy Archer said…
The SWAG show's been & gone!
At 2:29pm on July 12, 2009, Arlene Adams- Gertsch said…
Your site is great! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the friend request. You have been very busy
At 1:25pm on July 12, 2009, Cindy Johnston Sorley said…
Illya wow.. you are a busy man.. what a resource... I can't wait to get into there and really take a look at your site.
At 1:39pm on July 8, 2009, Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS said…
Hi Illya. Thank you for the friend request. Your page has a tremendous amount of information. You have been busy.

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