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A.J. Jacobs To Speak at RootsTech 2015

World’s Largest Family History Conference Meets

the World’s Largest Family Reunion

A.J. Jacobs wants to meet thousands of his cousins at RootsTech

A.J. Jacobs Joins RootsTech 2015 SALT LAKE CITY, 29 October 2014—The host of the world’s largest family reunion is coming to the world’s largest family history conference.…
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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Reminisces On My Recent Trip to Turkey

I just took a look at my blog this morning and realized it’s been almost 4 months since I wrote anything. My commitment has always been to try for twice a month and I have alerts set on my calendar to remind me of that commitment.

I think that after finishing my documentary and screening it at the end of May, I was just pretty wiped…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on October 29, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

Ask A Question, Does Anyone Answer.

 

So how goes your Genealogy?  Do you use Social Media?  Do you use the message boards on Rootsweb.com?

Do you put  your information out there for others to find you?  Do you Write Queries to the Quarterlies or Societies you belong?  DO YOU BELONG TO A SOCIETY?

Yes, it was a shout out to wake you up to being aware how much a society can assist you if they are an active group.

Even if home bound you can get a lot of helpful information from…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 25, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Federation of Genealogical Societies and Global Family Reunion join forces

For Immediate Release

October 17, 2014

Federation of Genealogical Societies and Global Family Reunion join forces for the largest family reunion in history

FGS Marshals Its Hundreds of Member Societies to Help Global Family Reunion Fight Alzheimer’s…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 22, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Do you Belong? NEHGS? NGS? or your local society?

  

 Hi everyone,

  Yes, the big question is,"do you belong?"   If you  have been doing research for at least one year, you have been getting your feet wet.  You are learning the ropes and it is time to step up for some real help.

  Having advocated one should belong to your local society for many years now, I am asking do you belong to yours?

  Last time I asked this, responses were our society died, no one helps others, we do not have one. Those were the…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 11, 2014 at 5:07pm — No Comments

James C. Smith

Looking for a James Smith is almost impossible.  Our JAMES C. SMITH was born in Woolwich area (Preston) in 1801 as per his Muskegan, Michigan census prior to his death in 1887. He MAY have been the son or grandson of a Samual and Sara Smith and is father MAY have been Ward Smith.  Sara's maiden name was Ward.  History indicated a road was build through to the Grand River by "Smith and Ward" - is this a coincidence?  James C. Smith married Elizabeth Baer and after her death he married Julia…

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Added by Perileen Smith on October 10, 2014 at 12:36pm — No Comments

You Missed It.

You Missed It.

No not the moon but the workshop.  We had a smaller than hoped for attendance but those who came were rather surprised at the ease of learning how to help the family become involved with family and not even think about it.

Thanksgiving event, a nice clean tablecloth and a permanent ink marker and have everyone sign the tablecloth.Make sure you date it and it then can be come a keepsake for future family members to use.  Some say do it in groups, a…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 9, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

You Missed It.

You Missed It.

No not the moon but the workshop.  We had a smaller than hoped for attendance but those who came were rather surprised at the ease of learning how to help the family become involved with family and not even think about it.

Thanksgiving event, a nice clean tablecloth and a permanent ink marker and have everyone sign the tablecloth.Make sure you date it and it then can be come a keepsake for future family members to use.  Some say do it in groups, a…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 9, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

A Great New Addition announced by The In-Depth Genealogist

PRESS RELEASE

October 7, 2014; Utica, OH:

A Great New Addition announced by The In-Depth Genealogist

Shannon Combs-Bennett Joins Leadership Team at The In-Depth Genealogist as Creative Director

The…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 7, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

2015 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy - Early-Bird Registration Ends October 31, 2014



Early-bird registration ends on October 31, 2014!​


The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) will be held January 12-16, 2015. All…
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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 3, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments

October Family History Month A Month of Fun

  Are you fastened in?  Ready for a Blast OFF?  A month of learning and sharing and caring.

 1 October was Workshop meeting and Board Meeting

 2 October was locating items for the workshop in Lemon Grove mid month.

 3 October completion of items for Workshop for 

 4 October   Come one and all to the Bonita-Sunnyside Library  IT is FREE   

Learn fun things for Family History making events in your own home with all ages of family from the very young…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 3, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments

carpenter

  looking for info on carpenter family in roane county wv in 1700's

Added by Beverly Carpenter on September 16, 2014 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Hong Kong Police History

2014 is the 170th. Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Police.

The Governor of Hong Kong wanted experienced men and 3 officers from the East End of London were recruited  from the…

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Added by Christine Thomas on September 5, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments

GLOBAL FAMILY REUNION SEEKS GENEALOGISTS TO “CONNECT FOR THE CURE”

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014

Contact: Eowyn Langholf, gfrcousincoordinator@gmail.com

 

GLOBAL FAMILY REUNION SEEKS GENEALOGISTS TO “CONNECT FOR THE CURE”

 

The…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 4, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments

Holidays are coming. Are You READY!

Block this date for a day of fun and learning.





It won't even seem like learning.  A great interactive day has been planned.



Attendees will learn how to have fun, learn and not cost a large amount of money.

4 October   10 AM  to 4  PM   

Bonita-Sunnyside Library, Bonita, CA 

Engaging Your Family in Your Family's History Workshop.



Topics are:



Creating a Family Heirloom, come learn…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 30, 2014 at 6:20pm — No Comments

GenForum message boards and other service close to closure

Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.

I, for one, will be missing the closure of the forums, to which i have contributed over several years, both posing questions and providing responses.

I…

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Added by William Douglas on August 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

NGS Announces Publication of Genealogy and the Law by Kay and William Frielich

ARLINGTON, VA, 26 AUGUST 2014: The National Genealogical Society announces the

release of Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian by Kay

Haviland Freilich, CGSM, CGLSM, FNGS and William B. Freilich, Esq. Genealogy and the Law guides

readers through the variety of legal sources that genealogists need in order to explain many of

the events that occurred in their ancestors’ lives. Land ownership, estate…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 26, 2014 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Hong Kong Census - Colonial Ancestors

Annual population statistics were provided in Hong Kong throughout the 19th. and early 20th. century.  Unfortunately, these do not provide the detailed information sought by today's…

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Added by Christine Thomas on August 22, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Richard Turner born about 1662 died 1742

Looking for father of Richard Turner was born Abt 1662 in Lands End, Cornwallshire County, England, and died Bef 8 Oct 1742 in Caroline County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth. She was born Abt 1662.  NOTE: Should be Corwall England.

Added by Adrian R Ottaway on August 21, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Colonial Ancestors - Hong Kong

Do not give up hope if you ancestors were born in Hong Kong.  Certificates are available although there are gaps in the records due to losses in the second world war.  This link will give you further details: …

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Added by Christine Thomas on August 21, 2014 at 3:21am — No Comments

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