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2015 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations

Submissions will be accepted between May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014


April 17, 2014 – Austin, TX. The …
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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 17, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Here & Then: The British Newspaper Archive’s brand new mobile app

You can now view fascinating historic articles, images and adverts from The British Newspaper Archive through your iPhone for free.





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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 14, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

younglove/ greenway family history research

my mum was Florence lavinia  younglove who married a Canadian soldier - Leslie George Greenway   in 1945 & came with me to Winnipeg. Manitoba ,Canada until we moved to England in 1959. 3 of us daughters married & stayed in England but mum and youngest sister returned to Canada.

Have found  grandfather William George Younglove she married and he was born in U.S.A. so says 1911 census. Married Ellen Young in  London ,England  about 1915-had 3 children-my mum was the middle one.;…

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Added by pat price on April 13, 2014 at 9:12am — No Comments

A Famous Ride

"  Listen, my children, and you shall hear

Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,

On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:

Hardly a man is now alive

Who remembers that famous day and year"

Those lines are from the first stanza of a very famous poem by Longfellow…

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Added by Doug Kretzer on April 9, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Loard and Lady Sweetman from Wexford Ireland.

 Created a settlement in Murry county, Minnosota. And brought Irish immigrants to settle there. The family was also very prominent in county Wexford Ireland.

Added by Sally Jeffryes on April 6, 2014 at 9:57am — 8 Comments

Park County Colorado

Park, County, Colorado, USA is one of my researching stomping grounds and where I am most active among local archives, and fellow researchers. If you need help there, I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Added by Sally Jeffryes on April 5, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Cuffe Surname from county Wexford Irealnd

I am researching the Cuffe clan from Clohamon, Ferns, Wexford, Ireland. If you have this family surname please contact me I would like to share with family.

Added by Sally Jeffryes on April 5, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

From The Video Honoree’s Perspective

I asked my friend, Vicki Samuels Levy to write me a brief perspective on her experience as a video honoree in one of my Legacy Multimedia productions. After all, I write a lot from my perspective; what I’m trying to do with the video, the feelings that I want my audience to experience. I usually get a nice note from my clients and they often agree to allow me to use it as a website testimonial. So I was thrilled when a few hours later, Vicki sent me two pages of writing from her experience.…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on April 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

MyHeritage adds world's oldest Jewish newspaper to its digital collection of historical records

TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah & LONDON, England – March 30, 2014: MyHeritage, the popular family history network, announced today that it has added The Jewish Chronicle newspaper archive to its digital collection of historical records. The archive contains over 200,000 pages and millions of names, and dates back to 1841.

The Jewish Chronicle is the world's oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper. Based in London with reporters…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on March 31, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

Searching for my grandfather William Gehm family

He was born 1868/lived,I believe, in Kaiserslauten/Wilhelmshaven,his father Henry was a blacksmith.He had a brother Peter who emigrated to the USA.

He came to South Shields,England in 188? was a musician playing saxaphone in the local theater.He married Louisa Stubley in1888 & had seven children.

Added by Roland Desmond Gehm on March 28, 2014 at 6:03am — No Comments

Did he die or immigrate?

NYQVIST, Gustaf  Adolf Severin was born June 14, 1886 (parents Carl Oscar Johansson Nyqvist and Augusta Charlotta Fahlström) in Örgryte parish.  Carl died 19 February 1894 and Augusta 24 December 1895. Gustaf was first put in a poor house in Örgryte parish, then in a foster home in Forshälla from Feb 2 1898  to 13 Dec 1901 when he returned to Örgryte.  On 4 December 1909 he was listed in the Household Record of Örgryte BII:3 (1908-1913) Bild 141 as being moved to the Book of Missing…

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Added by Lorraine Hladik on March 23, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

2014 Student Genealogy Grant Announced

Denise Levenick and Michael Savoca, winner of the

 2013 Suzanne…
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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on March 20, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

Samuel Casper born Ohio 1849 Father A CASPER from Rhine on Neckar, Germany

1850 USFC  Rush Creek, Fairfield,Ohio
born Ohio
male 
family number 204
A Casper 50 b Germany Cabinet maker
Sarah Casper  21 b Ohio 
John E    6 b Ohio
W. C.   4 b Ohio
S.A.  0 b Ohio
Looking for  A Casper  Antonio or Anthony?  on divorce papers.
from RHINE on the NECKAR  Germany. letter from daughter. IS this today Mannheim, Germany? 1853
Samuel…
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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on March 16, 2014 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

John Hackett and Mary Christopher

I am researching information on John Hackett b. abt 1772 in Wales and d. abt 1820 in Irish Town, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland and his wife, Mary Christopher also b. abt 1772 Wales and d. abt 1820 also in Irish Town, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.  Their son, Pierce Peter Hackett was born 2 Sep 1795 in Irish Town, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.  Apparently, local records were burned in a Parish fire so we have been unable to pursue the line further.  We are hoping there is a…

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Added by Warren George Hackett on March 11, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Looking for my Fathers family. His name was Frank L. Smith Sr., 79 Born in Maine. His Mothers name was Ida

Frank L. Smith Sr., 79, of Enfield, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, after a brief illness.



Frank was born in Biddeford, Maine, the son of Willis and Ida (Harmon) Smith. Frank lived in the Enfield area most of his life, working as a finish carpenter before retiring.



Frank is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Alphonse Carbone; a son, David Smith; a…

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Added by Laura Lee Smith on March 10, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Fine job of editing familysearch

           After signing in at https://new.familysearch.org , I find the new conditions of use .      Rather informative , to say the least ! 

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Added by Russell Lynn Drysdale on March 8, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

National Genealogical Society Announces Live Streaming Broadcast

Press Release

Contact: Erin Shifflett

Phone: 703-525-0050 ext. 112                                                                                                                   …

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on March 5, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

Genealogy Glossary ENGLISH - NORWEGIAN

Genealogy glossary – fra ENGELSK til  NORSK (the most commonly used words)



Add = Legg til nye opplysninger, tilføy

Affiliation = Tilhørighet

Alternate name = «Også kjent som ... »

Agreement = Avtale

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Added by Cathrine Apelseth-Aanensen on February 28, 2014 at 2:24am — No Comments

Elizabeth HIGGINS daughter of Richard and Mary HIGGINS

This is a picture of Henry Huffman later HOFFMAN and wife Elizabeth HIGGINS.

You can read about the HIGGINS line on this blog…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 26, 2014 at 11:16pm — 1 Comment

MyHeritage and BillionGraves team up to digitally preserve the world's cemeteries

 

 

Groundbreaking multilingual mobile app will power international crowdsourcing initiative…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on February 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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