With the addition of over 300 million records to the FamilySearch
Record Search website and the same records to the FamilySearch Beta
site, it is becoming
apparent that the now-traditional FamilySearch
.org website will likely be
totally revamped in… Continue
Added by James Tanner on April 30, 2010 at 8:25pm —
As you can see I'm not taking lightly to this! I watch the original for the bantering between Mattie Ross and Glen Campbell's Le Beuf!
Added by Leeann Boone on April 29, 2010 at 9:26pm —
I just want to take a moment to say happy birthday mom and happy angel day mom!
Added by Leeann Boone on April 29, 2010 at 9:13pm —
April 27 2010 Salt Lake City, Utah- The MagiKey, LLC. (http://themagikey.com) is the winner of the FamilySearch 2010 Software award for "Best Windows Product" for its new genealogy software MagiKey Family Tree
with Census Tracker (patent pending). MagiKey Family Tree is designed
to research, record, organize, and share family history data, and opens,
reads, and saves in GEDCOM, the…
Added by Raelyn Davis on April 29, 2010 at 5:28pm —
Apparently at the same time over 180 new collections of records were
added to FamilySearch's
(also known as Record Search Pilot) the same records
plus most of the existing records from the Record Search were added to
the … Continue
Added by James Tanner on April 28, 2010 at 7:34pm —
In a little heralded and unannounced move, FamilySearch
has added more than double the number o records to its Record
Database. The number of collections went from 163 to 341
today, 27 April 2010. The list is incredible. Some of the countries that
have new records have never had an online presence previously, such as
Added by James Tanner on April 27, 2010 at 6:20pm —
At the end of March I attended an all-day workshop on Multimedia Storytelling led by Brian Storm of MediaStorm, an award-winning company based in New York and focused on creating cinematic narratives for distribution across a variety of platforms.
The workshop was put on by FotoFest, a Houston based arts organization, as part of their 2010 Biennial. Continue
FotoFest’s purpose “is to promote…
Added by Stefani Twyford on April 27, 2010 at 11:57am —
A few months ago we took a vacation to Puerto Rico. It's the perfect place to explore early American Colonial History. San Juan was founded in 1521, and the explorer Ponce de Leon was one of… Continue
Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on April 27, 2010 at 11:07am —
has added a huge index of 3,920,183 records of
English Non-conformists held at the National Archives in London. These
records are known as RG
4 through 8. For example, RG
Added by James Tanner on April 27, 2010 at 7:24am —
In thinking about my last post, I realized that I had mentioned that all digital editing is destructive. That issue needs to be explained further especially to anyone involved in restoring scanned
images of old photographs.
Before taking even the first step in restoring old photos, you should understand what happens when an image is scanned or otherwise digitized. The Continue
digitization process involves creating a numerical representation of the
Added by James Tanner on April 26, 2010 at 9:46pm —
I am asking for your help if you think this would be fun.
Mom will be 90 in June. I thought it would be fun if she received cards from people wishing her a 90th birthday. Someone mentioned 90 cards for 90th birthday, so that is my goal, the more the better.
My brother is giving her a celebration party but this is something she can remember and cherish for a long time.
She is the one that got me started in genealogy. I know some of you are… Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 26, 2010 at 6:17pm —
I am seeking help with these Northern Ireland families
Matthew Ford Married Elizabeth Knox in 1750. She was the sister of Viscount… Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 26, 2010 at 12:17pm —
Making Haste from Babylon
by Nick Bunker is a new history of the Mayflower Pilgrims with in-depth research from apparently hitherto untapped archives. Author Bunker also went to the places prominent in Mayflower history. It's a "non-standard, non-linear" history with promising trivia and anecdotes which shed new insight into the character and actions of the usually lauded and glossed-over reality of these men and women. It's true that "heritage"… Continue
Added by William S Dean on April 26, 2010 at 12:00pm —
We held our mini seminar at the South Branch Library last Saturday. We had 25+ people in attendance.
Many were new faces and we were glad to see this turn out.
After my talk on doing Genealogy Finding Who You Are. Which was intended to get people started with out incurring major expense. Genealogy can be fun and educational, it can help one to better understand their family and it's past. We are the sum of that past and our children and grandchildren are the sum of ours. They… Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 26, 2010 at 9:50am —
Wednesday April 28 at the SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY AT ORANGE AND FOURTH ST.
Change of venue, due to census people taking over the Civic Center meeting place.
Myrna Goodwin will be talking about LAND RECORDS.
I love to use Land Records they are so helpful in research, You learn the terms of Grantor, Grantee,etc.
They help you to learn the links between families at time. For me they helped me determine which person of same name was mine.
Come listen to Myrna give… Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 26, 2010 at 9:34am —
Restoring old photographs
above was scanned from small, 3 x 5 inch photo. As you can see the
original is badly creased and torn. After spending some time with Adobe
Photoshop, here is the first pass at removing some of the most obvious
defects: (Click on the images to get a full size view).… Continue
Added by James Tanner on April 25, 2010 at 7:19pm —
lindak, yes vachel, james wm, frances. which of vachel's children do you descend from? Continue
Added by dorana on April 25, 2010 at 4:17pm —
Lately in the chat room here, we've been discussing how difficult it is doing Irish genealogical research. For those who are seeking their Irish roots and hitting brick walls, I thought I'd mention here some of the problems in Irish genealogy.
Census Reports Destroyed
According to the National Archives of Ireland's website http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/, "The… Continue
Added by William S Dean on April 25, 2010 at 11:00am —
In the recent
episode of Who Do
You Think You Are
, Susan Sarandon carried around a old laminated
photo of her grandmother. With today's technology, she could have had
the old photo scanned and restored, however, that was never mentioned in
the episode. Neither did they mention, later on in the… Continue
Added by James Tanner on April 25, 2010 at 8:54am —
looking for a document to connect james dillingham to wm young dillingham to frances dillingham or will of
james dillingham ky? @1830
Added by dorana on April 24, 2010 at 12:17pm —