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August 2012 Blog Posts (31)

Tips for Taking Your Camera On Vacation

Planning on a beach getaway this summer? When it’s time to pack for that vacation you’ve been counting down the days to, remember to consider bringing along these extras to make vacation photography a breeze:

Bring Ziploc bags of different sizes. These are great for sand, dirt, and water proofing your cameras as well as your new and exposed rolls of film if you’re using film cameras.

For terrific shots from a boat, on the beach or under water, grab a couple of cheap, one-use…


Added by Stefani Twyford on August 9, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Finding Search Places on Line


Finding Search Places on Line

I read many blogs and the Huffington Post.  I find potential links for places to research all the time.

Here are some more:

United States Ancestry|Free Ancestry Research

Monday’s Link Roundup. | Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian  a mix of links he posts…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pinterest, Ancestry and Copyrighted Images

 I was concerned about creating a Pinterest “bulletin board” for an ancestor, and then pinning a census image from Ancestry to that board. Although clicking on that image links back to Ancestry, and although I had cited the image source as I wasn’t sure if I was violating some sort of term of agreement with Ancestry. I had seen bloggers post an image to a blog, but was this the same at Pinterest?




Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 7, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Burton, Holbrook, Binion, Stephens, Barker families from Eliot and Carter County KY

I am researching the Burton,, Binion,, Barker,.Holbrook and Stephens families  from  the Carter and Eliot County  KY area.


Added by Sharon Engle on August 6, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments

The Kindness of Strangers vs Family Pains

Most people grow up without ever wondering about their last name. Their entire family has the same one, right? No, not at all. Sure in today's world it's not so unheard of, heck some people even have alternative last names, but in the 1960's not so much. My last name was not the same as my mother's. She used her maiden name. Her mother was remarried and had more children so when we visited, they all had the same last name too. I grew up spending time with my Bledsoe cousins.. there were LOTS…


Added by Deana R. Samuel-Scott on August 3, 2012 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment Releases Completely Searchable 1940 U.S. Federal Census Releases Completely Searchable 1940 U.S. Federal Census

A searchable index to 134 million records makes researching family history in the latest available U.S. Census dramatically easier

PROVO, UTAH – (August 3, 2012) –, the world’s largest…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 3, 2012 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Women of Amazing Character & Strength!

In today's world we feel lost without our car keys, or cell phones, our instant this and instant that. Even the things we do not realize that we would be so completely lost without, like sweet milk, air conditioning (of course I would never be without this one), daily mail (now known as snail-mail), 30 minute meals(oh boy) these are things that we live with day in and day out mostly without even thinking about it and when things go wrong or things don't work out,…


Added by Deana R. Samuel-Scott on August 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Indroduction; My Genealogy Journey

Hello Fellow Treasure Seekers!

I always feel like I have struck gold each and every time I hit something really great in my genealogy searching. Sometimes it's only a small piece of information but then sometimes it's a rich vein. So I consider myself a treasure seeker.

I have always been interested in our family histories. When I was a small child, I traveled with my grandparents to Texas to visit my great grandparents. It astonished me that they had been born in a time before…


Added by Deana R. Samuel-Scott on August 2, 2012 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Vallowe family of Venne, Lower Saxony, Germany

Does anyone has information on the families from Venne, Germany. Some emigrated to America in the 1850's, I am specifically looking for data on the Friedrich Conrad Vallowe family.  Anything would be helpful on the families of Venne.

Added by Wayne H. Vallowe on August 2, 2012 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

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