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September 2009 Blog Posts (122)

Additional Stakes added with release dates in New FamilySearch

September 7, 2009 is the new release date of New FamilySearch for additional Stakes in the St. George and Idaho Falls Temple Districts. With the new date,

Added by James Tanner on September 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Researching in Baden Württemberg / Germany

Hi this blog Post is about researching your ancestors in Baden Württemberg / Germany.

Added by Viktor Wabel on September 5, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Is there a wiki in your genealogy future?

Wikis are specialized Web programs that allow users to create and edit the content of Web pages using any browser. The organization of the contributions can be edited as well as the content. See What is Wiki. Although the concept is simple, the content can become extremely complex. The first Wiki was created online in 1995 as is known as the Wiki.

Added by James Tanner on September 5, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Transferring 8mm & 16mm film to DVD

We get a lot old format film transferred to DVD work and I wanted to take the time to discuss this and our perspective on it.

Lots of you have boxes of old film laying around in the closets. Some of you have projectors but most of you don’t and therefore haven’t viewed the film in many years. Some of you may be reconciling the estate of a parent and didn’t realize how much footage they actually had.

Regardless of the circumstances and whether you have the projector or not,… Continue

Added by Stefani Twyford on September 5, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Genealogy Groups

Search for a genealogy group researching your surname on The Genealogy Network NING.

Added by The Genealogy Box on September 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Family History Company ‘Teaches Old Dogs New Tricks’

Techniques and Technology Have Changed the Face of Family History

When you look inside your family, you look inside yourself. Family history research is a wonderful way to discover a past that can help you understand the present and plan for the future.

There are few hard and… Continue

Added by Holly T. Hansen on September 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Handstamp on an SS5 form

It took a little while, but I think I have finally figured out what the hand stamed entry on a 1963 SS5 form stands for.While it is not a major clue, at least I know what it means.

There is a link to the image of the SS5 form here:

After getting a few suggestions of what it could stand for, I googled it with the words "social secutiry" and came up with some interesting webpages.


Added by Michael John Neill on September 4, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Research for Coastal NC

Hey everybody and Happy Labor Day weekend,

I am working on a project that involves the history and architect of the coast of NC. It begins at the furthest northern point (Knotts Island area) to the furthest southern point (Sunset Point area). I am including the inner banks which would include east of Hwy 13/17 starting at Corapeake traveling south towards Washington on Hwy 17 towards New Bern, Wilmington, and Shallotte going all the way to Carolina Shores (it’s near… Continue

Added by Debra Boswell Phelps on September 4, 2009 at 6:53am — No Comments

One reason behind the new FamilySearch Record Search pilot makeover

Y'all might have noticed that just a couple days ago the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot took on a new look - new fonts, new color scheme, new layout - that sort of thing. Scared me, at first, to tell the truth, fearing that I was going to have to figure out how to get all those great indexed records and images all over again! But a quick perusal calmed my fears, that it's still the same Record Search Pilot site, with a minor cosmetic makeover, and just a couple other… Continue

Added by tami osmer glatz on September 3, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

No time to Hunt

Hey All,

Well school is back in session and have been really swamped the last two weeks. Hoping to go graveyard hunting this weekend and work on a story that someone sent me for Graveyard Rabbits of Wichita County Texas. Long weekend coming up, so hoping to get a lot accomplished.

Added by Robin R. Cordell-Inge on September 3, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Let's begin with the Rucker family

I have dusted off my old Rucker Family info and plan to get down to the serious business of documenting the Rucker family. I have quite a bit of information on the family but most of it has been unproven as far as tying into my line. This all changed this past Sunday when I met a cousin at the Barker Family Reunion. This gentleman shares my Rucker line and gave me verbal confirmation that my great great grandmother Rucker does indeed tie into the Rucker family I have been collecting info for… Continue

Added by S Ison Ratcliff on September 2, 2009 at 8:37pm — No Comments


Besides going to the Reunion, I took some genealogy along, wassn't as organized as I should have been. Actually I almost didn't get to go. My Husband was put into the hospital on Friday, he insisted I go, had he not been in the hospital and at home I would not have gone. He is home now and doing much better.

My side of the family is from the Denver area and a good many of them are buried in three of the main cemetaries, Riverside, Fairmont and Crown Hill. Fortunately I did call ahead… Continue

Added by carol bartholomew on September 2, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Going Home, High School Reunions,

This last weekend I ventured from very rural Wyoming, our town Rock River population 250 to the big, big, big city of Denver, Colorado for my 40th High School Reunion. Go North.

This is a fairly big deal as the only real traffic we see up here is maybe 4 or 5 cars as we go to Laramie, unless its game day. So getting on the interstate is, for me a bit stressfull, thank goodness it was a weekend. I got to Denver and got onto Wadsworth Blvd. which is a fairly familar road for me, and… Continue

Added by carol bartholomew on September 2, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

George Emerson, Forty Niner

A photo, early 1950's, of Carrie (Batchelder) Allen wearing the gold nugget, surrounded by her descendants

George Emerson’s parents were from New Hampshire, raised in Milford and removing to South Boston, Massachusetts sometime soon after their marriage in 1810. George was born in 1817, and married Mary Esther Younger in 1845. He was listed as a “boot and shoe worker.” This young family had two babies by the time gold was found in… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 2, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

A breakthrough...

There's nothing like having a breakthrough. Yes, I have located cousins!!! These are cousins from my paternal grandfather's side of the family - Woohoo!

I can't erase the smile from my face, this is awesome. I can't wait to talk more with them. Hopefully, they have pictures that I don't have. Ohhhh, the possibilities!

Added by Pam McCreary on September 2, 2009 at 9:34am — 3 Comments

FamilySearch Record Search 2.0 released

Record Search 2.0, the newest version of FamilySearch's rapidly increasing database of images from the FamilySearch Indexing project has a new look and and a completely different homepage.

The changes to the program include the following, quoting from the FamilySearch Labs blog:

Added by James Tanner on September 2, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

Dakota Memories Oral History Project

The Dakota Memories Oral History Project’s (DMOHP) mission is to preserve

the history and heritage of the second- and third-generation Germans from

Russia. Since the project’s 2005 inception, organizers have focused on

childhood memories and family relationships. In short, we chronicle what it

was like growing up German-Russian on the Northern Plains.

Dakota Memories Oral History…

Added by Stefani Twyford on September 2, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments


Date: 2009-11-28
streamed on the internet! Ball State University Libraries
Archives and Special Collections is now home to an excellent
online oral history resource. In 2007, more than forty veterans
were interviewed at a reunion of the 376th Heavy Bombardment


Added by Stefani Twyford on September 2, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

My primary family names

Heeder (heder)

Added by Alona Ruth Farnsworth Heeder on September 2, 2009 at 3:54am — No Comments

Two Hundred Years Ago

Well now this is a challenge. One hundred years ago my ancestors were well established in Ontario. Where were they two hundred years ago. It is hard sometimes to describe Upper Canada as it was two hundred years ago. It was a British colony and utterly dependant on Britain. The majority of the people in Upper Canada were what we call United Empire Loyalists. Population was centered around the Niagara and Kingston. London did not exist. The Talbot Settlement along Lake Erie was just getting… Continue

Added by William Bruce Hillman on September 1, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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