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September 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Creating an Oral History to Capture and Preserve Unique Life Stories

First of all, what is oral history? Put simply it is a collection of testimonies by living persons to record their unique life stories. They are not based on gossip, hearsay or rumors. Instead, oral histories are chronicles of direct observations as told by the people who witnessed the events or lived through the experiences being described. They are taken straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.

This can be a great way of capturing the life and times of your family, close…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on September 29, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

California Research, A Great Site and Greater Resources

California Research, A Great Site and Greater Resources 

Having recently found this site and shared information with Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Forensic Genealogist, and Speaker.

Wishing to share this information with those not already exposed.  It seems almost daily there is new  data to be found if one just goes looking.  

The real cool thing about this site is  it expands to other states. This is just highlighting the California Links given, some…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 27, 2012 at 11:33am — 4 Comments

Genrous Genealogists ( replacement for the RAOGK)

I am pleased to announce that  we have a  new site  as replacement of  Random Act of Genealogical Kindness

www.generousgenealogists.com



We are live for a week now and already 200 volunteers from all over the world have singed up to help researchers with their search for ancestors and all for free of course.



it is a proper website with country forums…

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Added by Annemarie on September 20, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

My Louisiana Roots of Kentucky

A paternal fourth cousin and me have been coyly corresponding via email. We first met on a DNA site called 23 and me in which a participant submits a test tube of their saliva and the company electronically sends the autosomal results of the individual's ancestral origins. An autosomal test will show both maternal and paternal relatives in a persons ancestry. Fortunately, I was able to talk my dad into performing a test, my mom having been deceased years ago. This fourth cousin matches me on…

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Added by victori bass on September 15, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Separating De Graffenried from the Wheat, and the Bells

Oliver BELL *Interview with Oliver Bell* --Ruby Pickens Tartt, Livingston__ALABAMA _DE BES' FRIEND A NIGGER EVER HAD_ "I was borned on De Graffenreid Place," he said, "nine miles west of Livingston-Boyd Road. My mother was Luella De Graffenreid an' my pappy was Edmund De Graffenreid. Den dey changed my name to BELL. I had one brother, Nat, an' two sisters, Jestina, and CLARA. I has 'bout sixteen chilluns, all born on de same place an' most of dem is livin' dere…

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Added by victori bass on September 15, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Data for New York Research.. Thanks Robert Sullivan History Archivist

As of last week's update, the obituary index at the Schenectady

Digital History Archive now contains just under 89,000 citations.



a href="http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/vitalrecords/deaths/index.html">http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/vitalrecords/deaths/index.html>



In addition to current and historical Schenectady County newspapers,

the index also includes recent years of papers covering the counties

of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga,…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 13, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Looking For A Picture Of My Dad, Clyde Elmo Fillerman

HI, MY NAME IS ELOISE KAY FILLERMAN, I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE A PICTURE OF MY DAD, HIS NAME IS CLYDE ELMO FILLERMAN, HE WAS BORN JAN.25, 1911 IN QUINCY, ADAMS CO., ILLINOIS, I AM ALSO CHECKING TO FIND MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS' NAME, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME OUT IN THESE AREAS, MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS efillerman200@yahoo.com THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Added by Eloise Kay Fillerman on September 10, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

A Descendant of John Cornelius Scott b 1817 Kentucky d 1900 Lincoln, Harrison, MO

Cornelius (Franklin) SCOTT,  wife Ella WARDEN 

back Great Uncle Dan Scott, b 1880 whom I knew, Girl on far end is Inez Mae SCOTT, my Grandmother b 1892

girl in lap I think is Great Aunt Fern,b 1905 whom m Jasper Hampton. boy near GGrandfather is Harrison b 1895 (circus…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on September 6, 2012 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Hope Chest

A Hope Chest was originally used as a dowry. It was property that a woman owned and brought into her marriage. Some women could not find a suitable husband, for various factors; therefore, the dowry was used as a way of enticing a man into marriage.

The idea of a Hope Chest symbolizes so many hopes and dreams. It’s about seeing the future unfold before your very eyes and it’s about preserving a lifetime of memories and building a family legacy, a heritage. It’s a place where a young…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on September 3, 2012 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Findmypast.com Expands U.S. Records Collection

Findmypast.com Expands U.S. Records Collection

Newly added records gives users access to unparalleled resources…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on September 1, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Genealogy-themed fiction

I've been doing genealogy since I was 16. Something about learning what my ancestors' lives were like just drew me in and wouldn't let me go. So my new novel, which I describe as "genealogy-themed," is a natural extension of my love for family history. If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to go back in time and meet your ancestors and see the kind of life they led, I daresay you would be interested in this book.

 

Now available on Amazon for Kindle (and in print in a…

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Added by Katie Andrews Potter on September 1, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments

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