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November 2011 Blog Posts (13)

MyHeritage Acquires and to Enter US Market

MyHeritage, which claims to be the most popular family network on the web, has acquirited, Inc., maker of the family history content sites and This is MyHeritage's seventh and largest acquisition since 2007.

MyHeritage’s 'Smart Matching' technology empowers users to find relatives and explore their family history. With all family information stored in a secure site, MyHeritage enables users to place and share family photos, and…


Added by William Douglas on November 26, 2011 at 6:14am — No Comments

Looking for your Swedish roots?

I can help you!

As a Professional Genealogist with 29 years of experience with genealogical research, I now also offer my services to US residents.

If you are interested in finding out more about your Swedish ancestry, I can conduct a basic genealogical survey with a simple line of descent, starting with your great grandfather/mother that left Sweden for USA, and tracing back the Swedish heritage.

I offer services for 3, 4 or 5 generations basic ancestral research…


Added by Niklas Lindberg on November 25, 2011 at 3:19am — No Comments

Thanksgiving is Here, Are you Ready?


  Thanksgiving is here and are you ready?

  The turkey is plucked and in the pan.

  The sage stuffing is smelling so grand.

  The cranberries are ground 

  The spices and oranges are found.

  The casseroles, prepared in the 

  oldest of pans

  The pies are prepared and 

  ready for their fans. 


  The company is invited and the time has arrived.


   Blessed Thanksgiving to All and Enjoy the…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 23, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

SCIAMANDA Family Are YOU researching this family?



  A post just in on Genealogy Blog stating that a trunk of letters, documents and family items are found in this trunk that showed up at shop that deals in older things.  Documents in French and Italian maybe.

 Two names deciphered were:  Dom and Eric SCIAMANDA.

Contact  Deana 509 448 9359.    Shop Owner to discuss data.



Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Two Brick Wall Dead Ends- Where Next?

In my 35+ years of genealogy researching I have had two brick walls that I can't seem to overcome. Both involve surname changes and both changes occurred in early 1800's making it very difficult to find help.

My first one involves my mother's side of the family. Her father was a King. Her greatgrandfather King was Edward King and, from all census records, he was born approximately around 1808. One record shows he was born in Campbell County, Va. There were Kings in that county at that…


Added by Doug Kretzer on November 21, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

My Brickwall Ancestor: George Clark, born circa 1881

I'm trying to find info on my grandfather, George Clark. My paternal grandmother was Estelle "Stella" Prickett, b. 1880, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa. George may have been born in Illinois as there is a reference to this on a census page for my father. Obtaining his sister's SS-5 did not prove fruitful as she lists the name of their stepfather in the space for father.


Added by Randy Clark on November 21, 2011 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Thanksgiving Edition


 Thinking about the answers to the questions Randy Seaver poised, comes with these responses.

 a.  Which ancestor are you most thankful for, and why?

My first Ancestor because I am here.

b.  Which author…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 20, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments

Photographs or Snapshots?

My father, Martin Elkort, is a collected and noteworthy photographer. His body of work, shot during a period of enormous possibility in our country, evokes feelings of both excitement and nostalgia in those that view and collect his photographs. Since my dad has become collectible, I’ve been to many of his shows and talked to gallery owners and collectors about his work and their own collections. The question always comes up whether I…


Added by Stefani Twyford on November 18, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments

My research begins

Being new to family tree research I had to spend quite a while finding the correct method of going about this without spending tons of money being a student I simply couldn't afford it. 


I began by asking family members, and managed to uncover the whereabouts of my great, great granddad, who actually came from Yorkshire in England. My family tree so far has dated back 6 generations. I plan to use this information and record it in a database, then build out a family tree…


Added by Arthur Burns on November 16, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Ada Sipuel FIsher Inductee OU School of Law

share the video, it’s now posted on the OU Law website homepage. Here is a direct link:


Added by Beverly Kirk on November 15, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Getting That Personal History Captured – NOW

I have a new client that I just started working with. One of my customs is to request an invitation to dinner with the family before I start work. This gives me an excellent opportunity to study the social dynamics of each family. I get the opportunity to see them interact with each other in a relaxed atmosphere. I also request to be seated next to the subject(s) so I can see how easy they are to engage in conversation, what their memory is like and other communication traits. This helps me…


Added by Stefani Twyford on November 6, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Glasgow's 1st World War dead listed online

200,000 men from Glasgow enlisted into the army or navy during the 1st World War.

Almost 18,000 never returned; they lost their lives on land, sea or in a few cases, in the air. Of these, 401 served in the Canadian forces.181 in the Australian and 44 in New Zealand's forces. Two even served in the Egyptian Camel Corps.

The Roll of Honour was first collated in 1922. It has now been made available online.…


Added by William Douglas on November 4, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

The Vosburgh Headstone Investigation

I recently blogged about the headstone marker I had seen at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis for a Mary Cecelia, and how I came to find out that she was the same as Beulah Abrams (Moore) Vosburgh.  Our family had never known Aunt Beu to go by any other name besides Beulah, so it was quite a surprise to find her death certificate, burial, and even census records listing her as Mary Cecelia. 

You can read the full blog here ... and if you have any ideas why or any relation to the…


Added by P. Davidson-Peters on November 1, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments

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