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November 2012 Blog Posts (23) Launches New Web Site

Online Newspaper Web Site Offers a High-Quality Collection of Digitized and Completely Searchable…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 29, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

MyHeritage acquires and raises $25m in new funding round

Family history network buys rival and advances international expansion with new funds


LOS ANGELES, California, PROVO, Utah & TEL AVIV, Israel – November 28, 2012 – MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, announced today it has acquired long-time rival…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 28, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

War of 1812 Pension Digitization Fund Receives Generous $250,000 Donation

FamilySearch Adds to Genealogy Community Fundraising Effort

November 27, 2012 – Austin,…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 28, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

New Book on Scottish Genealogy Research

I have published a book on Scottish Genealogy Research, called In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors. The book is booklet sized and covers a variety of topics. Here are the table of contents: • Starting Your Search                         ...
•Scottish Marriages
•Scottish Naming Pattern      …

Added by christine woodcock on November 28, 2012 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Rabbi Isaac Herzog.

Hello everyone,I am researching Isaac Herzog,the first Chief Rabbi of the Irish Free State and I would be grateful if anyone has any info,thank you all.

Added by Robert Hallion on November 28, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments

NGS 2013 Family History Conference Program Online


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 27, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Franklin Cornelius HOFFMAN son of Sanford


Franklin was born 26 June 1860 Greene Co. PA and died June  1940 in Wheatland , Wyoming was carried back by train to Iowa for burial next to his wife. Mom was expecting me and she could not go. It broke her heart. 

Franklin Cornelius Hoffman, son of Sanford and Rachel Plants Hoffman raised three children:

Robert, Grace and Cecil Leroy. Their mother was Samantha Abigail DuVall, also born in PA near Franklin.

Mom always called him Grandpa Frank.  The  man…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Data for 15 more Scottish cemeteries added to Deceased Online


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 26, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

Gift Options For Family Researchers Abound

This week marks the beginning of the holiday gift-giving season. Perhaps you are wondering what you might give to a fellow family history researcher or genealogist, or maybe your family and friends are asking you for hints.

Simple, practical gifts include a disposable camera to take to cemeteries, a package of photo paper, mini-cassette recorder for archive research or interviewing relatives, vinyl-coated paper clips, acid-free file folders and archival-safe, acid free and lignin-free…


Added by Stefani Twyford on November 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New RootsMagic 6 Software Released

Latest Version of Genealogy and Family Tree Software Now Available to the Public

SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — November 19, 2012 — RootsMagic, Inc. today announced…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 23, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

George Hallion Royal Irish Rifles

I was just looking back over some old research and I came across a record of my grandfather from WWI.In the record it stated he had been charged with "leaving his post",this was while he was in hospital in England after been wounded in the Battle of the Somme.He was gone for 2 hrs,unfortunately it doesn't say where he went but my thoughts are he slipped out of the hospital…


Added by Robert Hallion on November 20, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments houses new community support site


We’re pleased to announce the launch of’s new…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 19, 2012 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

Photo Preservation Reminder In The Wake of Hurricane Sandy

I was watching some news coverage of Hurricane Sandy a few days ago and there was a woman standing on the site of what was once her home, holding a battered and soggy wedding photo of her parents. She was sobbing, saying this was the only photo she could find of her parents. It was painful to watch. For years, I have been writing about the need to protect heirloom property such as photos and scrapbooks. I can’t recall where I read this but insurance companies report that the number one loss…


Added by Stefani Twyford on November 16, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Mocavo Announces Free Scanning Service

It always seems like there aren't enough hours in the day or enough days in the week, doesn't it? Take a look around you. Do you have piles of research laying around? Old books…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 15, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

The search for the "Hallion's" worldwide.

Hello everyone,I have a lot of info on the Dublin branch of the "Hallion" family so if anyone has info to share please contact me here,thanks,Bob Hallion.

Added by Robert Hallion on November 14, 2012 at 2:46am — No Comments remembers the fallen with New Military Records releases three new military datasets for the first time containing lists of more than 35,000 British and Dominion…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 13, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Sanford Huffman ( HOFFMAN) Civil War Service and Thomas Neal's

Sanford HOFFMAN and Thomas H Neal (Phebe's husband)

U.S. Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976 Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monroe

Counties , Ia. 

Pg 682 Ex-Soldiers Sailors and Marines

      West Virginia Continued

Name                                Rank                                 Co.            Present Post Office Address

Sanford Hoffman                Private                          …


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 11, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

George Franklin

George C. Franklin was born November 1849 in McDowell County, NC.

He married Emily Griffin on January 15, 1871 in McDowell County, NC. No one knows for sure where George was before he got married, but a George of about the same age shows up in the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Madison County, NC. In their marriage record it states George's parents to be Ezekiel and Dianna…


Added by Marisa on November 10, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Family Tree Magazine Seeks Beginning Genealogy Blogger

Family Tree Magazine is seeking a genealogy newbie to become our next Family Tree Firsts…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 6, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

John Doidge Elizabeth Woodman


This is not an advert. It is a very kind entry which took up some time:  I hope it is of interest to a lot of readers. 

This site is the only one which has actually covered these two extremely important persons.  If one reads the or Devon Records, you get a totally wrong impression.  I note that Victor Cowling often mentions these names.  However in that era no…


Added by William R Doidge on November 6, 2012 at 4:14am — 1 Comment

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