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September 2010 Blog Posts (33)

Princess Kaiulani Movie out on DVD

The independent film "Princess Ka'iulani" I reviewed last May on this blog post ( ) is finally being released on DVD today, September 14th, 2010, in stores and online. You can read about it more at this link at Amazon…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 14, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

Newest obituary collections added - 9-14-2010

Hi all,

Below you will find the latest obituary collections added since the last list.

To search for your surnames, be sure to use the searchbox that has the watermark and the name of the county on the search button. Other search boxes may be a sponsor.

A complete list of collections can be found at…


Added by Bill Cribbs on September 14, 2010 at 8:11am — No Comments status and update

Indications are that FamilySearch must be getting closer to releasing the new version of their

website. This last week or so, a banner appeared on the original site

inviting users to try the new beta version. There is also an invitation

on the FamilyHistory Library startup page to try the beta version of the

Family History Library Catalog which is incorporated in the beta site.

The beta site for… Continue

Added by James Tanner on September 12, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

what area would they have sailed from ??

Hi everyone
In the 1840's if you lived around Crossmolina in Northern Ireland were would you have set sail to go to Canada ? Now Killala Bay is not far or would they have traveled to other ports?I can't find any ships that would have sailed from Killala Bay ! can anyone help? Thanks

Added by Diane Warren on September 12, 2010 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

searching howland

My mother is Elsie Howland Copp born 1920. Her father was Thomas Stanley Howland born 1894 in New Bedford Mass. His father was Henry D. Howland married to Annie M. Simpson. That's as far back as I know for sure. What I'm trying to do is find out if my lineage goes back to the Mayflower. I am new at this and not really sure what to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Added by connie simonow on September 10, 2010 at 2:10pm — 10 Comments

History Street Cred

My historical "street cred" is strong in California. My ancestors were among the first Spanish/Mexican settlers in my home state of California, so you may be able to understand both my interest and my quest to always "know more" since my "roots" are so deep in California history. Many of the following ancestors' sons also served at California Presidios, gained grants to rancho lands; many of their daughters married into the same or other Spanish/Californio families.

Many of these men… Continue

Added by William S Dean on September 10, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Researching in the Oberkaufungen Kirchbücher

The amount of information contained in these Churchbooks gradually increases from very minimal in 1573, to quite a lot by 1830. For example, the first page in the first volume containing the first 26 Baptismal Records of a total of 41 for the year 1573, the very first… Continue

Added by Mitchell Staude on September 10, 2010 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Connecting the Research to the Genealogist

A while back, I wrote a post about connecting the genealogist to the

research. Now, I am going to turn that around and talk about another

side of the issue, connecting the research to the genealogist. In other

words, how do we get the information we find out to the genealogical

community without being lost in the background noise of the Internet?

A article from Ancestry Magazine from November/December 2000 called

"Share and Beware -- Sharing Genealogy in the… Continue

Added by James Tanner on September 10, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

Problems communicating my family tree.

When I first started to research my family tree I wisely wrote down every entry I heard from family, I researched the usual places online and found dates and names to fill in my tree, my data became a menagerie. So I read how to organize the mess you see, then I wondered how to communicate this book across the sea. Now I searched for templates and discovered many but unfortunately I needed dollars a plenty you see. . Each…


Added by Gail Ann Gruszka Reitz on September 9, 2010 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Generations of "the girls"

Sometimes it's interesting to put the photographs together and see the resemblances and differences. These are photos of "the girls" of my family.

Great niece, Victoria (2010):

Her grandmother, my baby sister, Maggie (about 1956):…


Added by William S Dean on September 9, 2010 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Doing Homework

I just spent 2 hours helping my 8 year old grandson do his homework, he likes to twiddle between answers, could this be a early indication of procrastination. I guess he has inherited it from his grandma. I love to procastinate when I have to do things I dont want to do. I wonder how many other of my quirks he has inherited? I guess I need to be more observant and I just might find out.

Nite all.

Added by Gail Ann Gruszka Reitz on September 8, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Lies, Damned Lies, and Genealogy

While it's rarely a challenge outside of old Spanish/Mexican genealogy, the idea of social caste strongly rears its "old school" head when dealing with the complexities of European (Spanish), mestizo, creole, mulatto, indio, and the numerous variations of how much percentage you are of one or another.

I was reminded of the challenge recently when contacted by a possible relative for more information. She had traced her ancestry to the second… Continue

Added by William S Dean on September 2, 2010 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Join us for a webinar on September 15 - Mapping Software for Genealogists

Join us for our first-ever live webinar on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 2:00PM EDT. The webinar, Mapping Software for Genealogists will cover essential software tools: AniMap (U.S. & Canada), Centennia (Europe & Middle East), and Map My Family Tree (entire world), and maybe even a Legacy Family Tree tip or two.

Registration is free but space is limited.

In this 30 minute…


Added by Geoff Rasmussen on September 1, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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