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Maps and genealogy = big topic. So let's narrow it down to the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and its database, the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). How can these federal resources help your U.S. genealogy research? A few days ago I found a record for a family member that stated he lived in [...]

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It's the third Tuesday of the month, so it's time to join the #ChronAmParty on Twitter. Libraries participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program select and tweet vintage newspaper stories from Chronicling America using the hashtag #ChronAmParty. It's a great idea to bring attention to a wonderful resource for free digital newspapers. Perhaps you'll find [...]

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Today's post is about finding the birth and baptism of Anna Schumann, my great-grandmother, from Freienwalde, Pomerania, Prussia. The names, birth and baptism dates of her three siblings, the names of her parents, and more, were also found on the same roll of now digitized microfilm. Searching for Anna Schumann Not a lot to go [...]

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Today's post is about Google Maps and Uncommunicative Records. I only wish I'd thought of this work-around sooner for place research. I've had a love-hate relationship with turn-of-the-(20th)-century Cook County marriage licenses for years now. To put it as elegantly as possible, they bite. In general, the information is limited to: •    Groom’s name, age [...]

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In 2010, I started searching for McFadzean ancestors in Ayrshire, Scotland. More specifically, I'm searching for my husband's great-great-grandmother Janet McFadzean Mackie, in Kilbirnie. Her maiden name was spelled McFadden in U.S. records. Initially, when I searched Scottish records for the surname spelled McFadden, I had zero results. As I've worked on this line over the [...]

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Need help reading faded handwriting? When archivists encounter faded documents in archives or libraries, it can be a challenge just to read the print or handwriting. Here are some solutions if you need help reading faded handwriting in original documents, on microfilm, or in a digital file. And I don't get to say this [...]

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Fifteen thousand people gathered to hear the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. RootsTech keynote address in person. Countless others followed the live stream. And we were all rewarded with a presentation full of insight and laughter, plus a call to action. This is quite simply the best genealogy presentation I have ever heard. And if you [...]

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From my presentation at RootsTech 2018, here are Three Tips for Organizing Genealogy Research Files. Genealogists create lots of digital files in the course of their research. Some are downloads, some are scans of paper records in our research collections. But all of them need consistent processing if future search results are going to [...]

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HaploMaps Interactive Genetic Genealogy Maps can help you learn more from your DNA results. Results coming in from all those kits purchased for the holidays? Haplomaps.com plots your DNA results using Google Maps to help you better understand your DNA results. Using HaploMaps Interactive Genetic Genealogy Maps Haplomaps.com's motto is "Interactive Genetic Genealogy Maps to Better Visualize [...]

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Have you used Civil War veterans G.A.R. resources in your genealogy research? At its peak in 1890, 409,489 Civil War veterans belonged to the G.A.R., or Grand Army of the Republic. If you have an ancestor who was an honorably discharged Union soldier, try searching for G.A.R. records. About the Grand Army of the Republic Anthony Waskie [...]

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