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- Updated 1871 Canadian Census Fri, 10 May 2013 21:32:00 EST
Library and Archives Canada has launched an updated version of the 1871 Canadian census. This is the first national census taken in Canada.
- Tips on How to Travel Light Fri, 10 May 2013 07:55:00 EST
Visiting an ancestral homeland, a far way archive, or a distant cemetery all involve travel. In this article, we look at specific tips on how to travel light. It can save time and money. Travelling light also provides a more enjoyable travel experience.
- A New Way to Find Obituaries Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:25:00 EST
GenealogyInTime Magazine has made another major upgrade to its free Genealogy Search Engine. The most recent enhancement is designed to make it quick and easy to find recent obituaries. Now instead of searching all over the internet for an obituary of a friend, family member or acquaintance, the Genealogy Search Engine will find it for you. Simply enter the name of the person in quotes into the search box. Many obituaries are indexed by the search engine within 24 hours of appearing on the internet.
- New St. Helena Records Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:28:00 EST
The British Librarys Endangered Archives Project has created a very interesting archive of colonial records for St. Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean (off the coast of Africa).
- 600,000 More Kent Parish Records Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:54:00 EST
FindMyPast.co.uk has added an additional 600,000 Kent parish records in addition to the 2 million East Kent parish records that were added earlier this month.
- Less Advertising More Genealogy Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:32:00 EST
At GenealogyInTime Magazine, we are always looking for ways to improve our user experience. It is part of our mandate to find new and innovative ways to help people connect with their ancestors. This week, we made two major changes to our website.
- UK World War I Army Service Records Fri, 5 Apr 2013 20:35:00 EST
FamilySearch.org has added a new collection of some 19.2 million images of World War I army service records dating from 1914 to 1920.
- New Search Results Page On Ancestry.com Fri, 17 May 2013 00:13:26 +0000
Have you logged on to Ancestry.com today and done any record searching? Then you probably noticed that we made some changes overnight to the search results page. This is part of our continued effort to improve performance on the site and the load time required for key pages. This also allows us to work towards… Read more
- AncestryDNA wins the Utah Innovation Award in consumer software and web services Wed, 15 May 2013 23:10:56 +0000
AncestryDNA was honored as the winner of the Utah Innovation Awards under the consumer software and web services category. Eight other innovation winners were also recognized in various categories from biotechnology to mechanical systems manufacturing. Finalists in the consumer software and web services category include LumiBook by School Improvement Network and MyCurrent by Overstock –… Read more
- Join Ancestry.com in Southern California for Three Days of Family History Wed, 15 May 2013 00:32:24 +0000
Just starting to build your family tree? Ready to take your research skills to the next level? Trying to break through some sticky brick walls? Then you won’t want to miss the . 2013 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Produced by the Southern California Genealogical Society June 7-9, 2013 Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, Burbank, California… Read more
- AncestryDNA honors moms this Mother’s Day with a DNA test that’s for women too Sun, 12 May 2013 06:45:13 +0000
Mother’s Day. It’s the perfect time to show the woman who made you who you are just how much you love her. And now, you can discover even more about who you are, who your mom is and about all the other moms in your family tree. Did you know that AncestryDNA is our newest,… Read more
- Finding Moms and Grandmoms in the Family Tree Fri, 10 May 2013 23:34:41 +0000
Sometimes it gets tricky chasing moms and great-grandmas through the family tree, particularly if Great-Grandma is hiding squarely behind a married name. Don’t give up. When you’re faced with the tough task of tracing an elusive female back through history, it pays to be persistent. You’ll find plenty of rewards by tracing female family lines.… Read more
- Jackie Robinson, Big Man on Any Campus Thu, 09 May 2013 23:08:24 +0000
How good was Jackie Robinson? So good that in high school, he even got written up in opponents’ yearbooks—after beating them: At Pasadena Junior College, he wowed folks in track, baseball, basketball, and football, the sport that led to his being dubbed the greatest individual athlete on the greatest… Read more
- Ancestry iOS App Gets Pedigree View and Photo Hints Mon, 06 May 2013 14:00:32 +0000
More discoveries can happen with our mobile app with the new Pedigree View and Photo Hints. Our Ancestry App is great wherever you go or wherever you are in today’s busy world. Whether at the train station, your couch, or at Aunt Edna’s house, take those moments to quickly view or add something to your… Read more
- Don’t Miss Ancestry Day Las Vegas on May 11th Fri, 03 May 2013 17:12:57 +0000
Join Ancestry.com’s Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan, for Ancestry Day Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11th at the LVH Convention Center. Come for a full-day of education and a chance to win fantastic door prizes throughout the day. The grand prize is a World Deluxe Membership and an AncestryDNA kit. Take advantage of the few remaining… Read more
- Making Contact: Surnames & Pedigrees Online and in the Society of Genealogists’ Library – Half-day Course 27 April Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:11:24 +0000
Once you’ve got back a few generations, one of the most important ways of making progress in your family history is making contact with others who have interests in the same surnames or perhaps even share some of your ancestors. Peter Christian will help you find what research may have been done before. Else Churchill...
- Little Italy: The Story of London’s Italian Quarter, a one-hour talk on 24 April Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:52:14 +0000
In the 19th century there grew to be such a concentration of Italians in one part of London that the area became known as “Little Italy”. Based on his book of the same name, Tudor Allen will talk about the fascinating story of the Italian quarter in Holborn from the time of the first Italian...
- London Parish Registers – Lecture on 17 April Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:57:39 +0000
Were your ancestors from London? Learn where the various parish registers are kept and how to best access them. A one-hour lecture with Geoff Swinfield on Wednesday, 17 April at 2pm, cost £6.00/£4.80 SoG members. This lecture must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members...
- Tracing European Ancestors from Beyond the Danube – a half-day workshop on 13 April Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:18:52 +0000
The session will mostly be of interest to those researching ancestry of families thought to have Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech or Ruthenian/Ukrainian ethnicity. The focus will be on how research in Eastern Europe differs from family history in the UK, Remote access to secular and religious sources, and databases. Practical advice and experience of visiting and...
- Family History Getaway: Breaking Further Through Brick Walls, a week-long intensive course 8-12 April Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:12:32 +0000
Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting a follow-up to its very successful five day extensive genealogy programme in its Library in London. Attendees on this course are expected to have either attended the first Getaway held last September or to have a a good and practical...
- 2.5 million criminal records to be published online for first time by Findmypast.co.uk Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:00:53 +0000
Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists, can be seen on Sky News on Wednesday 21 February (about 10.30ish) talking about the latest digital release of 2.5 million criminal records to be published online for first time by Findmypast.co.uk.
- Notes on Family History Sources at the the Caird Library, National Maritime Museum – and a report on our visit there, 30th January Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:33:03 +0000
It is not surprising that an island nation with centuries of maritime tradition should produce seafarers in so many families. The Society’s visit to the Caird Library at the Maritime Museum in Greenwich, demonstrated that with a “full house” of 18 Members and their guests; and so keen that they all arrived early! Then we...
- A Report of our Group Visit to the London Metropolitan Archives, 16 January Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:42:11 +0000
A visit to the London Metropolitan Archives Business Collections and Pension Archive may not sound the most stimulating afternoon out, but those members who did attend were treated to a glimpse of a treasure trove of historical and genealogical gems. It is easy to think of a business collection being little more than a list...