Gleanings from Genealogical Societies
and Genealogy Magazines across the USA
From Millenia Legacy Family Tree, 23 Dec 2013:
2014 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Schedule announced
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From the Ancestry.com Learning Center:
Learning about the history and what resources are available for the places your ancestor lived can give your research a solid boost. The Ancestry.com State Research Guide series includes historical background, a chronology, helpful information on census and vital record availability, highlighted collection for that place on Ancestry.com, and links to important resources beyond Ancestry.com.
Ancestry.com will be continuing to add states throughout 2014, so if they don't have your ancestor's state yet, stay tuned.
From the July 2014 issue of The Jotted Line newsletter from the Fresno County Genealogical Society:
ANCESTRY.COM ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGES. Ancestry.com has announced that several of its areas will no longer be accessible as of September 5, 2014. Closing down, or being "retired" will be MyFamily, My Canvas, Mundia, and their Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Also, Genealogy.com will be converted to "read only" format and will not accept any new uploads effective Sept. 5th. Those in the DNA programs have the option, for a small fee, to transfer their tests to another company. There are more details available in the June 4 press release posted on blogs.ancestry.com. For each area, there is a series of questions with a drop-down discussion of how to transfer (if applicable), get refunds, etc.
Binns Genealogy has Virginia county tax records for two missing census years, 1790 and 1800. These records will whet your appetite to look further into Virginia tax records, complete after 1782.
Dinwiddie County, Virginia has land tax records from 1782 until 1875. Tax records survived at the state level when most of the Dinwiddie County records burned prior to the 1830's.
=======================================================================================From the Immigrant Genealogical Society's August 2014 NEWSLETTER:
For passenger lists dated after 1892 there may be markings, codes or annotations written on the forms. To learn the meanings of these scribblings Marion L Smith, Historian for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, has written "Manifest Markings: A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations". It is found on the webpage of JewishGen, Inc.
When researching your immigrant ancestors in the U.S. to find clues to the person's home village in Europe, you may be studying the Federal census data. To know more about how the answers to census questions were recorded, you will want to study the guidelines used by the enumerators.
From Mocavo News email of 24 July 2014:
Your Ancestors' Headlines: Unlock Mocavo's Newspaper Archive. As a valued Community Member, you enjoy free access to more than 2 million newspaper pages at Mocavo. Not only do they provide insights into historic events that touched the lives of our ancestors, they can also contain specific information about our family members. Published announcements can document events such as births, deaths, obituaries, engagements, and weddings; articles about social events, appointments to companies, legal notices, etc. can provide rich contextual details about your ancestors’ lives. What are you waiting for, discover the headlines that shaped the lives of your ancestors now. Unlock hiatory's biggest headlines in society's most popular newspaper publications such as the New York Times. Find details about your ancestors in thousands of local newspaper publications. Trace the lives of your ancestors with local and nationwide publications that range from 1700 to 2014.
From GenealogyBank News email of August 2014:
Monthly Update:GenealogyBank Just Added 6 Million More Records!
Here are some of the details about our most recent U.S. newspaper additions:
From the 6 August 2014 issue of Legacy News:
Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors - free webinar by Mark Lowe now online for limited time
If you have Tennessee ancestors (or Kentucky, or Virginia, or North Carolina) you need to watch this webinar! The recording of today's webinar, "Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors" by J. Mark Lowe is now available to view for free for a limited time at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/.
View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.comIf you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of "Researching Your Tennessee Ancestors" is now available to view in our webinar archives for free for a limited time.Visit http://www.familytreewebinars.com/ to watch.
From the 8 August 2014 issue of Legacy News:
Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads - free webinar by Lisa Alzo now online for limited time
The recording of today's webinar, "Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads" by Lisa Alzo is now available to view for free for a limited time at http://www.familytreewebinars.com/. If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 32 minute recording of "Research Recharge - Turning Old Clues into New Leads" is now available to view in their webinar archives for free for a limited time. It is also available to our monthly or annual Webinar Members for the duration of your membership. Visit http://www.familytreewebinars.com/ to watch.
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From the 14 August 2014 Mocavo blog:
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