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From Millenia Legacy Family Tree, 23 Dec 2013:

2014 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Schedule announced

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From the March 2014 issue of the Fresno County Genealogical Society's The Jotted Line newsletter:  

Free Online Books from the Ulster-Scots Community Network.  
The Ulster-Scots Community Network (USCN) is a representative umbrella organization with over 400 member groups that promote awareness and understanding of thew Ulster-Scots tradition in history, language and culture. The USCN has published a number of books concerning the lives of those in Scotland, Ulster, and their descendants throughout the world. Best of all, electronic versions of the documents are available free of charge at http://ulster-scots.com/publications.
From the KERNGEN email of 9 Mar 2014:  

New Genealogy Blog Launcheshttp://o.aolcdn.com/cdn.webmail.aol.com/38430/images/common/space.gif:  

Genealogy by Barry

 Genealogy by Barry includes content from Barry J. Ewell’s eight-plus years in genealogy and family history mentoring and conference presentations. Each month new and fresh material will be added to the blog amongst the 10 categories which include:

Digitizing. This category will introduce articles covering all aspects of digitizing and preserving you family history.

2. F
amily Treasures (Book). This category will provide an in-depth overview of Barry’s book: Family Treasures, 15 Lessons, Tips and Tricks for Discovering Family History. You can also find sample chapters of the book.

Genealogy Research.This category will include articles providing research guidance, tips and tricks to successfully finding your family.

Genealogy Webinars.This category provides past recordings of the most popular webinars that Barry J. Ewell has conducted. Each webinar averages one hour in length.

Inspirational. This category provides research stories from fellow genealogists, some of Barry’s personal experiences, and genealogy quotes to inspire your research.

Writing History. This category will provide guidance, tips and tricks to successfully researching, interviewing, writing and sharing individual, personal and family histories.
7. Slideshow Series.This category will introduce eight slideshow series that support and expand knowledge shared in other blog categories. The 550-plus slideshow episodes are a sampling of the resources that can be found on MyGenShare.com.

Video Series. This category will introduce video instruction hosted by Barry J. Ewell that supports and expands on knowledge shared in other blog categories. The 130-plus video episodes are a sampling of the resources that can be found on MyGenShare.com.

Using Software.This category features two slideshow series specifically design to provide instruction and support in using software that genealogist often use. You will find a series on Photoshop Elements and Audacity (Audio Editing).

Forgotten Recipes. This category is about sharing cookbooks and recipes of your ancestors. Find 2,400-plus recipes across 23 sub-categories. Renew the powerful memories of smell, taste, and sharing food. Remember the traditions that linked generations. Recipes in this sampling represent over 50 cookbooks from 1832 to 1928 and are represented exactly as they were presented in in the original cookbook. No correction has been made for grammar, spelling, or punctuation. The recipes are provided for your enjoyment. If you choose to try any recipes, you do so at your own risk without guarantee of satisfaction.

Kindest regards,
Barry J. Ewell
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From the Federation of Genealogical Society's March 2014 VOICE Newsletter:

The digitized collection of Hillsborough County, Florida Naturalization Certificates covers from 1895 to 1906, excluding 1897/8, and is now online at the University of South Florida Library's Special Collections website. This collection consists of digital copies of Hillsborough County Naturalization documents, including declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, and naturalization certificates. The entire collection is searchable.You can access the collection by visiting the USF Library's website here. Click on the Special Collections link on the bar near the top of the screen and choose Browse All Digital Collections A-Z from the drop-down menu. Select Hillsborough County Naturalization Records from the list. Alternately, you can go directly to the collection by using this link. You can search or browse the records.


From Mocavo's 21 March Mocavo Blog :

5 Valuable Websites for British Research  from Michael J. Leclerc's Genealogy News 

BMDRegisters.co.uk  --

This site provides access to material from more than a dozen record groups at TNA for non-Anglican individuals. This is a pay-per-view website. Credits cost 50p each (about  US $.82). You must purchase 10, 20, or 40 credits at a time. Searching is free. You can search by forename and/or surname. You can use wildcards and/or fuzzy search. You can limit your search to an event type. The advance search costs 1 credit and allows you to limit the search to a single record group, and add a place name and/or year for the event.

The Association of British Counties  --

The website offers a great deal of information, but the most valuable to genealogists is the Gazetteer of British Place Names. The gazeteer contains more than 50,000 names of places of all size. Results provide the historic county name, the administrative county name, the district, police area, and U.K. country. There is also a link to a modern map showing the town with the historical county boundaries overlaid on it.

Deceased Online  --

The database includes the names of millions of people buried or cremated in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The searchable database is linked to images of the original registers.  Not only will you find information about the deceased, but details on the grave owner, other burials in the grave, pictures of some graves and memorials, and maps showing the locations of graves and memorials. Records date from 1850 to modern times. Searching is free, but you must purchase vouchers to view results. It costs between £1.50–2.00 (about US $2.50–3.30). The site recently launched an annual unlimited-access subscription for £89 (about US $147).

Society of Genealogists  --

If you can’t get to the library in person, you can utilize the society’s Search and Copy Service to have documents copied and sent to you. You can check indexes to their documents and pedigree collections to see if there is any information on surnames you are interested in. The Society is also digitizing many of their collections and making them available online for members.  Among the valuable data online are marriage licenses, Boyd’s indexes, local histories, parish registers, monumental inscriptions, poll books, will extracts and indexes, apprenticeships and more. Membership is £50 or £32 (about US $53) for overseas members.

Richard Heaton’s Index to Digitalised British and Irish Newspapers Online  --

The index is divided geographically into England (except London), London, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Each section is subdivided by city/town name and country name. It provides the publication title (and any variant titles), the name of the online collection where it can be found (with direct links to many of them, the format, whether it was free or pay, as well as the start and end dates. Some of the entries include additional comments.

From the Indiana Historical Society's Fall/Winter 2013 issue of CONNECTIONS: The Hoosier Genealogist:

Crawfordville, Indiana Land Office Index is available online. New material is now available through the Indiana State Digital Archives. The Crawfordville Land Office Index includes more than 38,000 records of public land purchases.

Collections by County Page available from the Indiana State Library is now complete. Click a county to see the library's holdings relating to that county.

Archives.com has released 4.6 million records from the Evangelical Luthern Church in America's birth, marriage and death records collection - records that have never before been available online.

Fold3 by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who have served. All visitors may research millions of original documents, most found nowhere else on the web, including Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II and Vietnam War collections.
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