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From Millenia Legacy Family Tree, 23 Dec 2013:

2014 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Schedule announced

LogowhiteMillennia Corporation and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2014 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 52 classes from genealogy's leading educators (nearly 80 hours of free genealogy education) on topics ranging from genealogy technology to in-depth research methodologies and evidence analysis. Legacy Family Tree Webinars was awarded the Best Genealogy Education or Learning Experience by the About.com 2013 Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards.

Sign up for one or for all of them today (so you don't forget later) and you will receive a reminder email both one day and one hours prior to the live event. Brand new - sign up for multiple webinars at the same time by clicking here or visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

August 2014

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014

Webinar Brochure

Print the webinar brochure to share with your friends, genealogy society, or Family History Center.

FamilyTreeWebinars.com memberships

All live webinars are free, and their recordings are free to watch for the next 7 days. If you missed a previous webinar you can now have access to the entire archives (now more than 200 hours) and instructors' handouts (more than 500 pages) through a monthly or annual webinar membership. Click here for more information or to subscribe.

Add it to your Google Calendar

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From the Ancestry.com Learning Center:

Free State Research Guides

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.

          Alaska (02 January 2014)                    Arkansas (20 June 2014)                    California (08 January 2014)                    Connecticut (1 March 2014)

          Florida (27 March 2014)                     Georgia (25 November 2013)             Idaho (26 June 2014)                              Indiana (12 December 2013)  

          Kansas (29 January 2014)                   Kentucky (16 May 2014)                   Louisiana (18 April 2014)                         Maine (04 April 2014)

          Maryland (11 April 2014)                    Michigan (07 February 2014)              Minnesota (9 May 2014)                         Mississippi (6 June 2014)

          Nebraska (20 March 2014)                 New Mexico (22 January 2014)          New York (14 January 2014)                   Ohio (12 March 2014)

          Puerto Rico (10 June 2014)                 Oregon (12 February 2014)                 Rhode Island (23 May 2014)                   South Carolina (2 May 2014)

          Texas (25 November 2013)                Vermont (24 April 2014)                      Virginia (9 December 2013)                    Wisconsin (30 May 2014)

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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.  

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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.

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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.
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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:

  • A total of 42 newspaper titles from 19 U.S. states
  • 21 of these titles are newspapers added to GenealogyBank for the first time
  • Newspaper titles marked with an asterisk (*) are new to our online archives
  • We've shown the newspaper issue date ranges so that you can determine if the newly added content is relevant to your personal genealogy research
To see our newspaper archives' complete title lists, click here.
             

State

City

Title

Start Date

End Date

AL

Birmingham

Birmingham Courier*

08/19/1899

9/12/1903

AL

Cullman

Nord Alabama Colonist*

07/01/1881

07/01/1881

AK

Anchorage

Alaska Dispatch News*

7/10/2014

Current

AK

Anchorage

Alaska Dispatch*

10/15/2009

Current

CA

Marin

Sausalito Marin Scope*

9/16/2009

Current

CA

Novato

Novato Advance*

8/26/2009

Current

CA

San Francisco

Corriere del Popolo

1/4/1916

7/25/1935

CA

San Francisco

San Francisco Chronicle

12/5/1908

9/1/1927

CA

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram

4/6/1934

12/31/1937

CA

San Rafael

San Rafael News Pointer*

3/10/2010

Current

CT

Stamford

Stamford Advocate

4/5/1829

12/31/1841

GA

Macon

Macon Telegraph

5/1/1932

5/20/1934

GA

Marietta

Marietta Journal

4/14/1871

11/15/1990

GA

Toccoa

Toccoa Record*

6/24/2004

Current

ID

Boise

Idaho Statesman

8/16/1931

12/31/1933

IA

Perry

Perry Chief*

6/6/2014

Current

IA

Story City

Story City Herald*

6/11/2014

Current

KY

Lexington

Lexington Herald

10/4/1929

12/31/1930

LA

New Orleans

New Orleans States

6/1/1920

6/1/1920

MS

Biloxi

Daily Herald

1/21/1937

3/27/1937

NJ

Egg Harbor City

Egg Harbor Pilot

06/22/1872

07/20/1872

NY

New York

ArbeiterZeitung*

11/28/1874

05/19/1878

NY

New York

Cristoforo Colombo

02/04/1892

08/20/1892

NY

New York

Eco D'Italia*

01/01/1890

12/31/1896

NY

New York

Fiaccola*

9/5/1912

2/10/1921

NY

New York

Freiheit*

12/26/1903

12/26/1903

NY

New York

Fur Worker*

9/1/1917

4/1/1931

NY

New York

Progresso Italo-Americano

01/09/1886

12/27/1889

NY

New York

Vorwarts

1/2/1915

10/29/1921

NC

Charlotte

Charlotte Observer

6/1/1928

5/31/1929

NC

Greensboro

Greensboro Record

5/6/1908

5/6/1908

OH

Cleveland

Sendbote*

1/5/1927

6/26/1952

OR

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach Gazette*

5/2/2008

Current

OR

Hermiston

Hermiston Herald*

2/28/2001

Current

OR

Seaside

Seaside Signal*

3/25/2010

Current

SD

Aberdeen

Aberdeen American

11/5/1924

11/21/1924

SD

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Daily News

6/29/1911

1/23/2000

SD

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Journal

3/3/1922

3/3/1922

SD

Eureka

Eureka Post*

6/6/1912

6/6/1912

VT

St. Albans

St. Albans Daily Messenger

3/31/2006

3/31/2006

WA

Bellingham

Bellingham Herald

5/2/1935

6/29/1937

WI

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Herold und Seebote*

1/1/1901

1/1/1901

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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.com

If 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.

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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. 

Register for their upcoming webinars (free)

  • August 20 - Find A Grave - The World's Largest Cemetery Database by Russ Worthington.
  • August 27 - Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Merriman.
  • September 3 - Researching Your Jewish Ancestors by Jennifer Alford. 
  • September 5 - Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. 
  • September 10 - Success with Manuscript Sources by Barbara Renick. 
  • September 24 - A Library at Your Fingertips - the Internet Archive by Maureen Taylor. 
  • October 1 - The Fair Court: Records of Chancery Courts by Judy Russell. 
  • October 3 - Overcoming Destroyed or Missing Records by Karen Clifford. 
  • October 8 - Welcome to FamilySearch Indexing! by Devin Ashby. 
  • October 15 - Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor by Thomas MacEntee. 
  • October 22 - Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts by Mary Hill. 
  • November 14 - Legacy Family Tree - Virtual User's Group Meeting by Legacy Family Tree Panel. 
  • November 19 - Using Evernote for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cooke. 
  • December 3 - Family History for Kids by Devin Ashby. 
  • December 5 - Look Ma, No Hands! Using Dragon Naturally Speaking for Your Genealogy by Ivan Baugh. 
  • December 10 - Researching Your North Carolina Ancestors by J. Mark Lowe. 
  • December 17 - Bagging a Live One - Connecting with Cousins You Never Knew You Had by Mary Kircher Roddy. 

Click here to register. Or click here register for multiple webinars at the same time.

Print the 2014 webinar brochure here.

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From the 14 August 2014 Mocavo blog:

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Vital records are a crucial piece of family history research. These important records reveal details about the important milestones in your ancestors' lives including births, marriages, and deaths. Often recorded at the time of the event, these records can be more accurate than other types of records. You can discover an ancestor's full name, date, place of an event, and much more. Start exploring your ancestors' milestones now. View 15000 Birth Records, 15500 Marriage Records, or 16000 Death Records

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Discover your WWI Ancestors in Thousands of Free Military Collections

World War I ushered in a new era of armed conflict with modern machines that caused unprecedented casualties. This month marks a century since the start of the conflict in Europe and one of the best ways to pay tribute to your family’s military heroes is to discover and share their story. As a Mocavo Community member, you can learn about the lives of your ancestors who served in WWI in thousands of military records – all available for free.

Start exploring the lives of your ancestors now.

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