Category Archives: Genealogy News

Genealogy e-newsletters worth a look

Recently a reader asked me to provide some tips about how people new to genealogy can learn more about how to uncover their own amazing true stories of their family’s history. One way is to subscribe to several genealogy-focused electronic … Continue reading

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Preserving family history – one artifact at a time

As many of you may know, I enjoy roaming through antique malls and browsing flea markets for interesting finds. When I do, I often find old photos, family bibles and other family heirlooms included in the wares displayed for sale. … Continue reading

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Civil War veteran finally laid to rest – 88 years after his death

I ran across an interesting story on Dick Eastman’s genealogy newsletter the other day that I just had to share. Interestingly, it was about a Knapp – but not one of our Knapp ancestors. Even more interesting (at least to … Continue reading

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The 72-year wait is almost over!

According to ancestry.com, on April 1, 1940, there were just over 132 million people living in America. Today, about 87% of Americans can find a direct family link to one – or more – of them. Are you one of … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars

What’s happening on April 2 in 2012? Well, to those of us who are avid genealogists, it’s an important day. That’s when the 1940 U.S. Census becomes available online to the public. For those of you that aren’t genealogists, there … Continue reading

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Thieves, horse traders and brothel-keepers

An interesting item I ran across in Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter is a story about former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You may remember the news stories about him being accused of assaulting a hotel maid in New … Continue reading

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Army uses iPhones to photograph 330,000 Arlington graves

I ran across an interesting story running on MSBC today. It seems the U.S. Army has drafted the troops of its historic Old Guard to photograph 219,000 grave markers and 43,000 sets of cremated remains in Arlington National Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Ancestry acquires Footnote

Just opened an email this morning from Footnote with a message about how they have agreed to be acquired by Ancestry.com. I got this message because I have  a subscription to Footnote – as well as a subscription to Ancestry.com. … Continue reading

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Cemetery ‘vandals’ threaten historical English cemetery

OK, I thought I had heard it all – I was a reporter during one of my other “lives” – but this is a new one. We’ve all heard about instances of cemetery vandalism – and been rightfully dismayed by … Continue reading

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The dark side of genealogy

I have written several times about how genealogy brings people together. But genealogy, like anything else, has a dark side, too. This month I learned about both sides of that coin. One of my goals for this blog is to … Continue reading

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