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Chasing National Boundaries on the European Map

Chasing National Boundaries on the European Map | genealogy | Scoop.it
One of the difficulties in tracing your ancestors back across the pond is discovering exactly where they originated. In America, places of origin for foreign-born individuals most commonly mention the country of origin.
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If I’d Only Known! Beginner Genealogy Mistakes | FamilySearch.org

Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses to help you discover your family history
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AncestryDNA: You Can Now Share Your DNA Results

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Dialect Survey Maps

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Family Tree Researcher: Dictionary of Old Occupations - Index

Family Tree Researcher: Dictionary of Old Occupations - Index | genealogy | Scoop.it
Dictionary of Old Occupations index page. The A-Z lists in this glossary show name and definitions for well over two thousand old occupations, jobs, trades and professions researched by Jane Hewitt.
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Treelines | Share family stories

Treelines turns family trees and unrecorded memories into gorgeous stories your family will love.
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Free State Research Guides

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5 Tips for Working With the U.S. Census

5 Tips for Working With the U.S. Census | genealogy | Scoop.it
Census records are one of the basic resources for genealogy. They can get you started on the road to finding your ancestors. Unfortunately, we often don’t get everything out of these records that we can. Here are five tips to help you get the most success from your work with these records. 1. Use All…
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Genealogy Insider - Ancestry.com to Retire Five Genealogy Services

Dasblog tool. Welcome to my Blog. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions.
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Map: Most Commonly Spoken Language In Each State After English And Spanish

Map: Most Commonly Spoken Language In Each State After English And Spanish | genealogy | Scoop.it
Most people are well aware that with nearly 50 million speakers, Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the US. But aside from English and Spanish, what other languages do people around the country speak most? This map answers just that question.
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A Genetic Census of America

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Open Access Maps at NYPL

Open Access Maps at NYPL | genealogy | Scoop.it
The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.*
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5 Tips to Solve Your Immigration Puzzles

5 Tips to Solve Your Immigration Puzzles | genealogy | Scoop.it
Researching nineteenth- and twentieth-century immigrant ancestors can be tricky. Immigration resources and records can be different than other types of research. And the most important thing is doing all you can to identify exactly where the ancestors came from, as most records in Europe are local and decentralized. Here are some tips for researching these…
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Thingealogy

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Oral Family History Fades in Just Three Generations

Ever frighten yourself when you couldn’t recall a family story or experiences you know had to have been recounted to you many times by your grandparents? Ever wonder why you know very little about ...
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Danger in the Graveyard

Danger in the Graveyard | genealogy | Scoop.it
Dick Eastman ran a very tragic story last week about a Tennessee cemetery. An individual had used a wire brush to “clean” gravestones. He wanted to photograph the stones to add them to the Find A Grave website. In his ignorance, he did extensive damage to the stones, rendering some of the inscriptions totally illegible. Some…
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Hashtags, Tweets, and Blogs: the New Language of Family History

What comes to your mind when you think of a professional genealogist? Probably not a peppy, young 25-year-old woman with a knack for social media. Likewise you probably don't think of Facebook or Y...
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Genealogy with Dawn: headstones for my relatives

Genealogy with Dawn: headstones for my relatives | genealogy | Scoop.it
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I would like to purchase headstones for two of my great great uncles: Joseph Sinclair (1887-1934) & John Sinclair (1902-1920). Each of their graves is marked with a stick.


Also, if enough money is raised, I would like to purchase new headstone for my great great grandfather: Daniel Sinclair (1851-1911). His grave is marked by what appears to be a home made cement headstone.

All are buried in the Green Mountain Cemetery in Stevens County, Washington (State).
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Are Your Cousins Removed?

Are Your Cousins Removed? | genealogy | Scoop.it
When I was 16, I got my first summer job working in a cafeteria at Brigham Young University. The next summer, I went back to same job but found that everyone was constantly confusing me with one of...
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How to Organize Photos Like an Archivist, Part 2: Three Examples of Minimal Level Description (Box & Folder Level) ::

In my last post, I argued that item level description can be like accidentally ending up on a freight train to crazytown –  especially if your family archive is BIG and it includes boxes n’ boxes n’ boxes of historic […]
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How to Organize Photos Like an Archivist Part 1: Level of Description ::

Every year around the “Gotta Get Organized!” time of year, I give away one free information product that helps folks just like you organize photo collections. This year, I asked my email list subscribers and readers to tell me about […]
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Eterni.me - Virtual Immortality

If you don't want to be forgotten, we're helping you curate and preserve your memories into an intelligent avatar, that can interact with your close ones after you pass away.
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What War Did My Ancestor Serve In?

What War Did My Ancestor Serve In? | genealogy | Scoop.it
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The Guild of One-Name Studies

The Guild of One-Name Studies, the world's leading organisation for surname studies,
is a charitable body bringing together those with an interest in one-name studies and other forms of surnames study.
The website gives details of activities and publications by the Guild, and advice for those engaged in one-name research.
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Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com | genealogy | Scoop.it
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.
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