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Ancestry Believe It or Not: Genealogy Scams, Fakes & Forgers

Ancestry Believe It or Not: Genealogy Scams, Fakes & Forgers | Family History | Scoop.it
Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary writes about genealogi
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Who would have ever thought? I just don't even think this way, so it constantly amazes me that someone else would. Call me naive, but the researcher in me wants the closest proof possible - and to have faked it? Of course, I understand there were the ages when title, wealth, etc. "meant" something, so I can see how he probably made a fortune off of this!  Can you imagine the stories in his family line??

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Infinite Ancestors - Genealogy Tip of the Day - About Genealogy

Infinite Ancestors - Genealogy Tip of the Day - About Genealogy | Family History | Scoop.it

Do the number of ancestors in our family tree really multiply with each generation until they reach infinity? We are all considerably more  inter-related than we might think. You share many of your ancestors with  millions of people around the world today - ancestors who were members of  nationalities, cultures, ethnic groups, and religions that might surprise you.

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How To Do a Tombstone Rubbing

How To Do a Tombstone Rubbing | Family History | Scoop.it
Learn how to do a tombstone rubbing effectively without causing damage to the precious headstone. Includes tips on alternative forms of documentation such as photography and casting.
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Website connects families with lost heirlooms, antiques

Website connects families with lost heirlooms, antiques | Family History | Scoop.it
A website called Justajoy.com combines antiques with genealogy and helped one Upstate family find a historic piece with their grandfather's name.
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RestingSpot.com - GPS locations and online memorials for graves in cemeteries.

The goal of Project RestingSpot is to obtain the exact location of every RestingSpot in every cemetery in the United States by Memorial Day, 2013 (May 27, 2013).

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George Washington's Personal Copy of the Constitution on Display - The Sacramento Bee

George Washington's Personal Copy of the Constitution on Display - The Sacramento Bee | Family History | Scoop.it
Constitution Day,...
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United States Census Population Schedules, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues | Learn | FamilySearch.org

United States Census Population Schedules, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues | Learn | FamilySearch.org | Family History | Scoop.it

This page was created by FamilySearch Historical Records personnel. It details problems identified within this collection and answers to those problems.

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Legacy News: What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? Free webinar September 12 by Michael Hait

Legacy News: What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? Free webinar September 12 by Michael Hait | Family History | Scoop.it
The first step of the Genealogical Proof Standard is to "complete a reasonably exhaustive search for all relevant records" related to your research objective.

 

Thanks for the heads up, Who Are You

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A rededication of Salem’s Witch Trials Memorial is open to the public

A rededication of Salem’s Witch Trials Memorial is open to the public | Family History | Scoop.it

Reading from a recent article written by Bethany Bray: The Witch Trials Memorial was originally erected to remember and honor the innocent victims of the 1692 Witch Trails that resulted in the untimely death of 20 people.

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Live Radio: New England History debuts

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from Marian Pierre-Louis. Please address all inquiries to her directly.New Live Radio Show to feature Authors and Historians with a Passion for New England HistoryMILLS, M.A.

 

Note from Lynn: This is a Live show on Blog Talk Radio which is also recorded and available via podcast. Future episodes will air weekly on Thursdays at 1:00pm EST.

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FTM 2012 Bonus features

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from Mathew Deighton at Ancestry.com. Please address all inquiries to support@ancestry.com.Ancestry.com normally announces the newest version of Family tree Maker around this time of the year.
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A new thought on how the Olympics are relevant in my life (and my genealogy) even if I'm not participating at the Official Games in London.

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Genealogy Software Review 2013 | Best Genealogy Software | Family Tree Software - TopTenREVIEWS

Genealogy Software Review 2013 | Best Genealogy Software | Family Tree Software - TopTenREVIEWS | Family History | Scoop.it
Compare the best genealogy software with side-by-side feature comparisons. Read in-depth professional reviews, articles and learn how to build your family tree. Genealogy Software Review will help you choose which program will be right for you.
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Death & Burial Customs

Death & Burial Customs | Family History | Scoop.it
Burial customs and other social rituals surrounding death provide an interesting look at the beliefs, superstitions and traditions of our ancestors.
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Sources for U.S. Census Records Online

Sources for U.S. Census Records Online | Family History | Scoop.it
Learn where and how to access U.S. census records online, including digitized census images, plus how to access most of them for free. Also included, are online resources for U.S.
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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 | Family History | Scoop.it
1918 was a year of tragedy, marking both the final year of World War One and the worst infectious disease outbreak in human history.
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BillionGraves

BillionGraves | Family History | Scoop.it
Collect photos of the headstones in your local cemetery with our iPhone/Android camera app. Then upload the mapped-out photos here.
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Using The iPad For Genealogy And Writing

Using The iPad For Genealogy And Writing | Family History | Scoop.it
The iPad 2 is one hot item. For the longest time, Apple and other retail stores couldn't keep them...
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New York City: National Archives set to open new exhibition space

New York City: National Archives set to open new exhibition space | Family History | Scoop.it
The National Archives in New York City is shifting its office and bringing a new exhibition space to Lower Manhattan this month.
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National Archives National Archives Announces Changes in Copying Fees

National Archives National Archives Announces Changes in Copying Fees | Family History | Scoop.it

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has issued an amended fee schedule for reproduction of archival materials in National Archives facilities nationwide. 

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Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question

Ask Olive Tree Genealogy a Question | Family History | Scoop.it

Could be a good resource for throwing out unusual questions....

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FGS - FindMyPast.com Partnership

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Announced at the 7am Society Leadership Breakfast this morning at the FGS Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.With Josh Taylor as the near president-elect of FGS, this partnership isn't surprising, but is a most welcome support...

 

Reading: "LOS ANGELES, August 30, 2012 –Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history research, today announced a national partnership with Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) to preserve, digitize and provide access to local records from genealogical societies across the country." 

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ThinkGenealogy App

ThinkGenealogy App | Family History | Scoop.it

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from Mark Tucker of ThinkGenealogy.com.

 

Note from Lynn: This particular app is for Windows phones. 

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Organizing Digital Genealogy Files

Organizing Digital Genealogy Files | Family History | Scoop.it
Learn how to organize your digital genealogy files - downloaded records and images, digital photos, emails and scanned documents - with this step by step guide to computer organization for genealogists.
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