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Sandy on February 19th, 2014

I’d like to share an article published on Ancestry.com that originally appeared in “Business, Institution, and Organization Records” by Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL, and Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. It’s part of a series and give you a list for your further research at the end of the article, […]

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As Veteran’s Day draws near (Monday, November 11) hear in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, it’s a time to remember those who fought and died in conflicts across the globe. To honor the approaching centenary of the First World War the British National Archives is offering a way to research this war and the […]

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The Jersey Journal has an interesting article which serves to remind us that Universities are often great resources to get some genealogy research. The article highlights Rutgers University’s Special Collections and University Archives as one of those resources especially if you’re researching colonial New Jersey. Daniel Kline,  author of the article, has first-hand knowledge of […]

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I’m writing about the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, because I believe that libraries and the services they offer are, instead of diminishing in importance, actually increasing in importance as a resource for people who need them for the host of resources typically offered at libraries. This post refers to an article written by […]

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Sandy on December 6th, 2011

When budget cuts are deemed necessary, public libraries and library systems are at the top of the list. It’s hard to understand why, because libraries are an important resource for not only borrowing and research, but also for those who need help to find a job, update their resumes, or send an online job application—most […]

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Most of us have used Wikipedia, “the world’s largest and most popular encyclopedia” as a launching pad for research on every subject under the sun. Much to my surprise, I discovered that Wikipedia is part of a much larger organization called Wikimedia. So, what is Wikimedia? “The Wikimedia Foundation,  Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization […]

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As we remember the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War (1861-1865), you can explore the history of the conflict and your ancestors’ role in it in ways they (and maybe you) would never have imagined. It’s also known as the War Between the States. Today you can look up the name […]

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