Free US Federal Census Records Available online

Great news this week from Mocavo ! They recently merged with Find My Past Family. Now they are offering  US Federal Census index online for FREE forever. This is great for researchers who are looking to dig into the treasure trove of census records.  Enjoy!  Anna Mae's Oldest Grand-babyNichelle ~ 

June is Backup Awareness Month

Another article on backing up your data. If you can’t remember the last time you backed everything up, it’s been TOO LONG! Back up now!

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

I don’t know who proclaimed this month as “Backup Awareness Month” but it certainly is a good idea. Backblaze is an online backup provider that is promoting the idea of backup awareness rather heavily. The company ran a survey last year that claims senior citizens perform more backups than do the 18-44 year old crowd. In short, the older generation is kicking the collective youthful butts when it comes to regularly backing up computer data.

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1/2 Way Mark

This is June and we are 1/2 way into the year. This is a great time to review our genealogy goals that were set at the beginning of year. Everything seems possible at the beginning of the year.Don't give up hope. There's still time to accomplish a lot in the remainder of the year.Take small... Continue Reading →

Who would you talk to ?

                                 I just saw a great picture on one of the social media platforms that I frequent. The picture is shown above. My answer to this question would be, my Dad and my Granny.  My Dad because there's so much I didn't even know to ask him about his life growing up and what his... Continue Reading →

The Death of Microfilm

My hope is that libraries will convert all the microfilm over to digital and nothing will be lost. Bye Microfilm and Microfiche, nice knowing you.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genealogists love microfilm. Visit any genealogy library anywhere, and you will see genealogists in darkened rooms, hunched over microfilm viewers, trying to solve the puzzles of their family trees. I have taken several pictures of genealogists sitting at rows of microfilm readers. However, I suspect that within ten years those pictures will become collectors’ items, recalling an era that exists only as distant memories in the minds of “the old-timers.” You see, microfilm and microfiche are about to disappear.

Many of the manufacturers of microfilm and microfiche equipment have already disappeared or else have switched their production lines to other products.

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Photos are a great way of looking back, it helps to preserve memories and tell stories. This photo is a composite of 3 photos. It shows 5 generations of women from the same family line, Branham. You can see the resemblance in the women pictured, especially the 2 blcak and white photos.

Female Ancestors 1/2 of the puzzle

Anyone who has done even a tiny bit of research in the distant past, knows how difficult it can be to learn about female ancestors. There is a frequent tendency for women to be identified as Mrs. James Curtis in public documents. This makes it very hard to find women's first names and often impossible... Continue Reading →

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