A few weeks ago I attended a wonderful Genealogy Seminar in Atlanta. There was a lot of great information. The one tidbit I'm going to discuss today is a great resource on Black Newspapers . This site is maintained by Matthew F. Delmont. Black Newspapers are a wonderful glimpse into the culture and community of a particular... Continue Reading →
There are wonderful resources at the Allen County Genealogy Center in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This link is a great finding aid for books in the collection specific to African Americans. African American Resources at Allen County Genealogy Center . If you are close stop by and spend a few hours. Anna Mae's Oldest Grandbaby Nichelle... Continue Reading →
This announcement should please a lot of people! The following was written by the folks at Twile: Doncaster: 7th February 2017 Family history timeline Twile announces its service is now free for al… Source: Twile is now Completely Free for Everybody
It's not a matter of IF your hard drive will fail or become inaccessible. It's a matter of WHEN! Back up your data. You can use an external drive , the cloud, the internet or your email provider. There are a lot of options. Do some research. Be consistent.Back up your files on a monthly basis. Redundancy in this instance is a great thing. Back up your files in more than one way. If one fails you still have your files.
Torrence Terrell Class of 1988 In memory of my brother Torrence LaMonte Terrell, Football Team #40, passed July 23, 1997 A couple of personal notes about Torrence that some may know and some may no… Source: Torrence Terrell
This sounds like a great event! The Global Cemetery Meetups are happening October 7-9 Attend this special event or plan one of your own. Visit a cemetery in need to take photographs and videos of headstones, explore the grounds, and share stories and discoveries with others who want to make a difference. With your thoughtful... Continue Reading →
Geneabloggers Give Away This week we are celebrating the publication of Blaine T. Bettinger’s new book, The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by F&W Media, publishers of Family Tree Magazine.
Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com/ R S FREE Dig up ancestral burial information from millions of tombstone images here. Search by an individual or cemetery name. Users are encouraged to upload additional tombstone photos and submit biographical information for memorial pages. You can even create virtual cemeteries to connect loved ones buried in different places. I was able... Continue Reading →
FamilySearch.org This is one of the best free online resources available. Search millions of digitized and indexed records from around the world. Some results point to offsite sources for digitized records. Don’t ignore the Learn tab; it’s packed with keyword-searchable articles and online courses.
Cyndi’s Listhttp://www.cyndislist.com/ T FREE Consider Cyndi Howells’ site your table of contents for online genealogy. You’ll find lists of sites dedicated to researching particular places, types of records, ethnic and religious groups, and more. Check out the Beginner’s category for guides and tips just for newbies. Code services offered: H =how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools. This is day 7.... Continue Reading →