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As a result of the Missouri Compromise, on March 3, 1820, the President signed the bill to make Maine the 23rd state to join the Union. For those researching their ancestors in Maine, they will find it a beautiful place full of history and friendly people.
Fascination of Old Newspapers
I went to the TN Genealogical Society to do some newspaper abstracting from a couple TN counties around 1875. I had just taken some history classes in college, so I was fascinated in what was going on in this old newspaper compared to what was going on in the world at this time. Guess what I found.
Death, Tombstones & Genealogy
Death is a very sorrowful time, but when it does occur, it will generate sources we can use in our genealogical endeavors. It is important for us that are living; to ponder what documents will be generated at our death
Updates for FamilySearch Records
FamilySearch Records has been adding more records to its database. When you visit their website, a red star will be next to those newly added or updated records. Here are the latest US updates. Here are some records that have been either updated or being added in the United States:
Sources Can Have Errors
An important part of family research is documenting your family’s important life events. While looking at sources you have collected for your families you are researching, be careful when using the data on these forms. Even primary sources have been known to have errors.
Blogging has become a big part of internet writing for all topics of interest. Genealogy is no exception. A group has formed that centralizes a place for all genealogy bloggers to join and learn from. They have named this group,Geneabloggers.
Having Fun with Genealogy
Genealogy is a passion for many of us. Many of us also do arts and crafts. What could be more fun than to try and combine the two passions!
Genealogy Books For Your Home Library
Genealogy books and research guides are an important addition to any genealogist’s home library. When someone is starting to purchase genealogy books, it is overwhelming how much material on genealogy related topics there are. Here are some books that I recommend! I refer to them often!
Who Do You Think You Are? Brooke Shields
Brooke Shield’s family was featured on Who Do You Think You Are tonight. It was exciting to see the excitement on their faces as they discover their ancestry. I found her ancestry interesting as it had a line that was not as well off that married into a well-to-do family with royal heritage.
How Genealogical Societies Can Collaborate
The Carnival of Genealogical Societies, 2nd edition has listed a wonderful topic. It is “Does your society collaborate with other societies (genealogical, historical, lineage, etc.) Or groups? (Local library, family history center) Why or why not? What works or needs improvement?”
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