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Genealogy Abbreviations & Acronyms A-F
Here are some Abbreviations & Acronyms that you might come across when doing your genealogical research.
The Census Information
Information found in the Census Records
Gravestone Rubbing Dangers
Many states have now made Gravestone rubbing illegal. Find out here what NOT to do.
The Hernandez family of my cousin's wife was my first experience at doing genealogy for a family from Mexico. Little did I realize, as I started, how hard it would be to gather any type of information.
Genealogy societies are a great source of help in family history research. Most US states have a genealogical society. Some countries may have them also. A society will have research material focusing on their individual state, but most of them will also offer much more.
Converting VHS to DVD
Not long ago, it was the rage to put all our old movies onto VHS tapes. It wasn’t until recently that we discovered that VHS tapes wear out and ruin. Today, we have a new option. Taking our VHS tapes and converting them to DVDs.
Evidence! by Elizabeth Shown Mills gives guidelines for documenting sources and answsers the questions about our information, "where did it come from? and who produced it?"
New York Immigration Ports
Immigration brought a lot of our ancestors to New York. Here are some ports they may have came through.
Notes From an African American Genealogy Lecture
I attended a genealogy lecture on African American genealogy. The speaker was a genealogist who had been researching her family for several years and has written some books on her findings. She was a wonderful speaker, very energetic, and I learned a lot from her.
Using the Cemetery for Genealogical Research
Using the cemetery for your genealogical research is something most researchers are familiar with. The information you can get can often be the key to breaking down that brick wall. Here are some tips to help you in this endeavor.
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