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FGS 2012 Conference
The Federation of Genealogical Societies will be having their 2012 conference in Birmingham, Alabama on August 29-September 1, 2012. This year’s theme is ”Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest" and will be hosted by the Alabama Genealogical Society! Come learn more!
1940 Census Indexing
April 12, 2012 the 1940 census will be released to the public. While the previous census 1790-1930 are indexed, where we can just put in a name and received results, the 1940 census will only be browseable upon its release. FamilySearch is requesting the public’s help in indexing. Come learn more!
The Teacher Can Learn
Genealogy is a never ending learning experience. There are many aspects in family history that one is always learning and benefitting from. Sometimes, the teacher can also learn and benefit from those attending her classes. Here is what I have learned.
The death date is one of the vital things we need as we research our ancestors. We know once they have died, any other documentation will be limited on them after that date. That is why resources like death certificates and the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is so vital to our research.
RootsTech 2012 Saturday's Live Streaming
RootsTech was held this past week in Utah. For those who could not attend, some of the lectures were available via live streaming on the RootsTech home page. They are now available as an archived version. Come read some of what I learned watching Saturday's session.
RootsTech 2012 Live Streaming
RootsTech will be offering live streaming during their conference: RootsTech will be held in Salt Lake City Utah, Feb 2- Feb 4. "RootsTech is a leading edge conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists, so they can learn from each other & find solutions to their challenges.
Forensic Genealogy Institute Announced
The Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG)created an advanced course in the fall of 2011. CAFG recently announced the first Forensic Genealogy Institute. It will be held October 25 through October 27, 2012, in Dallas, Texas, at the Wyndham Dallas Love Field hotel.
Genealogy Society and Their Benefits
Today I pondered the different societies that I have joined. I would like to share them with you and how I benefited from them.
The Guide to FamilySearch Online Review
We now have a new resource in using FamilySearch, The Guide to FamilySearch Online. FamilySearch has been a great research tool for many genealogists. Its website states “FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Come learn how this great book can help you!
The New Year is a great time to reevaluate our goals.There are many areas that we might consider setting goals for. Resolutions are very personal and you should make them based on your time, abilities and need. You even might consider getting a GeneaBuddy to set goals with
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