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FamilySearch Learning Resources
FamilySearch has long been known to have great genealogical data for vital records. Their digital collection has exploded, and more researchers are guided to this great resource. Their Learning Center has a great source of educational material. Come learn more!
Understanding Probate Records Review
“The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy” has a wealth of genealogical information. There were times when I would be researching wills & probate records, where I never really understood the entire value of the document because I was not educated in probate terms. Come learn more about probate.
Wholly Genes Genealogical Cruise
Summer is soon upon us, and now most of us are in the pre-planning stages of deciding our vacations. A new trend in the genealogy world is taking a genealogical cruise. Wholly Genes Cruise is a great way to combine fun, genealogy, education and networking all in one fun filled vacation!
Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy Resource
The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood is a great resource for all serious researchers to own or have access to. Although the 3rd edition came out in 2000, there is still a lot of great information within it’s pages that are relevant for today’s genealogist to learn from.
Genealogy at a glance Research Tool
The Genealogy at a glance collection has developed some wonderful tools to assist us in our research. I have written about a couple of them in the past. Come learn more.
United State's Wars
The U.S. has participated in wars since King Philip’s War in 1675. I was not familiar with this war, so I decided to see what other wars the United States fought in. I was especially interested in what documents these wars would have used, that my ancestors may have had to sign or be included in.
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.
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