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Researching African-American Genealogy in Alabama
Frazine K. Taylor just released her new book, Researching African-American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide. This is an exciting new resource material for those researching African Americans in the Alabama area.
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.
Research Mistakes to Avoid
I was following up on family history research that I had no previous leads on. It had been a while since I had worked on this line in depth, and I started to see mistakes I had made in my earlier research endeavors. I want to share some of those mistakes with you, so you will learn from my errors.
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia Review
Patricia Neely-Dorsey has written a beautiful book of Southern poetry, "Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia". Perfect for anyone who lives in the South or has any connections there; her poetry brings life to the Southern way. This book of poetry would make a wonderful gift idea!
Promoting Genealogical Societies
Genealogical Societies have noticed a decline in their membership with the economy having most of us tightening our financial belts. Those in leadership positions are questioning what they can do to promote their membership and make others feel their monies are well spent in joining their Society.
When someone dies, their estate may go through the Probate process. This record can generate data that can be helpful when researching your family. Probate Records can be of great benefit to you as you do your research.
I have a friend, Marta, who is from Poland and VERY proud of her heritage. I wondered where she would go if she decided to research her family in Poland from here in the United States. I did some searching and here are some links that might help in your Polish genealogy.
Photography Dating our Ancestors
We all own those photographs with no idea who is in the picture, or when it was taken. If you know the type of photograph, you can date the picture and narrow down who may be in the photo. Here are descriptions of early photographs.
Recently something happened to make me concerned about our society becoming a paperless society. Letters, documents, all types of paper sources are an important factor in genealogy documentation.
Online State Resources for Genealogy Review
Michael Hait has released his second version for “Online State Resources for Genealogy” Ebook. Michael has researched every state and found some exciting new resources for us to try and hopefully find success. Come learn more!
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