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RootsTelevision is Staying
Megan Smolenyak announced that RootsTelevision would remain an active website. A few weeks ago she had announced its closing, but due to the outcry of the genealogical community, we are excited she has changed her mind. Here are some great features of RootsTelevision.
Saturday Night Fun's Ancestry.com Winner
1) If you won the grand prize in the Ancestry.com Ultimate Family History Journey Sweepstakes of $20,000 for genealogy travel to places of your choice, where would you go, and what would you do? 2) Tell us of your dream genealogy trip using the prize money in a blog post of your own.
SC African Historical Records To Be Online
Lowcountry Africana and The South Carolina Department of Archives and History today announced plans to digitize and publish freely online more than 25,000 historic documents of interest to researchers of African American genealogy and history.
SC Department of Archives & History Review
The South Carolina Department of Archives & History is a must see website for those doing research in South Carolina. While some of the records are indexed with a short summary, there are some great online documents there as well. Come learn more!
School Sales to Stock Genealogy Items
School is starting up again. The stores are having their “Back to School” specials, and students are not the only ones taking advantage of these savings.
Sharing and Receiving Photographs
My thoughts today are about pictures. So many times I look at pictures at a family’s home and think to myself, “one day I’ll ask for a copy of this” or “I wonder who is in this picture, one day I will have to figure that out”. Do not delay. Here are tips on getting and sharing photographs.
As I researched topics to write about I came across the issue of insuring slaves. I was surprised that this was the first time I had came across this. As I talked to my friends who were researching their African American ancestors, they also knew very little about slavery insurance.
Social Networking for Genealogists
Social Networking has become a new resource for family history researchers to use. While it use to be thought of as a teenager/young adult activity, more adults are learning and using social networks to communicate with friends and family, as well as networking for work and their genealogy.
Social Security Numbers
Social Security Numbers - What are they?
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.
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