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Ancestry Magazine Review star
Ancestry Magazine is published bimonthly by since 1982. You can subscribe to this informative magazine whether you subscribe to the online or not. I have been a subscriber to Ancestry Magazine and love reading their educational articles.

Ancestry's New Search star is a database that most of use rely on everyday in our genealogical research. A couple years ago we were advised to learn their new search engine, as the older search engine was being phased out. Come learn some tips in helping you with Ancestry's new search! star[offsite link]
Large commercial site offers hundreds of searchable database. Free trials are offered on a regular basis Resources star is one of the world’s largest genealogical databases. Over the last few years, new genealogical databases have been created, but Ancestry still leads in their field. They have Census , Obits, DNA and many other resources for us to use. Come learn more... Review star is a wonderful tool to be used by researchers. Here are a few features I have come to use and depend on when doing my genealogical research.

Black Sea German Research Review star
I recently discovered a great website for researching ancestors that are German that resided near the Black Sea, Black Sea German Research. Come learn more about this AWESOME genealogical and historical resource!

BlogTalkRadio star
BlogTalkRadio is a new genealogical resource I have recently started using. Come learn what topics you can listen to and learn from.

BYU Genealogy & Family History Resources star
The Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History & Genealogy Resources webpage is a great source for genealogy information. The following are just a few of the features this site offers.

Casefile Clues Discount star
Casefile Clues has offered the readers of Bellaonline a wonderful opportunity. Michael John Neill is offering Bellaonline readers the special rate of $14.50 for year’s subscription. ($2.50 savings off regular price)

Creating a Special Gift with a Family Tree star
Researching your family history can teach you a lot about your ancestry. It also makes a wonderful gift once you have completed your research. Give it as an anniversary present, birthday gift or for other special occasions. Come learn more!

Crestleaf Review star is an awesome online genealogical website to assist you in family history. Their mission is “to enable people all over the world to capture, preserve & share their family story with living relatives and future generations.” Come learn more!

Cyndi's List Review star
Cyndi’s List is one of the most informative and valued genealogical websites that I have used. I had assumed anyone doing family research for any amount of time knew about this list, but I have talked to researchers lately that have not heard of this appreciated website. Check out Cyndi's List!

Documenting Your Past star
As genealgoists we search for clues our ancestor's left behind. Documenting Your Past might have that fascinating document, come learn more!

Family History Centers star
The Family History Center (FHC) was founded in 1894. It serves about 2,000 patrons daily and is the largest facilities of its kind in the world. The FHC has many valuable resources.

Family Tree Builder 3 Release star
MyHeritage, the leading online destination for families, with more than 27 million worldwide members, has just released the new Family Tree Builder 3 with improved standard and premium features, available as a free download from

Family Tree Builder 7.0 Released by star
MyHeritage has just announced the release of their Family Tree Builder 7.0 - the latest version of the world’s most popular free genealogy software - which combines innovative technologies with easy-to-use features. It is packed with exciting new features and improvements. Come learn more!

FamilySearch Learning Resources star
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!

FamilySearch Record Updates star
The FamilySearch Record group has been a great addition to FREE online research records. You can search millions of indexed records for your ancestors. Records are frequently being updated. When you go to the FamilySearch site, new and/or updated records to the site are noted by a red *.

FamilySearch Updates star
FamilySearch is adding FREE new images quite often. Make sure you check back to see what is new. The new images can be distinguished between the records already there by the *Asterick star. Here is what is newly added as of March 30, 2011.

FamilySearch Updates Databases star
Familysearch has recently updated their databases. Records are added to the collections as they are completed. Check out these databases!

Free Family History Webinars star
Legacy just announced upcoming FREE Webinars. Check them out and register early!

Genealogy and YouTube star
There are many different ways to learn and research your family and develop good genealogical skills. I have been viewing videos on Youtube; I did some keywords that had to do with Genealogy. This will give you some ideas of videos on YouTube you can go and watch from the comfort of your own home.

Genealogy Databases star
Genealogical databases are wonderful tools that we can use online. I recently started collecting really useful databases from all over the United States, and some from other countries. Come learn more!

Genealogy Inspiration star
Most every Saturday night, Randy Seaver, of Genea-Musings hosts some genealogy night FUN! I am usually not at home or occupied with other things, but tonight I am going to join in the FUN! His question to blog about is “What event or person inspired you to start your genelaogy research?”

Genealogy Websites I Have Bookmarked star
There are several genealogy websites that are worth bookmarking. There is nothing so frustrating as to need information from a website and you cannot remember its web address. Using your internet program, you can bookmark websites or save it in your favorites!

GeneaWebinars Review star
GeneaWebinars is a great place to find many educational genealogical Webinars. Genealogy Webinars are a wonderful way to educate our selves in many areas of family history. Come learn more!

Genwriters Review star
In order for our descendants to learn the things we have researched about our families, we have to documents and write down the facts and stories. Genwriters is a great website to assist you in getting started. Personally, I have referred to it many times and I wanted to share it with you.

Hack Genealogy Review star
There is a new genealogy website I want to share with you, Hack Genealogy. On their website we read, “Hack Genealogy is about “re-purposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy” and a little bit more. Come learn more about this great new website!

Historic Pathways Review star
This week Elizabeth Shown Mills launched her new website, Historic Pathways! Visit this website and take advantage of its educational opportunities.

Historical Truth 101 star
Historical Truth 101 is a preservation initiative dedicated to collecting & preserving rare & unique stories. I love history, so I am really looking forward to reading and learning from their enlightening interviews and articles.

How Genealogical Societies Can Collaborate star
The Carnival of Genealogical Societies, 2nd edition has listed a wonderful topic. It is “Does your society collaborate with other societies (genealogical, historical, lineage, etc.) Or groups? (Local library, family history center) Why or why not? What works or needs improvement?”

LDS Genealogy Resource Links star
I did a LDS Genealogy Resource Presentation at the Tennessee Genealogical Society. I wanted to share my handout with you.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars star
Legacy Family Tree offers great webinars for FREE. Check it out!

Legal Genealogist Review star
The Legal Genealogist is a wonderful resource written by Judy G. Russell. Come learn more about this wonderful informative blog that educates us on genealogy and the law.

Library of Congress Research Databases star
The Library of Congress has a wealth of information that can be beneficial to those doing family & historical research. Every week their collection grows with information, databases & pictures and many other great features. Here are some of the Collection Highlights showcased on the LOC website!

LibraryThing Review star is a site that lets you have your own personal online library. What does LibraryThing have to offer?

Linkpendium Review star
Linkpendium is a “gateway that hosts a list of links, organized by state and county; of where data and information can be found online. Both free and paid resources are listed. It is a fast and easy way to get a sense of what types of online resources are available for an area.” Come learn more. site star
Great place to post your own family website. Introduces Family Memory Game star
MyHeritage has announced a Family History Memory Game. This is a game that can be played with the entire family. It can get them excited about their ancestors and descendants; it will give you an opportunity to introduce them to family they may have never heard about. Pictures can even be used! aka Kindred Konnections star[offsite link]
Great Research site

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics star
Recently I started a Facebook page called Genealogy & Historical Databases. Pamela Wile is one of my Facebook friends who lives in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. She posted a great link that I would like to share with you: Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics.

Ohana Software offers Genealogical Webinars star
Ohana software is now offering genealogical webinars. I was given permission to share this information with you!

Ohana Software Webinars star
Ohana Software has some great FREE webinars available. Check it out!

Online State Resources for Genealogy Review star
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!

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness star
I was listening to Michael Hait’s Webinars this past week and a genealogy website was mentioned that I was glad to be reminded of. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) is a great website that has many wonderful volunteers from all around the world.

RootsTech 2012 Saturday's Live Streaming star
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.

RootsTelevision is Staying star
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.

Rootsweb Searches star[offsite link]
Links to dozens of free, searchable databases.

Saturday Night Fun's Winner star
1) If you won the grand prize in the 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 Department of Archives & History Review star
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!

Shelby County, TN Register of Deeds star
Shelby County, Tennessee has a great archived website -, Thomas Leatherwood, Shelby County Register of Deeds. Come see what rich resources this website offers!

Social Networking for Genealogists star
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.

Tennessee State Library & Archives Website Review star
I recently attended a seminar on the TN State Library & Archives given by Chuck Sherrill. I did not realize until this lecture how many resources it provides. Here are a few of their collections you can take advantage of!

The Association of Graveyard Rabbits star
The Association of Graveyard Rabbits is an organization I have recently heard a lot about. Not really knowing what was all about, I decided to do some research to learn more about it and inform you.

Treasure Family Photos Release star
Daniel Horowitz, of MyHeritage, wanted to let you about a global initiative they are launching called - Treasure Family Photos - to encourage people to learn more about their family's history from their old photos and to preserve these precious artifacts online for future generations.

Updates for FamilySearch Records star
FamilySearch Records has been adding more records to its database. When you visit their website, a red star will be next to those newly added or updated records. Here are the latest US updates. Here are some records that have been either updated or being added in the United States:

USGenWeb Volunteering star
USGenWeb needs YOUR help! Do you have extra time to volunteer in a genealogy related activity? The USGenWeb has posted the following: Volunteers Needed!

Washington State Archive and Library Resources star
The Washington State Archives and Library has great resources in their digital archives. Come learn more...

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