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What a Week for Genealogy!

What a Week for Genealogy!

Okay, so I didn’t blog at all.  Excuse me if I was a bit distracted.  I have good reason.  Three new cousins found me this week and I’ve been awash in new details, photographs, and research. One of my reason I blog is about my ancestors is to share my research experience.  But equally important is the fact that it works as thinly disguised cousin bait.  And, this week I hit the mother lode.  I made new connections on my…

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FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event is Here

FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event is Here

Every year FamilySearch.org holds a worldwide indexing event.  The object is to get as many volunteers as possible transcribing as many genealogy records.  We all win as projects are completed.  People can do as little or as much as they like. I participated last year.  I transcribed California naturalization records.  I enjoyed helping out, this year I’m doing it again.  If you’ve never participated, all you need to do is download the indexing software.  After than, do a couple of…

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10 Tips for a Successful, Pain Free GEDCOM Upload to WikiTree

10 Tips for a Successful, Pain Free GEDCOM Upload to WikiTree

Are you ready to upload your family tree GEDCOM file to WikiTree?  I’ve done several uploads and learned a few things along the way. These ten tips will help you successfully upload your file without some of the hassles I experienced. My Ten Tips for a Successful GEDCOM Upload to WikiTree Create a GEDCOM file and upload it to a new database in your genealogy software.  Use this as a test tree to see what problems or discrepancies need to…

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The Alameda County Newspaper Record Collection at FamilySearch

The Alameda County Newspaper Record Collection at FamilySearch

FamilySearch.org has a database that many California genealogist might not know about, but will find very useful.  It’s the California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011.  If you relatives lived in Alameda County, California this collection is going to be useful to you. What This Collection Is and Isn’t Let’s clarify what this database is.  There are no actual newspapers in this collection.  You won’t be able to flip through page by page or read whole pages. It is…

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The Vietnam War Wall of Faces Virtual Memorial

The Vietnam War Wall of Faces Virtual Memorial

Was a loved one killed in the Vietnam War?  If so, they may be listed on the online Vietnam War Memorial, The Wall of Faces.  This website is the virtual home of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and maintained by the Vietnam War Memorial Fund. What Information Will You Find? Each entry in this database gives brief information about the person, where they were from, and their service.  It includes information pertaining to their panel on the Vietnam War Memorial…

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