* Do you have photographs in a variety of formats from decades of documenting family events? Maureen Taylor tell you how to preserve thesetreasures for the future.* Do you have original documents depicting your family history? Margaret Jerrido will tell you how to take care of them, scrapbooks, heirlooms and other original materials.
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National Archives & Records Association (NARA) is having their 7th Annual Genealogy Fair from April 20 – 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme, Become Your Family’s Detective will include workshops and exhibits.
[The] two-day program showcases the Federal records located at the National Archives as resources for family history research. Speakers and exhibitors include National Archives staff, historians, and genealogy professionals. The fair provides information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.
Reservations are not required and the entire event is open to the public. Also, be sure to
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One of the most difficult challenges in African American genealogy is to positively identify the last slave owner. This is essential for researching the slavery period. Unfortunately most researchers assume they are looking for an owner with the same surname as their ancestor. That led me astray for 20 years. It was only after I realized the name was probably different that I finally located the right person.
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The idea to host this event is the brainchild of two visionaries: Marjorie Sholes, professional genealogist, FGS Delegate and former President of the California African American Genealogical Society; and Curt Witcher, former President of the National Genealogical Society and the Department Manager for the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library.
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…would like to share with you something that I think might be one of the greatest idea ever, I found this little online family history bookstore and they sell rare books on family history and genealogy. The great thing about this company is that, not only do they send you the book you ordered, but they also give you that same book for free on a searchable CD-ROM. I have had a great experience with them so far, and I thought that I should share this with you.
The bookstore, Ancestral Books are located in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Please
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The Wilmington Delaware Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pleased to present “A Family History Event” on Saturday, August 1, 2009, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the stake center in Newark, Delaware (500 W. Chestnut Hill Road), with the theme: “Around the World in a Day: Let Your Fingers Do the Searching.” Free.
Keynote speakers include Paul F. Smart and Paul G. Nauta from FamilySearch, and the author of “Google Your Family Tree,” Daniel Lynch. Classroom sessions, interactive exhibits and cultural rooms will focus on various online research sources and geographic regions of
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Rather, it’s simply a unique story that chronicles a history-uncovering journey that unearthed captivating and heart-breaking discoveries and surprising connections. Many “roots-digging” tips and techniques can be gained along the way.
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A family reunion without family history is just a picnic. Learn how to uncover your family history using traditional genealogical sources. Then learn fun ways to tell your story, at your reunion.
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Wondering what genealogy software to use? Did you import data to a new program and now have to clean up your files? Does the data you entered years ago fail your current criteria for completeness of inputting, sourcing, and consistency? Want to know how to output your data to share with others?
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