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Monday, January 26, 2015

FAMILY LEGACY WORKSHOP

Family Legacy Writing Workshop with Linda Weaver Clarke is coming to Broadmoor Branch Library in Shreveport Wednesday, 25 February 2015 and the Webster Parish Library in Minden Tuesday, 24 February 2015.  Times for the meeting at both locations are the same.  Mrs Clarke will tell how to make your family history stories interesting.

Happy ancestor hunting.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following record collections are shown as new and updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com

Happy ancestor hunting.
 
FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
Virginia, Alexandria Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels, 1946-1957Browse Images *23 Jan 2015
United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012402,388 *23 Jan 2015
North Dakota, Census 1925284,113 *23 Jan 2015

Ancestry.com Record Collections
 Scotland and Northern Ireland, Death Index, 1989-2013Birth, Marriage & Death413,518New

England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013Birth, Marriage & Death1,492,728New

Washington, County Records, 1856-2009Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills5,631,462New

Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Confirmations, 1872-1955Birth, Marriage & Death4,102New

Germany, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death503,515Updated

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death3,011,357Updated

Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Marriages, 1848-1955Birth, Marriage & Death32,969New

The Cyclopedia of Tasmania, 1931Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs1,941New

London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills12,772,584Updated

The Cyclopedia of New South Wales, 1907Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs765New

Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death1,105,205Updated

Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Burials, 1848-1989Birth, Marriage & Death1,185New

Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Baptisms, 1848-1915Birth, Marriage & Death11,840New

The Cyclopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs1,817New

Brazil, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death8,415Updated

Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death4,647,434Updated

Sweden, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death21,504Updated

Mexico, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death10,471Updated

The Cyclopedia of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and the Cook Islands, 1907Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs572New

Norway, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death46,172Updated

Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death93,043Updated

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985Birth, Marriage & Death5,893,086Updated

Victoria, Australia, St Peter's Eastern Hill, Selected Records, 1848-1998Schools, Directories & Church Histories16,622New

The Cyclopedia of Tasmania, 1900Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs1,063New

The Cyclopedia of South Australia, 1907-1909Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs1,747New
 Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950Birth, Marriage & Death5,328,987Updated

UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-CurrentBirth, Marriage & Death2,246,738Updated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

EVERNOTE SHORTCUTS

Using Evernote? - here are some essential Evernote shortcuts that will help you do your work faster.

Happy ancestor hunting.
https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2015/01/12/command-control-essential-evernote-shortcuts/?utm_source=silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=011615_en_newsletter_en_usca

FTDNA'S $15 OFF SALE ON ALL DNA KITS UNTIL FEBRUARY 28

FamilyTreeDNA is offering $15 OFF any purchase until February 28, 2015.  This includes all tests and upgrades.  Just use the coupon code 15FOR15 at checkout.

Happy ancestor hunting.

NEW AND UPDATED RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following record collections are shown as new or updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Happy ancestor hunting.
 
FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1994Browse Images *22 Jan 2015
Hawaii, Index to Filipino Arrivals to Honolulu, 1946Browse Images *22 Jan 2015
North Dakota, Census, 1915257,483 *22 Jan 2015
Massachusetts, Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1880Browse Images *22 Jan 2015
Massachusetts, Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1870Browse Images *22 Jan 2015
El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977655,985 *22 Jan 2015
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-18921,703,529 *21 Jan 2015


Ancestry.com Record Collections
 London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills12,772,852Updated

Scotland and Northern Ireland, Death Index, 1989-2013Birth, Marriage & Death413,518New

England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013Birth, Marriage & Death1,492,728New

South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996Birth, Marriage & Death169,942New

Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969 (in Italian)Birth, Marriage & Death66,937New

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEW EASIER TO READ RELATIONSHIP CHART

A different, easier to read relationship chart with explanation from Betty Eichhorn and Dick Eastman. Any comments on what you think about this chart?  Click HERE to view the chart along with a description of relationships.

Happy ancestor hunting.
 

http://eogn.com/images/newsletter/2015/Relationship_Chart.pdf

Monday, January 19, 2015

FREE E-BOOK ON GENETIC GENEALOGY FROM FTU

FAMILY TREE UNIVERSITY IS OFFERING A FREE  BEGINNERS E-BOOK ON GENETIC GENEALOGY/DNA TESTING.

After reading this book, if you have any questions, contact me by email (jgjones09@gmail.com) or come to our next GENCOM DNA SIG meeting.  We meet on the second Wednesday of each month in the large meeting room of the Broadmoor Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.

Happy ancestor hunting.
 
http://ftu.familytreemagazine.com/jump-into-genetic-genealogy-use-genealogical-dna-testing-to-solve-family-mysteries/

Saturday, January 17, 2015

NEW AND UPDATED RECORD COLLECTIONS ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG AND ANCESTRY.COM

The following record collections are shown as new and updated on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.

Happy ancestor hunting.

FamilySearch.org Record Collections
Title Records Last Updated
South Africa, Transvaal, Estate Files, 1950-1993Browse Images *16 Jan 2015
Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009424,389 *16 Jan 2015
New York, Records of the State National Guard, 1906-1954724,527 *15 Jan 2015

Ancestry.com Record Collections
Cuneo, Alba, Italy, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 (in Italian)Birth, Marriage & Death434,853Updated

Ghana, Census, 1984Census & Voter Lists777,381New

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929Military872,395New

U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930Birth, Marriage & Death833,843New

North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills1,235,848Updated

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GENCOM GEM TIP

When we are searching census records on Ancestry.com looking for our ancestors, they provide us with help.  When you are looking at the record page for a census record you have found, Ancestry provides some suggested records that can be helpful in finding additional records for this ancestor.  Below is a screen shot of the a record page with the suggested records outlined in red.
This is a screen shot of the 1940 census for my grandfather Ernest Richard (Tut) Colvin.  How does ancestry do this?
 
"Using the information from this record transcription, Ancestry searches for other records that may be related to the same person. The suggestions system also looks at people in trees to which this record has been saved to see if there are additional records saved to those people. These records are displayed here to aid you in finding other records that may help you in your research."

Happy ancestor hunting.