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Give the Gift of Family to Her for Mother’s Day

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           Ancestry.com is offering a discounted gift subscription for her for Mother’s Day. These memberships are available in terms of 6 and 12 months for either the US collection ( all US historical records) or World collection (all records on Ancestry.com ) for 10% off the regular price. This is the one and only subscription that …

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Ancestry.com Inc. to Acquire Archives.com

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            Ancestry.com Inc. to Acquire Archives.com April 25, 2012 “Simple and Affordable” Fast-Growing Start-up Adds Complementary Offering to Ancestry.com PROVO, Utah, April 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archives.com, a family history website, for approximately $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities. …

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Google Drive Is Here!

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           Recently I started playing around with Google Docs in anticipation of the launch of Google Drive. I love the idea of working online with online storage of the required documents and media for easy access from anywhere and by anyone who is authorized. For a blogger like me in particular, I can plan ahead and …

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‘Roots’ – Newest WordPress Theme for Genealogy Blogs or Websites

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            My newest theme on my WordPress theme blog is ‘Roots‘, which I specifically designed for family tree, genealogy or ancestry blogs or websites. ‘Roots’ is in a zip file and is available for free download.                      


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Subscription autorenewal.

Buyer beware of subscription auto-renewal on genealogy sites.

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           Genealogy search sites such as Ancestry.com , Archives.com and Fold3 can be a huge help when looking for information about long lost ancestors, but there are several things the buyer should look out for, and one of the most impotant is the practice of subscription auto-renewal on genealogy sites.   I decided to address these issues …

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A Treasure Trove of Genealogy and Family History Collections

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            A large portion of my genealogical research is worldwide, but especially in North America between the 18th and 20th centuries. Some of these items in this collection of  genealogy and family history collections DVDs have proved very to be helpful to my own research. Oklahoma State History and Genealogy – Collection of 27 Books …

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Additions and Updates on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com

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                  Here are the most recent additions and updates from Ancestry.com and familysearch.org.   Not finding what you seek here? Be sure to use our search bar and search for ‘updates and additions’ to check out previous update listings. I post these regularly – an average of once per week.     …

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Archives.com Illustrates Interest in 1940 US Census

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            Archives.com has made this wonderful infographic illustrating the intense interest in the recent release of the 1940 US Census images. If you’re a genealogy buff, this is well worth checking out. 1940 US Census Infographic                      


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Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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                 Here are the most recent additions and updates from Ancestry.com and familysearch.org.   Not finding what you seek here? Be sure to use our search bar and search for ‘updates and additions’ to check out previous update listings. I post these regularly – an average of once per week.       …

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1940 Census Traffic Wreaks Havic on Genealogy Sites

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           Yesterday, I tried, tried, tried and failed to view even one page of the 1940 US Census on any of the sites on which it was to be released: archives.com, findmypast.com and familysearch.org. With archives.com and familysearch.org, as soon as I clicked on the link to the image, I would see the spinning wheel, spinning, …

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Transcribing the 1940 US Census

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           I just completed my first page of transcription of the 1940 US Census for familysearch.org and I’m very impressed with and surprised about the system they have set up. First of all, I have enough years of experience in transcription as an Administrative Assistant and as a genealogy researcher who is familiar with the size …

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I Volunteered to Transcribe the 1940 US Census

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           I’m so excited to be participating in this HUGE census transcription project. Almost everyone has or has had a family member who was recorded in the 1940 US Census, which is being released by the US National and Records Administration. To begin with, it will be very difficult to locate individuals among the digital census …

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Fold3 Has Added More WWII Army Records

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           Fold3 has added WWII European theater US Army records to its collection. The contents of this collection include documents from the American efforts in Europe during WWII and include strategic and administrative documents. These documents are digitized and available for download to Fold3 subscribers from their site. If you would like to access these records …

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A Blog Theme for Genealogy Bloggers

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           Today I posted my new WordPress theme ‘Royal Oak‘ (follow this link to find the image link to the theme demo in the post at Empty Nest Themes. If you like it and want to used it, feel free to download it. It’s free! I feel this theme suits genealogy, ancestry and family tree bloggers …

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Introducing My New and Improved Blythe Database

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           I just found and purchased an amazing setup for a genealogy website through TNG Sitebuilding. Although at first I was overwhelmed looking at everything involved in setting this up, once I dove in I got the hang of it pretty quickly and have had no problems. The basic site is already up and running. It’s …

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Bloggers Beware of blogadvertisingstore.com

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           This post is being reprinted from my personal blog Feathering the Empty Nest. I have three blogs: Feathering the Empty Nest (this one), Empty Nest Genealogy, and Empty Nest Themes. I enjoy blogging. One of the goals of my blogging is to achieve an income eventually, one that will help out when my husband and …

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Family Link Adds Over 360,000 New Names

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           FamilyLink.com has increased the names in their United Kingdom records by over 360 million and I can already see where I might actually have some luck bridging a couple of gaps (no, chasms) in my research. The updated and new United Kingdom records include: Births, 1761 – 2006 Marriages, 1796 – 2005 Deaths, 1796 – …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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                Well, there are a lot of additions and updates today for both familysearch.org and Ancestry.com . I have decided to do these updates about once per week. It seems to be working out that way anyway and fits in better with my workload for this and my other two blogs.   familysearch.org …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates

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           Yet again, here are the new updates and additions of all types of records for the familysearch.org and Ancestry.com sites. Countries represented include the United States, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Italy, England, Poland and Ireland. The types of records include militia records, county records, deaths, baptisms, marriages, pension records, births, land records, censuses, electoral, religious, church …

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