Transcriptions

Source Transcriptions Will Be Made Available on This Site

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           Although I do offer extensive sources for download on the ‘Blythe Database’ (see links at right), most of the sources are in non-searchable files. The search bar at right searches this main site and the database, but only the main identifying information. As a result, coincidental information is not easily found by those who could …

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Deeply Discounted World Subscription Offered by findmypast.com Beta International Records Site

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           Findmypast.com is launching their new site, which offers records from the United States, in addition to England, Australia, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. To promote the new site and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience it at a reduced rate, they are offering their World Subscription for only $4.95 US per month (regular rate is …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – June 26, 2012

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            FamilySearch.org International Genealogical Index (IGI) Armenia Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929 Belgium Belgium, Civil Registration, 1795-1910 Canada British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 Chile Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 England England, Diocese of Durham Bishops’ Transcripts ca., 1700-1900 Germany Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1900 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Netherlands …

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RootsMagic – I’m Eating Crow Now!

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            This morning I purchased “Heredis”, the newest genealogy software because I was so eager for the multi-platform synchronization capability. I have just had to log onto their forum and ask for a refund and I am sad about that. Also unfortunately, I was not able to locate a way to contact them directly by …

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BillionGraves.com – Their Name Is Their Goal

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           I stumbled upon the website for BillionGraves and I’m pleasantly surprised with what I found. This website promotes an organized, cooperative effort to photograph, GPS tag, upload, and transcribe headstones from cemeteries around the world. The starting point for anyone wanting to contribute is to register with their site and download their free app from …

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Help For Finding Your Ancestor in the 1940 US Census

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           While waiting impatiently for the indexing of the 1940 US Census to be completed, I have been periodically checking to update its status and also searching for help in narrowing down the number of images it is necessary to scan if they’re not yet indexed. Luckily, my search turned up the most amazing tool, namely …

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I Can Now use RootsMagic’s ‘Family Search’ Integration Features!

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           I have been using Rootsmagic for almost fifteen years now. A while ago, I noticed that Rootsmagic had implemented FamilySearch.org integration in the software, but was horrified to discover that I was excluded from its benefits. At first, only LDS members were able to use the features. I was given the opportunity, though, to register …

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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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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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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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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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