What’s New at FamilySearch? – Week of July 20, 2012

One of the most popular genealogy websites is FamilySearch. It is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and is free to use. Genealogists of all faiths, or who have no religious beliefs, are welcome to use the website. They frequently add records and other useful information to FamilySearch. Here is what’s new at FamilySearch this week. This week, FamilySearch added 76 Million new records. All of them are free for genealogists to access. State census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records for 22 states were added this week. This includes Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of May 27, 2012

Every week, there are plenty of genealogy events, workshops, and classes happening all across the United States. Genealogists who attend these events get the opportunity to learn more about their favorite hobby, to practice their research techniques, and to meet other genealogists. Here are a few of the genealogy events that will be happening this week. On May 29, 2012, the Forsyth County Public Library, which is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will continue their series of nine free genealogy workshops. The fifth class is called “Using Tax Lists to Solve Genealogical Problems”. It will be presented by Linda Woodward … Continue reading

Ancestry.com Buys Archives.com for $100 Million

Ancestry.com Inc., which has one of the most popular genealogy websites, Ancestry.com, is buying Archives.com. This purchase will allow Ancestry.com to reach a portion of the genealogy market that the Archives website was able to acquire. Are you using either of these genealogy websites? Ancestry.com started as a publishing company in 1983. They are now the world’s largest online resource for family history. They have more than 1.8 million paying subscribers worldwide. They have more than 9 billion historical records. There are more than 115 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories on the website, and there have been 34 … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of April 16, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is also a good place to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you and podcasts that are not always about genealogy but have done a random episode that relates to it. Genealogy Gems released an episode on April 16, 2012. This is episode number 130 and it is called “RootsMagic 5, APG, the 1940 Census and more”. In this episode, Lisa Louise Cooke points out that the April episode of Family Tree Magazine podcast is available. She mentions her new article … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of March 11, 2012

There are plenty of genealogy classes that you can take online. Sometimes, though, it can be nice to get out of the house, and be around people who all enjoy doing genealogy. One way to find upcoming genealogy events, classes, or workshops, is to look in your local newspaper. Or, you might find one in this blog! On March 12, 2012, the St. Augustine Episcopal Church, which is located in Vero Beach, Florida, will hold a genealogy class about the 1940 Federal Census. The class will start at 1:00 in the afternoon, and will end at 3:00 in the afternoon. … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of March 4, 2012

Have you ever attended a genealogy class, workshop, or other event? They are a good way to learn more about your favorite hobby. You might make some new friends, who love genealogy just as much as you do. Here are some upcoming genealogy events that will happen this week. To find more, check your local newspaper. On March 6, 2012, the Glenview Public Library, located in Glenview, Illinois, will hold the Genealogy First Tuesday workshop for March. It is designed to help genealogy enthusiasts to break down their “brick walls”. It will be an informal, unstructured, meeting, that will begin … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of February 20, 2012

Once again, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup is back and is bringing you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is an easy way to discover which podcast created new episodes, and to find out about genealogy podcasts that you are not currently subscribed to. GeneaBloggers released a new episode on February 18, 2012. This episode is called “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Nineteenth Century US Immigration”. This episode is hosted by “Ol’ Myrt” of DearMYRTLE. Special guests include Marian Smith, Chief of the Historical Research Branch of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This episode also … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of February 6, 2012

It is time, once again, for the Genealogy Podcast Roundup. This is where to go if you are looking for new, and interesting, episodes of podcasts that talk about genealogy. It also will include podcasts that don’t always talk about genealogy, but have created a random episode that relates to an aspect of genealogy. The Genealogy Guys released a new episode on February 1, 2012. It is episode number 231. The guys go over genealogy related news such as : “Who Do You Think You Are?” has a new season, Fold3 is providing free access to its Black History Collection … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – February 5-11, 2012

Perhaps you didn’t make it to RootsTech 2012. You could still attend a genealogy class, workshop, or event that is taking place closer to where you live! Doing so is a great way to learn more about genealogy, and to meet people who love genealogy as much as you do. Here are some upcoming genealogy events that will be happening this week. On February 6, 2012, the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, which is located in Port Townsend, Washington, will present the second part of a five-week genealogy course. The course is called “Introduction to Family Research History”. The class provides … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of January 30, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you the newest, and most interesting, episodes of genealogy podcasts. There is always something new to learn, and plenty of genealogy podcasts to discover! Genealogy Gems released episode number 125 on January 29, 2012. This episode is called “Interview with Shirley Gage Hodges and Lisa’s New Newspaper Book”. In this episode, Genealogist Shirley Gage Hodges shares her genealogical wisdom, and discusses her status as a “perpetual student”. Host Lisa Louise Cooke has a new book called “Everything You Need to Know About How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers”. It is … Continue reading