Alaska Genealogy Resources

The state motto of Alaska is “North to the Future”. Genealogists, however, find the past to be more interesting than the future. Do you have ancestors who lived in Alaska? If so, then this blog will be very useful for you. It has links to genealogy resources that are specific to Alaska. Cyndi’s List is an amazing resource for genealogists, no matter what state their ancestors came from. They have conveniently posted all of the links to resources that relate to Alaska into one place. You can find links to records to “birth, marriage, death”, “cemeteries and funeral homes”, “Census”, … Continue reading

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

Online Resources to Help With 1940 Census Research

Are you ready for the 1940 United States Census? It is the biggest, most exciting, genealogy resource that will be released in 2012. If you are new to genealogy, or, if this is the first census that you will be using as a resource, you might need some guidance. Here are some online resources that can help you to get the most out of your 1940 Census research. FamilySearch might be a good place to start. This website has enlisted the aid of volunteers who will be indexing the names that appear in the 1940 census. When the census is … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of December 4, 2011

Looking for a genealogy event, conference, or class? There could be one happening soon, located near where you live. Check out this quick list of upcoming genealogy events that will be taking place this week. You could also browse through your local newspaper, to find out about more genealogy events. On December 6, 2011, the George Memorial Library, which is located in Richmond, Texas, will hold a “Genealogy 101” program. It will start at 10:00 in the morning. This program will give you a basic introduction to the genealogy resources that you can access from the library. It will also … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of November 29, 2011

The weekly Genealogy Podcast Roundup is back! This is where to find a good, informative, genealogy podcast to listen to. You might also find episodes of podcasts that are new to you, or that do not always talk about genealogy related topics. NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on November 29, 2011. This episode is called “Holocaust Database Helps Families Complete Stories”. This episode talks about the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com’s “World Memory Project”. The project allows people to sift through online documents in a much easier way than was previously available to genealogists. … Continue reading

Genealogy Resources for Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a time to remember, and honor, your relatives and ancestors who served in the military. Genealogists can find plenty of online resources that they can use to help discover more about their ancestors who served in the military. Some photo archives are especially interesting, even if they are not specifically about an ancestor of yours. Ancestry.com has the world’s largest online collection of historical military documents. There is a guide you can download that gives you advice about how to find the answers that you are looking for on their website. You can search through their Revolutionary … Continue reading

The chicken or the egg?

A classic question that is applied to a variety of situations – which came first? Sometimes the question can be answered with science, sometimes not. Some research that came out this week was able to shed some light on one of these questions – do those with anxiety self-medicate because they are substance abusers, or do those with anxiety become substance abusers because they self-medicate? At first this might seem a weird question to ask – does it really matter which came first when you are talking about people with anxiety that have substance abuse problems? The simple answer is … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of August 2, 2011

It’s time for you to check out the new episodes of several genealogy podcasts. If you haven’t finished listening to the ones listed in last week’s Genealogy Podcast Roundup, don’t worry! One great thing about podcasts is that the episodes tend to stay online, and accessible, for a long time. Genealogy Guys Podcast released episode number 224 on July 16, 2011. This episode was done in front of a live audience, and was recorded as it was going on. It took place at the annual Summer Institute of the Dallas Genealogical Society in Dallas, Texas. Arizona Public Media has a … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 26, 2011

Ready for some more genealogy podcast episodes to listen to? This week’s Genealogy Podcast Roundup includes a “records roundup”, videos for genealogists to watch, information about how to use records from WWII, advice for family reunions, and more. Genealogy Gems released episode 114 on July 21, 2011. This episode is called: “Online Security, Records Roundup, Genealogy Blogging”. The hosts tell you about a whole bunch of resources that genealogists will want to use. African Roots Podcast released episode 120 on July 22, 2011. In this episode, host Angela Walton-Raji talks about the 12 million new records that have been added … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 12, 2011

You can learn a lot of things while listening to a podcast. There are plenty of genealogy related podcasts scattered across the internet. You can listen to them from their website, download them to your mp3 player, and sometimes even tune in to when the podcast is doing a live show. Here are some genealogy related podcasts that were recently released. The Geni blog podcast has a episode that was released on July 12, 2011. The episode is titled: “Cluster and Collateral Searches”. Thomas and Grant explain what each of those types of searches are, and teach genealogists how they … Continue reading