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 January 15, 2012

It is always fun to take a class, attend a workshop, or participate in an event that is about your favorite hobby: genealogy! It can be interesting to learn more about the heritage of your ancestors. There are events taking place all across the United States. If you don’t see one on this list that is near where you live, then I would suggest checking out your local newspaper for more. On January 16, 2012, the Tulsa Genealogy Society, will hold free genealogy classes at the Briar Village Shopping center, which is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You must register if … Continue reading

Blood Test Results Lead to Divorce

A simple blood test can reveal a lot about a person. It also can tell you important information about who that person is related to. When blood test results reveal unexpected things, this can lead to family problems, (including divorce). Genealogists may want to keep this in mind before ordering a home DNA kit. A student in Taiwan was studying blood types and hereditary properties in his junior-high school biology class. He learned that his blood type was B, and that his father’s blood type was A. This lead the student to ask his father how that could be possible. … 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 8, 2011

It is time for this week’s Genealogy Podcast Roundup. This is where to look every week in order to find the newest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It is also a good place to go to find out about genealogy podcasts that you may not have heard about before. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on November 4, 2011. This episode is called “Copyright and Genealogy – Yours, Mine and Ours”. Special guests in this episode include Dick Eastman, founder of “Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter”. He discusses the problem of copyright violations when it comes to blog posts … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of October 11, 2011

Once again, it is time for the Genealogy Podcast Roundup. This is where to find the newest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It is also where to go to find interesting genealogy podcasts that are new to you. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on October 7, 2011. This episode is called “Ethnic Genealogy”. This episode is hosted by Angela Walton-Raji, (of the African Roots Podcast). She speaks with Linda Geiger, who talks about Native American research, and Lisa B. Lee who talks about Black Canadian research. African Roots Podcast released episode number 131 on October 7, 2011. … Continue reading

Genealogists Who Quilt Have a New Project

Here is an exciting opportunity for genealogists who have a talent for sewing, quilting, or other fiber based arts. It is a fundraising project that is designed to help get the images in the FGS 1812 Preserve the Pensions digitization project online, (so that many genealogists can use those images as a resource). You can help! The FGS 1812 Preserve the Pensions digitization is a joint effort from several prominent genealogy organizations. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the National Archives, and Footnote.com are all involved. People who are “Genea-Quilters” can help, too. There exists a series of around 180,000 … Continue reading

FamilySearch Has Updated Its YouTube Channel

Did you know that FamilySearch has its own YouTube channel? They recently updated it with new videos for genealogists to watch and learn from. FamilySearch has also been adding documents to the vast database that can be accessed through its website. FamilySearch is the genealogy website that is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is one of the most popular genealogy websites, and it is completely free for everyone to use. New resources are added to this website frequently. In August of 2011, FamilySearch has added many new and interesting things to its website. You … Continue reading

Oklahoma State Tourism Has New Genealogy Resources

Genealogists who have family connections to Oklahoma will want to check out the new resources that have been put online through Oklahoma’s official Travel and Tourism website. You can link to a specific county, see detailed maps, and even trace your Cherokee Roots. Genealogy has become a popular hobby. Many states have started encouraging genealogists to plan a trip to visit their state so that the genealogist can physically walk through places that their ancestors might have walked through several generations ago. I guess you could call this sort of thing “genealogy tourism”. One way to generate interest in genealogy … Continue reading