A Year in Disney Fandom: D23 Events for 2013

Any D23 members wondering what will be on the official Disney Fan Club’s schedule for 2013 don’t need to wait any longer.  The official D23 website and the official Disney Parks blog have both posted announcements of the fan club’s 2013 events. The most exciting news to come out of D23 for 2013 is the announcement of a second year of Fanniversary.  The event, which is open to the public (but D23 members get first registration), is a must-attend celebration for any Disney fans.  It’s hours spent reveling in the best of Disney movies, history, park attractions, and more.  Special … Continue reading

More Store Hours for Black Friday – 2012

Where will you head to first on Black Friday? The best way to make the most out of the biggest sales of the year is to have a plan. It helps to know when the stores will open their doors. Here are some more store opening hours for Black Friday of 2012. Yesterday, I wrote a blog about the Black Friday store hours for Staples, Walmart, Kmart, and Target. If you missed it, you might want to click over and read that blog, too. I’ve found more store hours since then, so here they are. JC Penney will open its … Continue reading

World Archive Project Now Open to Mac Users

The Ancestry World Archive Project is a great way to help out the genealogy community. Active contributors are eligible for discounts at Ancestry.com. Now, genealogists who use a Mac can participate in the Ancestry World Archive Projects, (just like those with PCs already are able to). It is nice to give back to the genealogy community when you can. Thousands of people did this by volunteering to be an indexer or arbitrator for FamilySearch’s recently completed project involving the names from the 1940 United States Census. Another way to help out is to get involved with the Ancestry World Archives … 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

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of July 2, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is a good place to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you, and to find podcasts that do not always discuss genealogy topics, but have for one, random, episode. Family Tree Magazine released their episode for June of 2012 on June 27, 2012. This episode is hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke. Diane Haddad explains how to find archived genealogy blog posts on any subject. Gena Philibert Ortega shares ideas from her new book “From the Family Kitchen, Discover Your Food Heritage … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of July 1, 2012

Every week, there are plenty of genealogy events, classes, and workshops going on for genealogists to attend. All you have to do is find them, and figure out what is required in order for you to attend. Here is a quick list of a few of the genealogy events that will happen this week. One might be located near where you live! From July 2 through July 8, 2012, the Longview Public Library, which is located in Longview, Texas, will celebrate its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary. This week-long celebration will include a focus on history and genealogy. The highlight of the week … Continue reading

What’s New at Ancestry.com? – Week of June 30, 2012

Ancestry.com is one of the most popular genealogy websites. It is so good, that thousands of people are willing to pay a subscription fee in order to access the record collections that it can offer to genealogists. Ancestry.com frequently adds new stuff to its website, and creates new and interesting resources for genealogists. Here is some of what’s new at Ancestry.com this week. This week, Ancestry.com revealed some updates to the 1940 Census project. It reminds genealogists that Images from the 1940 Census have been available to genealogists since the first week of April, 2012. On June 29, 2012, there … Continue reading

What’s New at FamilySearch? – Week of June 29, 2012

FamilySearch is one of the largest, and most popular, genealogy websites. Many people use it because it doesn’t charge a membership or subscription fee. One of the best things about it is that it is able to frequently update the resources that it can offer to genealogists. Here is some of what’s new at FamilySearch this week. FamilySearch has been working on a project called the Massachusetts Wiki Project. They recently added a major content update to the Plymouth County, Massachusetts page. There have also been twenty-seven Plymouth County town pages added. Genealogists can find vital records, a history of … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of June 17, 2012

Every week, there are plenty of genealogy classes, workshops, and events happening, all across the United States. Attending one is a great way for a genealogist to learn more about their favorite hobby. Of course, before you can attend one, you need to find out about it! Here are some upcoming genealogy events that will be going on this week. On June 19, 2012, Ancestry.com will present another Ancestry.com LIVE event. You can catch it as it is streamed live through Livestream. This one is called “Using Ancestry.com Member Profiles”. It will begin at 1:00 in the afternoon, and will … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of June 11, 2012

Ready for some more genealogy podcast to listen to? Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It also is where to find random episodes of podcasts that don’t usually focus on genealogy, but have devoted an episode to it this time. African Roots Podcast released episode number 166 on June 8, 2012. In this episode, host Angela Walton-Raji talks about an event that was occurring at the National Gallery of Art in Washington on the day she recorded this episode. She talks about several upcoming genealogy events that you can check … Continue reading