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 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 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

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

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 Buys for $100 Million Inc., which has one of the most popular genealogy websites,, is buying This purchase will allow to reach a portion of the genealogy market that the Archives website was able to acquire. Are you using either of these genealogy websites? 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 2, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It also is where to go to find out about genealogy podcasts that are brand new, or are new to you. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on March 30, 2012. This episode is called “Ready, Set, 1940 US Census!” This episode is hosted by Thomas MacEntee. Special guests for this episode include Steve Morse. He has developed online tools at his “One Step Website” that you can use to help locate your family in the 1940 Census. Joel Weintraub is another … 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 February 26, 2012

You can learn a lot from a good genealogy class, workshop or event. The trick, of course, is being able to find one. Here are some upcoming genealogy events that will be happening this week. One might be near where you live! If not, then check your local newspaper to find out about more. On February 27, 2012, the Jefferson County Genealogical Society, which is located in Port Townsend, Washington, will present the fifth, and final, part of a five – week genealogy course. The course is called “Introduction to Family Research History”. It provides an overview of the basic … 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

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