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Resolving Conflicting Evidence in the Spelling of Names
$2 Million Sloan Foundation Grant To Help Digitize Thousands of Books - News from the Library of Congress
Free Ethnic Research Webinars The Ethnic Ancestry Seminar Series is coming in June, 2008. Ancestry is bringing you a five-part series focusing on German, Irish, Polish, British, and Italian ancestry taught by experts. Click here to learn more about these webinars.
GENTECH 2002 , the premier "technology in genealogy" event, was held January 25 and 26 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) was the local host for this conference and they also hosted a special research day at their internationally renowned library on Sunday, 27 January, 2008, from 10 am-5 pm, just for conference attendees.
The Best Genealogy Links on the Net by Pam Middleton
Genealogy Search Engines
Genealogy Gateway(TM) by Steve Lacy
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' 28th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: Gesher Galicia SIG members attending the 28th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Chicago, August 17-22, 2008)
Web Sites for Genealogists , by Michael John Neill.
GERMAN RESEARCH: "My relatives came from Germany, does the internet have any place to research?"
This is from the Genealogy Lady's Frequently Asked Questions
- Alle Personen des Namens
- Collecting all people with a given name
- Descendants of Charlemagne
- Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
- Directory of Royal Genealogical Data - #Iberia
- Heraldic Arts Heraldry Page
- Nachkommen Valentin Parchams
- Royal Genealogies -- Menu
- WW-Person (in English).
- Brigitte's European Royalty and Nobility
World War II Stories, stories are welcome about wars from other eras and from veterans everywhere.
IIGSInternational Internet Genealogical Society
The Debut of Netscape 6 , by Drew Smith ("Digital Genealogy," 11/21/2000)
- GEDCOM 5.5 specifications
- Genealogical GEDCOM to WWW Experiment
- The GEDCOM-L Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- GEDCOM Conversion Tools and Software (mainly GEDCOM to HTML)
The Mormon Connection (or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- LDS Family History Library Catalogue FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
- Vatican letter directs bishops to keep parish records from Mormons -- dated May 2, 2008.
"How Do I Start My Family History?"
a free booklet. You need to specify item number 32916.
Or call U.S. toll free number, 1-800-537-5971.
Courtesy Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 43 - October 22, 2001
- Western European CD-Rom now available!
- Media Information/News Update - Genealogy
- Preparations for a Trip to the Family History Library, by Juliana Smith
- LDS Family History Department Adopts XML Standard , courtesy Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, and
- Comments by Bob Velke , president of Wholly Genes Software (producers of The Master Genealogist). This is because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is leaving the GEDCOM standard for the XML-based standard.
- LDS Church Online Catalog: Archives and Library Resources
- LDS Microfilming in Eastern Europe by T.K. Edlund
- Family History Library Update Survey for Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine DETAIL UPDATED May 8, 2008
- Unlocking the Vault: Conversion to Digital Records is Progressing by Brittany Karford, Church Magazines
- IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
- LDS Pedigree Chart
- ROOTS-L from Brigham Young
- The WWW L.D.S. Visitors Center
- Utah Valley PAF User Group
- Silicon Valley PAF User Group
- Southern Oregon PAF User Group
- A Family History Center in Huntsville, Alabama
- IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
(SERVER: irc.rootsweb.com; PORT: 6667)For more information on this IRC server and how to use it, please visit < http://www.iigs.org/irc/index.htm.en/>
For links to instructions on using IRC, including special instructions for AOL users and Unix users, go to < http://www.iigs.org/irc/irclinks.htm.en/>
At < http://www.iigs.org/cgi/ircthemes/ircthemes/> you will find a SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS by day, time given as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), channel, and description. To convert the scheduled GMT to your local time, at the top of the page select the relevant GMT and change the next box, Selected Local Time. to your time zone.
Among the meetings scheduled are HTML Discussion, German
Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, UK and Ireland Information
Channel, IIGS University Chat, FreeBMD Information Channel,
Colorado Genealogy, New England Genealogy, Ontario Genealogy,
Canadian Genealogy, Australia, German-Russian Genealogy, French
Genealogy, and Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg. An addition to
the schedule now posted is DearMyrtle's Monday evening sessions
(Channel: dearmyrtle) starting at 2200 Eastern Daylight time, on
U.S. Federal Census Records (31 May) and Organization (7 June).
Extracted and editted from previously published by RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative, RootsWeb Review, Vol. 2, No. 21, 26 May 1999. Please visit RootsWeb's main Web page at <http://www.rootsweb.com/>.
General GenealogyDear MYRTLE: Your Friend in Genealogy Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians since 1995. (Their comments.)
The Olive Tree Genealogy
Homepage: You'll find:
- Ship's Passenger Lists for the 1600s
- Palatine Passenger Lists 1720s
- Information on the Palatines
- Information on the early Dutch settlers in New York
- Information on the Loyalists in Ontario
- Lists of resources for searching Loyalist Ontario, New France, & New York in the 1600s
- Information on the Iroquois nation
- My surnames including Mennonites, Palatines, Dutch in New York, Mohawk, Loyalists and others
- Links to other genealogy homepages, and more!
Talliaferro is Tolliver: Surnames Sound a Challenge for Researchers
By Gary R. Toms and James Pylant
Lineages, Inc. (Home page of Lineages, Inc., a full service genealogical research firm.) Maintainer's note. It appears as if some features of this may not be free. In testing this link, I found some areas where a fee was involved and they wanted a charge account number. Use this at your own discretion.
Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths (FreeBMD) for England and Wales
Free Lookups of Genealogical CDs, online since 1994
Articles by Juliana Smith
- Getting to Know Your Ancestor's Neighborhood - Part 1 . And also Part 2 and Part 3.
- More Tips For Finding Family In The Census
- So Many Ancestors, So Little Time
- Siblings and Cousins and Uncles, Oh My! At An Impasse? Tips to Get Things Rolling Again
- The Power of Charts and Forms
Global Data CD Publishers Catalog online for download.
This Disk's for You! or is it? Some Thoughts on Assessing the Research Value of CDs , by Sherry Irvine, CGRS, FSA (Scot)
Organizing your Internet Genealogy Bookmarks , by George G. Morgan: "Along Those Lines . . ."
The Genealogy Home Page. This is the home of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, a free weekly publication. Also, CompuServe's Genealogy Forums are now available here.
This page originated from:
Charles Dennett | Rochester Distributed Computer Services Mail Stop 01925 | Customer Technical Support Services Eastman Kodak Company | Kodak Research and Development Laboratories Rochester, NY 14650-1925 | Internet: dennett@Kodak.COM
Geography and Maps
Cartographica Neerlandica : Old Maps of the World.
- The Inflation Calculator
- Birthdate Calculator
- The Julian and the Gregorian Calendars
- Toke Nørby. The Perpetual Calendar
- German Perptual Calendar (in German)
Articles by Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG
- Using Dates
- Using Dates to Improve Your Research, Part 1
Dates: When You Don't have a Record, Part 2
- STB-Three Letters to Avoid a Genealogical Pitfall
- Is the Record Wrong? - Likely Mistakes
- Likely and Unlikely Mistakes
List of E-Mail groups for Genealogists.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Laura Willard) Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.misc Date: 12 Feb 1995 13:54:19 -0500
*** Genealogy related Online Resources ***
WORLD WIDE WEB sites
United States Census
More Tips For Finding Family In The Census , by Juliana Smith.
Researching Through Genealogical Societies (Part 1)
by Bob Brooke. There is also Part 2
"SOUNDEX, PART 1", by Michael John Neill
"Using Materials Found on the Internet," by George G. Morgan
Latin Dates by Sue Swiggum
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Missing Links and Rootsweb Review back issues are fully searchable.
[188.8.131.52] -- 2% sample 1851 UK Census
(cd gedcom53; cd lines) [184.108.40.206] -- Latest GEDCOM specs and Lifelines genealogy program
Computer Skills and Miscellany 101, by Juliana Smith.
The Curse of the Common Name, Part 2: Online Search Tips , by Juliana Smith.
Worldwide Telephone Directories on the Web
Teldir.Com from over 170 countries all around the world.
Discussions about Scanners and Photos
- RootsWorks: Scanners , by Beau Sharbrough
More on Scanning Objects
Many people may not know how to easily scan an object (as opposed to a piece of paper that will fit nicely on the scanner). Place the object on the scanner glass, and drape a contrasting piece of fabric over the item to obscure the excess light. Then proceed with the scan. You may have to do this a few times to obtain the quality of scan you want, but it works very nicely.
- "To Scan or Not to Scan?" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL (GC Extra, 15 February 2001)
- "To Scan or Not to Scan--Revisited" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL (GC Extra, 1 March 2001)
- Preserving and Protecting Photographs - by The American Museum of Photography
- Caring for Your Family's 35mm Slide Collection George G. Morgan - 3/15/2002
Genealogical Tips & Trips
Finding THE Grave
by Ruby Coleman.
"Comparison Shopping for Online Books" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL.
"Responses to Comparison Shopping for Online Books" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL.
How Not to Conduct a Cemetery Research Trip , by Linda Herrick Swisher
Planning for a Successful Genealogy Research Trip , by Kip Sperry (Kip's Tips, 6 Feb 2001)
"Tips on Publishing your GEDCOM File, Part I" , by George G. Morgan ("Along Those Lines . . .", 16 February 2001)
"To Publish or Not to Publish" , by Ralph J. Crandall, Ph.D.
LEARCH WITH CAREThis is a simple piece of advice (or warning) for those researching family names beginning with "Sa," "Se," "Si," "So," or "Su." If you cannot find the entry that you are seeking in indexes to the census returns or other nineteenth-century material, then look under the corresponding name spelled with a capital "L." The problem arises because of the way Victorians wrote the capital letter "S." It often looks like a capital "L."
I discovered the problem by accident when researching my wife's family. Despite seeing several birth and marriage certificates, as well as census returns, we still couldn't tell whether he was a Lawyer or a Sawyer. We only discovered the truth (a Sawyer) when we visited the cottage in which he lived. The current owner pointed us to a book published with the childhood memories of one of the sons, which gave us the answer as well as much else besides.
That discovery set me thinking. From the index of the 1881 census, I was missing quite a number of Sandovers. A quick look under Landover gave me most of those "missing." That is not an isolated case. The excellent work being carried out on the 1891 census (and available on the Internet) has approximately a third of the Sandovers transcribed and indexed under Landover. Even the DFHS index of post-1837 Plymouth has one Landover entry and I suspect that the problem could be quite widespread.
Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 28 March 2007, Vol. 10, No. 13.
Using a Laptop Computer for Genealogical Research
Articles by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL
- Laptop Accessories for the Road Warrior
- International Laptop Travel
- International Laptop Travel Revisited ("GC Extra," 09/21/2000)
- International Laptop Travel Post Mortem
Genetics, DNA, and Genealogy
DNA genealogy - iGENEA is the European branch of FamilyTreeDNA, the leading organisation for DNA genealogy.
Molecular Genealogy by Hannah Wolfson (AP)
The Genetic Archaeology of Race by Steve Olson.
Family tree by Claire Ainsworth. Gene testing shows 80 per cent of Europeans are descended from just two ancient groups of hunter-gatherers.
Founding fathers by Eugenie Samuel. Fewer than 50 people founded the entire population of Europe, according to a new way of reading history from the genome .
Two stories from the Los Angeles Times (July 10, 2001):
review of booklet entitled "DNA For Family Historians" by Dick Eastman, in the July 11, 2001 Eastman 's Online Genealogy Newsletter.
Genealogy SPAM and FRAUD Information!
"Barking Up the Wrong Tree" , Myra Vanderpool Gormley's syndicated column
RWGuide 12, "Creating Worthwhile Genealogies: Evidence, Sources and Citation" , Myra Vanderpool Gormley's syndicated column
The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright 2001 by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author.
- Genealogical Web Site Watchdog (only for online scams) is a public service to the genealogical community of Ancestor Detective®.
- National Genealogical Society's Consumer Protection Committee
4527 17th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207-2399
They maintain two web pages:
- "Scams and Fraud" section of CompuServe's Genealogy Techniques Forum message board.
If you believe you have been the victim of a genealogy scam, you can do something about it! If you purchased products or services from any companies that you feel did not live up to advertised claims, demand a refund! If your money is not returned within 30 days or so from a U.S. company, submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection. A few letters of inquiry from the federal government will send a strong message to the people who produce products or services of questionable value. If a Canadian company is involved, you can register a complaint at: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/ct01250e.html.
To read comments from many people about FamilyDiscovery.com as well as comments about Genseekers.com and Genealogy-Express.com, go to:
- Genealogy and History - from Common-Place, vol. 2, no. 3, April 2002
Sites that Link Back to Me! Thank you all folks!
- Czech Republic. Bohemia, and Moravia Genealogical Research
- Genealogy Gateway(TM) To The Web
- Iberian Publishing Company
- Mandy's Favorite Links to Truly Searchable Genealogy Sites email@example.com
- The Stull's Genealogy Page firstname.lastname@example.org
- P. McBride's Links Page email@example.com
- National Genealogical Society - NetGuide: Web Sites by Subject
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