3 Great WWI Research Resources

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Genealogy Education, Military research, WWI | 0 comments

Since the beginning of the centennial of U.S. involvement in World War I, I have been on the lookout for more material about the Great War. Not only is it a part of the world’s history, it is part of our family’s history. Learning about the conflict deepens our understanding of the ancestors who lived through these events. 1. The New England Historic Genealogical Society has a great webpage that combines resources for both World War I & World War II U.S. Veteran Research.       2. The Delaware Public Archives...

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NARA Records for the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Soldiers (RG15)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Military research, NARA, Useful Tips | 0 comments

Have you been watching the recordings of the NARA Virtual Conferences on YouTube? The Best National Archives Records Genealogists Aren’t Using presentation discussed Record Group (RG) 15, which is the records of the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Soldiers. From the presentation, I learned that the files for the permanent residents have been retained, and are available from one specific branch of NARA. Some sample folders for temporary residents had also been retained. Albert H. Tingue had been a temporary resident at the U.S. National...

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4 Ways To Find A Genealogical Society

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many reasons to join a local genealogical society. Societies have knowledgeable members and sponsor educational events. Even if you do not have ancestors who lived in your current location, you may find members researching those locations. Finding people who share your interest in genealogy can be very energizing! But, have you considered contacting or joining a society in a location where your ancestors lived? The society may have useful resources or participate in projects that could benefit your research. There may be experts in...

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RootsTech 2017 Videos and Syllabi

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Genealogy Education, Useful Tips | 0 comments

Rootstech 2017 has come and gone, but we can all still enjoy it! Have you wanted to watch the videos and download the syllabi from RootsTech 2017? Whether or not you attended this year’s RootsTech, watching the videos is educational and the syllabi can be a great resource. To watch the videos for each day of RootsTech, go to: You can also switch between the days by using the menu in the upper...

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Using MET Public Domain Artwork

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art made than 375,000 of its public-domain artworks available online. The Met’s images include those of items that are not currently on display, which gives you a chance to look behind the scenes. This is a great resource for people who enjoy art and history, scholars, and genealogists! You can find the search page at:     To limit your search to return only those results in the public domain, in the Show Only group, click the box for “Public...

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Family History Outing: Laws Railroad Museum

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Get Children Involved, Military research | 0 comments

The Laws Railroad Museum is located outside of Bishop, CA. Certainly, the museum is of great genealogical interest to researchers who had family in the railroads in the early 1900s, and for those who had family in the area. There is much to learn for those who had family in the gold industry.     But the displays in the Pioneer Building are unexpected in a railroad museum. One of the displays held a well preserved, well displayed, interesting set of military uniforms, equipment and memorabilia.     There was a selection...

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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Genealogy Education, Useful Tips | 0 comments

Are you looking for an easy way to learn about using the National Archives? Would you like to know more about researching your genealogy at NARA? The 2016 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair has come and gone, but the videos have been posted on YouTube, and the handouts are still available. You can learn directly from NARA personnel in the videos and have the handouts for reference. Check out the 2016 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair webpage for the topics and links to the videos and handouts. You can follow the links on that page...

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Family History Outing: U.S.S. Midway

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Get Children Involved, Military research, Useful Tips | 0 comments

If you have a U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps ancestor, the chances are he or she may have spent some time on an aircraft carrier. They might have been stationed on, landed on, refueled, resupplied or protected a carrier.     Touring the U.S.S. Midway Museum in San Diego, CA, brought some of our family’s history to life. Our family has some carrier history. In addition to having an uncle and cousin who served on carriers, my husband landed on one.     My husband was a Naval Aviator in the USMC, flying A-4s. His...

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Sales on DNA Tests and Our Books

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in A Week of Genealogy Book, A Weekend of Genealogy Book, DNA, Useful Tips | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! If you have been waiting to do your Autosomal DNA, now may be the time! The atDNA tests are on sale. (I have not seen a Black Friday price for 23andMe, and although the database is large, it may be that the other people in it may be more focused on the health aspect of the testing rather than genealogy.) Family Tree DNA Holiday Sale The annual Family Tree DNA Holiday Sale is offering the Family Finder/Ethnic Percentages for $59. They are also offering  bundles that combine Family Finder and Y-DNA and mitochondrial...

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Genealogy Fair at Odenton Regional Library

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is breaking news! The Odenton Regional Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library will be hosting a Genealogy Fair on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am-3pm. They hope to have three parts to this event: speakers throughout the day, resource tables available for the whole event, and an open workshop in our computer lab for participants to get some hands-on experience with our resources. Put this on your calendar!

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