Genealogy

Ancestor Searching, Volume 4, #8

Genealogy Scrapbooking: Throughout several decades now, people have used several ways of preserving their family history. Maintaining photo albums and photo collages are some of the ways of maintaining a family history. People generally maintain family history to try and get the future generations acquainted with their roots and also to treasure their family members. A comparatively newer way of maintaining family history could be scrap booking family history. In fact, remember childhood times, when as students assignments were given to maintain a scrapbook for school. Read more »

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Excellent resource for researching in Colorado: "Newspapers are one of the most versatile and heavily used sources of information for researchers,genealogists, students and the general public. Feature stories, society news, classified and picture advertisements, school and church announcements, news from surrounding towns, editorials and cartoons, all give the reader the sense of "being there." Often the papers contain historical information that is not available in any other source.

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Ancestor Searching, Vol. 4, #7

A new twist has been added to the arsenal of the Huntsville Heritage Room’s resources that are being made available to the public. First of all, for those with an interest in accessing Heritage Quest Online from home, there is now a brief instructional video available that gives step-by-step instructions on accessing Heritage Quest. (Note: Be sure to copy the entire link into the browser’s address field). Read more »

Genealogy Online

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

looking for your ancestors? learn how to use some of the best websites for your genealogy research; requires Basic PC Skills and Basic Internet

Ancestor Searching, Vol. 4, #6

Terms and Meanings of Genealogical Words: Something a little bit different from the usual articles. During the course of research, terms and initials are bound to appear in most any kind of document that will require researchers to search for answers as to just exactly what the meaning of a word or abbreviation indicates or means. In an effort to offer assistance with these terms and abbreviations, the following lists are the first of a two-part series on genealogical terms and their meanings. This month's newsletter covers the subjects of occupations and initials. Read more »

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 4, # 5

The Domesday Book was the first major census in the British Isles, and was more comprehensive than current census compilations, as properties such as farms, mills, bakeries and other industry were recorded which showed the wealth of the area as well as the population. Read more »

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 4, # 4

Oral history interviewing is a tool that's used for research in history, anthropology, and folklore. Oral history collects information about the past from observers and participants in that past. It gathers data not available in written records about events, people, decisions, and processes. Oral history interviews are grounded in memory, and memory is used for recording the past. Oral history can reveal how individual values and actions shaped the past, and how the past shapes present-day values and actions. Read more »

Geronimo Descendants

From Dick Eastman's genealogy blog comes this interesting article . . .

Image of Geronimo"According to the BBC, US officials have moved to block a legal bid by descendants of Apache leader Geronimo to have his remains reburied. Geronimo's relatives say some body parts were stolen almost 100 years ago by members of a society linked to Yale University to keep in their clubhouse. Read more »

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 4, # 2

When Roots Television debuted on September 29, 2006, it was a low-key launch in beta mode intended to draw enough traffic to test the site and work through the technical bugs that are a part of experiencing new online ventures on the Internet.  However, the low-key launch has quickly become a tremendous success as the word has spread about Roots Television which drew viewers from five continents in the first 24 hours!  Not surprising really, since family history commands one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world. Read more »

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