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Geni and BillionGraves: Digitally Preserving the World’s Cemeteries Together

Posted February 19, 2014 by Amanda | 2 Comments
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We’re excited to announce that Geni has teamed up with BillionGraves to launch a global crowdsourcing initiative to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. In the world of genealogy, gravestones play an important role in telling us information about our ancestors. They can not only provide the name, birth and death date of the deceased, but also the names of close relatives. Epitaphs often provide insight into the person’s life, and may include a brief description… Read the full story

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted February 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Valentine’s Day! With romance in the air, today is an especially affectionate day of love. It’s also the best time to share the love stories found in our families. Below is a sweet picture from the 1957 inaugural parade. At first glance, you may find it adorable for the capture of President Eisenhower with his grandchildren and Vice President Nixon with his children as they enjoy the parade together. However, it’s even sweeter when you realize the little boy, David… Read the full story

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Family Heirlooms

Posted February 13, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment
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What’s your favorite aspect of genealogy? For many, one of the best parts is getting to learn the stories behind the items family members leave behind. Reaching far beyond what a census record or land deed can tell us about our ancestors, family heirlooms gives us a more personal connection to who are ancestors were as individuals. Chances are your family has accumulated many family heirlooms throughout the years. These are a great place to… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for February 10, 2014

Posted February 10, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Still recovering from RootsTech? Check out these articles from the past week! Image: World War One: How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers? / BBC News The Genealogy Sphere World War One: How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers? (BBC News) – Read how letters from home reached WWI soldiers in the battlefield Mystery girl in iconic photo comes to life (MSN News) – Amazing story of how a genealogist identified… Read the full story

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MyHeritage Adds 815 Million U.S. Public Records

Posted February 4, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment
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The good news keeps rolling in! We’re excited to share with you that 815 million U.S. Public Records of people living in the United States have been added to MyHeritage’s growing collection of historical records. You can find these records available to you through Record Matches on your Geni profiles or in SuperSearch™, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records. With information that spans the last five decades for hundreds of millions of people living… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for February 3, 2014

Posted February 3, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Still recovering from yesterday’s Super Bowl party? Treat yourself with these articles from around the web. Image: Loot No Longer / The New York Times The Genealogy Sphere Are You My Cousin? (The New York Times) – Author A.J. Jacobs is organizing the largest family reunion and you’re invited! Geni is proud to be a part of this journey! Loot No Longer (The New York Times) – MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet is featured in The New York… Read the full story

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Millions of New Records Live on MyHeritage!

Posted January 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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We’re excited to announce that more than 160 million new U.S. and UK historical records have been added to MyHeritage’s growing collection of historical records. These new records are available now in your Record Matches for your Geni profiles and through SuperSearch™, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records. These records come from hundreds of collections containing vital records for births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, military records, censuses and much more. What’s new?   For the… Read the full story

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Chinese New Year: A Celebration of Tradition and Family

Posted January 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Happy Chinese New Year! Today, January 31st, marks the first day of the Year of the Horse on the lunar calendar, which is believed to bring prosperity and wealth. Also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, the holiday is considered one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays, which holds a deep significance to families. Not solely confined to China, the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the world in countries and… Read the full story

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Your Stories: Uncovering Finnish Roots Leads to New Family Connections

Posted January 29, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Debra Jeanne Ryon-Weathers is from North Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born to Helen Jeanne Bay-Ryon-Jarviz and William Eugene Ryon. Debra’s parents met while her father was stationed at the Naval Base in Astoria, Oregon and married when Helen was only 14 years old. When she was three, her mother left the family and started a new life with Gene Jarvis. Her father became a fisherman and worked the sea from Astoria to Alaska in… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Catch up on what you may have missed in the past week! Image: ‘Lost child of the Titanic and the fraud that haunted her family,’ The Telegraph The Genealogy Sphere Replica miniature homes chronicle 500 years of family history (The Telegraph) – A couple builds miniature models of their ancestors’ home spanning 500 years of family history This Guy Was Exploring His Grandpa’s Attic. What He Found is Mysteriously Awesome…Whoa (Viralnova.com) – A man discovers… Read the full story

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