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Family Tree Tuesday – Noah Webster

Posted November 20, 2012 by Hiromimarie | 2 Comments
Noah Webster, Jr.

Noah Webster, Jr. was a lexicographer, English spelling reformer, political writer and has been called the “Father of American Scholarship and Education.” His name became synonymous with “dictionary,” especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language. He was born on October 16, 1758 in West Hartford, Connecticut to Noah Webster, Sr. and Mercy Steele. His mother spent long hours teaching Noah and his siblings… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 19, 2012

Posted November 19, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Are you excited for Thanksgiving? Here’s this week’s genealogy links! The Genealogy Sphere What Race Is Bruno Mars? (The Huffington Post) – Genealogist extraordinaire Megan Smolenyak looks into artist Bruno Mars’ family heritage In the Archives diplomatiques – The Overseas Census (The French Genealogy Blog) – Tips on using census data from overseas to find your French ancestors Top 12 Tips for Using Pinterest for Family History (Family Cherished blog)… Read the full story

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Congratulations to Our 2nd Curator Appreciation Month Winner!

Posted November 16, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re excited to announce our second Curator Appreciation Month winner, Laura Harmon! We hope you enjoy your complimentary 6-month subscription to Geni Pro! Laura shared her experience with Curator Erica Howton. Check out her story below: I was looking up something and I ended up finding her and I found out that I was connected to her, so I asked how. She told me how we were connected and I didn’t realize one of the… Read the full story

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The Great Emancipator Hits the Big Screen

Posted November 15, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Lincoln 1865-03-06

This year marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the U.S. Coinciding with this monumental anniversary is the release of Steven Spielberg‘s new film Lincoln, which chronicles President Abraham Lincoln‘s struggles in the days leading up to the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Considered one of the most important documents in American history, the Emancipation Proclamation proclaimed all slaves in the Confederate states to be forever free. The proclamation made abolition a central goal of… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – William Henry Moore

Posted November 13, 2012 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
William Henry Moore

William Henry Moore was an attorney and financier. He and his brother James Hobart Moore controlled several makers of primary or finished steel products such as National Steel, American Tin Plate Company, American Steel Hoop Company and American Sheet Steel Metal. These four corporations were among the ten that were merged to form United States Steel. William Moore was born in 1848 to Nathaniel Ford Moore, a prominent banker and merchant in Utica, New York… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 12, 2012

Posted November 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Check out some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Genealogy serach uncovers relatives, family history for reporter ( – A local reporter discovers his family history How a 16-year-old Jewish girl escaped death after being sheltered by the sister of Belgium’s most notorious Nazi (Daily Mail) – The story of how a 16 year old Holocaust survivor and her family escaped death Who Do You Think You Are? ( – Baby… Read the full story

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Curator Appreciation Month Winner

Posted November 9, 2012 by Geni | One Comment

Today we’re happy to announce our first Curator Appreciation Month winner. Congratulations to Pia Hanslep! She’s won a 6-month subscription of Geni Pro! Hanslep shared her story about Estonian Curator Jaak Tulp and his passion for assisting the community. Read her story below: A couple of years ago, when I started using Geni, I was so excited about it that I shared the news with everyone. Most of the people had never even thought further than… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Posted November 6, 2012 by Hiromimarie | One Comment
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedienne and producer. She is well known for her roles in Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and  Veep. In the early 1980′s she was one of the regular cast members of Saturday Night Live. Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most nominated actresses in Emmy Award history with a total of 14 nominations. She has won three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and five Screen Actors Guild… Read the full story

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Featured Project: 2012 U.S. Federal Election

Posted November 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Today is election day in the United States. Have you been following the debates this election season? Which candidate will you pick, Democratic President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney? Since the beginning of this election season, the 2012 U.S. Federal Election project has kept a close eye on the genealogy of each candidate. Thanks to the project, we can see how this year’s presidential hopefuls are related! With the polls showing both candidates neck… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for November 5, 2012

Posted November 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy Guy Fawkes Day! Let’s take a look at some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Give thanks for family stories during holidays ( – Don’t forget to gather family stories during the holidays Youngsters may be interested in ‘cousin’ Justin Bieber (Bangor Daily News) – Fanfare about celebrity connections can help get younger generations excited about genealogy Career Shift: Turn Your Hobby Into a New Job (Forbes) – Great interview… Read the full story