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Monday Recap for January 21, 2013

Posted January 21, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Have you made any interesting discoveries recently? Check out some interesting articles from the past week. The Genealogy Sphere “Grandma Did What?” Digging Up the Roots of Family Lore (Wall Street Journal) – Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak gives a brief summary of some common misperceptions passed down by families Address book is a family history, bound by tradition (MPR News) – Do you still have a physical address book? A great article to remind us that these… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Mariana Victoria of Spain

Posted January 15, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Mariana Victoria of Spain

Mariana Victoria of Spain was born on March 31, 1718 in Spain and died on January 15, 1781 in Portugal. She was the eldest daughter of Felipe V of Spain and Elisabetta Farnese. At the age of seven Mariana Victoria of Spain was engaged to the young Louis XV of France, but was rejected due to her age. At the time of her birth, Mariana Victoria was fifth in line to the throne of Spain. In… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 14, 2013

Posted January 14, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Have you read any interesting genealogy articles this week? Check out a few more below! The Genealogy Sphere How my Grandmother risked her life in the dockyards during World War Two (Whaley Bridge Writer blog) – Blogger Gillian Mawson shares an amazing story about her grandmother MyHeritage mobile app version 2.0 released today! (MyHeritage blog) – Have you checked out MyHeritage’s new mobile app? Who belongs on the Family Tree? (The Professional Descendant blog) –… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – Nicholas Biddle

Posted January 8, 2013 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
Nicholas Biddle

Nicholas Biddle was an American financier who served as the President of the Second Bank of the United States. His ancestors were Quakers who emigrated from England to America in 1681 in part to avoid religious persecution. The Biddle family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania produced numerous and diverse people of interest. Biddle was born on January 8, 1786 to Charles and Hannah Biddle. Charles Biddle served as Vice-President of Pennsylvania (now known as the office of… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for January 7, 2013

Posted January 7, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Here are some interesting genealogy articles to start off the New Year! The Genealogy Sphere Haddonfield genealogist helped Army identify remains of airman killed in 1946 (Philly.com) – Megan Smolenyak helps the Army ID the remains of a soldier Blood o f Louis XVI ‘found in gourd container’ (BBC News) – A team of scientists say they believe they’ve found the blood of Louis XVI Let Google help you on your genealogy research (NJ.com) –… Read the full story

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Genealogy Conferences 2013

Posted January 3, 2013 by Amanda | 8 Comments

Now that it’s the start of a new year, we’re putting together a helpful list of genealogy conferences for 2013! Check out the list of upcoming conferences below and we’ll continue to update it as more dates become available. If you know of a conference that’s not on the list, please let us know in the comments below. Which conferences will you be attending? January Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Salt Lake City, Utah) January 14… Read the full story

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A Look Back at 2012

Posted December 31, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Happy New Year

Now is that time of year when we look back and reflect at what we have accomplished in the last 12 months. Here’s a little trip down memory lane as we remember a few highlights from 2012. We started 2012 with an amazing experience at Rootstech 2012. We had a great audience for all of our sessions where we were able to enthusiastically share power of collaboration in genealogy. It was also exciting to see new and… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 31, 2012

Posted December 31, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

We hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday! Here’s our last recap for 2012. We’re looking forward to more genealogy fun in 2013! The Genealogy Sphere Should Genealogist Spill Family Secrets? (Past-Present-Future) – Smadar Belkind Gerson asks whether genealogists should reveal family secrets. What do you think? Ireland XO uses ‘reverse genealogy’ to link descendants to the Emerald Isle (Ottawa Citizen) – A new genealogy project aims to link people with Irish backgrounds with their… Read the full story

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World War II Ration Books

Posted December 27, 2012 by Amanda | 4 Comments
War ration book no. 3

Have you come across ration books in your genealogy research? Perhaps your relatives received ration books during World War II. Did you know that these books could hold significant clues into your ancestry? During World War II, ration books were distributed to families by the Office of Price Administration (OPA) to help regulate food shortages as a result of the war. Between 1942 – 1947, the government issued four different series of ration books. Each… Read the full story

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Curator Meet Up at MyHeritage!

Posted December 20, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
December 19, 2012-0009

Shmuel, Yuval, Gilad, Noah, Yigal, Daniel and Raziel This week, Noah Tutak paid a visit to MyHeritage headquarters in Israel and took the opportunity to spend some time with local Geni Curators. All of the Geni Curators in Israel were invited to MyHeritage HQ for a visit and a chance to sit down with MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet, EVP of R&D & Operations Yuval Ben-Galim, Chief Genealogist Daniel Horowitz and Noah, General Manager,… Read the full story

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