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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 ( – 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 ( –… 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 | 2 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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Monday Recap for December 17, 2012

Posted December 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Ready for the holidays? Check out some interesting genealogy articles from the past week! The Genealogy Sphere Brick Wall Comes Down! (Past-Present-Future blog) – Smadar Belkind Gerson shares how collaboration  on Geni helped her break through a brick wall! Wearing the family tree (Alltop) – A creative way to carry your family tree with you Coming to Terms with Slave-Owning Ancestors (Family Tree University) – A researcher has mixed feelings after discovering her ancestors own… Read the full story

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Fun Family History Activities for the Holidays

Posted December 14, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Stockings on Mantelpiece

The holidays are just around the corner! Celebrate this holiday season with some fun activities for the entire family! Check out some ways you can share your family heritage with the ones you love. Swap Stories   With your entire family gathered in one place, it’s the perfect time to share family stories from the past. Ask an older relative to share a special holiday memory from their childhood or a memory of a passed… Read the full story

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Family Tree Tuesday – George Mason IV

Posted December 11, 2012 by Hiromimarie | No Comment
George Mason IV

George Mason IV was an American Patriot, statesman and a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. He is considered as one of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States as he is called the “Father of the United States Bill of Rights” along with James Madison. The Bill of Rights were based on the earlier Virginia Declaration of Rights, which Mason had drafted in 1776. George Mason IV was born on December 11,… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for December 10, 2012

Posted December 10, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Have you read any interesting genealogy articles recently? Check out a few we’ve found below! The Genealogy Sphere The importance of online family trees often lies in their uncertainty (The Guardian) – Using online family trees to preserve the memories of your relatives The Genealogy Icebreaker ( – Breaking the ice – talking to others about their family history James Wesley Blacketer’s Story Continues…(Your Family Story blog) – Caroline Pointer shares the stories of her… Read the full story

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