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Happy Earth Day!

Posted April 22, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Each year on April 22, the world marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries, making it the largest and most celebrated environmental event worldwide. Together more than a billion people around the world are working to build a cleaner and healthier world for generations to come.  You can celebrate Earth Day here on Geni… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 21, 2014

Posted April 21, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Have a wonderful Easter weekend? Catch up on some family history articles you may have missed this past week! Image: Ethnic America, mapped: Your country’s biggest ancestral populations / The Washington Post The Genealogy Sphere The uplifting story behind a blunt obituary (Sverigesradio.se) – The story behind the simple death notice of Stig Kernell, written before his death Ethnic America, mapped: Your county’s biggest ancestral populations (The Washington Post) – A very cool map that… Read the full story

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Tax Records in Genealogy

Posted April 15, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin While we all dread doing our taxes year after year, there’s at least one good thing about them – when it comes to genealogy, tax records can hold a variety of information about our relatives. If there’s one record you can rely on for consistency, it’s the annual tax records that are diligently recorded and kept. These records… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 14, 2014

Posted April 14, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Have a great genealogy-filled weekend? Check out these family history articles you may have missed. Image: Heirloom Bible discovered in Denver thrift store / 9news.com The Genealogy Sphere The Genetics of Procrastination (MotherBoard) – Scientists discover that your penchant for procrastination may be in the genes Watch L.A., Paris and Sao Paulo Grow in These Pretty Visualizations (Gizmodo) – Amazing visualizations of growing populations over time 100-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea… Read the full story

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Caption the Photo and Win a Free Geni Pro Subscription

Posted April 9, 2014 by Amanda | 10 Comments

Spring is in the air! Come up with a unique caption for the image below for your chance to win a free Geni Pro subscription. With Geni Pro you will have access to advanced tools to help grow your family tree, including: Tree Matches – achieve faster tree growth with instant tree matches to connect with new relatives Unlimited data – upload unlimited photos, videos and documents Premium support – communicate directly with our expert… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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Take a break from your Monday grind with these fascinating articles from the past week! Image: Who’s the man in the ‘mirror’? / CNN The Genealogy Sphere Who’s the man in the ‘mirror’? Historians investigate mystery photo booth portraits (CNN) – Mystery photo booth photos puzzle historians Our time traveling doll (The Guardian) – A family tradition sees a doll passed down through seven generations of daughters Band of ten brothers: When the call came… Read the full story

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Using Historic Maps for Your Genealogy

Posted April 4, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Do you know where your ancestors once lived? Over time, the names of streets and cities change and borders shift. Landscapes and towns continue to develop and before you know it, what was once a family farm or local schoolhouse, is a parking lot today. When researching our genealogy, it’s important not to overlook the value of historic maps, which can provide a vast number of clues and new leads for you to investigate. Bronx, New… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 31, 2014

Posted March 31, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment
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It’s the end of the month! Treat yourself with these interesting articles from around the web. The Genealogy Sphere Maryland man may have found two lost or forgotten photos of Lincoln’s funeral procession (The Washington Post) – Mystery photos from the National Archives may be rare, long-forgotten photographs from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession Linda Hunt believes that knowing where we come from is integral to knowing who we are (Oregon Live) – A local woman… Read the full story

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7 Tips for Interviewing Relatives

Posted March 27, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

As we conduct our genealogy research, it’s important not to neglect one of the most invaluable resources we have at our disposal: our relatives! Sharing family history and memories through the intimate knowledge of your family members is a great way to learn about earlier generations of your family. It’s important not to wait too long to connect with your relatives, distant and close members. Once a relative passes away, their memories and stories are lost… Read the full story

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Monday Recap for March 24, 2014

Posted March 24, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Here’s your weekly round-up of articles you may have missed in the past week! Image: Soldier’s fate revealed / Batley&Birstall News The Genealogy Sphere Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (loiter.co) – Watch this fascinating video of he changes in Europe’s borders for the last 1000 years Grandfather’s Brilliant Final Letter To His Grandkids Offers Life Lessons For The Rest Of Us (The Huffington Post) – Read this moving letter a grandfather wrote to… Read the full story