Much ado about FTM retirement

I’m not the only person unhappy about Ancestry.com’s decision to retire Family Tree Maker software.

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Photogrammar

Photogrammar is a fascinating collection of 170,000 photos taken across the U.S. between 1935 and 1945.

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Irish Jewish Family History Database

The Irish Jewish Family History Database has been compiled by Stuart Rosenblatt, P.C., FGSI, and President of The Genealogical Society of Ireland.

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Biographies at GenealogyMagazine.com

Our readers regularly send tips and recommendations, which we appreciate immensely. Yesterday Audrey alerted us to Dick Eastman’s posting about the free biographical sketches available at GenealogyMagazine.com.

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Geography of New York City

If your ancestors lived in New York City, you’ll want to read this!

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Great Migration Databases

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is commemorating Independence Day by offering free access to its online and searchable Great Migration databases. You can do research on America’s first settlers at www.AmericanAncestors.org for free this week.

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Alphabet soup

You may have read the recent announcement about a name change for an organization of Irish genealogists. Perhaps, like me, you felt a “ho-hum” response.

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Who Do They Think They Are?

While I enjoy watching genealogy reality shows on TV, I am often annoyed at how easy they make it appear.

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Obituaries

One of my latest research projects was to locate surviving family members of several WWII veterans. Once I found a date of death, the most reliable way to confirm I’d found the right person – and to identify any survivors – was to search obituaries of the deceased veteran and/or his wife. Looking back, some […]

St Patrick’s Day gifts

Happy St Patrick’s Day! After the parades and reveling are over, you’ll appreciate these gifts celebrating the special day of the Irish:

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