Using home sources

Sometimes when we begin researching family history, our first thought is to fly off to our ancestor’s country of origin. A better step is to go through documents and photos found right there in your home.

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Success with a new source

KC shared the following success story/advice after being motivated by presentations at the recent Celtic Connections Conference. Here’s KC’s story:

I’m a Boston member who joined IGSI at the first Celtic Connections Conference two years ago. I have all New York City Irish and had gotten nowhere looking for places of origin in Ireland. I […]

Obituary source

While checking the FamilySearch blog for news about their indexing event (a big success – 116,475 participants indexed 10,447,887 records), I picked up an intriguing piece of advice.

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GenealogyBank Obituary Index

Last October FamilySearch.org and GenealogyBank.com announced a joint venture to make nearly a billion historical obituaries searchable online. Over 100,000 volunteers have been listed to help with the indexing, and records are being added to FamilySearch as they become available.

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Obituaries to be Indexed by Volunteers

Last week, in commemorating October as Family History Month, FamilySearch and GenealogyBank announced their joint initiative to make historical obituaries searchable online.

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