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Memorial Day, 2015

Today is Memorial Day, the event some believe originally coined as “Decoration Day” about 1868. What began (by women, of course) was the laying of flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers that died in the recent … Continue reading

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Research Accuracy

The website AncestralFindings has an article on research accuracy that Christine Takerian thought members might like to see. It’s: 5 Ways to Tell If Your Genealogical Research is Accurate

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Memorial Day and Free Ancestry Accounts

For Memorial Day weekend (now through midnight Monday), Ancestry.com is offering free access to its U.S. Military Records collection. If you’re interested, be sure to use this link: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/memorialday2015. After you enter a search, you’ll be prompted to enter your … Continue reading

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WikiTree?

Bonnie Vastag writes: I’d like to have comments, advice, etc. on wikitree. A brother, with an interest in history and genealogy, has discovered it. He sent me a link to an ancestor and is asking if it’s reliable? I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Links to Speakers’ Handouts

Charlie Shults gave an excellent talk yesterday. He also gave us the PDF file of his slides to put online, which is useful for two reasons. It’s 54 pages, too long to print, for one. And it has live links … Continue reading

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