WorldGenWeb

By Charles Wardell | Connecting the world through genealogy! The WorldGenWeb Project was created more than 20 years ago in an effort to answer the growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors online. Within months many countries had websites online, thanks in part to the early success of it's sister project, the USGenWeb Project.

Genealogy Workbook: Military Pension Records

Did your ancestor serve in the US military during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Civil War? If so, look for a pension record related to his …

Free Webinars | Georgia Genealogical Society

Description<p>In this lecture, attendees will learn how to download their raw DNA data, upload to Gedmatch.com, and learn how to use the tools available …

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Understanding German Language and Surnames

<b>German Language Basics</b><p>It's been said that if you learn the complexities of English, such as the many spelling quirks and "rules that are exceptions …

Genealogy website Ancestry.com files for confidential IPO

(Reuters) - Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc on Monday said it had confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on a proposed initial public offering (IPO) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>The Lehi, Utah-based company did not disclose the number of shares to be offered …

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International German Genealogy Partnership - 2017 Conference

<b>Conference Location Hotel: The Minneapolis Marriott Northwest is currently fully booked</b> in advance of the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy …

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MEYER - Surname Meaning and Family History

From the Middle High German word "meiger," meaning "higher or superior," <b>Meyer</b> was a surname often used for stewards or overseers of landholders or …

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Woman's Reunion With Father After Taking DNA Ancestry Test Will Warm Your Icy Heart

"<p>'My entire life he lived no further than 20 mins away from me.'<p>A 31-year-old woman has shared the emotional story of how she reunited with her father after taking a DNA ancestry test - and it’s given the internet ALL of the feels.<p>Chassity was raised by her mother and never had any contact with her …

Family

This Italian family tree with 250 descendants is a work of art

Karen Clark and Betty Wright will admit that their idea to create a family tree for a family reunion got a little out of hand.<p>They started with a …

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How my orphaned Irish father rediscovered his family

My father had so many admirable qualities about him: humility, generosity, honesty and constant gratitude, but the quality I admired most was his …

How can you discover your family history using your DNA?

It is simple amazing to think of the cutting-edge science that lies behind tests such as AncestryDNA’s saliva test. From the comfort of your own home …

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Digitized News Allows People to Glance Back into History

Old newspapers offer the chance to get a glimpse of life as it was in days gone by. Recently, looking at old newspapers involved a trip to the …

Understand The Difference Between Second Cousins And Cousins Once Removed

Life<p>Save this for your next family reunion.<p>Genevieve Lill · June 21, 2016<p>Remembering the difference between a “second cousin” and a “cousin once …

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Tracing Your Roots: Were Slaves’ Surnames Like Brands?

We made a surprising discovery while addressing a question about how slaves got their last names.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>Were the surnames of enslaved</i> …

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Librarians of the 21st: The Ultimate Superheroes of Research

There’s a reason why, when you meet a librarian for the first time, she sometimes looks hesitant to tell you what she does for a living—we’re far too …

Libraries

Tracing your family overseas can be a return to undiscovered roots

When a friend asked why I had any interest in researching my family’s genealogy, she punctuated the question with another: “What do you get out of …

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Ancestral Newspapers. 9 Items to look for

Newspapers from an ancestors hometown are such a wealth of information. You might first think just locating obituaries in the newspaper, but really …

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A passion for genealogy leads family...

When a St. Louisan's passion for genealogy led her to family members she didn't know she had, a painful past gave way to generational healing and a …

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STORY OF A LIFETIME: 147-year-old journal reveals 1800s life in Elkhart

Tom Klopfenstein has bought and sold hundreds of items in the three years since he opened Tom’s Vintage Toys in Mishawaka, so he never expected the …

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Surprising Sources for Business Stories

Even family records can provide great clues for business stories. (“Jenkins Genealogy 1939-40, A Sketch of Forebears” by John M. via Flicker, CC …

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Ancestry CMO Vineet Mehra on culture, connectedness and activism marketing

Family history and consumer genomics company Ancestry.com recently announced it had named creative and strategic advertising agency Droga5 New York …

Johnson & Johnson

Random acts of genealogical kindness

The phrase “random acts of genealogical kindness” has been around for a while. I recently discovered there is a free website with that name at …

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Jewish genealogical group collects history, eyes uncertain future

There is an exodus of sorts happening in the Southland, one that has caught the attention of local group of people who long have focused on generational trends.<p>The Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society recently held its first meeting this year in Homewood as its dwindling members are hoping to spark …

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Aghjayan to Lead Armenian Genealogy Workshops at NAASR

BELMONT, Mass.—Researcher George Aghjayan will lead a series of genealogy workshops beginning on, June 22, at 7 p.m., at the National Association for …

A genealogist is always prepared

When I’m not writing columns, I have a 9-5 job. Well, an 8-6 job. Some days it’s a 6-8 job! We’ve been through a lot of change in the past 18 months. …

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Expert offers tips for tracing Indian ancestry

Individuals who want to learn whether they have American Indian ancestry should start with themselves, according to of Wilson Seawright, archivist …

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Time for another load of genealogical laundry

Roots & Branches<p>Once again, I continue the tradition of using a phrase of a onetime colleague of mine, Birmingham Post-Herald Sports Editor Bill …

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Accessing Brigham Young University Collections Online -- Part Three

Online lists of genealogical websites are a way to begin discovering previously unknown resources. The Brigham Young University has wealth of such …

What Are ‘Spoken Vessels’? What does this mean? This old newspaper article r...

What Are ‘Spoken Vessels’?<p>What does this mean? This old newspaper article reports on ships that have “spoken” with each other.<p>In 1847 communication …

Haley’s Roots is great guide to help children learn to research their family history

Alex Haley wrote <i>Roots</i>, a best-seller and a great guide for children in our schools to learn to research their family histories.<p>Haley said as much …

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