Debbie Boaz

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Woman Finds Father, Who Thought She Was Dead

<b>The following teaser is from an excellent adoption reunion article found at the WTVM.com website:</b><p><b>PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM)</b> – A Phenix City woman had the …

1921 Canadian Census Now Available FREE for Browsing at Ancestry.ca

If you had folks living anywhere in Canada in 1921 – and you know about where they lived, you’ll most likely want to go check out the 1921 Canadian …

Individual Records for Each Individual in FamilySearch.org?

A recent post from The Ancestry Insider entitled "A Whirlwind Tour of FamilySearch Resources," talks about the newer features of FamilySearch.org's …

Newly released historical census data offers genealogists a rare glimpse into 1920s Canada

Canadian genealogists finally have access to 92-year-old census data that could help them discover important information about their family …

SSDI Quiz: Understanding the U.S. Social Security Death Index

<b>Introduction</b><i>: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary provides a</i> …

Genealogy - What Do You Mean It Isn't Free?

[<b>Editor’s Note</b><i>: this is the third in a series of posts at Hack Genealogy entitled Genea-Opportunities 2013.</i> ]<p>Can someone tell me why this has been …

FGS 2014 Conference Donation Package To Benefit Preserve the Pensions Project

<b>Over $1000 Prize Package To Be Awarded at FGS 2013 Conference</b><p><b>15 August 2013 – Austin, TX</b>. The Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference …

Hollywood Comes Calling Again!

Robert Ryan, Class of 1927, Loyola Academy, Chicago, Illinois<p>A few days ago I put up a post about a Hollywood connection between my father Gerald …

How to handle conflicting genealogical information

If you have ever found conflicting genealogical information, this quick post is for you. After yesterday's Research Guidance webinar, I received this …

Relatives and the Theory of Relativity Meet...in a Graveyard

While searching for the relatives of a Falmouth sea captain at the Church of the Messiah Cemetery in Woods Hole, I happened to make a relatively …

Dear Randy - Where Did You Get All of Those Probate Records?

In my recent post Amanuensis Monday - Probate Records of John Mousall (1595-1665) of Woburn, Mass., reader T asked in Comments: <br>"Randy, did you have …

Watch JewishGen's Brand New Video!

Dear Friends,<p>We are excited to announce the release of our brand new JewishGen video entitled "This is JewishGen.” The video explains more about us, …

Ancestry.ca Clarifies Access to 1921 Canada Census

Jeri Brown, Senior Consultant with Ancestry.ca, has written to me to make sure that everyone understands that -<p>“Under the terms of the partnership …

Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com

At the 2013 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Loretta “Lou” Dennis Szucs of Ancestry.com presented a session titled “Hidden Treasure at …

Reading Old Handwriting - Examples and Tutorials

Reading tips and suggestions for deciphering old handwriting is great, but the best way to learn is practice, practice, practice! These online …

Is there an improvement in the FamilySearch Search?

Some time ago, I made a comparison of the search engines in the three big online databases with predominantly U.S. records; Ancestry.com, …

Family History Found in Dresser & Posted on the Web Finds it’s Way to Family

<b>The following exceprt is from a fascinating article posted in the August 12, 2013 edition of gvnews.com:</b><p>At 93, there wasn’t much that Green Valley …

The Blue and the Gray

Two Civil War veterans shaking hands at the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1913).<p>What kind of rivalries have you found in your family …

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed at Recent BYU Conference

One of the classes I attended at the recent BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference was "What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8" by Geoff Rasmussen. …

Kassie Nelson

[<i>Editor’s Note</i>: <i>This week’s interview subject for the How I Hack Genealogy series is Kassie Nelson, one of the founders of</i> <i>The NextGen Genealogy …

Awesome images, copyright-free

<i>More images, free for use</i><p>So there was a discussion on Facebook yesterday about some fabulous photographs by a man named Timothy O’Sullivan that were …

Tip for German Research – Write it Out…in GERMAN!

There are plenty of guides out there that show the German alphabet, in the Fraktur, Sütterlin, and Kurrent styles. These guides can really help you …

National Archives to host Virtual Genealogy Fair

I was at the National Archives in Washington D.C. today and was excited to learn that they will be hosting a Virtual Genealogy Fair! I was …

DNA Stories: A Tale of Two Fathers (VIDEO)

I know that many of my fellow genealogists are hoping that the current season of <i>Who Do You Think You Are?</i> will inject DNA into the mystery-solving mix, but until that happens, here's a story to tide us over. Genetic testing is a tremendous addition to our arsenal of tools to tackle family history …

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