Archive for December, 2008

Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions

Genealogy New Year’s resolutions are a good way to renew your family history spirit. Here are a few of my New Year’s Resolution I would like for you to consider when making your own commitments for the 2009 year in genealogy


Continue Reading December 29, 2008 at 12:22 pm 1 comment Review is your resource guide for obituaries and genealogy. It has the most complete online resource for newspaper obituaries, sympathy ideas, funeral resources and searchable family ancestors records.

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I Am Taking Time to say “Merry Christmas” and Thinking of Others

In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I just wanted to take time to wish everyone a very
Merry Christmas. But, I am also giving thoughts on those who are having a tough time this year.

Continue Reading December 21, 2008 at 7:09 am 1 comment

Grandduchy of Baden Book Review

Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Grandduchy of Baden, second edition, written by Kevan M. Hansen is part of a series compiled to make accessing German records easier. “Its purpose is to aid in identifying what church records to search if a specific town is known. If only a general area is known, perhaps from a passenger list or naturalization record, this resource can also aid in identifying which church parishes can be found in that locality and facilitate accessing those records.”(Foreword by Kavan M. Hansen)

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Familybuilder DNA Press Release

Familybuilder Debuts Familybuilder DNA Tests
Familybuilder DNA enables Consumers to Discover Their DNA with the Most Affordable Kit Worldwide

NEW YORK, NY – December 4, 2008 — New York City-based Familybuilder‚ (, the fastest-growing genealogy service on the Internet used by more than 5 million people on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, and Orkut, today announces the release of Familybuilder DNA, its line of popularly-priced home genealogy DNA tests.

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African American Sites to Break Brick Walls

A researcher had gotten her African American ancestors to the 1870 census, and like a lot of you, hit a brick wall. It was not beginning classes she needed, but a few suggestions where to look next and a whole lot of luck. Here are some sugestions that might help.

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