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Research Notes 2017-6-26

Do you know MyHeritage has a book store? Not only that . . . It has a section with books to help generate an interest in family history with the kids in your family. Here’s an excerpt . . .

Hi, my name is Deanna Bufo Novak and I am the founder of kidsHeritage, Inc. and the author of each of the personalized kid’s books that you’ll find on this site. Thus far, I’ve written three books – My Heritage Book, ABCs Around the World, and Sleigh Ride Around the World.

Learn more at MyHeritage Books.

Research Bytes

There’s an informative article on researching Southern ancestors at the Ancestry Blog. This article offers three research sources that can help move your research forward.

Chronicling America, the online newspaper archive at the National Archives, passed the 12 million page mark this month. At The Ancestor Hunt, they are celebrating this achievement with several YouTube videos demonstating how to get the most out of this amazing – and free – resource.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has announced that its FamilySearch service (https://familysearch.org) will permanently cease its family history records microfilm distribution service from September 1st 2017, thanks to the vast proportion of material that it has already digitised, and which it will continue to digitise until 2020.

Genealogy In Time magazine has an informative article on how to read old handwriting. There are a number of tools available to help make transcribing those documents easier. You can find a list of them – and other transcription tools – at Abundant Genealogy. While you’re at it, check out the projects looking for volunteer transcribers.


Utah Fire

The beginnings of the Utah Basin fire.

The hot, muggy days of summer make doing anything outside a challenge. It’s also my excuse to stay inside and work on my research. After a month of traveling through the western deserts and canyons, I’m ready to get back to my genealogy. While traveling I did pick up some research suggestions for chasing my Mississippi ancestors and can’t wait to follow up on them.

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