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I hope you will visit my http://www.familytreegal.blogspot.com blog.  Sign up as a follower or use the RSS feed if you use a feed reader.

You can also follow me at Examiner.com.  I’m the Phoenix Genealogy Examiner.  Click here.  Let’s keep in touch.

Published in: on July 15, 2011 at 10:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Records Update: FamilySearch Wraps Up Genealogical Gifts for the Holiday Season

Here is an update from FamilySearch:

Nearly four million new digital images are now available on Beta.FamilySearch.org. These collections include the first images from South Africa, as well as records from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, the Netherlands, and the United States. About 1.7 million of these records are indexed.
Click here to see the chart for the complete list of newly added or updated collections.

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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from FamilySearch for writing this post.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Meet the Bloggers of Honor for the AZ Family History Expo 2011

Bloggers of Honor are people are selected by Family History Expos to “provide information and updates about the Expo to members of the genealogy community.”  They help [Family History Expos] make each Expo a virtual event by sharing on Twitter, Facebook and blogs about the sessions, Expo news, exhibitors and more.

To view the list of Bloggers of Honor, click here.

I’m grateful to have been selected as a Blogger of Honor at the 2011 AZ Family History Expo.  Please join me in Mesa Jan 21-22.

Last year was my first year to attend, and I was not disappointed in the least!  The speakers were fantastic, the exhibit hall was buzzing with happy family history seekers, lunch (served there for a small cost) was delicious.  I met some wonderful people, who have become online friends throughout this year, and I learned more about family history, genealogy and using social media and technology in regards to searching for ancestors.  The atmosphere was warm and friendly, and I can’t wait to get back there for more this year.
Please save the date:
Jan 21 and 22, 2011

Mesa Convention Center
263 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

I think you’ll be glad you did.

Challenge #49- 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly genealogy challenge: National Archives Genealogy

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.  These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among about the Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS?  Click here.

Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or GeneaBloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the GeneaBloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Published in: on December 6, 2010 at 7:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Nominate your favorite blogs by tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 is the deadline to nominate your favorite genealogy blogs for the 2011 Family Tree 40.  Use their easy online submission form to nominate your favorites today.

Published in: on November 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

RootsMagic Family Tree Genealogy Software

Here is a great way to organize your genealogy!  Go to familytreequest.com and click on “Genealogy Software” on the left hand side of the screen.  Check it out!

Product Description

Awarded “Editor’s Choice” by Heritage Quest Magazine. RootsMagic is an easy to use family tree program with extensive family history reports, multiple navigation views, photos, publishing, and website creation features. RootsMagic supports unlimited people, families, events, notes, and photos. Users can print complete books (where the program writes the sentences for each event), spectacular charts, forms, lists, and even create custom reports. RootsMagic program also provides multiple database support (with drag and drop), SourceWizard, todo lists, powerful merge features, and more. Full GEDCOM support allows users to easily share their data with others, or to easily import their data from other programs. Import directly from Family Tree Maker (v16 and earlier), PAF, Legacy, or Family Origins. Create shareable CDs of your data and photos to send to your family and friends.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am happy to be an affiliate of amazon.com. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.”  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Challenge #31 – 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge:  Podcasts

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.

Remember to choose only the challenges that suit you and fit into your schedule.
These challenges are meant to be a blessing, not a burden!

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the Geneabloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other Geneabloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Note from Family Tree Gal, Carolyn:  Have you joined the Family Tree Quest at www.familytreequest.com ?  I also invite you to join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Check out my Family Tree Gal Blog if you haven’t done so already.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation from Amy Coffin or Geneabloggers.com for writing this post. I am listed on the Geneabloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Published in: on August 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Newspaper titles added to GenealogyBank and ObitsArchive

GenealogyBank and ObitsArchive have recently added more than 
166 newspapers from 42 states.  This new coverage is 
detailed by website and outlined by state and title below.

NEW CONTENT:

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AL-St. Clair News Aegis
IL-Galva News
IL-Spokesman, The
IL-Teutopolis Press
KS-Kiowa County Signal
KS-St. Johns News
LA-Gueydan Journal
LA-Lake Arthur Sun-Times
LA-Zachary Plainsman-News, The
MA-Herald News, The
MA-Pembroke Express
MO-West Side Star
MS-Laurel Leader-Call
NJ-Glen Ridge Voice
NJ-Nutley Sun, The
OH-Suburbanite, The
OK-Daily Times, The
PA-Echo Pilot
LA-Bastrop Daily Enterprise  

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Historical Newspapers: NEW TITLES (1690 to 2007)

AL-Huntsville Star  
AL-Montgomery Enterprise  
AR-American Guide  
AR-Arkansas Freeman  
AR-Pine Bluff Weekly Herald  
CA-Sacramento Weekly Union  
CA-Mirror of the Times  
CA-Weekly Pacific News  
CO-Colorado Statesman  
FL-Florida Sentinel  
GA-Atlanta Age  
GA-Weekly Defiance  
GA-Augusta Union  
GA-Colored American  
GA-Columbus Chronicle  
IA-Iowa Baptist Standard  
IL-Chicago World  
IL-Conservator  
IN-Indianapolis World  
IN-Colored Visitor  
KS-Afro-American Advocate  
KS-Western Christian Recorder  
KS-Leavenworth Advocate  
KS-St. Johns News  
KS-Kansas Headlight  
KY-Lexington Standard  
KY-Bulletin  
KY-Ohio Falls Express  
LA-Weekly Pelican  
LA-Concordia Eagle  
MA-Boston Advance  
MD-Negro Appeal  
MD-American Citizen  
MD-Commonwealth  
MI-Detroit Informer  
MI-Plaindealer  
MO-West Side Star  
MS-Free State  
MS-Golden Rule  
MS-Light  
NE-Afro-American Sentinel  
NC-Africo-American Presbyterian  
NJ-Glen Ridge Voice  
NM-Eddy Argus  
NM-Eddy County Citizen  
NM-Sierra County Advocate  
NM-Kingston Clipper  
NM-Kingston Weekly Shaft  
NM-Las Vegas Record  
NM-New Mexico Herald  
NM-Political Comet  
NM-Western Liberal  
NM-Magdalena Mountain Mail  
NM-Raton Range  
NM-Raton Reporter  
NM-Weekly New Mexican Review  
NM-Bullion  
NM-White Oaks Eagle  
NY-Aki Nueva York  
NY-City Hall  
NY-Nueva Democracia  
OH-Colored Citizen  
OH-Aliened American  
OH-Columbus Standard  
OH-Free American  
OH-Ohio Standard and Observor  
OK-Langston City Herald  
OK-Guide  
PA-Christian Banner  
PA-Defender  
PA-Odd Fellows Journal  
SC-Afro-American Citizen  
SC-Charleston Advocate  
SC-Free Press  
SC-Missionary Record  
SC-People's Recorder  
SC-Georgetown Planet  
TN-Justice  
TN-Jackson Headlight  
TN-Colored Tennessean  
TX-Dallas Express  
TX-Sunday Herald  
TX-Free Man's Press  
TX-Independent  
TX-Paul Quinn Weekly  
VA-Midland Express  
VA-National Pilot  
WI-Northwestern Recorder  
WV-Pioneer Press  

Historical Newspapers: EXPANDED TITLES (1690 to 2007)

AK-Daily Record-Miner  
AL-Mobile Register  
AR-Jonesboro Evening Sun  
AR-Arkansas Gazette  
CA-California Gazette  
CA-Dos Republicas  
CA-Elevator  
CO-Gazette-Telegraph  
CO-Denver Mirror  
CT-New London Daily Chronicle  
DC-Washington Bee  
GA-Augusta Chronicle  
ID-Blackfoot Register  
ID-Idaho Falls Times  
IN-Freeman  
KS-American Citizen (Kansas City)   
KS-American Citizen (Topeka)  
LA-New Orleans Argus  
LA-Times-Picayune  
LA-Weekly Louisianian  
MA-Herald News, The  
MA-Springfield Republican  
MA-Springfield Union  
MD-Baltimore American  
MD-Weekly Civilian  
MN-Broad Axe  
MT-Montana Herold  
NE-Daily Nebraska Press  
NH-New Hampshire Patriot  
NJ-Nutley Sun, The  
NJ-Sentinel  
NM-Deming Herald  
NM-Eco del Valle  
NM-Estrella  
NM-Labrador  
NM-Las Cruces Democrat  
NM-Tiempo  
NM-Revista Catolica  
NM-Daily New Mexican  
NM-Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal  
NM-Silver City Enterprise  
NM-Colfax County Stockman  
NM-Estandarte de Springer  
NY-Albany Evening Journal  
NY-Caribe  
NY-Artes y Letras  
NY-Ecos de Nueva York  
NY-Grafico  
NY-Morning Telegraph  
NY-New York Globe  
NY-New York Herald  
NY-New York Herald-Tribune  
NY-New Yorker Volkszeitung  
NY-Papagayo  
OH-Cleveland Gazette  
OH-Plain Dealer  
OK-Hobart Republican  
OK-Miami Daily News-Record  
OR-Oregonian  
PA-Aurora General Advertiser  
PA-Illustrated New Age  
PA-National Gazette  
TX-Austin City Gazette  
TX-Telegraph and Texas Register  
TX-Texas Gazette  
TX-Beaumont Enterprise and Journal  
TX-Beeville Bee  
TX-Heraldo de Brownsville  
TX-Standard  
TX-Dallas Morning News  
TX-Atalaya Bautista: Semanario Evangelico Bautista  
TX-Clarin del Norte  
TX-Prensa  
TX-Regidor  
UT-Salt Lake Tribune  
VT-Vermont Republican  
WA-Seattle Daily Times  

Click here to search GenealogyBank.
Click here to search ObitsArchive.

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Disclosure:  I am happy to be an affiliate of GenealogyBank and ObitsArchive.

Published in: on May 25, 2010 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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State or Provincial Archives, challenge #21- 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge:  State or Provincial Archives

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the GeneaBloggers website.  You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other GeneaBloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I am listed on the Genea Bloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Challenge #20: Federal Land Records- 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy

Here’s your weekly challenge:  Federal Land Records

View the entire description of this week’s challenge, by using my Examiner.com, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog has put together the helpful 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy series. These prompts are hosted on the Geneabloggers website. You may be interested in seeing posts about the challenge from other Genea-Bloggers.  Both sites have been voted among Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Websites this year.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I am listed on the Genea Bloggers Blog Roll because I find it to be a valuable, shared community resource. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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