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Giving Thanks for Vintage Family Recipes – Matrilineal Monday

Sometimes your new favorite recipe isn’t the one found in a fancy upscale cookbook.   Generations of women have carefully compiled their family’s favorite dishes for church, charity, and patriotic publications for over a century. Many of these special and locally printed books are available online for free from Google Books and Internet Archive.  Try searching for phrases… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Vintage Family Recipes – Matrilineal Monday

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New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve made a habit of scrolling through a the list of newly archived records on Internet Archive.  I love seeing all the new material appearing on the site to eager researchers such as myself, and I wasn’t disappointed with the long list of new items I found for New York state genealogy research! A Few of… Continue reading New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

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Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

During the course of your research, you’ll have a nagging feeling of neglect for a certain person or family group.  Maybe you were satisfied with your research and wondered off to more pressing projects.  Perhaps you hit a brick wall and left to pursue other projects out of frustration.  Or just maybe you were lured… Continue reading Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

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Finding Free Genealogy Presentations Online – Motivation Monday

Attention snowbound genealogists!  If you’re wondering how you’re going to spend time trapped in your home by snow and icy weather, I recommend catching up on all those genealogy presentations you missed.  Maybe you were traveling, or under the weather.  Maybe you looked at the RootsTech announcement and said, “Naw, I’ll look at it later.”… Continue reading Finding Free Genealogy Presentations Online – Motivation Monday

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Internet Archive Hosts Outstanding Collection of City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetteers – Follow Friday

Dear Genealogists, I want you to add just one more item to your list of goals this year – Get to Know the City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetters on Internet Archive. I’ve been extolling the virtues of Internet Archive as a place where you can find great genealogy resources – most of which are searchable… Continue reading Internet Archive Hosts Outstanding Collection of City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetteers – Follow Friday

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Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Were your ancestors apart of the copper mining culture of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?  You’ll want to check out Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, which will debut this month on your local PBS station!  If you’re in the Chicagoland WTTW viewer, you can watch the program on Tuesday, December 17 at 8 pm, Wednesday,… Continue reading Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past

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Censusfinder.com: An Underestimated Gem – Motivation Monday

When I teach genealogy classes, I like to poll the group for the type of resources they use.  Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and Cyndi’s List typically make up the big three places for research. I don’t have any complaints with these resources; with the except of Ancestry eliminating the US Veteran’s Administration Records.  (Why?  Why, Ancestry?  Why?… Continue reading Censusfinder.com: An Underestimated Gem – Motivation Monday