Archives: October 2013

MyHeritage adds billions of records in new partnership with FamilySearch

To spread the word about this important genealogical development, I am simply reproducing below the official announcement from MyHeritage.com. If this development interests you–and I believe it should–be sure to read the FAQs at the end of the announcement release. We’re delighted to announce that MyHeritage has entered into a strategic partnership with leading genealogy

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Ellis Island Has Reopened after Sandy Repairs

Many Americans have immigrant ancestors who were among the 12 million people entering America through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. If you are like me, you were shocked when you learned about the devastation caused to Ellis Island by Hurricane Sandy as it struck the East Coast on 29 Oct 2012. Damage was so

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Genealogy Guys Laud OGS in Oct Podcast

The Genealogy Guys, Drew Smith and George Morgan, were the featured presenters at the Ohio Genealogical Fall Seminar, held in Bellville, on October 8. I have just caught up with their very favorable comments about their visit to OGS at the beginning of their October 8, 2013, podcast (No. 256). I thought others might like

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Want To Be On Genealogy Roadshow? Here’s First Step

We don’t know how the first season of Genealogy Roadshow (GR) was put together. If you watched the inaugural season on your local PBS station, you know that four cities were featured–Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco, and Austin, TX–and subjects came to a historic landmark building in each city to be presented with genealogical research results

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How-to-Do-It Info Posted in Blog from Ancestry.com

I have been subscribed for some time to the Ancestry.com Blog, but I must admit that I haven’t studied the content in any detail. Going forward, I will be paying more attention to the content, because it is really valuable. For example, in the 17 Oct 2013 posting, the blog provides a discussion of The

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Making Your Genealogical Research More Efficient with Evernote

Evernote is a free, note-taking/capturing technology useful for collecting results during your research, whether online or on location. It also helps you organize what you have collected. In a nutshell, Evernote is designed specifically to capture or record quickly what you are finding, and thus speed up your research and make it more efficient. Then,

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Where’s Otto? The Final Chapter

One year ago, I started on a journey to track down the family of my uncle by marriage, Frank Nikkari. When I started, I only had his obituary and his social security application card (I had purchased it back in the day, when it cost only $7). But there was the Internet, and Ancestry.com, and

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Amazing New Scanner for Family History Materials

On Saturday, 12 Oct 2013, I attended a presentation by Norm Henke at the computer genealogy group, NEOCAG (a local genealogical society focusing on using computers in genealogy–go to http://neocag.net/), on going paperless in genealogy with a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. This peaked my curiosity, so I went to the Fujitsu website http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/peripherals/scanners/scansnap/, scrolled down the

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Hello world! A fresh start.

Wally Huskonen here, starting a new blog. I have been blogging before using Blogspot, and now I am using WordPress. So far, it seems to represents an upgrade in capabilities. I am creating this blog in a website format using WebHostingHub. We’ll see how that works out. Going forward, I will be adding material from

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