Learning about German Genealogical Research

While attending the Monday (7 Aug 2017) evening meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society,  I announced that the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society would be holding a FREE seminar on German genealogical research on Saturday, 9 Sep 2017, at the Independence (Ohio) Civic Center. I mentioned that the presenter was a representative the Palatines to

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Married almost 57 Years

Yesterday would have been 57 years of marriage for my wife and me. Mary Jane (MJ) and I were married on 25 Jun 1960. Unfortunately, she passed away on 19 May 2017, just 37 days shy of that 57th wedding anniversary. It was tough not being able to celebrate this latest marriage milestone with her. Several

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Online Repository Tracks Nearly 10 Years of Genealogy News & Developments

I am constantly amazed by how much news has come from genealogical and family history organizations and companies over the years. One way to track developments is to access the online repository of the Family History Newsletter — Genealogy News, compiled by by Sylvia and Jack Sonneborn. The newsletters are available for viewing on Rootsweb, beginning with

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Grow Your Own Family Tree–Class Announced for Brecksville Residents

Today, we received the Spring 2015 issue of the Brecksville Bulletin in the mail. It’s also available online at <>. It included the following announcement of a class that I will be presenting for the next six weeks beginning next Wednesday, Mar 25, at the Human Services Center. Grow Your Own Family Tree We’ve all

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Did you know that has literally hundreds of learning videos on YouTube? Here’s what says about the The Ancestry YouTube Channel  At Ancestry, we work hard to provide you with the best educational tools available through our Learning Center and our Social Media networks. One of our most popular destinations is our YouTube

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Eastman Online Genealogy News (EOGN) Is 19

This is a somewhat belated birthday congratulations to Dick Eastman on the 19th birthday of his e-newsletter: Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN), which is available at Here is a quote from Dick’s first newsletter published on January 15, 1996: Well, it’s started. This newsletter is something that I have been considering for a long time, but

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Learning How to Find Your Ancestors Migration Routes

My maternal ancestors came from various points in Colonial America to Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Many probably used the Erie Canal (opening in 1825) in New York State for part of their travels. Others came by overland routes across Pennsylvania. Needless to say, I am always interested in learning more about migration routes. Such an

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In Memoriam — Russ Cooper, One of my Early Mentors in Genealogy

The other day, I received an email advising that Russ Cooper had passed away. I remember meeting Russ at an Ohio Genealogical Society (  conference held in Independence, Ohio, during my early days of getting involved in genealogy. He was at the conference representing the North East Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society (aka NEOCAG — see, of

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Genealogy Gems from Allen County Library

A free newsletter for genealogists and family historians is published monthly by the staff in the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Called appropriately enough, Genealogy Gems: News from the Fort Wayne Library, it is sent out by email on a monthly basis. Curiously, its publishing date is the last

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