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Finnish Research Strategies and Records

I get my start in genealogy during a visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake in 1992. It was during a business trip and the colleague that I was traveling with said that he was visiting the Library in the evening. He agreed to take me along. While there, I did some checking

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RootsMagic Moving Closer to Syncing with Ancestry.com Family Trees

Thanks to Randy Seaver and his Genea-Musing blog, I was able to view a video created by Bruce Buzbee about how his RootsMagic personal computer database program (Version 7) will shortly be able to “sync” with family trees in Ancestry.com. His post is here: http://www.geneamusings.com/2017/05/rootsmagic-provides-video-demonstrating.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+geneamusings%2FlEXw+%28Genea-Musings%29. The new capabilities of RootsMagic 7 in working with trees in

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Finland Record Selection Table from FamilySearch Wiki

I have been doing genealogical research for about 20 years, and since my paternal grandparents came from Finland, I have spent a good amount of time trying to do Finnish research. FamilySearch.org has provided a table that helps organize your approach to what records to seek and how to access them. I have copied the

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Attending Rootstech 2017–Virtually

Tomorrow (Feb 8, 2017) I plan to tune into Rootstech 2017 from the comfort of my office via live streaming. Several presenters at this year’s event are scheduled for streaming. I have downloaded the schedule from the event’s website https://www.rootstech.org/. You too can check out the schedule here and below: Streaming Schedule Not able to attend in

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Free Genealogy Class Series at the Brecksville Branch Library

If you are interested in learning how to do genealogy and you live in Brecksville or nearby, you might want to take advantage of this class series: Last summer, the Brecksville branch library asked Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society to present a series of genealogy classes. This March, Vice President/Program Chair Jane Gramlich will teach this 3-part

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Do You Know About FamilyTreeNow.com?

Yesterday (12 Jan 2017), Judy Russell blogged about FamilyTreeNow.com in her blog, The Legal Genealogist. She strongly suggested that you “opt out” of allowing this public information aggregator website to present your personal information. I follow her blog, but I only caught up with “Suggestion: opt out now” today. On its home page, this website

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Logging In To Ellis Island Database

I received a call from a fellow member of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society (http://www.cuyahogagenealogy.org/CVGS/) inquiring how to access Ellis Island records these days. A few years ago, when the Ellis Island records were first made available online, I created an account to look up ancestors who might have come to America through Ellis Island.

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Rootstech 2015 Video Archive Now Online

It’s another wonder of current Internet technology. If you didn’t travel to Rootstech 2015 in Salt Lake City (Feb 12-14), you can now view selected presentations from there in the Rootstech Video Archive 2015 These hour-long videos cover a variety of subjects. Here are the speakers and their subjects (click on each speaker’s photo to

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FamilySearch brings technology and genealogy together at Family Discovery Center

Breaking News–An announcement from FamilySearch <https://familysearch.org/>: SALT LAKE CITY — Celebrating families across the generations, FamilySearch on Wednesday officially opened its new Family Discovery Center in the Joseph Smith Building. The opening coincides with the world’s largest genealogical conference — RootsTech, sponsored by FamilySearch — that begins Thursday at the Salt Palace. Beware, the Family

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