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The following announcement was written by Findmypast: Over 6 Million Records Released on Findmypast, Many for the First Time OnlineFindmypast publish largest online collection of Dundee historical recordsMultiple archives come together to give a comprehensive picture of life in one of Scotland’s most notable areas, searchable by name for the first timeIncludes original photographs of individuals and long forgotten scenes...
The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist has just released a collection of Colour Tithe Maps for Bedfordshire to join the previously published greyscale maps in their National Tithe Records collection. This release of attractive colour digitised maps will provide the family historian with highly detailed plans sourced from The National Archives (TNA). TheGenealogist has linked these to the...
Most every schoolchild in the U.S. has heard the story about the First Thanksgiving, as celebrated in Plimoth, Massachusetts. NOTE #1: It wasn’t the first Thanksgiving held in North America but that is another story for another time… Most school children are taught that the first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 with the Pilgrims and Indians holding a feast that celebrated...
Dick Eastman · November 27, 2019 · Announcements · 2 Comments If you have ancestors in or near Dallas, Texas, you need to read this story. It seems that Christine Sharbrough, the archivist and historian who manages the downtown library’s Dallas History & Archives Division, recently made a major discovery. Robert Wilonsky recently wrote in Read more...
Dick Eastman · November 27, 2019 · Legal Affairs · One Comment New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed S3419 into law on November 14, 2019, making New York the tenth state in the country to secure or restore equal rights for adult adopted people. More information, including the full text of the New York’s Read...
Dick Eastman · November 27, 2019 · DNA, Sponsor · No Comments The following announcement was written by MyHeritage, the sponsor of this newsletter: I’m pleased to share that today we added 9 new reports to the MyHeritage Health test! The new reports include a polygenic risk score (PRS) for high blood pressure, Read more on Eastman's...
The following announcement was written by the Genealogy Guys: The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, are recognized speakers, authors, podcasters, and bloggers. The Guys launched a new subscription genealogy education website, Genealogy Guys Learn, on 1 October 2019. It contains written lessons and video presentations for all levels of genealogists, and new content will be added every...
The following book review was written by Bobbi King: Natchitoches Colonials A Source Book: Censuses, Military Rolls & Tax Lists 1722-1803 (Volume 5, Cane River Creole Series) By Elizabeth Shown Mills and Ellie Lennon. Genealogical Publishing Co. 2017. 233 pages Natchitoches, pronounced Nak’-i-tush, also known as St. Jean Baptiste (under French rule) and San Juan Bautista (under Spanish rule), is a Louisiana settlement...
Dick Eastman · November 26, 2019 · Software · No Comments Randy Majors is well-known to readers of this genealogy newsletter. He has created several mapping utilities that add functionality to Google Maps, primarily for use by genealogists. See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aeogn.com+%22Randy+Majors%22&t=brave&ia=web for a list of past newsletter articles about Randy and his many Google Read more on...
Dick Eastman · November 26, 2019 · Societies · No Comments The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society: The National Genealogy Hall of Fame is an educational project sponsored by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). The entire genealogical community is invited to participate in this project – through annual elections to Read more...
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