It's only three more days until The Genealogy Guys make their big announcement. October 1st is the big day!
Mark your calendar to watch The Genealogy Guys Blog, The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection Facebook page, our Twitter feed, and genealogy media outlets all over! We'll even have a special podcast to mark the event!
George and Drew are very excited and know you will be too!
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The much anticipated release of Version 8 of the RootsMagic software is generating a great deal of excitement. Michael Booth has been posting insights about what's coming at the RootsMagic blog. You'e sure to want to read his posts at the RootsMagic Blog at http://blog.rootsmagic.com/.
Mike is sure to be posting additional articles about the new software, so be sure to check the blog frequently for these insights and other interesting articles.
Friday, September 20, 2019
In addition, you may learn about ancestors who were faculty at the school, college, or other institution. For example, I recently found an entry for my great-uncle, John Allen "Jack" Morgan at Middlebury College in Vermont from 1917 that significantly expanded my knowledge of his educational background, his academic employment, his professional affiliations, and the beginning of his academic employment at the college. The photo from the period was also a great addition to my collection. What a great find!
|Source: Ancestry.com Yearbook Collection|
Yearbooks may be among family possessions or in the libraries for the institution attended. Used bookstores may be a source for locating them. There also are digitized yearbook collections online at Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Classmates.com, and other websites.
Here are some other images that I found in about twenty minutes in the Ancestry.com Yearbook Collection.
|Mary Allen Morgan, my father's sister, at Peace Institute in Raleigh, NC, in 1925|
|Samuel Thomas "Tom" Morgan, my father, at Davidson College in 1927|
|Sara Edith Weatherly, my mother, at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, in 1929|
In addition to portrait photographs, there may be a biographical notes about the individual's interests and activities while in school. Other photographs of people involved in sports, academic clubs, dramatic activities, and casual cavorting can add great insight and context.
Don't overlook yearbook collections in your research. They can truly add a great deal to your understanding of your ancestors' lives.
The Genealogy Guys are soooooo excited! The clock is ticking until our big announcement on October 1st. We know you will be excited too.
Be sure to mark your calendar and read this blog, our Facebook page, The Genealogy Squad Facebook page, our Twitter feed, and genealogy media outlets everywhere.
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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Just received from Rootsmagic.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The term ‘pathfinder’ refers to finding aids created by libraries, and often these include guides to genealogical materials found in their facilities. There are also pathfinder research guides for specific geographic locations, record types, and other topics.
Some of these are available in printed form when you visit a library. However, you'll find that a wealth of these are also found on many libraries' websites, usually in PDF format. These can be conveniently accessed from your home during times when the library is not open. They can help you learn in advance of a research visit what materials a library holds in their collections so that you can prepare yourself for a more effective research trip.
However, don't overlook the fact that they can also be collected from multiple library websites to form a convenient and inexpensive personal reference library.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
This announcement was received from MyHeritage today.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Just received from MyHeritage: