Category Archive: Learning Opportunities

Feb 26

Ahnentafel Numbers

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Ahnentafel numbers are a precise number system that we use to number our direct ancestors on our pedigree chart.[1] The word “ahnentafel” is a composite of the German words, ahnen meaning ancestor and tafel meaning table or list. The ahnentafel numbering system is also to compile ascendant genealogical research using the Sosa-Stradonitz System.[2] The method …

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Feb 04

Evidence: A Matter of Context for Genealogists & Historians

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There is never a good excuse for not remembering to wish our friends a happy birthday or plesant salutations for various holidays. However, some of us get caught up with every day family affairs and work and are not always wonderful about remembering to send out a “snail mail” paper greeting. With that in mind, a clever …

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Feb 03

2012 FGS Conference Registration is Open

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For Immediate Release January 16, 2012 Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the “Old Southwest” A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists January 16, 2012 – Austin, TX. Registration for the 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, scheduled for August 29 – September 1, 2012, in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama, is now open. This year’s conference theme is …

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Feb 03

IGHR – Jean Thomason Scholarship

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Released by Beth Ashmore, 1 February 2012 The Jean Thomason Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the2012 scholarship is Durham Hunt. Durham is a Library Assistant IV in the South Carolina Room of the Greenville County Library in Greenville, South Carolina. He has been in this position since August 2003, after having worked …

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Feb 01

MOCAVO UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTS AND GENEALOGY CONTENT AT ROOTSTECH

Press Release. Boulder, Colo., February 1, 2012  MOCAVO UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTS AND GENEALOGY CONTENT AT ROOTSTECH Historical Record Storage and Sharing, iPhone and Android Apps, Discovery Stream “With these new features, Mocavo has evolved into a primary resource for genealogists and family historians to research and share their stories,” said Cliff Shaw, CEO of Mocavo. “Our …

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Jan 31

Online Sources from the NH State Archives

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As a twenty-seven year resident of the state of Georgia, and as a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, it’s been several years since I’ve had (or made time) to work on my family. This week, I’ve changed that and have been attending the Advanced New England track at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy …

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Jan 30

The Ancestry Insider

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Have you meet the Ancestry Insider? I saw quite a lot of him last week at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy of Genealogy (SLIG) and expect that he be present and very active at RootsTech later this week. If you’ve not met him in person, I’m sure you’re aware of his blog: The Ancestry Insider: The …

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Jan 30

Preparing for RootsTech 2012

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RootsTech 2012 begins on Thursday, February 2, only four short days away. Are you ready? As with any event, or research trip, we all reap the rewards of being well prepared. We are fortunate in that the RootsTech team have supplied many tools to assist us in our preparation. Did you know that you can …

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Jan 28

RootsTech Will Broadcast Select Session Free Online

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RootsTech Press Release SALT LAKE CITY—RootsTech, a leading family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-4, 2012, announced today that fourteen of its popular sessions will be broadcasted live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend worldwide a sample of this year’s conference …

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Jan 26

Civil War Records & African Americans – 13 Feb 2012

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  The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, Inc., are please to present Using Civil War Records to Research African American Ancestors Description: Discover the role African American soldiers played in the U. S. Civil War, and what can be learned from records about their military service   Presenter: Michael Hait, CG Michael Hait, Certified …

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