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  • Finding Ancestors in City Directories
    By on April 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Researching your ancestors can be a long and arduous task if you don’t know the best places to search or the right tools to use. Conventional methods of gaining information on people such as the newspaper might seem useful, but only if the person you are investigating is of enough significance to appear in the tabloids. However, finding ancestors...
  • New Civil War Web Experience
    By on June 11th, 2010 | No Comments Comments
    Footnote has developed a new Civil War web experience. This page features all of our Civil War content in a most unique and engaging way. In the past month, Footnote has added thousands of new Civil War records to our collections. Some of the new collections that are found on the Civil War page include, but are not limited to, the following: U.S. ...
  • How to Decipher the Meanings of Tombstone Markings
    By on December 8th, 2009 | 10 Comments10 Comments Comments
    Cemeteries are filed with tombstones and many of them have markings, which can be symbols or words on the stones. Each of these has a meaning about the person’s life and when researching the family tree this can give insight into the ancestor’s life. These carvings on the stones can be in the form of words, they can be symbols or pictures. Thi...
  • African American Research Resources
    By on May 17th, 2009 | No Comments Comments
    Before digging into those however, its important to dig into your own resources, family members, personal papers and get everything organized and in order so that you have a method to your madness. While thats of course important in any kind of sound research, its especially important when it comes to finding African-American research. There are ...
  • Free Genealogy Resources On The Net
    By on March 26th, 2009 | 5 Comments5 Comments Comments
    Sending out letters, requesting assistance and paying for it, or traveling to international destinations to search for ourselves,  all cost a reasonable amount to accomplish and some of us weren’t able to actively track down people using those methods. The internet with its plethora of information, allows us the luxury of viewing a passeng...
  • Gen Web Project
    By on March 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    One of the most incredible feats of volunteers and in genealogy research that exist today, exists online, offering free areas and documents to research for amateurs and professionals alike and is nearly singlehandedly responsible for keeping free genealogy alive and wel and living on the internet. We’re speaking of course of the Genweb projec...
  • Official Launch of the World Archives Project
    By on March 20th, 2009 | 3 Comments3 Comments Comments
    The beta project that existed to help folks discover more about their families was a huge success, and now, its no longer beta. The official launch of the Ancestry world archival project is coming to pass, bringing more records online for those who want to review them. Literally thousands of people took part in the Ancestry World project, but the...
  • Genes Reunited Revamping
    By on March 18th, 2009 | No Comments Comments
    Offering services in multiple countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States and International sites, Genes reunited also boasts about nine million members internationally who can be a vast resource in an d of themselves when it comes time for you to find out more about your own family tree. Genes reunited now offers some services...
  • Coming To America
    By on March 16th, 2009 | No Comments Comments
    One good example was given in the writings on ancestry.com this week, with the story of the Hudgins family, who traveled ahead while their children followed them at  a later date, in this case, a year or so later. Taking that story a step further, what does that tell us about how to use the information on the passengers lists that we read.. It te...
  • How to Use Genealogy Forums
    By on March 13th, 2009 | 6 Comments6 Comments Comments
    There are a few common sense things that we need to do to assure that we get all the help we can, and that those we ask are able to assist us in our searches. Using a forum has a few rules and in fact a few bits of etiquette that will serve you well when using them, but more than this, its important to be able to put the data you’re seeking ...


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