BCG Presentations 6 Oct 2017

BCG has announced the lineup of this year's day of presentations, to be held 6 October 2017. 9:00 a.m. - "Sweden's Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s." Martha Garrett, CG 10:15 a.m. - "Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise." Jeanne Bloom, CG 11:30… Continue reading BCG Presentations 6 Oct 2017

Season Four of “Finding Your Roots” Starts 3 October 2017

I love watching Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Each episode is a great combination of genealogy and general history.  A new season has been announced!  According to the official show website on PBS, guests this season will include: Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Larry David, Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer, Ted Danson, William H.… Continue reading Season Four of “Finding Your Roots” Starts 3 October 2017

Citation is an Art; Multiple Formats Can All be Valid

In genealogy, citing your sources is vital.  But sometimes it feels like there are so many different types of citation formats to memorize, from vital records to online sources to samplers.  It can feel discouraging to try to format a citation on your own, and then discover that Elizabeth Shown Mills did it a different… Continue reading Citation is an Art; Multiple Formats Can All be Valid

Registration Open for Free Southern California Jamboree Streaming Sessions

Registration is now open to view live streaming sessions of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree conference June 9-11.  Registration is free, sponsored by Ancestry.  Register on the website here.  Register to see the sessions live and then on-demand until July 10. Right before the conference is a day of DNA lectures on June 8th.  You… Continue reading Registration Open for Free Southern California Jamboree Streaming Sessions

Genealogy Search Tips, Search without a Name

There are many ways to search a genealogical database.  Have you ever searched a database without filling in the name fields, just other fields? First of all, many names in records have been poorly transcribed.  Sometimes only if you search for the individual by other identifying information, like age and location, will you find them… Continue reading Genealogy Search Tips, Search without a Name

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has a great, free collection of digitized newspapers.  You can find the collection through their website here.  The platform to view and search through pages has changed recently, so check it out if you haven't visited in a while. Years covered The collection contains newspapers published between 1856 and 2009.  1856… Continue reading Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

Final Episode of this Season’s “Who Do You Think You Are” Airing on Monday, April 24th

The final episode of this season's Who Do You Think You Are will be airing on Monday, April 24th, 8/7c on TLC.  This is opposed to the normal Sunday night 10/9c airing for the other episodes this season.  The final episode will feature Liv Tyler.  TLC has a preview of this episode on their site: