Thursday, May 28, 2015

Genealogy Jamboree

The Southern California Genealogy Jamboree is offering free streaming of some sessions from June 5th-7th. The article about it is here. Registration and details are here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Genealogy Search Engine

The website Many Roads has created a free search engine that will  perform a keyword search of some the  best genealogy websites of 2015 as selected by GenealogyInTime Magazine. You can read about it and find the link here.Thanks to Geneablogger and ResearchBuzz for the information.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More help from the Florida Archives

This post on the Florida Memory blog discusses another way that the Florida Archives , which holds records of many state agencies,  can provide bits of useful information about your Florida ancestors. In this case, the records are of student farmers in the 1920's who worked on agriculture and home economics projects in a Department of Public Instruction program. 
State archives can be a treasure chest of information. Just enter "Connecticut archives" , for example, in Google or another search engine, and see what you find. State libraries are another potential source.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Internet Archive

This article from the Genealogy's Star blog talks about the large amount of material available to genealogists on the Internet Archive.

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