Tuesday, June 27, 2017

FamilySearch ends loans of microfilm

After August 31, FamilySearch will no longer accept requests for microfilm to be sent from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to the local Family History Centers or affiliate libraries.
Read about it on Amy Johnson Crow's blog.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


If you enjoy genealogy and need a reason to get out of the house, consider being a contributor to billiongraves.com . If you have a smartphone, you can download the app and then visit a cemetery and photograph graves for uploading to the website. If you don't have a smartphone, you can transcribe gravestone information for uploading. Only 66 photos have been taken at the Brooksville Cemetery, and it looks like the old Tucker Hill cemetery off Croom Road in Brooksville has not been visited yet, just to name two.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Becoming a Citizen of Ireland

If you have Irish ancestors, you may be eligible for Irish citizenship. Click here for the article from thoughtco.com

Friday, June 2, 2017

Technology for Paleography

Interested in technology that will help you decipher old handwriting?. See what they are doing in Europe at  the READ(Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents) project.

 Here is a paleography tutorial from England's National Archives.

This one  is from Brigham Young University.

And, the U.S. National Archives needs your help transcribing documents .

20 Reasons You May Have Trouble Finding An Ancestor In the Census

 From   historyhub.history.gov