Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WW2 Casualties Database

A database of  American World War II casualties has been launched by WW2 Research Inc founder Bill Beigel. It currently contains the names of 100,000 Americans who died while on active duty and will eventually total 407,000. Searching for a name is free; there will be a fee for research services. An article on the Digital Journal website explains the project and includes a link to the database.  Source: ResearchBuzz

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time to open up the SSDI again?

In 2013, Congress ended public access to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). The reason: identity thieves were stealing SSNs. In this article from a year ago, the Legal Genealogist blog argues that terminating access was harmful in a number of ways and actually helps, not hinders, identity theft.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cleaning Gravestones

This article from the International Southern Cemetery Gravestones Association provides advice on how to clean a gravestone.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Google Translate

If some of your online research includes content in a language you are unfamiliar with, Google Translate  will come in handy. Just copy and paste the text into the left box, and then click on "English" in the right box.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

More about Genealogy on Facebook and YouTube

Professional Genealogist Katherine R. Willson has compiled a list of almost 13000 genealogy pages on Facebook.The categories are too numerous to list, but you can scroll through the table of contents and click on the one you want to go to it directly.  Another resource on her website is this list of
genealogy- related YouTube channels. Source: ResearchBuzz

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