Tracing Ancestry Roots

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fickettstgenealogy:

We all know how wonderful Family Search is when aiding us with our genealogy research. Now I think it will get even better.
FamilySearch.org has begun indexing obituaries. This is great news in the research world! There is so much information that can be found in an obit that cannot be found in a death record. For example: a photo. The chances that a photo is included is high. Or if you had not found any siblings for your ancestor, but find the obit, most likely his/her siblings are included in the obituary. Also, there could possibly be a place of origin for the ancestor in the obit that was not in other records previously researched.
Please visit the site and go explore! I know I will.
https://familysearch.org/obituaries

fickettstgenealogy:

We all know how wonderful Family Search is when aiding us with our genealogy research. Now I think it will get even better.

FamilySearch.org has begun indexing obituaries. This is great news in the research world! There is so much information that can be found in an obit that cannot be found in a death record. For example: a photo. The chances that a photo is included is high. Or if you had not found any siblings for your ancestor, but find the obit, most likely his/her siblings are included in the obituary. Also, there could possibly be a place of origin for the ancestor in the obit that was not in other records previously researched.

Please visit the site and go explore! I know I will.

https://familysearch.org/obituaries

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fickettstgenealogy:

Family tree for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was posted by NGS’ “Upfront with NGS” (National Genealogical Society).
Happy Martin Luther King day! Let’s celebrate and remember a man who’s work will and shall not ever be forgotten.
For more information on his family please check out the National Archives of Atlanta by following this link:
http://www.videritydev.com/southeast/education/resources-by-state/images/mlk-presentation.pdf

fickettstgenealogy:

Family tree for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was posted by NGS’ “Upfront with NGS” (National Genealogical Society).

Happy Martin Luther King day! Let’s celebrate and remember a man who’s work will and shall not ever be forgotten.

For more information on his family please check out the National Archives of Atlanta by following this link:

http://www.videritydev.com/southeast/education/resources-by-state/images/mlk-presentation.pdf

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todaysdocument:

Day 2 of the National Archives’ Virtual Genealogy Fair kicks off at 10am EST!
Tune into the live Ustream feed starting at 10 am EST for free lectures on all things genealogy. 
Follow along on twitter at "#genfair2013"
Today’s topics are:

10 a.m.: Genealogy and the Freedman’s Bank: Records of the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company 11 a.m.: Military and Civilian Personnel Records: The National Archives at St. Louis  NOON: Union Civil War Pension Files 1 p.m.: Federal Penitentiary Records 2 p.m.: Finding U.S. Colored Troops at the National Archives 3 p.m.: Genealogy Through Navy Deck Logs 4 p.m.: Oh, The Stories They Tell: Chinese Exclusion Acts Case Files at the National Archives & Records

 And our phone lines will be open! Call with your genealogy questions. National Archives staff will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 4. Toll Free at 1-855-309-8404

todaysdocument:

Day 2 of the National Archives’ Virtual Genealogy Fair kicks off at 10am EST!

Today’s topics are:

10 a.m.: Genealogy and the Freedman’s Bank: Records of the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company
11 a.m.: Military and Civilian Personnel Records: The National Archives at St. Louis
NOON: Union Civil War Pension Files
1 p.m.: Federal Penitentiary Records
2 p.m.: Finding U.S. Colored Troops at the National Archives
3 p.m.: Genealogy Through Navy Deck Logs
4 p.m.: Oh, The Stories They Tell: Chinese Exclusion Acts Case Files at the National Archives & Records


And our phone lines will be open! Call with your genealogy questions. National Archives staff will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 4.

Toll Free at 1-855-309-8404

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USNatArchives

Tune into National Archives UStream at 1pm eastern to learn about Federal Penitentiary Records. Also starting at 1pm you can call in to ask questions Until 4pm ET. Go to the website for more information….

http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/

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