Monthly Archives: March 2015

Advancing Your Education: Free BCG Webinar, Tuesday, March 17th

The Board for Certification of Genealogists has announced their free March webinar. This popular series has a limited number of virtual seats. They fill up quickly, so pre-registration is highly recommended.

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Free Digital Collections: Illinois Harvest

The Advancing Genealogist loves to share great resources, and when those resources are free, that’s even better. Grab your beverage of choice, settle into a comfortable chair, and let’s explore Illinois Harvest.

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Mental Day Off, and a Good Read

Every now and then, we just need a mental day off. Sometimes we indulge in them after a long work week, or when feeling sick. It’s been that kind of weekend here.  

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Advancing Your Skills: Free Foreign Language Courses

Would you like to learn a foreign language without leaving home, while never spending a dime?

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Ohio Adoption File Access Opens on 20 March 2015

There is good news for Ohio adoptees whose adoptions took place between 1 January 1964 and 18 September 1996. Beginning Friday, 20 March 2015, they or their lineal descendants may request their adoption files, which include original birth certificates (OBCs) … Continue reading

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Finding a Comfortable Place Outside of My Comfort Zone: Online Trees. Plus, a Quick DNA Sale!

The great online tree debate is over, at least for now. I read your input and spoke with colleagues. My online tree is a reality.

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