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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar on 18 January 2022

Beth A. Stahr, CG®, will present “Using Historical Fiction and Social History to Support Your Narrative” at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The program airs on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, at 7 PM CST. The program is a Board for Certification … Continue reading

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Advancing Your Reach: Finding Free Digitized Newspapers

I trust you are (perhaps gingerly) settling into 2022, with high hopes, fresh goals, and a plan to advance your personal research. Newspapers contain valuable information for genealogists. Good subscription newspaper databases exist, but you are missing sources if you … Continue reading

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Iowa: Original Birth Certificate Access Begins 1 January 2022

It has been a while since I wrote about adoption and related records. As 2021 nears an end, it is time to look at what 2022 has to offer. Original birth certificate access opens on January 1st to some Iowa-born … Continue reading

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Important Update on Tonight’s Free Webinar

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dana Palmer’s webinar was canceled and will hopefully be rescheduled. There will still be a presentation tonight.

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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar on Cluster Research, 21 December 2021

Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM), will present “Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research” at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The free program airs at 7 PM CST on Tuesday, 21 December 2021, and is a Board for Certification of Genealogists® series webinar.

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Margaret McBride’s Parade Street Home: Introducing Historic Pennsylvania Law

It was 1836. My great-great-great-grandmother, Margaret (Jones) McBride, bought real estate on Parade Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was a married woman whose husband, Cornelius, was not mentioned in the deed. Nor was her marital status. Welcome to Pennsylvania![1]

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Advancing Your Education: RootsTech

RootsTech, billed as the “world’s largest family history conference,” is virtual in 2022. If you are interested in attending free of charge, read on!

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