BCG offers a Free Webinar on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Board for Certification of Genealogists continues their popular free webinar series this Tuesday at 8 PM EDT. On 20 October 2015, Melanie D. Holtz, CGSM, will present “Applying the Standards to International Research.” Continue reading

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Montana Original Birth Certificates Open (to some) on 1 October 2015

Montana increases access to original birth certificate on 1 October 2015, but the law does not provide the level of access that some would like. Continue reading

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Reminders of a Time

Perhaps it was a mistake.  Continue reading

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Finding Irish Origins: Part One

Finding an ancestor’s Irish town of origin is a goal for many genealogists. This January, I was able to do that for an ancestral couple. The strategy and resources used might help others who are searching for an Irish ancestral hometown.  Continue reading

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Connecticut Opens Original Birth Certificates to Some Adoptees on 1 July 2015

In just over a week, Connecticut’s Public Act 14-133 will be in effect. That law allows some Connecticut adoptees to obtain original birth certificates.1 Continue reading

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UPDATE: The DNA sale is over

Well, that was quick. The sale I announced at Family Tree DNA is already over. I deleted the details since they no longer apply. Continue reading

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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar, Wednesday, 17 June 2015, Compliments of SCGS

Have you researched your ancestor’s collateral relatives and associates? They often reveal otherwise elusive information about your ancestors.  Continue reading

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