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Issue: Sep 9, 2013

Genealogy HowTo -

How to Photograph Tombstones   
by Megan Churchwell
Headstones are monuments to our ancestors, linking you directly with your past. When researching your ancestry, a good-quality photograph of the headstone can be invaluable. However, achieving a clear photo of an old, weathered stone can be difficult. This is even true in cases when the stone is easy to read while you're standing in front of it. With some careful planning and patience, however, it is possible to achieve clear images of even the most worn tombstones.

Ask Us - Canadian Genealogy Online - Part 6 - Newfoundland and Labrador Research Resources   

Part 1 of Canadian Genealogy Online contained a general overview of how to research your Canadian ancestors and gave several links to and tips about the records that might be available for searching. It included a description of when censuses began to be recorded for each of the Canadian provinces and links to the online Canadian Census images and name indexes. Part 2 and Part 3 explored online resources for genealogy research in Alberta and British Columbia and Part 4 listed resources for Manitoba. Part 5 detailed the history of New Brunswick and its online research resources.

Today's topic explores Newfoundland and Labrador online resources for genealogy research. Also presented is a brief outline of the Newfoundland and Labrador history and how it might affect your personal family history research.
Research resources for other provinces will be presented in future newsletters.

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Reviews - Book review of
   "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide. 4th Edition" by John Grenham
- Review written by Aubrey Fredrickson

According to the United States' Census Bureau website, 34.5 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2011, making it the second most frequently reported ancestry (German ancestry came in first). That's an awful lot of ancestors just waiting to be found! Fortunately, "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" is here to help. As the author states in his introduction, "The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide for anyone wanting to trace his or her Irish ancestors". And that's exactly what this book does. Wherever you are and whatever your level of expertise, this book will be able to help you with your Irish research.

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Upcoming Events - CLICK HERE FOR MORE Upcoming Genealogical Events-

  • 5 April 2014, Ft. Wayne, IN:Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference presents J. Mark Lowe, CGT, FUGA speaking about "Using Online Newspapers to Find Early Settlers", "Document Analysis for Researchers, Finding Freedmen Marriage Records, and Trapped by Bad Research. For further details see www.indgensoc.org
  • 5 April 2014, Washington Crossing, PA:Bucks County Genealogical Society is pleased to host a special members’ showcase of family artifacts, from jewelry to clothing, art, books, and even locks of hair, and the interesting stories behind them. Join us, and share your treasure with fellow family historians. Open to the public. $5 Members / $10 Non-Members. For more details see www.bucksgen.org/images/pdffiles/ShowAndTell.pdf.
  • 5 April 2014, Birmingham, AL:Genetics, Ethics & Antebellum Law presents Judy G. Russell who will cover these topics: 1. ABC's of DNA, 2. Beyond X and Y, Promise and Pitfalls, 3. From the White Lion to the Emancipation Proclamation/Slavery & the Law, 4. The Ethical Genealogist. For more information visit algensoc.org/main/seminars.html

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