Murphy’s Law of Genealogy

As genealogists and family historians it is often one step forward, then three steps back in what we find. And Murphy’s Law never seems to be far away when looking for that elusive record!!

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52 Weeks to Better Genealogy – the Series

You may or may have heard of the “52 Weeks to Better Genealogy” blogs throughout the year. Just in case you missed them, I have compiled them all here for you. Read, try, learn … and I guarantee that it’ll help your genealogy.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2 US version – Lineup Announced

Following on from the success of the first US season of Who Do You Think You Are?, the season two lineup of celebrities has just been announced by NBC.

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Gould Genealogy Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

The management and staff at Gould Genealogy would like to take this oppostunity to thank all of our customers for your support over the past year, and wish each of you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Over Christmas and New Year our shop trading hours are: …

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Vote Now in Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

2010 is coming to the end and Family Tree Magazine has just announced the nominees for its 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest. With so many good genealogy blogs around the people at Family Tree Magazine have managed to get their list down to 117. Now they’re wanting your help to narrow it down to the Top 40.

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How to Get Started on Facebook

Millions of people use Facebook every day to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. If you’re not sure of just how to get started, keep reading …

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Genealogy & History News – it’s our Blogiversary

Can you believe that our Genealogy & History News is having it’s first Blogiversary today? No, I couldn’t either …

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Circus History: the St Leon Troupe on YouTube – 1959 footage

Mark St Leon, Australia’s premier circus historian has advised us of some rare footage of the “St Leon Troupe” that has just come to light, which he has now put on to YouTube.

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Checklist – 77 Places to Look for Family History Information

A key factor in researching your family history is looking for documents or items that will give us clues and information. Buy starting to look around your own house, you will find a whole host of records. Here is a research checklist of 77 types of records, many you possibly hadn’t thought of … so if you thought you had looked EVERYWHERE … think again!!

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English, Welsh and Scottish Census Dates

To say the UK censuses are important records for genealogists researching their English, Welsh or Scottish ancestors is truly an understatement. The information they provide is invaluable in finding members of the same family, their sex, address, occupations, marital status and where they were born.

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79 Online Genealogy Courses Starting in September

If you are wanting to increase your genealogy knowledge, but don’t have the time or desire to book into local courses (that is assuming they are even on offer in your area), take an online genealogical course through the NIGS.

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Inside the Vaults at FamilySearch’s Granite Mountain

For anyone who has ever ordered films from the LDS, either online or through your local Family History Centre, here is a spectacular look inside where these records are stored. Not only the mountain and vaults itself, but also in the workings of FamilySearch and their new digitisation project …

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Census, Census and more Censuses!!

There seems to be a lot of news about censuses (old and new ones) recently, the UK, Canada, the US and Australia too …

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