24 July 2009

Tracing your Female Ancestors in Old Newspapers

Many of our genealogical brick walls are because we cannot trace where our female ancestors are descendant.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter pointed out an article in another newsletter, the WorldVitalRecords.com's Family History Bulletin, titled, Finding Your Female Ancestor in the Newspaper. by Gena Philibert Ortega.

One of the first tips is to look at the list of what to look for in newspapers that is in the book, A Guide to American Genealogy on page 564. «BTY: This book is in our PCGS Library at the FHC

There are numerous sources or places listed to find newspapers besides WorldVital Records.com. «BTY: A good but abridged version is available through the FHC Portal on the computers at the FHC.» The cultural role of women in a time and place are a consideration in searching newspapers. Obituary tips are also emphasised

The article closes with the caveat that tracing your female ancestors will require effort on your part and will not likely be too easy.

There is a link to the article by clicking the title above.

22 July 2009

Medieval Anglo Military Records are Online

There is an article in the July 21, 2009 issue of the Daily Mail Online titled, "Did Your Ancestors Fight at Agincourt?" The article goes on to explain that there is a free database of military records of those fighting for the English king during the "Hundred Years War" [a Franco-Anglo conflict in France from 1369 to 1453]. There are records for a quarter of a million soldiers.

The link to the database is www.medievalsoldier.org

If you click the highlighted article title above, there are instructions and examples.


17 July 2009

How do you «Tranfer Big Files»?

The topic of transferring big files electronically came up in a discussion group for my genealogy software. Most people suggested burning it to a CD and sending it through the Post Office. But one guy suggested trying TransferBIGFiles.com. It is suppose to be a free service. It is new and no one has been able to say it is good, bad, or otherwise.

Have any of you tried it?

Gmail.com will transfer 20 meg files now as email attachments, but the sender and receiver need to have gmail accounts.

I have hundreds of megbytes of genealogy from images (of people, documents, maps, and things), files for backing up my software, documents (stories, books, charts and such) so sharing big files is something that I have a genealogical interest in knowing about.

Please comment.

16 July 2009

Genealogy Insider added to Other Blogs list

The Genealogy Insider Blog which is part of the Family Tree Magazine has been added to the list of "other" blogs that in the right-hand column of this screen.

Recently changes in genealogical social networking have been reported on this blog.

14 July 2009

Finding Your Family in Old Newspapers, A Webinar

That is right, Family Tree Magazine is offering a webinar called, "Finding Your Family in Old Newspapers." It will be presented on July 29, 2009 at 7 p.m. It will last about 1 hour and will cost $29.99.

If you are interested, check the link, www.familytreemagazine.com/newspaperswebinar

08 July 2009

New Application for the iPhone and iPod touch

For any of you that may have an iPhone or iPod, there is a new app called Pocket Cemetery. You can get it on Sale $1.99 in the Apple App Store
You can read more about it at http://www.pocketcemetery.com/

01 July 2009

Legend Seekers

There is an email circulating among the Pasco County Genealogy Society membership about a recent article in The Tampa Tribune by Sharon Tate Moody in her weekly Heritage Hunting articles.

All of the recent Heritage Hunting articles can be found online at: www2.tbo.com/content/list/life/genealogy/

The article is dated June 28, 2009.

Check it out for yourself.