Tag Archives: Free Web Sites

The Family History Guide… a great new resource

A friend brought home an intriguing flyer from Roots Tech.  It described a new website, The Family History Guide.   I spent a little time working with the site and am pleased to be able to recommend it as one a … Continue reading

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Finding Quaker Meetings and Records

Today I updated my website, Your Guide to Finding Quaker Ancestors, and spent a little time investigating the site QuakerMeetings.com.   The site is subtitled Quaker Meetings in North America: An Index. As its name suggests, the purpose is to be … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com in libraries is not the Ancestry.com you subscribe to

Ancestry.com in libraries is called Ancestry.com Library Edition.   It is a great resource, but the content differs from the subscription database.   Here is a 2013 guide to the differences.    (This will open as a .pdf, in a … Continue reading

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How to find Census Records on Heritage Quest when the image is not available on FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org  indexes all census record, but only shows images for some census records.  If the image isn’t on FamilySearch, you are directed to a subscription database, which  is only accessible if you subscribe or when viewed in your  Family History Center or … Continue reading

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NGS is offering a free online course on census records

The NGS (National Genealogical Society) courses are all excellent, but usually there is a fee or they are for members only.  This one is free for everyone and presented through the FamilySearch.org site . If you are just starting to work … Continue reading

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A “new” site…. new to me and well worth bookmarking.

I just found this “new site” — but it has a copyright date of 2010-2014.  How have I missed it all these years?  I think it is perfect for people who are just starting to use the web for their … Continue reading

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Family Search Changes Again.

FamilySearch.org recently changed its interface.  This always causes angst, even when the changes are for the better. Now I have to learn new ways to navigate. Sigh. So I sat down to write a blog about it, but instead I found Dear … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

Over a decade ago, I started my website, Bobbie’s Genealogy Classroom.  Using simple web page creation software  included with one of the browsers I used the website to provide links for my genealogy students so they didn’t have to scribble urls in class. … Continue reading

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Taking my own advice… more on LibGuides

After yesterday’s post I wondered if I could find a more efficient way to find helpful LibGuides than looking for them on each library’s web site.   A quick Google check and I found that there is a LibGuides Community site … Continue reading

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A scoop — a Bowling Green State University LibGuide of interest to genealogists.

I found* this online today:  a Bowling Green State University LibGuide: Historical Canadian Newspapers Online.  It has dozens of links to both national and local historical newspapers in Canada.  Thank you Bowling Green State University! “LibGuides” is software that libraries … Continue reading

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