Monthly Archives: May 2016

FamilySearch.org releases new Civil War records for Memorial Day

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
As millions of Americans pay respects to their ancestors on Memorial Day weekend, FamilySearch.org is making it easier to find information on Civil War veterans, including those who “gave the last full…

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Blog Highlight: Roots Revealed

Melvin Collier has provided an outstanding outline of why Cluster genealogy research is important and critical. He mentions the FAN principle as well, which was developed by Elizabeth S. MilIs. We also applaud him for the work he is doing … Continue reading

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Announcing MAAGI! July 12-14

(2015 MAAGI Students and Facilitators, Harris Stowe University, St. Louis, MO)  For the past three years the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) has provided an amazing learning experience for genealogists and researchers. MAAGI is an institute and not a genealogy conference. … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin’s World-A Podcast of Early American History

History Lover’s -hello. Do you like history? If so, I want to highlight and share this blog/podcast site. It is beginning to be one of my favorites. I have enjoyed listening to the podcasts by Liz Covart and her guests. … Continue reading

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Ireland Recognizes 1847 Gift from Choctaw Nation During Potato Famine

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
In 1847, less than 16 years after the Trail of Tears, the all but penniless Choctaw Nation donated $170 – nearly $5,000 today – to complete strangers starving in the Irish Potato…

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Ancestry.com Loses a Trademark Case Against DNA Diagnostics Center for the Marketing of “AncestryByDNA”

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
Last year, Ancestry.com filed a trademark infringement law suit against DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc. (“DDC”) in the Ohio Southern District Court in Cincinnati. The lawsuit alleged that DDC’s use of the “AncestrybyDNA”…

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