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Kathy Holland
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Family History Center Microfilm Distribution--to be discontinued!
Family History Center Microfilm Distribution--to be discontinued!     One of my favorite reasons to go to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are the 2.5 million microfilms housed at the library. Because of these microfilms, I found census record...

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How to Order Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Los Angeles County
Angeles County recently rolled out a new system for obtaining birth, death, and
marriage records. It’s no longer as simple and easy as before, especially if you
are ordering older copies of your ancestors’ records. Previously, all it took
was to submit ...

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SCGS Jamboree Time!!
    The Southern California Genealogy Society's 48th Annual Jamboree Conference is coming soon!          When: June 9-11, 2017 Where: Marriott Burbank  (across the street from the Burbank Airport)   Why? Because it's genealogy time! And there's LOTS of cla...

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Free Webinars! by Board of Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and Legacy Family Tree Webiners
Hi all, I just received an awesome email that's worth sharing. The Board of Certification of Genealogists (BCG) and Legacy Family Tree Webinars are co-hosting a full day of FREE webinars on Friday, October 7, 2016.   Here's what's cool about it--it's FREE a...

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Do you mysteries as much as you love genealogy?
Do you mysteries as much as you love genealogy? If you do, take a look at the series of books by Steve Robinson, who combines genealogy and mystery. The latest is book 5 of his Jefferson Tayte novels called Kindred. To be honest, I have not read the first 4...

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Thoughts on DNA percentages.....
Hi all, It's been a while, hasn't it? I've been busy doing blog posts for the Southern California Genealogy Society. Ever since I was elected to its board, it's been keeping me busy. That's a good thing. And I am still looking for items of this ol' blog. So...

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The Original 29: via the Genealogy Roadshow
I'm currently watching the season premiere of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS. What a wonderful episode, so far!!! Josh Taylor assisted in helping a young woman of Navajo heritage, named Charlotte. She never knew her father and his family. Turns out that her pate...

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Jamboree 2016 is almost here!
Jamboree 2016--the annual conference hosted by the Southern California Genealogy Society--is almost here! It takes place June 3-6 at the Burbank Marriott hotel, right across the street from Burbank Airport. It can't get any easier to get to! And I'll be the...

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Family Tree Maker is back!
Hi all, Received this email a couple of days ago.... It’s here!
Family Tree Maker is BACK. Via its new owner, Software MacKiev. All of us here at Software
MacKiev are happy to be taking up where Ancestry left off with Family Tree
Maker, the most widely used...

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The ‘Secret’ Details in the 1940 Census You May Be Missing
One of the more interesting features of the 1940 Census that everyone should pay attention to are the additional questions that each page includes. Two people on each page are asked additional questions and their answers are placed at the bottom of that pag...
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