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I am pleased to announce major enhancements to the ManyRoads' Prussian/ German Genealogy Help page (site).  You may access these free tools and help aids at:

http://www.many-roads.com/manyroads-services/german-prussian-genealogy-aids/

As always, please feel free to share this with anyone who might benefit.
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Helping with the problem of Distance.
It happens all the time. You are moving along nicely with your family history research and wham. You hit a snag. Maybe it isn’t a brick wall; it’s just an obstacle that could easily be overcome if you could hop on a plane to Poland! Sometimes, the things we need are far away and getting …
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For those interested in researching Prussian-German-Swiss-Alsacian Mennonites-Amish, I have re-organized the ManyRoads Amish-Mennonite libraries and added numerous new texts, as well.

http://tinyurl.com/oppuk23

Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.
Welcome to the ManyRoads Mennonite & Amish Help Center! If you are new to Amish-Mennonite research or just 'stumped' for additional clues and resources, hopefully this page will provide new sou...
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If you are looking for Old Maps of the "New World" mostly North America- Canada from the late 1500's through to the late 1700s, you may see/ view/ etc. some 50 + maps at:

http://www.many-roads.com/gallery/cartographicresources/old-and-new-world-historical-maps/

Please feel free to share the links and images with anyone who might be interested.
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If you are researching Central European History and roots you may find these maps to be of interest 

http://www.many-roads.com/gallery/cartographicresources/european-historical-maps/

Including the sub-folders, there are nearly 100 maps freely available. Please feel free to share this with anyone who might enjoy maps...
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Mark Rabideau

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If you are interested in early (1590+ to 1760) French Canada Genealogy, Tanguay's research & texts are invaluable. I have recently revised the ManyRoads download for these documents. They are very worthwhile and will almost certainly fit on your PC... no-charge. wink emoticon Please spread the word...

http://goo.gl/kP3Um
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Updated & enhanced our free Quaker Genealogy Information and Links
http://goo.gl/4dgHLz
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Barbara Schmidt

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Challenge for week 13 (I am way behind again ;)) was "DIFFERENT". I think we all have this name in our family tree which gets a different spelling on every document. In my family tree I have more t...
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Amy W. Kelly

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A great way to capture a thorough personal history for your #genealogy  records. #genealogyresources  
If you are really intent on getting your personal history done in depth, here's a cheat sheet for you!   You can do it all in one fail swoop if you have hours on end, or do it in sections at a time.  You can write your answer...
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Mark Rabideau

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Do you have interest in attending a ‘distance’ Prussian-German Genealogy Working Group?

http://www.many-roads.com/2015/07/30/prussian-german-genealogy-workshop/
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James Ellison

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Great information
If you don’t love family history, you must not be doing it right! Here are five research tools that I think everyone should be using when doing their family history. Try adding one or two to your tool belt and start enjoying building your family tree! Number 1: Research Plans A research plan can keep …
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A Special RootsBid Webinar Announcement

Attention Genealogist Enthusiasts


The Georgia Genealogical Society is having a FREE webinar this Wednesday evening, 15 July 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Amie Bowser Tennant, a research genealogist, speaker, and blogger will be speaking about RootsBid.com!

This is a great way to learn more about how it works and how to make it work for you.

Don't miss is it! ‪

You Will Learn How To:

✓ Use RootsBid when records can't be
located online

✓ Create a RootsBid.com account, make a
request and place a bid

✓ Use the RootsBid Blog
Presented by Amie Bowser Tennant

Amie Bowser Tennant is a research genealogist, speaker, and writer for RootsBid.com. She has been a professional research genealogist and speaker for the last 10 years. Amie was an assistant director of the Family History Center in Buffalo Grove, IL in 2009 and had been volunteering there for the previous 2 years. Amie moved back to Ohio and has since served as Vice President of the A.B. Graham Center and Museum in Conover, Ohio and Recording Secretary and Newsletter Editor for the Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society. Amie is currently working on her national certification for genealogy at this time and is a senior content specialist for RootsBid.com.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about the site or the process, please feel free to contact us via the contact form on RootsBid.com.

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For those interested in Historical Maps of the pre-1776 United States geographic region (1670-1776) I have made some 50+ maps available on ManyRoads:

http://goo.gl/mFqBWA

This particular page is a test of new technology and tools and is in a format different from our other map pages on ManyRoads. Please feel free to share these with anyone you think might find them of interest. I will continue to seek new maps and announce them here.
The historical maps (cartography) in this folder are of the area and region that ultimately became the United States. These maps are from the years 1776 and earlier.    
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Barbara Schmidt

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#genealogy  
Every once in a while I grab my document folders marked with a capital N like NICOLAUS. This family branch just fascinates me. Two weeks ago it was time to go through my notes and documents to sear...
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Dr. Jane Lyons

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Ancestral Connections.  Irish Genealogy Summer School 2015.

I'm just home from Cork where for the 2nd year I have been part of the Summer school in that we brought attendees out to Youghal to the graveyards of St. Mary's and the North Monastery on Wednesday.

I've created a web page to give people some idea of some of the topics that were included in the school.  I've also got a page up showing an Irish dancing evening that we had. The only thing I forgot to include re the presentations were all the photos or even some of them that I took out in Youghal.

For me, the one thing that stood out was that 3 people who were at the school came up to me and told me that they had found information pertinent to their research in my gravestone collection that I have online. To me, that was huge.  I was also speaking to a man one day and he asked where I had been working recently and I told him my funny (not so funny) story of how I had washed a camera disc in my jeans and half of my work from Allen graveyard in Kildare was on it!  He looked at me and said 'My Grandfather is buried there' then he said I'd love to get the gravestones in Kilmeany transcribed and I laughed.  'My daughter lives there, and I was on my way to see her when I decided to begin Kilmeany'
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If you are interested in the history of French Canada, I have just uploaded several dozen new texts for both the 1837 Patriot Rebellion & the Expulsion of the French (aka. Grand Derangement) from Acadia (Acadie) in 1755. 
http://goo.gl/JTBFsk
http://goo.gl/zVNssy
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Dr. Jane Lyons

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DNA- Gene (ealogy) - a question or two.
The following is a message I have just sent to my Y-IRL mail list.
"I am a Scientist by training, my Ph.D., from the National University of Ireland, was acquired as the result of a thesis I worked on in University College Cork when in the Zoology Department there.
I used to joke that there wasn't much difference between what I did as Zoologist and once I turned to genealogy because I've worked on describing new species, that is animals which have just been discovered, as in we have just found them, so I described a few and so, until my descriptions are challenged adn changed, my surname will remain beside their Latin name showing that I was the person who described them.
Genealogy is not much different from that, sure it isn't?
Back just before I gave up working as a Zoologist, genetics was beginning to come to importance. Today, it's incredible the way I see people talking about how they are this that or the other re markers or genomes or some such - and yes, my wording here does sound ignorant and it is. BUT my ignorance is based on the acadaemic knowledge I had re genetics and the animals I worked with.
Now - today the world and his mother are into DNA, genetics and please don't think I am negating that. The thing is, I can't get it out of my head the kind of numbers we had to have to work with in order for statistics to be good. I honestly in my head can't see the kind of 'numbers' we would have ended as Scientists working on the genetics of our animals happening in the real world, as in the world of humans trying to match things up genetically. That is not meant to sound negative, it is just me being logical as per my training and my scientific experience of genetics.
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1. To me, the whole DNA thing that I see on the internet re genealogy is illogical.
Outside of that
2. What good does it do you?
Do you find family because of DNA - NOT family as regards someone else searching, do you - or have any of you found living family in Ireland as a result of DNA testing?
Please and thanks.
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Kassie Ritman

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Looking for new ways to share your family stories? Not a writer? No problem, see my new page that will help you out...no matter what your comfort level is with the "writer thing :) "
Writing for Genealogists and Family Historians
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David Sankey

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Over the years I have heard many interesting radio programmes  produced by Torquil MacLeod http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/torquil-macleod/10/a58/991/en  . I wonder if he is named after one of the two 15-year old boys who died at Gallipoli   
Among the casualties in the WW1 battle of Gallipoli were British schoolboy sailors, sent to war in obsolete ships.
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Barbara Schmidt

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I have a bit of catching up to do with the 52 ancestors challenge from Amy Crow at No Story Too Small. Travelling and a broken wrist after the first 20 minutes this year on cross country skis don’t help :) This week’s theme is “Close to home”. The first…
I have a bit of catching up to do with the 52 ancestors challenge from Amy Crow at No Story Too Small. Travelling and a broken wrist after the first 20 minutes this year on cross country skis don't...
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