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Records Checklist

Are your tired of just looking at the Census records? Well, check out the records checklist  below from familytreemagazine.com  of other records to search for.

 

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 53: RootsTech2018

I had a good time at this years RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. I met some awesome people (even a DNA cousin) and I attended some great breakout sessions. Below is episode 53 which gives you an inside look at RootsTech from the eyes of the BlackProGen Live attendees.

Some pictures I took during the conference ( I wish I took more)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/30

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Range: A row or column of townships lying east or west of the principal meridian and numbered successively to the east and to the west from the principal meridian. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/23

 

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Land Grant: Public land given to an individual by the government, usually as a reward for military service. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) CLICK HERE to search for land grants.

 

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/20

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Banns (or marriage banns): Church-generated documents publicly stating couples’ intent to marry. The custom dates back to Colonial America; banns were posted or read on three consecutive Sundays. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) CLICK HERE for a sample of a banns.

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 10/19

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Abstract: An abbreviated transcription of a document that includes the date of the record and every name it contains; it may also provide relationships or descriptions (witness, executor, bondsman, son, widow) of the people mentioned. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com ) You’ll usually get abstracts on familysearch.org

 

 

 

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Research Trip

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Are you planning a research trip this summer? Where are some of the places you are going? Have you set goals for your trip? I hope I plan to go down to Alabama and meet some relatives as well as do some research I haven’t created a research plan yet but I think is important to have some sort of a plan so you’re not wasting valuable research time.

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