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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Brief Genealogical Notes

How many of you knew that Ancestry.com was actually The Generations Network? Well, that was the name of the parent company, but they have decided to go back to the name Ancestry.com since that is the name most people know this company. They, of course, have the largest commercial databases of genealogical data on the Internet. They are the latest & current owner of the leading genealogical software - Family Tree Maker. MyFamily.com is a very popular private (password only) Internet family site. Ancestry.com is a lot more... read about them and the name change on Eastman's Newsletter at: The Generations Network Becomes Ancestry.com

Last month Virginia Aldridge announced that she had over half of the Vanderburgh Co.,IN Marriage Applications - index to Volume 26 and images. Here is a link to her site: Marriage Applications, Vol. 26.

Not too long back, one of my sosn talked me into signing on to FaceBook to share information, photos and whatever else. You accept "Friends" to include in your FaceBook and you post items to your profile page that they can see and post comments (if they wish), you can upload photos to show to everyone on your "Friends" list. What has become neat about this is that you communicate with friends, family and associates in a different kind of environment then email, letters, or phone calls. I have been accepting a lot of my second & third cousins that I kind of know their names all of my life... since they live close by in the immediate area. Many have stated that they are very interested in their family history & have begun research. Now I have researched their ancestry for nearly 50 years and they do not know I have documented history done quite a way back, but need help going back further. I think I have some new contacts to join with me to research our common family lines! And it is kind of neat to get to know my cousins on an informal basis. It might be something for genealogists to add to their "tools" to research their family. You can visit their profile at: Facebook.

- Compiled by JGWest

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