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More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

I wrote earlier this month about the U.S. Army Transport Lists, 1910-1939, which were released by Ancestry.com earlier this month. My friend Jennifer Holik has been doing some World War 1 research, and discovered deceased veterans were included in the transport lists.  This was a great catch to be sure!  In my latest browse of… Continue reading More Sources for Finding Your WWI Military Ancestor! – Friday’s Faces From the Past

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Huge Breakthrough in American WWI Military Research! Ancestry Releases Army Transport Lists 1910-1939! – Workday Wednesday

There’s great news for everyone searching for their American WWI military ancestors.  To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I, Ancestry just released U.S., Army Transport Lists 1910-1939. Why is this important to you? These Troop Passenger Lists document the movement of Americans and ships going to… Continue reading Huge Breakthrough in American WWI Military Research! Ancestry Releases Army Transport Lists 1910-1939! – Workday Wednesday

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Fugitives from Justice! – Thriller Thursday

As we’re gearing up for this year’s Genealogy Day program of “Crime, Fame, and other Genealogical Confessions,” here are few sites we’ve found which can help you hunt down the notorious figures lurking in your family tree. Looking for a daily dose of ancestral crime?  Murder by Gaslight highlights criminal stories and cases from all… Continue reading Fugitives from Justice! – Thriller Thursday

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New Resources for Irish Research! – Those Places Thursday

There are some exciting new developments in Irish genealogy research.  The National Archives of Ireland has released a brand new Family Research Online Class site.  Geared primarily for students as an introduction to methodology and research, these online modules are open to anyone with an interest in Irish genealogy.  The place name guide is very comprehensive and… Continue reading New Resources for Irish Research! – Those Places Thursday

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Election Cake, Anyone? – Talented Tuesday

Cast your vote then eat cake?  That’s a tradition to perpetuate! Old World Levain (OWL) Bakery is supporting a resurgence of election cake baking this year. Their initiative “Make America Cake Again” is described as “a collaboration and celebration among bakeries, food professionals, home bakers, scholars, and educators across the country.” No need to pick… Continue reading Election Cake, Anyone? – Talented Tuesday

Databases · State Specific Research · Websites

Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Motivation Monday

Kick off your fall research season with the Try-It! Illinois Database Trial! If you’re an Illinois resident with internet access of any kind, you are eligible to access the immense amount of information available during the this year’s trial. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, the… Continue reading Try-It! Illinois Database Season is Now Live! – Motivation Monday

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Using Algorithmia’s Free Photo Coloration Tool – Thrifty Thursday

I spent a few hours today testing and playing around with Algorithmia’s free online photo coloring tool.  Marketing itself as a deep learning tool for app developers, Algorithmia is a boon for genealogists who are looking for a cheap and easy way to colorize their old photos. You may have been looking for an easy way to… Continue reading Using Algorithmia’s Free Photo Coloration Tool – Thrifty Thursday