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  • Download Books For Free From Google Book Search
    Google is now offering free, downloadable versions of public domain books that you can find in Google Book search. Search Engine Watch, August 30, 2006.

  • Woman who lost family in Holocaust traces roots
    It’s a continent away, but the backwater village of Ivenets in Belarus has long haunted Florette Lynn. Lincoln Journal Star (NE), August 31, 2006.

  • Relative Genetics and Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation Team up to Crack Family's Ancestry Riddle
    Surprising genetic test results point to Colonial forefather as "gateway ancestor" for most of those in North America with surname of Acree. Press Release (UT, TX), August 31, 2006.

  • Genealogical society to celebrate anniversary
    The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will celebrate its first anniversary Sept. 17 in Thousand Oaks, California. The Acorn (CA), August 31, 2006.

  • WorldCat Launches With 10,000 Libraries Worldwide Searchable
    Over 10,000 libraries in the OCLC cooperative are searchable from this one little box. Research Buzz, August 28, 2006.

  • Hunter of Lost Streets
    Old New York City roads, lanes, alleys, parks, squares, and other named urban features that have been demapped, obliterated or renamed are featured Gil Tauber's Web site. The New York Sun (NY), August 29, 2006.

  • Focus on people to breathe life into ancestral histories
    Remembering ancestors can be much more than a dull list of genealogical data, family history writers Morris and Dawn Thurston say. Deseret News (UT), August 31, 2006.

  • ProQuest Selected to Digitize Major Historic Newspapers
    The Library of Virginia is partnering with ProQuest Information and Learning on the digitization of historically significant newspapers. Press Release (MI), August 28, 2006.

  • Diggin' for roots
    African-American genealogy expert came to help others search the past and found part of her own. Star-News (NC), August 28, 2006.

  • History Channel grant to aid historic school
    Kentucky : Hopes to save one of the Caldwell County’s two remaining African-American schools now look to be realized. Times Leader (KY), August 26, 2006.

  • Cows overrun cemetery
    Catawba, North Carolina : Cows congregate on and near a cemetery that dates back to pre-Civil War periods. Headstones lie broken on the ground. Hickory Daily Record (NC), August 26, 2006.

  • Revolution on the frontier
    Settlers fought Indians, British at Fort Henry in Wheeling, West Virginia. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), August 27, 2006.

  • Barbara Windsor uncovers her artistic ancestor
    Actress Barbara Windsor is related to John Constable, the romantic artist who painted The Haywain. The Mirror (UK), August 28, 2006.

  • Lecture to focus on middle name clues
    The 30th anniversary conference of the Maine Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Portland, Maine. Bangor Daily News (ME), August 28, 2006.

  • A Right Royal Occasion!
    Scotland : St Andrews was awash with colour on Monday as around 300 heraldic experts from across the globe gathered to launch a week of lectures on genealogy and heraldry. Fife Today (SCT), August 25, 2006.

  • Past masters
    Many people think the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office only holds certificates of birth, death and marriage, but they care for a vast amount of historic documents. This is Wiltshire (UK), August 25, 2006.

  • Two families unite
    The great-great-grandfather of Frank Williams was a Texas slave-owner who owned the great-grandfather of Tracy's Evelyn Tolbert. Now the two have reconnected, Tolbert hopes to fill in her family tree past its dead end on a Texas plantation. Tracy Press (CA).

  • University of California Launches Calisphere Digital Library
    The University of California has announced Calisphere, a digital library containing more than 150,000 digitized primary source materials about California. ResearchBuzz (US), August 23, 2006.

  • Special Programs to Highlight National Archives Records in October
    During October, the National Archives will feature staff presentations providing in-depth information on records from the National Archives’ holdings related to the history of Filipinos in the United States, baseball, the Spanish American War, and will host a new book club discussion. NARA Press Release (US), August 23, 2006.

  • Group travels back in time
    Connecticut : The Society of Middletown's First Settlers Descendants 1650-1700 got together for their triennial meeting Aug. 18-20. Middletown Press (CT), August 22, 2006.

  • Treasured toys through generations
    Seventy-two descendants of Henry and Catharine Latshaw Detwiler assembled for their 110th reunion at Camp Innabah, Pughtown, Pa. on August 19, 2006. The Phoenixville News (PA), August 21, 2006.

  • Family historians headed here in search of roots
    Pennsylvania is a genealogically significant state for a lot of Americans. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), August 22, 2006.

  • The National Archives´ plans to merge with Office of Public Sector Information in 2006, and relocate services from the Family Records Centre to Kew by the end of 2008
    News from the National Archives (UK), August 18, 2006.

  • Baseball greats gone, not forgotten
    Frank Russo has a Web site that catalogs thousands of grave sites of major-leaguers, managers, owners, even sportswriters. Times-Picayune (LA), August 20, 2006.

  • The National Archives: the next five years. Report of the first open meetings, and dates of the next meetings
    News from the National Archives (UK), August 18, 2006.

  • A Posey family affair
    Families recently traveled from near and far to attend the 78th Annual Family Reunion of the late Richard and Obedience Posey. The Meridian Star (MS), August 17, 2006.

  • Time Keepers
    Local historians have a gift: to illuminate those pieces of the past that give meaning to the present. The Hooksett Banner (NH), August 17, 2006.

  • University hosts heraldry event
    An international genealogy conference, described as the biggest gathering of heralds since the middle ages, is to be held at St Andrews University. BBC News (UK), August 17, 2006.

  • Going online to mine wealth of genealogy data
    Tracing one's family background is becoming an even more popular -- and somewhat less arduous -- pastime. Pittsburgh Post Gazette (PA), August 17, 2006.

  • Grave Concerns
    Williamstownm Mass.: Numerous gravestones erected at Eastlawn cemetery - some dating back to the late 1700s - are falling down, broken into pieces, or are in danger of being covered over with earth. (MA), August 14, 2006.

  • Cross-reference your sources for errors
    When checking the accuracy of a source, try to determine whether it is a primary or a secondary source. The Republican (MA), August 16, 2006.

  • The ancestry detectives are on the case
    The building of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (Oregon) houses the largest genealogical collection between Portland and Sacramento. Mail Tribune (OR), August 13, 2006.

  • Jones County history and family history to soon be available in a new book
    Mississippi : The Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization of has been working on preparing and publishing the Jones County history and family history book, “Echoes From Our Past.”Laurel Leader-Call (MS), August 11, 2006.

  • Search the Collections of the World's Libraries through New Web Site
    Web users can now search the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide through, August 10, 2006.

  • Library good place to start when researching home history
    Researching the history of a house is an extension of genealogy research. You approach it the same way as a family genealogy. The Lake Oswego Review (OR), August 9, 2006.

  • National Archives Hosts an African American Genealogy Symposium September 8-9, 2006
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will present a two-day African American Genealogy Symposium on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9, 2006. NARA Press Release (US), July 31, 2006.

  • 1085 to 2006: A Domesday Book for a digital age
    Domesday Book, the oldest public record held at The National Archives, is brought into the 21st century through Domesday Online, the organisation´s latest digitisation project. News from the National Archives (UK), August 4, 2006.

  • Family reunions offer time to share ancestry
    But keep in mind that the volume which has taken you years to compile is more than most relatives will want to digest in a few hours. Bangor Daily News (ME), August 7, 2006.

  • Working together in grave situation
    How a smallpox cemetery brought one community together. (UK), August 8, 2006.

  • Upper Marlboro visits its past with history research project
    The research project is part of an attempt by the Maryland town to record its history during a yearlong tri-centennial celebration. The Gazette (MD), August 4, 2006.

  • Partnership Looks to Link Millions Genetically and Historically
    This partnership combines genealogy, family history and DNA genetics to link nations and people in celebrating “America’s 400th Anniversary” There is a possibility of 145,000,000 descendants. Press Release (UT), August 1, 2006.

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