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  • Recording the past with journals
    Why are these journal-type books important to genealogy? Amherst Citizen (Canada), June 29, 2007.

  • Homeowners encouraged to share house history through new website
    Currently is a free service. Press release (AZ), June 30, 2007.

  • Libraries Struggle to Preserve the Past
    More than 70 percent of the country's small libraries, museums and archives have conservation budgets of less than $3,000. San Francisco Chronicle (CA), June 26, 2007.

  • Newarke Houses Museum Re-Opens With New Leicester Regiment Gallery
    Newarke Houses Museum, incorporating the Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, re-opened on Saturday June 23 2007 after a £1.5m refurbishment. 24 Hour Museum (UK), June 28, 2007.

  • Census Bureau Announces Most Populous Cities
    Nearly a century ago, in 1910, each of the 10 most populous cities was within roughly 500 miles of the Canadian border. The 2006 estimates show that seven of the top 10 are in states that border Mexico. US Census Bureau press release, June 28, 2007.

  • Deep roots
    Wilbur Brewer, 89, traces family history back to the 1600s. Fergus Falls Daily Journal (MN), June 25, 2007.

  • Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Partners With
    Volunteers from around the world to benefit from new social networking site. Press release (UT), June 25, 2007.

  • Record Search Pilot at FamilySearch Labs
    The latest tool FamilySearch tool - Record Search Pilot - was released last week. About Genealogy (US), June 25, 2007.

  • Historian studies how the deceased leave their mark on the world
    Historian Nancy Easter-Shick researches the elaborately carved old stones and epitaphs in area cemeteries. The Munster Times (IN), June 23, 2007.

  • To help your research, here are 10 things you may not know about women’s maiden names
    These are taken from The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy. Terre Haute Tribune Star (IN), June 23, 2007.
    Read more about The Hidden Half of the Family from the publisher's Web site.

  • Hungate Dig Uncovers Communal Toilet Block In York
    Archaeologists in York have unearthed a 19th- early 20th century communal toilet block, revealing details of how the city’s urban poor used to live. 24 Hour Museum (UK), June 25, 2007.

  • For those who dig genealogy
    The Germantown Community Library's Regional History and Genealogy Center opened in November. Commercial Appeal (TN), June 23, 2007.

  • 63 years later, closure for family
    The discovery of a relative's name on a WWII memorial reunites a family separated by time. St. Petersburg Times (FL), June 23, 2007.

  • Six generations connected by local church
    Somerset County, Pennsylvania : Delaney Mostoller will be baptized at the Stoystown United Church of Christ, where her family members has an extensive history. Daily American (PA), June 23, 2007.

  • Keeping the dead alive
    Gallup (New Mexico) woman collects names of deceased for geneology research. Gallup Independent (NM), June 23, 2007.

  • Revisiting their roots
    The Hackle family is hosting a reunion for the descendants of some of the first people to settle Effingham County, Georgia in the mid-1700s. Savannah Morning News (GA), June 21, 2007.

  • Love Cemetery explores race relations in Texas
    In her new book, Love Cemetery, China Galland writes about how a search for her ancestors uncovered a graveyard’s worth of long-buried ties, misunderstandings, and hurts. Broward Times (FL), June 22, 2007.
    Read more about this book at : (United States), (United Kingdom), and (Canada).

  • Knowing the need: UK survey of library and archives nominated for conservation award
    The National Preservation Office has been shortlisted for the prestigious Conservation Awards for ‘Knowing the Need’, the first large scale survey of the state of preservation in the United Kingdom’s libraries and archives. British Library press release (UK), June 22, 2007.

  • Rare Tudor Tapestry Maps Reunited At The Bodleian Library
    Oxford’s Bodleian Library has reunited a series of rare Tudor tapestry maps after acquiring the Sheldon Tapestry Map for Gloucestershire at auction. 24 Hour Museum (UK), June 22, 2007.

  • You Are Who Went Before You
    Each of us is the result of a long line of circumstances, most of which we are unaware. The Payson Roundup (AZ), June 19, 2007.

  • Plot Your Family History Trip on Google Maps
    Online mapping tools such as Google Maps and Windows Live Local can be a neat tool for planning a genealogy vacation. (US), June 18, 2007.

  • Out of Africa
    Following different routes out of Africa, successive waves of early humans migrated into new territories, eventually populating the entire globe save Antarctica. Vanity Fair (US), July 2007.

  • Merchant Navy Veterans Present Reminiscences To Manx National Heritage
    Manx National Heritage has taken into their collection the recorded reminiscences of Merchant Navy veterans on the Isle of Man who served aboard British ships during World War Two. 24 Hour Museum (UK), June 22, 2007.

  • Attention families whose ancestors settled in Vincennes: Submit info to be part of book
    Individuals and families whose ancestors had settled in the Vincennes, Indiana area by 1800 are urged to submit a family pedigree chart for inclusion in the book. Tribune Star (IN), June 15, 2007.

  • Museum addition crucial for genealogy inquiries
    The Wakarusa River Valley and Heritage Museum in Clinton Lake, Kansas has two fundraisers lined up for this summer. The Lawrence Journal-World (KS), June 17, 2007.

  • Korean War Project looking for McNeil relatives
    Knox County, Ohio native Pvt. Robert Wayne McNeil served in F Company of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. Mount Vernon News (OH), June 13, 2007.

  • Researchers use Standard to verify findings
    How do genealogists determine what is true and accurate about our research? We rely on the Genealogical Proof Standard. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), June 14, 2007.

  • City will salvage burial data at West Toledo site facing demolition
    An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 monument and burial records are stored in the basement of a firm's abandoned headquarters. Toledo Blade (OH), June 15, 2007.

  • Royal visitor to reopen museum
    Moray, Scotland : Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, will cut the ribbon on the new extension to the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre on Friday, June 29. The Northern Scot (SCT), June 15, 2007.

  • Human Skull Found In Poweshiek County Courthouse (Iowa)
    The sheriff said he heard stories of the skull possibly being evidence from a trial around the turn of the century. KCCI-8 (IA), June 13, 2007.

  • Stranger solves family mystery
    Since he was a boy, John Maddocks, 97, has wondered what happened to his Uncle Edwin, a Civil War veteran and a wanderer. Seattle Times (WA), June 12, 2007.

  • Citizen archives going online
    Every Prince George Citizen dating back to 1916 will soon be available online through the B.C. History Digitization Program. Prince George Citizen (Canada), June 13, 2007.

  • Historian Helen Brink searching Steuben County for cemeteries large, small, often forgotten
    A Bath woman interested in history is trying to make a difference in a different way - by locating all existing cemeteries in Steuben County, New York. The Courier (NY), June 10, 2007.

  • Slave Descendants Reunite
    Descendants of slaves reunited at James Madison's historic home. They revisited their roots and discovered new connections to each other. WCAV (VA), June 10, 2007.

  • Confucius family tree goes international
    the first time in two millennia, the overseas descendants of the great ancient philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC) will be included in the sage's family tree. China View (China), June 11, 2007.

  • Society marks 100 years assisting researchers
    one of the oldest continuously operating nonprofit organizations in the United States is the National Genealogical Society. Founded more than 100 years ago in Washington, D.C. Albuquerque Tribune (NM), June 7, 2007.

  • Playing Around at FamilySearch Labs
    For those of us with an unsatiable curiousity for what's coming next to the world of genealogy, beta sites such as FamilySearch Labs help fuel our passion. About Genealogy, June 9, 2007.

  • New centre will offer DNA tests to trace family roots
    Swabbing kits will boost ancestral tourism economy as clan associations show huge interest. Sunday Herald (Scotland).

  • Graves of prominent settlers located in cemetery
    Celia Harvey, the first person known to be buried in the Lady Dunn Cemetery, was a member of the pioneer family that established the first permanent settlement in the Kanawha Valley (West Virginia). Montgomery Herald (WV), June 5, 2007.

  • A novelist confronts her own past
    In 'The Mistress's Daughter' A. M. Homes tells the story of her unsettling relationship with her biological parents, who came crashing into her life in 1992. The Telegraph (UK), June 7, 2007.
    Read more about The Mistress's Daughter: A Memoir at This book may also be available from and

  • Folsom descendants to descend on Exeter
    Family with 17th century roots to celebrate association in '09 in New Hampshire. Seacoast Media (NH), June 3, 2007.

  • Finding your own history
    DNA can only put so much foliage on your family tree. The experts agree genealogy also requires research, and lots of it. LA Daily News (CA), June 3, 2007.

  • Trace elements
    A growing number of courses now teach the skills needed for digging up your family's history. The Gardian (UK), June 5, 2007.

  • Progeny Launches Timeline Maker Professional
    Progeny Software today announced Timeline Maker Professional, an easy-to-use software application that enables users to create, present and share rich timelines that illustrate events and data. Press release (Canada), June 5, 2007.

  • MacFamilyTree 4.4
    Genealogy program makes excellent use of your Mac’s built-in assets. Macworld (US), June 5, 2007.

  • Book review : The Flight of the Earls - well told
    The ship which sailed from Rathmullan in Lough Swilly in 1607 carried with it the cream of Gaelic society in Ulster, and nothing would ever be the same after their departure. Fermanagh Herald (UK), June 6, 2007.
    Read more about this book at : (United Kingdom), may also available from (United States), and (Canada). Click on link to check for availability.

  • Oprah finds her roots
    In his new book Finding Oprah’s Roots, scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. writes about Ms. Winfrey’s lineage, the search for his own background, and how you can assemble your family tree, too. Broward Times (FL), June 1, 2007.
    Read more about this book at : (United States), (United Kingdom), and (Canada).

  • Census of 1840 brought changes to the practice
    The 1840 census represents the last of the federal censuses that focus on the heads of households only. Tribune-Star (IN), June 2, 2007.

  • Intriguing pathways across time
    Genealogy offers insights into the shifting ties between people and places. It’s a study in ironies and contrasts, not a monument to a coherent or definitive inheritance. The Hindu (India), June 3, 2007.

  • Shelley's graveyard at death's door
    Sheltered by palms, cypresses and towering Mediterranean pines, Rome's crumbling Protestant cemetery stands out as a stunning site in a city spoilt for beauty. The Observer (UK), June 3, 2007.

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