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Jewish American History Month

May is Jewish American History Month (JAHM). This year’s theme is American Jews in Entertainment. Resources are available at the JAHM.us web site, the most interesting found under the Education & Resources, including a Historical Timeline of Jews in America, … Continue reading

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Genealogy Webinars – Online Learning

If you’re looking to learn more about genealogy, then the Internet is a great place to be. There are a plethora of genealogy groups broadcasting webinars on a variety of subjects and all for free! What’s a webinar? It’s a … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Free Access Databases

Ancestry.com is offering free access to some of its 2012 collections until December 29th. Just a few of the databases in the free collection include: 1940 US Federal Census 1892 New York State Census Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988 … Continue reading

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Online Cookbook from JGS Montreal

Who isn’t always on the look-out for new recipes to try? If you’re interested in some traditional Jewish recipes, then the JGS of Montreal has you covered. Their members have contributed some of their favorite recipes, and sometimes included stories … Continue reading

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1940 US Census – Indexing Update

Indexing continues on the 1940 US Census. FamilySearch now has 14 states searchable: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming. Ancestry.com has added Maine to their searchable states, which also include Delaware, … Continue reading

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1940 US Census – Update On Indexing

FamilySearch and it’s partners (findmypast.com and Archives.com) and volunteers (us!) have completed the indexing of six states: Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, and New Hampshire. They are all searchable by name. At the time of this blog post, Alaska, Arizona, … Continue reading

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Jewish Sites at Arlington National Cemetery

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (JHSGW), is raising funds to design, print, and distribute a new brochure about Jewish history in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). It will … Continue reading

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RAOGK Is Back

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness is back! Begun in 1999, RAOGK was online for just over a decade, providing genealogists a list of volunteers in the US and internationally who could help with things like quick look-ups and cemetery photos. … Continue reading

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1940 Census – First Index Online at MyHeritage

MyHeritage has just announced that they have two million 1940 US Census images online, and the first searchable index. From their press release: MyHeritage, the most popular family network on the web today, announced the availability of the first indexed … Continue reading

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More News for the 1940 Census

It seems that Feedburner didn’t send out the email this morning from the just-after-midnight blog post, so you’ll likely get two posts on April 3rd. Either way, the NARA site, though running through Amazon’s cloud server, is overloaded and causing … Continue reading

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