Category Archives: Genealogy

Findmypast buys Mocavo

Findmypast, the British family history company, announced today it has acquired Mocavo, a US genealogy company. Judging by the buzz on Facebook and Twitter, this could be a good union for genealogists. The news arrives less than a week after Findmypast announced it … Continue reading

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Fifth season of Who Do You Think You Are? features Canadian sisters

The fifth season of the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? begins July 23 on TLC and it will feature two Canadians, actress Rachel McAdams — remember her in The Notebook? — and her sister, Kayleen McAdams, a celebrity … Continue reading

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A story about a 100-year-old postcard and why we should scan and share our historical documents

An article in the Calgary Herald, Postcard reunited family 100 years after sinking of Empress of Ireland, is an example of why it is important we scan and share as many of our historical documents and photos as possible. Calgary resident … Continue reading

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Summer research guide

Planning a genealogy research trip this summer and want to go prepared? Genealogy database provider Mocavo offers a free 23-page Summer Genealogy Research Guide to help you plan your research trip this summer. The guide includes tips on what to pack and how … Continue reading

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Looking for the women in your tree

Last year, I helped organize a casual get-together at the Quebec Family History Society. We called it Celebrating Our Female Roots Day. It was part of a successful monthly Roots Day program that friends and I created and managed for about a … Continue reading

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15 tips to help find elusive ancestors on census records

Unable to find some of your ancestors on census records? Join the club. Writer, lecturer, and family historian Roy Stockdill has put together a list of 15 tips to help us find those elusive relatives. You can download his tips from … Continue reading

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Genealogy search engines

GenealogyInTime Magazine has published an article about how to use Genealogy Search Engine and Family Tree Search Engine. Combined, these search engines “search over 7.0 billion free online genealogy records from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. … Continue reading

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