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Search Ancestry U.S. Censuses FREE Aug 29th through Sep 3

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News Release from Ancestry.com!

From August 29th through September 3rd, Ancestry.com is opening all of its U.S. census records – FREE. You can start your free census search at www.ancestry.com/census.

Learn about your family’s true story in the census records and see what your own life could have been like as an adult in 1940 with the Ancestry.com Time Machine. Ancestry has an interactive, time-travel experience requires just a handful of information provided by you. In return, you get a custom video featuring YOU in 1940. While it’s not genealogy, it is high-tech fun. Create your own video and share it with your followers. And encourage them to create their own at www.ancestry.com/TimeMachine.

Another Ancestry tool is the free guide Follow Your Family Using Census Records available at Census Guide





Wordless Wednesday - Lloyd Clark 1952 and 1954 or 1955

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Wordless Wednesday - Robert Urman car wreck Phoenix

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Ancestry favorite resource, tool and database

Crista Cowan of the Ancestry Aces has given an interesting blog prompt: What is your favorite resource on Ancestry.com? Do you have one database that you use more than others? A favorite tool, tip or trick you use when searching? 

My favorite resource on Ancestry.  Well I guess that would depend on what I was looking for.  If I was researching an area, then my favorite resource would be the card catalog.  I find it to be a good jumping off spot.   If I know that there are databases for Cook County Illinois voting records for specific years, I can check for ancestor names and misspellings for that particular family during that time period.  I also like to take a specific database and run all of the ancestors I believe to be in area through it.  For example the Chicago voting records should include both my grandfather, both my maternal great grandfathers, and several great uncles.  Even though they have different surnames I can complete the search for all of them on the database and call…

Wordless Wednesday - Harold Clark (1930-1997)

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Otis and Ruby Clark 1940 Census

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1940 U. S. Census, Christian County, population schedule, Bear Creek, enumeration district (ED) 11-4, 3B (stamped), household 52, Family of Otis and Ruby Clark; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://interactive.ancestry.com/2442/M-T0627-00767-00083/140152369?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fMS_AdvCB%3d1%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26MSAV%3d2%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-g%26gsfn%3druby%26gsfn_x%3d1%26gsln%3dclark%26gsln_x%3d1%26msypn__ftp%3dBear%2bCreek%252c%2bChristian%252c%2bIllinois%252c%2bUSA%26msypn%3d36700%26msypn_PInfo%3d8-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3247%257c16%257c0%257c606%257c36700%257c0%257c%26msypn_x%3dXO%26msypn__ftp_x%3d1%26cpxt%3d0%26catBucket%3drstp%26uidh%3dbf4%26cp%3d0%26pcat%3dROOT_CATEGORY%26h%3d140152369%26db%3d1940usfedcen%26indiv%3d1&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord : accessed 10 August 2012); Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives…

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It's a perfect time to purchase a Flip-Pal!  Now is the time to start collecting and scanning your photos for the upcoming holiday season.  Think about using family pictures for gifts such as calendars, holiday ornaments, wreaths, shadow boxes, or a printed copy of your family history.  Order yours at Flip-Pal.


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What are your favorite genealogy blogs?

A prompt from Crista Cowan of  Ancestry.com  Aces Program  asked what are your five or six favorite genealogy blogs to read.  Boy it was hard to limit my favorites, I think I could have shared at least ten or fifteen genealogy blogs.  Here are my “favorite six”:
Genea-Musingshttp://www.geneamusings.com/Randy Seaver shares research, thoughts, family, and tips on his blog.  I really enjoy his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (SNGF) prompts.  I like the Legacy and RootsMagic posts about using  both of the software programs.   
Ancestry Insiderhttp://ancestryinsider.blogspot.comI really enjoy the Ancestry Insider,   Topics include Ancestry and FamilySearch updates and website information –
Greta’s Genealogy Boghttp://gretabog.blogspot.com/Tips for research,and tools.  Greta shares joys, problems, and pitfalls of family research.  Her blog also has research links for South Carolina, Texas and General Genealogy. 
GeneaWebinarshttp://blog.geneawebinars.com/Maintained by Dear Mrytle the blog lists …

Wordless Wednesday Frank and Irene Urman with Irene and Erv Sobczak

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The Genealogy Search is 5 years old today!

I’m 5 Today!


The Genealogy Search blog is officially five today.  It is hard to believe that five years has gone by so quickly.  I am happy to report that my blog has found new relatives, shared numerous family pictures, allowed me to meet new "blogger" friends, and learn from other blogs.  What a wonderful group Geneabloggers has been and thank you Thomas MacEntee, Amy Coffin, and all the other genealogy bloggers for all your inspiration.

Here's to another wonderful year of blogging and continuing the Genealogy Search!

Summer vacation genealogy finds......

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Visiting my mother in North Carolina yielded a plethora of genealogical goodies.  Among my grandfather's papers that my mother had possession of was his Honorable Discharge dated August 4, 1919.  I am having difficulty making out the Battles, engagement, skirmishes, and expeditions on the Enlistment Record but I am thrilled to have the paper in my possession.  



My mother also gave me his book The Forty-Seventh Infantry, A History 1917-1918  1919 copyrighted in 1929 by James E. Pollard.  The book is a record of events and incidents of the 47th Infantry.  Included are photographs of the Battalions and Companies that made up the 47th Infantry and maps of Action at Sergy, France; St. Thibalt, France and the Argonne Offensive.  My Grandfather is not listed in any of the Battalion or Company photos.  If you have a relative that served in the 47th Infantry I would be happy check the book  to see if they are included.  I will share more of my goodies in later posts.

Wordless Wednesday - Otis, Mary E, Iva and Louis Clark

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