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35 min ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

15 Finds Out: Profile of an accused killer

He's the man accused in the Eby Avenue shooting caught up tape. But Charles Benson, 25, was once a young kid growing up in Fort Wayne.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County, IN, Life, Hobbies

1 hr ago |

Introduction to Ancestry: Library Edition

The Ancestry genealogy resource is free to use every day at the Library. How far back would you like to trace your family tree? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop.


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5 hrs ago | The Edgefield Advertiser

OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming Weekend

The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the "Southern Studies Showcase" in Edgefield on September 19 and 20, 2014. Over a hundred people are registered to attend this exciting event.


Related Topix: Edgefield, SC, John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pickens County, SC, African-American, Life, Hobbies, Edgefield County, SC

10 hrs ago | Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Sellers to speak at genealogy meeting

John Sellers will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Franklin County Genealogy Society at 7 p.m. Monday, September 15. He will discuss finding family information in marriage and divorce papers.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Franklin County, TX

13 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

'Matriarch of Allagash': Gatekeeper of North Woods keeps history alive through folklore

The best part about being a folklorist and not a strict historian, according to Faye Hafford, is the freedom from keeping track of specific dates. "I always said that's why I don't do genealogy," Hafford said last week, sitting at a table in the community library that bears her name.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Libraries, Fort Fairfield, ME, Fairfield, ME, Presque Isle, ME

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Ruth Bass: Morse reflects on genealogy

Moving from newcomer to acceptance in a small town takes time. Then, suddenly, you're no longer the people who bought the Atherton house -- you're just there in your own house and someone asks you to be on a committee.


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Detroit News

Couple symbolically reunited after 156 years

Dorothy Carroll's headstone spent 156 years at an Ontario cemetery until her great-great-grandson Tim Carroll moved it to Traverse City. Peter Carroll was buried in Traverse City and wife Dorothy's remains were in Ontario.


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NARA open extra day for researchers in Fort Worth Genealogy Sept. 15 - 21

Sept. 18: The Grand Prairie Memorial Library , Main Branch 900 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, 75051 has volunteer genealogy members who introduce patrons to the genealogy room in the library on the third Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20: National Archives Fort Worth is open the third Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Computers, microfilm machines, and free printing available.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Fort Worth, TX, Grand Prairie, TX, Computers

The Telegraph

Novelist dissects origins of dislike

Not everyone would experience a sense of discomfiture while viewing the works of such Renaissance Masters as Titian or Rembrandt. But that is exactly what the noted novelist and critic, Amit Chaudhuri, felt while on a visit to the Louvre.


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Genealogy Query - CLAYMORE

ISO of birth father, Full name: Wallace Elton Claymore from Wisconsin. He may have had several siblings and worked as a hotel desk clerk in Los Angeles at the start of WWII.


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Bangor Daily News

Oh, the fun of US Census records

I could spend all my genealogy time just looking at United States Census records, and really, that's not a bad use of researching energy. Take one family and follow them up through the census records every 10 years, as far as you can, keeping in mind that 1940 was the most recent census that has been made public.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Abbot, ME, Sangerville, ME, Bangor, ME, Pittsfield, ME

Sat Sep 13, 2014


A fascination with family history

Do you ever wonder when your grandparents or great-grandparents came to America? Or how they got here? Your family's story is important and should be preserved for future generations. You might know the names of your parents and grandparents but there is much more to every family's story.


Related Topix: Orchard Park, NY, Life, Hobbies


Search for relatives delays medal ceremony

First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing of Fredonia has waited the longest out of any American - 151 years - to receive a Medal of Honor, and that wait is continuing for just a little bit longer.


Related Topix: Fredonia, NY, US Military, US Army, Life, Hobbies, Chautauqua County, NY

Your Leek Paper

What's on in the Staffordshire Moorlands week commencing Wednesday September 10

Heritage Open Days 11am-midday at The Nicholson War Memorial, Derby Street, Leek. Also on Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Greater Manchester County, England, Life, Hobbies, Westwood, KS

Civil War research case study of William Long or Lang, part 2

With a goal to write a short narrative of William Long or Lang during the Civil War era and afterward, this article will discuss the sources, citations and information gleaned from each record type. The second step in the Board for Certification of Genealogists Genealogical Proof Standards reads that the genealogist will provide accurate citations for all sources.


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Daily Echo

Discover your family history

A Family History and Heritage Day is being held at Eastleigh Library, in the Swan Centre, hosted by Staunton Park Genealogy Centre, on October 4 from 10am to 3.30pm.


Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Life, Hobbies

Whittier Daily News

Around Whittier for Sept. 13, 2014

The Greater Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the Elks Club Lodge, 13620 E. Whittier Blvd. The event will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 221 E. La Habra Blvd. Giagnoli will discuss paranormal investigations and research, including supernatural conspiracies, UFO's and strange creatures.


Related Topix: Whittier, CA, UFO and Alien, La Mirada, CA, Life, Hobbies

Vallejo Times-Herald

Senior Digest

Introduction to Genealogy: Enjoy learning how to research your family history. 9:20 a.m. to noon, Sept.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Learn How to Trace Czech and Slovak Roots via CGSI Fall 2014 Symposium

If you have Czech or Slovak roots and want to learn how to start your genealogy research, the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International is offering the option of remote attendance at their 2014 Fall Symposium, to be held Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2014, at various locations in St. Paul, Minnesota. There are eight different webinars to choose from .


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, St. Paul, MN, World News, Slovakia

The Chronicle Herald

Washabuck native tells it like it used to be

Washabuck is a beautiful hamlet on Bras d'Or Lake about a 15-minute drive from Iona, Victoria County. It was first settled by Gaels from the Isle of Barra, Scotland, in 1817.


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