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bespokeGenealogy is a genealogy company owned by Alistair McGowan specializing in UK family history research.View Listing
Services include:Archival Research Family History Reports House Histories Research Trip Planning
Follow the bespokeGenealogy blog and follow them on Pinterest for great research tips for England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has an updated, free, online Statewide Search for Subdivision Plats.View Listing
"This system provides access to digital images, with print capability, of the plats and related documents of land subdivisions in the State of Michigan's plat files. The State of Michigan began maintaining a file of all plats in the state in 1873. A copy of all plats prepared after that date were filed with the State. Beginning in 1909 and completed in 1911, a copy of all plats on file with the 83 county Register of Deeds and recorded prior to 1873 were duplicated and the duplicate copies incorporated into the State's files. This system includes all plats in the State of Michigan beginning with the plats created under the 1821 territorial act for recording town plats."
"The related documents include court orders, municipal resolutions, municipal ordinances, surveyor's affidavits, and county road commission's resolut…
Genealogy à la carte is a website and blog by Gail Dever, a genealogist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.View Listing
Gail shares a daily blog about genealogy news and resources in Canada and the US. Her blog includes the latest online records, cemeteries, webinars, presentations, genealogical societies' projects, and more.
She has a weekly blog post, crème de la crème, with her picks of genealogy treasures she's found online that week--a great way to follow hot topics in genealogy.
She also has created Facebook for Canadian Genealogy, a list of almost 1,000 Facebook groups and pages for anyone interested in Canadian genealogy research. This includes special interest groups in each province and territory as well as genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums and more.
Genea-Musings is Randy Seaver's family history website and blog which "features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories".View Listing
Randy also does a regular weekly review of his favorite genealogy articles, Best of the Genea-Blogs, which is a great way to follow what's currently being discussed in genealogy circles.
Check out Randy's genealogy links, presentation schedule, and follow him on Twitter or other social media platforms.
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We had a wildfire scare last weekend so I asked my boys which of their things they would have wanted me to save if we'd had to evacuate? After humans and pets, my boys said the only things they would want were phone chargers and some clothes. Wrap your head around that one. Phone chargers was their number one item. I would not have thought to grab phone chargers. After last year's devastating fire in Paradise, it has become clear that sometimes you have to leave your home quickly and let everything go. I now have a Best-Case Plan and a Worst-Case Plan for my genealogy. First, the optimistic scenario. Best Case Plan: What Would You Save? Our valuables, necessities, and meaningful items vary greatly. Here's a list of items you might care about. If it really matters, it should be digital or as portable as possible. Everyday Items PeoplePetsPrescriptions (consider health/prescription a…Read more
I've had maintenance on the mind this summer. So many friends and family are dealing with problems that are largely a result of lack of maintenance. It's made me think how easy it is to lose all our gains, simply because we don't do the day-to-day and month-to-month maintenance projects.Why am I doing massive fence repairs in July? How'd we regain all this weight?How did the sewer line break?
It goes on and on. So while I work on projects and have to set aside my family history, I'm assessing what are the maintenance essentials for genealogy in my home.
We made some incredible family history gains last year, digitizing everything (photos, papers, cassette tapes) for my side of the family and we're close to finishing this for Mike's side of the family. I can't afford to lose these gains. Here are some ideas for projects we need to either start, finish, or maintain.
Some Family History Maintenance Ideas
Fold3, owned by Ancestry.com, is offering free access to Revolutionary War Records from July 1st through the 15th. There is no need to use a credit card or financial account to create a free account and have free access during this trial period. For one week you should be granted access to ALL Fold3 databases. From their site:Read more
Fold3 is amassing one of the largest collections of original documents. With unique partnerships with the National Archives and others, Fold3 has over545 million original documents that include information about people, places, events and topics.Popular CollectionsRevolutionary WarCity DirectoriesCivil War Documents1930 US CensusWorld War II