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Sep 5, 2007

Published Sept 4, 2007

Book Announcement:  Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies from Season One of the Genealogy Gems Podcast is finished and available online through Lulu Publishing. 

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It is jammed packed with genealogical gems that you can use straight from the book, or as you listen along to the podcast at   It was really important to me that the book be able to stand alone as a resource tool in addition to being a companion manual to the first twenty episodes of the podcast.    You will find everything written out in step-by-step instructions, plus lots of photos, as well as many things that I never got a chance to talk about on the podcast or include in the newsletter. 

Lulu is very cool because you can preview several pages of the book. It's very safe and secure to order with them online.  Shipping hint: When you're checking out the shipping will automatically show as Priority Mail.  If you're not in a huge hurry, use the drop down menu and select media mail - it's much less expensive.  It usually takes about a week to receive Media Mail.

German history videos

Allen county Library

I hope to see you at the  Northern Utah Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree at the Marriott Hotel, in Ogden on Saturday, September 15, 2007.  I will be in Booth 302 in the Exhibition Hall.  Stop by and say hello.  For more information or to register online visit the My Ancestors Found website.

Newspapers:   The Genealogy database site World Vital Records is providing "increased access" to the collection of database.  The first release of the data (40 million records ranging from 1759 to 1923) went up Aug. 27, 2007. And World Vital Records is giving 10 days of free access to these new additions  BROWSE 

Gem:  Some newspapers carry a history section or a 'looking back'  column where they run old articles.  World Vital Records only had a sampling of years from the past newspapers that are digitized.  But the columns like "Twice Told Tales" that can be found in more recent newspapers, may include articles about the family that the website didn't have the originals of.  So don't dismiss those new issues - you may find some real gems!

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