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Published by Dick Eastman:Introducing SNAC

The Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project is addressing a longstanding research challenge: discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records. Scholars use these records as primary evidence for understanding the lives and work of historical persons and the events in which they participated. 16 more words

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Custom of the Manor - A Glossary: Feudal

Feudal systems closely connected governance and land tenure. It was based on the relationship between two free men, a lord and a vassal. The lord gave the use of his land, rights and privileges to his vassal in return for a variety of services, including military service, money, labour, something symbolic, or prayers. 81 more words

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Connecting the Hufnagels of Bay and Saginaw Counties

Recently, I received a message from a woman inquiring about a potential DNA match with her mother. We had both tested through AncestryDNA and were a high confidence match. 1,360 more words


Published by GenealogyBlog: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Launches New Online Resources

The following is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: The digitized records cover British, Irish and Commonwealth casualties from the Second World War, together with records for most other nationals commemorated at CWGC sites: this includes the records for German soldiers. 19 more words


Published by Dick Eastman: Requesting Public Records? Depending on the State, That Could Cost Money

This will be an issue for genealogists. Tennessee may become the latest state to start charging a fee for the time it takes to fulfill a public records request, a practice that’s emerging in some states and one that opponents say simply aims to discourage requests. 14 more words

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Published by Dick Eastman: Volunteers Transcribe Details from U.K. Merchant Navy Crew Lists for 1915

An online volunteer project between The National Maritime Museum and The National Archives (of Great Britain) and the Crew List Index Project (CLIP) has been completed. 34 more words


Published by FamilySearch: 6 Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet

Think about the last dance you attended. It may have been last week or thirty years ago, but in a crowded room, dancing is almost impossible because you keep running into other people, or furniture or walls get in your way. 20 more words

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