Friday Genealogy News

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Happy birthday to my little sister (pictured here in one of my favorite pictures of her and my brother)! She just turned 30 yesterday 🙂

Genealogy News

  • Dear Myrtle – one of my favorite genealogy blogs is hosting a beginning genealogy study group using Google+ Hangouts on Air. Check it out! She’ll be discussing research strategies and lots of examples for beginners.
  • Illinois New Law – this will be of interest for those with Illinois adoption research: they have sent applications to Illinois adoptees to apply for their original birth certificate. This is wonderful news for those adoptees in Illinois who wish to find out more about their family!
  • Upfront with NGS – “Hidden Gems – Record Collections Which Hold Records You Wouldn’t Expect” – This article discusses a recent discovery of files on about occupations. Check out the article and if you have a subscription and see what you could discover.
  • Genealogy Bargains – I post this one on Facebook often but it is updated nearly daily so don’t forget to check out the Genealogy Bargains that GeneaBloggers presents!
  • Genealogy Do-Over – Speaking of GeneaBloggers, don’t forget to check out this week’s do-over topics. Even if you aren’t doing the project, he has great topics on tracking and conducting research this week – including a great template for a genealogy research log.
  • Family Tree Builder – This program is now available for Macs! Dick Eastman’s newsletter recently discussed using this program (which is connected with MyHeritage) on a Mac so if you’re curious about the program, check out his article.

Don’t forget to follow and like my Copper Leaf Genealogy Facebook page where I post newfound items that deal with history and genealogy on a near daily basis!

Happy Friday!


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  1. Lisa Ellam

    Love the round-up Niki! Fabulous information!

  2. NikiMarie,

    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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