Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion

Latest News




Below, you will find some of the latest news headlines on genealogy and family history from around the web. It includes some articles specific to Rhode Island Genealogy, although most are more generalized.

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Want a Cheap Laptop? Add a Keyboard to an iPad or Android Tablet Computer

Many people own and love their tablet computers. I have an Pad Mini and it has become my primary traveling computer. I hear similar statements from owners of various Android tablets as well. As useful as these tiny powerhouses may be, they are still seriously hampered by the lack of a keyboard. The solution? Add a keyboard! That suggestion is obvious. Adding an external high quality keyboard converts a tablet computer into a reasonably-priced laptop computer. Perhaps it should be called a netbook. The pictures in this article show my iPad Mini in action with a Logitech keyboard. You can…



FamilySearch Seeks Feedback from Volunteer Indexers

The FamilySearch method of creating indexes of old records has been described many times in this newsletter and many other genealogy publications. FamilySearch is now planning to introduce a new process to maintain indexing quality. In this new model, a single volunteer will index and submit a batch, and a second volunteer will review the completed work. The person reviewing the batch will have the ability to add corrections to the values entered by the first indexer, and both values can be included in the searchable index on FamilySearch.org. If the person reviewing the batch makes a small number of…



Woman Claims She’s the Virgin Mary’s Cousin 65 Times Removed

I won’t offer any opinion about the accuracy of this article but I certainly would like to see the source citations. A Pennsylvania woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle to the Virgin Mary. Ashlie Hardway of WTAE Television reports that Mary Beth Webb, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, said she began searching her ancestry in 2010 after years of “communicating” with her deceased mother, father and brother. While doing the research on ancestry.com over a two-year period, Webb discovered the connection to Saint Joseph. You can decide for yourself after…



2015 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations

The following announcement was written by the Federation of Genealogical Societies: 2015 FGS NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Submissions will be accepted between May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014 April 17, 2014 – Austin, TX. – The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentations for the FGS 2015 Conference, “Connect. Explore. Refresh.” to be held February 11-14, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2015 Conference will be held at the same time as the RootsTech 2015 Conference. Submissions will be accepted online between May 1, 2014 and May 31, 2014. This innovative blending of the…



92-Year-Old Man Writes His Own 3-Word Obituary

Several articles have been posted here about humorous obituaries, many of them written by the deceased in advance of the “final event.” Now Stig Kernell, a Swedish resident, gave his funeral home instructions before he died on April 6, and the funeral home followed through, publishing the 3-word obituary in two newspapers on Saturday. Stig Kernell’s obituary, published in newspaper Dagens Nyheter, states “I Am Dead.” Well, that DOES sum it up. Radio Sweden reports that Lars-Åke Kernell, Stig’s son, told the Expressen, “He felt that not much else needed to be said, just ‘I am dead.’” The nonagenarian died…



This Web Site May Be Running Slowly

Some newsletter readers may find the www.EOGN.com web site is running slowly today. The hosting company is having networking problems in their Provo, Utah, data center, one of several data centers the company operates. The problem appears to be impacting some newsletter readers, although not all of them. I know the problem is impacting me as I sit in this hotel room in London, England. I am receiving frequent time-out error messages when attempting to display pages on eogn.com. Even worse, I am checking out of the hotel shortly to board a plane to Seattle, Washington. I will be incommunicado…

Rhode Island Genealogy Headlines – From Google
News




NICHOLS, Keith Eugene – Martins Ferry Times Leader

NICHOLS, Keith Eugene
Martins Ferry Times Leader
After graduation from high school, he went on active duty and served three years in Saudi Arabia and Rhode Island. He separated from the Navy in 1960 and worked two years at Bellaire Garment while attending the Ohio … Keith was very dedicated to




SHREWSBURY: JOB LOTTER RENTS GIANT SPACE – redbankgreen

SHREWSBURY: JOB LOTTER RENTS GIANT SPACE
redbankgreen
Ocean State Job Lot, a closeout retailer based in Rhode Island, plans to open its first New Jersey store at the location, company store planner Jocelyn Bromley tells redbankgreen. Founded by brothers Marc and Alan Perlman – who sold mattresses out of a

and more »




LIBRARY CORNER: April 3 – Wicked Local Marion

LIBRARY CORNER: April 3
Wicked Local Marion
Did you know that with your library card you can check out passes to museums all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island that will give you free or discounted admission? ….. Genealogy Club meets every Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. No registration is needed.

and more »




LIBRARY CORNER – Wicked Local Marion

LIBRARY CORNER
Wicked Local Marion
Did you know that with your library card you can check out passes to museums all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island that will give you free or discounted admission? ….. Genealogy Club meets every Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. No registration is needed.

and more »




Prince George’s County community calendar, March 20-26, 2014 – Washington Post

Prince George's County community calendar, March 20-26, 2014
Washington Post
2-4 p.m., College Park United Methodist Church, 9601 Rhode Island Ave. …. Genealogy 101: Using Maryland State Archives, learn how to use electronic indexes found on the Web site to research land, death and birth records and wills to find ancestors.

and more »


“family history” – Google News

Church to host Family History Fair – The Coloradoan

Church to host Family History Fair
The Coloradoan
The Loveland Colorado Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the Loveland Colorado Family History Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at the Loveland Colorado Stake Center, 3800 Mountain Lion Drive in Loveland. The event is open




Church sets family history seminar – East Oregonian (subscription)

Church sets family history seminar
East Oregonian (subscription)
WALLA WALLA — For people interested in finding out who their ancestors were or how to research, a free family history seminar will be held in Walla Walla. “A Knitting Together of Generations” is Saturday April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church of




Manchester Hosts Family History Day On May 3 – Hartford Courant

Manchester Hosts Family History Day On May 3
Hartford Courant
Genealogists and town clerks will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in town hall at this year's Family History Day May 3 to help family researchers find records. Organizers stress that the event is free and open to all, not just Manchester residents. To

and more »




Wheeler Peavy Shares Family History in New Biography – Broadway World

Wheeler Peavy Shares Family History in New Biography
Broadway World
Drawing on oral tradition and 80 years of census records and archives, author Wheeler Peavy set out to document the paternal side of his family tree, starting with Liza (Webb) Peavy, the matriarch of the Peavy clan, who worked on a "white" Peavy




Youths doing family history: ‘I couldn’t help but smile’ – Deseret News


Deseret News
Youths doing family history: 'I couldn't help but smile'
Deseret News
She recalled the orientation and encouragement — to participate in family history — which the leaders and bishop had given the young women in her ward. At age 13, Tiffany was intrigued with the new family history program. She learned how to research …

and more »




Reunion of Upcountry Families highlights family history – Powdersvillepost.com

Reunion of Upcountry Families highlights family history
Powdersvillepost.com
The free event will include cemetery tours, workshops devoted to family history and a large display of photos and other items from local families of the Old Pendleton District, which became present-day Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. The event
Genealogy class for children at Hampton Memorial Library April 24Anderson Independent Mail

all 4 news articles »


genealogy – Google News

Waterloo library is genealogy heaven with new digital reader – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Waterloo library is genealogy heaven with new digital reader
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Friends of the Waterloo Public Library and the Northeast Iowa Genealogy Society have teamed up to contribute $5,000 — $2,500 each — for a new digital microfilm reader to read old newspapers and other documents on microfilm. That may not sound like a …




Genealogy in focus at upcoming event in Walla Walla – Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Genealogy in focus at upcoming event in Walla Walla
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
“I have a curiosity about the past. Besides their names, what we are interested in is finding out more about our ancestors and relatives. It's about fleshing out your genealogy and finding out the stories of your own people,” said Rick Benn, an




Geneva Library Genealogy Program Canceled, Learn About Laura Ingalls … – Chicago Tribune

Geneva Library Genealogy Program Canceled, Learn About Laura Ingalls
Chicago Tribune
Due to a family emergency, David Clark, our scheduled presenter for "Bringing Family History to Life: The Stories We Could Tell" on Wednesday, May 7 has had to cancel his appearance. This program is one of the Library's Book & Bag It series. Our loyal …




Genealogy group seeks members – Argus Press

Genealogy group seeks members
Argus Press
OWOSSO — Some of the former members of the Shiawassee County Genealogical Society, which disbanded just a year ago, are trying to re-form in partnership with the Owosso Family History Center, which is affiiated with the Church of Jesus Christ of …




‘Italian Genealogy’ topic of Tuesday program in Bernards Township – New Jersey Hills

'Italian Genealogy' topic of Tuesday program in Bernards Township
New Jersey Hills
BERNARDS TWP. – “Italian Genealogy: From the Basics to Busting the Inevitable Brick Walls” will be topic of the next Family History Interest Group (FHIG) meeting, which will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Bernards Township




Genealogy With Michael Fisher: A Family Affair – The Granite Mountain Vault – Sierra Sun Times


Sierra Sun Times
Genealogy With Michael Fisher: A Family Affair – The Granite Mountain Vault
Sierra Sun Times
The FHL began in 1894 when the Genealogical Society of Utah was organized and began collecting copies of family histories and other records. Today the GSU is known as FamilySearch. In 1938, as the technology became available, microfilming of …


Genealogy News Center

Ancestry.com to Acquire iArchives Footnote.com




Ancestry.com to Acquire Professional Genealogy Firm ProGenealogists, Inc.




JewishGen and MyHeritage.com collaborate to build the Family Tree of the Jewish People




Popular Jewish Family History Research Database Expands




Ancestry.com to Acquire Sweden’s Genline.se




Skytop Lodge Family Reunion 2010 Contest


Popularity: 27% [?]

Suggest a resource/link or submit an article for inclusion