The following book review was written by Bobbi King: Story of My Life A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy By Sunny Jane Morton. Family Tree Books. 2016. 191 pages. This volume is an updated version of Ms. Morton’s My Life & Times published in 2011. ...

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Book Review: Story of My Life

The following book review was written by Bobbi King:

story-of-my-life-a-workbook-for-preserving-your-legacy-by-sunny-jane-mortonStory of My Life
A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy
By Sunny Jane Morton. Family Tree Books. 2016. 191 pages.
This volume is an updated version of Ms. Morton’s My Life & Times published in 2011.

Story of My Life is titled as a workbook, and a workbook it is. I can see this as a group project. I’ve noticed that when my mother came with me on research visits to far-flung, long-ago-visited relatives, her memories stimulated their...

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Reception marking 80th anniversary of the founding of the Irish Genealogical Research Society

The following announcement was written by the Irish Genealogical Research Society:

On the evening of Friday, 23rd September a reception was held in London to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Irish Genealogical Research Society.

It took place at the College of Arms, where 80 years earlier the Society had been founded, on the 15th September 1936, in the rooms of the then York Herald, Aubrey J. Toppin, CVO, a longtime friend of Fr Wallace Clare, the Society’s founding...

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Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events:

Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, and Oregon

Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events.

All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information to the Calendar about your local genealogy event.

Want to add a new event listing? Go to http://calendar.eogn.com and click on the link to your state, province, or country. You will...

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Libraries and Archives Canada adds more than 333,000 Files to its World War I Soldiers Database

According to the Libraries and Archives Canada web site, “As of today, 333,687 of 640,000 files are available online in our Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database.

“The Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files for more details on the digitization project. The digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) service files is underway and a substantial number of digitized files have been added to our website as part of the Government of...

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(+) The Majority of Books Published Before 1964 Are Free of Copyrights

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

Over and over, genealogists have been told that the copyright has expired for all works published in the United States before 1923. In other words, if the work was published in the U.S. before January 1, 1923, anyone is free to republish excerpts or even the entire book without obtaining permission. That statement remains correct today. However, many genealogists are not aware that the overwhelming majority...

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