- I spent a lot of time in the Federation of Genealogical Societies' booth here at RootsTech the past few days. And I learned yesterday that there are some really grateful and generous people in this world. And I also learned there are quite a few people out there who do not realize what a pension record is (much less a pension application); how it can help them in their research; how to access them; and that the War of 1812 pension application files are being digitized and made available for free on fold3.com but FGS needs your help to do it. And in case you didn't know, then here are some quick links to what you need to know: Preserve the Pensions; "Genealogical Records of the War of 1812" by Stuart L. Butler from Prologue; US War of 1812 Pension Records from FamilySearch Wiki; and War of 1812 Pension Application Files on fold3.com. Are you using pension records, and specifically, the War of 1812 pension applications, for your research? Do you have any ancestors who may have fought in the War of 1812? Have you looked to see if possibly one of your ancestors applied for a War of 1812 pension? If you're here at Rootstech, then come on by booth #725 and let us show you examples of what can be found in a War of 1812 Pension Application File. And? Not only do we have free stuff for you like an earbuds holder, we have 2 raffles [small donation to the Preserve the Pensions required for entry] -- 1 Dell Tablet and a Subscription & Software Package that includes a 1 year subscription to Ancestry.com, fold3.com, Newspapers.com, and Family Tree Maker Software.
- Are you absolutely totally completely new with technology? For example, do you know what a browser is? Do you know how to use a mouse? Sounds like simple stuff and if you're reading my blog, then, duh, of course you know these things, but? Do you have a family member who doesn't know? Then perhaps this free downloadable guide from GenSearch might be helpful for them. You could download it and print it out for them.
- So. Findmypast added PERSI to their online collections. Take a look at this terrific write-up from Amy Coffin on the We Tree Genealogy Blog about what PERSI is, how to use it, and more. Have you ever used PERSI before? Will it be something that will entice you to sign up to findmypast.com?
- Need to transfer some home movies? Check out Super 8 Film.
- Have unidentified photos alongside photos that are identified? Think those people might be related? Try PhotoFacematch and you might find out it may very well be that they are related. Or likely to be related. You never know. [They were also a Rootstech Developer Challenge Finalist.]
- Rootstech announced yesterday the winner of their 2014 Developer Challenge -- Saving Memories Forever.
- Looking for a safe place to archive, organize, and share your genealogy files? You might want to check out FileGrove.
- Recently Genealogy Trails volunteers uploaded records, information, & the like for various counties in the following US states: Oklahoma, North Dakota, Illinois, California, Texas, Maine, and Tennessee. Have you looked at Genealogy Trails yet to see if they have something you need for your research?
- And USGenWeb volunteers uploaded 412 files of records, information, & the like for various counties in the following US states: Virginia and Michigan.
Other things that might interest you. Maybe. Maybe Not. But maybe.
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