Family History Research

Follow Friday – Banned Books and Your Legacy

This week I came across a great blog post and great website.

The blog post comes from Olive Tree Genealogy Blog called The Legacy of our Genealogy. The post discusses things to consider when creating your Will, and other death documents for family. What will you do with your family history? To whom will it be passed? How will it be passed on?

The other Follow Friday I would like to mention is Banned Books Week, September 25 – October 2. The website has a lot of information, including an event happening in Bughouse Square across from the Newberry Library. The page also has a list of challenged or banned books for 2010. Check it out.

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Exciting finds!

This morning I woke up to discover in my email a message passed from Thomas MacEntee who received a message from Julie Cahill Tarr, that FamilySearch has added a new database for Illinois!! No images yet but records are being added.  If you have not seen it, as I had not yet, it is the Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1970. I cannot wait to check into this!

Another exciting find happened last night. I was searching online for more photographs of my cousin Robert Brouk, a member of the Flying Tigers, for the book I am finishing. I was so excited to discover the San Diego Air & Space Museum is digitizing its photography collection!! They have a collection on Flickr called AVG/China Collection. In that I found two wonderful photos of Robert and the photo of his squadron I have been looking for. Now all I need to do is fill out the paperwork to request photographs to use in my book. If you are interested in the American Volunteer Group, Flying Tigers, definitely check out this photo collection.

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Disney gets on Board!

Thanks Thomas at Geneabloggers for posting this news item!!  Disney Gets in on Genealogy with My Family Tree Series.

We watch a lot of Disney Channel in my house and I can’t wait to see this series!

Leave a comment » – Your thoughts?

This morning I am asking for your opinion on I currently do not subscribe to this and have considered it several times. If you subscribe, what has your experience been? What regions of the country are you searching? Are there many of the same records there as on

I have a free three month trial subscription to and feel much of what is there I can find on Archives is relatively new but they pull their databases from some of the same places I already obtain information. Being so new, I do not thing is a subscription I will need right now.

What are your thoughts on all of the above?