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    Two Burial Vaults Discovered under NYC’s Washington Square Park

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    Yikes… Workers upgrading the century-old water mains under Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village made a surprising and grisly discovery today. A contractor excavated the site, found two burial vaults dating back to the 19th century with a large pile of skeletal remains. The […]

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    Genealogy Roadshow, Season 2, Episode 3

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    This episode of the Genealogy Roadshow was filmed in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Topics include: Does he have viking blood in his ancestry? A brutal crime against his family forces a major change in the south. Russian / Jewish […]

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    Genealogy Roadshow, Season 2, Episode 2

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    This episode of the Genealogy Roadshow was filmed in the City of Saint Louis.  Topics include:  The truth behind an Italian romantic journey to America. A woman who believes she is related to Blackbeard, the pirate. An ancestor with a […]

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    Genealogy Roadshow, Season 2, Episode 1

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    This episode of the Genealogy Roadshow was filmed in the City of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Topics include:  The history of a long established New Orleans family and their home. An unexplained disappearance of a Senator. How a family of African […]

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Ancestry.com vs. FamilySearch.org Census Search

In response to an email,  the “Ancestry Insider” blog has written an excellent article describing the challenges with Ancestry.com’s and FamilySearch.org’s Census Search.  Ancestry.com’s “standardized” location feature does not allow you to search an area by the “Precinct.  So the author suggests you […]

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Five Generations of the Barnes Family of Kentucky

This is an extremely well done video covering 5 direct generations of Barnes family members. He includes material taken from old family photos, slides, 8mm, VHS, and cassette tapes. This particular Barnes family originated from Kentucky. Jeff Barnes Family Tree with 5 […]

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Frank Smith of New York City

This daguerreotype or TinType was found on 11/15/2015 on eBay, entitled “Vintage Old 1800’s Tintype Photo w/Case of NYC man”. One of the pictures has a label that seems to identify this man as Frank Smith of New York City. Screengrab: The Original […]

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