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TMG: Delete Marriages With Only One Principle (Updated)

February 6th, 2011 No comments

Sometimes when you import data into TMG you may wind up with marriages where there is only one principle. Here are are the steps to delete those marriages tags with only one principle. You will need John Cardinal’s TMG Utility for this.

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Search for Sources, Not Just Surnames

January 25th, 2011 No comments

Genealogy records and documents are easy to find online, but it is not uncommon for genealogists to overlook unknown resources in favor of sites they use on a regular basis. Even if you keep good notes and try to stay on top of new sites and databases, there are new resources coming online every day — and not all of them are advertised to the genealogical community (every few weeks I seem to find a new U.S. county has put its deed records online). This is why your search for ancestors should always include a review of known resources and a search for new ones (i.e. explore the website for each of the suggestions on this list!).

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national archive fort worth cultural district | The Fort Worth Busniess Press – Fort Worth, TX

January 24th, 2011 No comments

Once intended as an outpost of the Cultural District, the National Archive of Fort Worth has settled on a comparably high-profile location at nearby Montgomery Plaza – the better to make its family-research programs more accessible to the general populace.

The combination of a federal research center with a busy commercial district promises to restore the popular appeal of the National Archive, whose inconvenient warehouse location at the Federal Depot in southwest Fort Worth has seen a lapse in traffic since the 1990s.

Citing a need to regain prominence in a field now dominated by Internet-based genealogy reference sites, Regional Administrator Preston Huff says the West Seventh Street area should prove an ideal location. The National Archive will open during February – date to be announced – at 2600 W. Seventh Street.

The chief attraction remains the same – extensive microfilm files – but the location is expected to see a surge in visitors from the present-day low figure of approximately 1,000 people a year. Private Internet access to various genealogy sites has caused the drop from the standing-room crowds of the 1990s.

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Genealogy column: Historic events shifted families into, out of Western North Carolina | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

January 23rd, 2011 No comments

By necessity, families were large in recently settled lands in centuries past. But while the land a settler had originally acquired was enough or more than enough to support his family, more often than not, succeeding generations found that their inherited share could not support their family adequately.

As more and more land opened, farther and farther west, succeeding generations moved westward, usually for the same reason their forefathers had moved originally.

Migration through Western North Carolina can be imagined in a pattern to be similar to an hourglass, with the center representing WNC. First the settlers poured into the area from points north, east and south, then the next generations moved westward out of the area, also heading northwest and southwest.

The result is that many people in present day Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and areas west of the Mississippi River can trace at least one family line back to Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia or North and South Carolina.

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