Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Resource for 17th Century Hollanders

Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson have recently made available a web site on 17th Century Hollanders which will be of interest to everyone with New Amsterdam ancestry.  Several of my ancestors earned their ship Captain's certificates in Holland before coming to New Amsterdam and New York. This will be a very important site.

50 Most Popular Genealogy Sites of 2011

Here is this years list of the 50 Most Popular Genealogy Sites from ProGenealogists:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memoriam: Berinthia "Berry" Berensen Perkins
14 April 1948-11 September 2001
American Airlines Flight 11
(widow of Anthony Perkins)

A Tribute

 Find A Grave Memorial

Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Archives and Records Administration: 7th Genealogy Fair handouts

NARA held the Seventh Annual Genealogy Fair in Washington, D.C., 20 and 21 April 2011. A large number of handouts were prepared by the speakers and are available from the NARA web page at If you are interested in how to use the materials available at or from NARA, you will want to look at these handouts.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

36 Hour sale at Family Tree DNA

Announced on the FTDNA FACEBOOK page:

This sale is for all surnames.

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