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ACROSS MY DESK: 12 Aug 2005

  • Genealogy Burnout
  • Kansas WWII Veterans Database Online
  • New Castle Garden Database
  • Genealogy Today launches new online catalog

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GENEALOGY BURNOUT
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From: 12 Aug 2005 Ancestry Daily News
Along Those Lines...
Tips for Getting Past Genealogy Burnout by George G. Morgan
"It happens to all of us at one time or another. Our genealogical research becomes so frustrating or confounding that we feel like throwing in the towel. At other times, we may feel overwhelmed with the other extreme of having acquired so much information about a person or family, some of it conflicting with no means to reconcile it, that we want to give up."

To view the complete article see: http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=10322#article

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KANSAS WWII VETERANS DATABASE ONLINE
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From: 12 Aug 2005 Standard Edition
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
By Dick Eastman
"The Kansas State Historical Society (KSHS) is launching the Kansas World War II Veterans Database on Friday, August 12, 2005. The date was picked to coincide with the 60th anniversary of V-J (Victory over Japan) Day."

To view the complete article see:

http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/08/world_war_ii_ka.html#more

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NEW CASTLE GARDEN DATABASE
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About.com
By Kimberly Powell, Your Guide to Genealogy.
"A new electronic database containing the names of 10 million immigrants who came through Castle Garden in Manhattan is now online. Castle Garden served as America's first official immigrant receiving station from 1855 through 1890, before being succeeded by Ellis Island in 1892."

To view the complete article see: http://genealogy.about.com/b/a/192211.htm#more

NOTE: See also DearMYRTLE's Confusing Castle Garden Dates

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GENEALOGY TODAY LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE CATALOG
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From: editor@genealogytoday.com
To: GenToday-L@rootsweb.com
"Genealogy Today has developed an online catalog to reduce the time involved in searching multiple databases, and to simplify that task by making the search process more consistent and efficient.

The catalog includes references to hundreds of searchable databases, online transcriptions and GEDcom-based family trees. The resources are organized by type of data, geographic region, and the years covered. And if you know of a resource that is not already listed, you can suggest it using a simple form.

One of the best features is the customizable profile that every visitor can establish for themselves. The profile contains fields commonly used in searching resources, so that once you set one up, matching fields in our specially programmed registry searches are instantly populated with your criteria.

If you are a Team Roots member (it's free to join), you'll also be able to bookmark any of the free databases, making it easier to locate them on return visits. And members can also import portions of their password-protected research profile directly into the search boxes. For information on Team Roots, visit http://www.teamroots.com/ "


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