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8 Nov 2005 DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour

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DearREADERS,
This is the lineup for today's show, now available for you to listen to 24/7 on the web. Please also note the "Links We Mention" and "Listening to the Show" directions below.

The Presentations given at FGS Sept 2005 that mention the future plans of the Family History Library to digitize the microfilm collection. Also note there are plans to have genealogy societies index records for their area of interest.

THANKS to Chris Dunham who wrote: "When it comes time to write a narrative of a Civil War soldier's service, two other websites may prove invaluable. Cornell University, as part of its Making of America project, has digitized and made searchable two mammoth compilations:

Use these in conjunction with the Library of Congress' Civil War Maps Collection:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/

I found the Official Records especially useful when trying to figure out the complex and ever-changing recruitment policies in force during the war. The correspondence between state and federal Adjutants General offers insight into the homefront concerns constantly plaguing the powers-that-be. And, if your ancestor was an officer, it is quite possible that his name will appear in these records."

 

MIGHTYMOUSE TOUR   This week Myrt explains how to find the now elusive GLOSSARY at FamilySearch.org and the "fabulous FIND option" of your web browser, including Internet Explorer and Mozilla. http://www.FamilySearch.org


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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
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