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Ask the Experts – The Society of Genealogists at the Conference

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The Society of Genealogists, the National Library and Education Centre for Family History in the United Kingdom will be giving a series of lectures under the theme "Ask the Experts" at the conference to help your research beyond the first steps. Lecturers will include Else Churchill, the Society’s Genealogy Officer and cover a diverse range of subjects from Surname Searching through Online Birth, Marriage and Death Records to the roll of DNA in family history.

Founded in 1911 the Society of Genealogists is Britain’s premier family history society. The Society maintains a splendid genealogical library and education centre in Clerkenwell in London.

The Society’s collections are particularly valuable for research before the start of civil registration of births marriages and deaths in 1837 but there is plenty for the beginner too, including the Free Family HIstory Access area where beginners can get a taste of some of the online sources that will help them start their research.

The Society has many unique unpublished manuscript notes and printed and unpublished family histories. Its library contains Britain’s largest collection of parish register copies and many nonconformist registers. Along with registers, the library holds local histories, copies of churchyard gravestone inscriptions, poll books, trade directories, census indexes and a wealth of information about the parishes where our ancestors lived.

Normally the Society of Genealogists has a joining fee but as an exclusive special offer for the conference, if you are not a member already, the Society will waive the one off joining fee should you join during the conference.

This stream of lectures is just one of the choices available to delegates at the forthcoming genealogy conference and with an all inclusive price of just £329 (under 500 US dollars) to include the conference, accommodation, all meals and the banquet there will never be a better time to attend a family history conference in England. Why not come along, enjoy the conference , join the Society of Genealogists and spend a week in London discovering your heritage.

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Ancestry.com: The Best Website to Learn About Your Genealogy

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

At the forthcoming genealogical conference in Nottingham there will be a lecture stream by the Society of Genealogists on starting your family hsitory research. One of these lectures is entitled "The Top Ten Genealogy Sites". Ancestry.com with their otehr websites such as Ancestry.co.uk have made a place amongst this top ten with their wealth of  useful data. The Society of Genealogists has free access to anyone in their library in London.

Many people try and trace their ancestry for a lot of reasons. Some do it for medical reasons to find out about a mysterious disease that their family is suffering from, others do it for honoring their dead relatives, and there are people who find it as an interesting hobby and find it fun to do so. It is a fact that it’s always interesting to know about facts about your family’s past. You never know, maybe your great-great-great-great-great grandfather was a famous person back in the old days.

  

These are some of the reasons why you should learn about your genealogy. Maybe if you find out enough about your family, there might be an illegitimate child that gave birth to the great-great-great grandfather of the President of the United States which makes you and the president very distant relatives. It is always fun and also a bit surprising finding out about your past.

However, you have to consider that as time progresses, some pasts are forgotten in the mists of time. It is very important that you should consider that finding out about one’s past is very difficult especially if you don’t know about your great grandfather for some reasons. You also have to consider past historical events, such as war, the Great Depression and migration. In the United States, you have to consider that this country is composed of different races. There are people living here who have different traces of ancestry. There are Germans, Africans, Russians, Latin, and others. Some people don’t even know that they had foreign ancestry and you also have to consider that some last names have been Americanized.

These are some of the reasons why it can be difficult to trace your genealogy or your ancestry. However, technology can make it easier for you to find out about your past. There are available websites today that specializes in genealogy. One of these websites that are considered to be reputable and can definitely help you find long lost relatives is the Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com is a genealogy website that can help you find out about your family’s past.

There are professionals here that can help you gather documents, such as birth, immigration, death, marriage documents, medical records, and other vital documents about your family. You need to realize that these documents are very hard to find and will require you to pay a fee for the professionals working with Ancestry.com to find it for you. Today, there are more than four billion names in Ancestry.com database. If you know the complete name of your grandparents or great-great grandparents, you can start your search for your ancestors from here.

Ancestry.com offers the best services at a very reasonable cost. You have to consider that knowing about your family’s past is priceless. Who knows, maybe you are the great-great-great-great-great grandchild of a famous Native American or a famous European who migrated in the United States.

So, if you want to know about your genealogy the easy way, you should get the services of Ancestry.com. Here, you can start your very own family tree and show it to the members of your family and friends about your proud past.

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Genealogy Software: Tips on Finding the Right One

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Genealogy has become the hobby and the passion of a lot of people from all over the world. They give importance on finding their self identities and self pride by uncovering the legacy of their family. Genealogy research can be more fun and enjoyable andiIt can bring your entire present family member together to create a project in which everybody can contribute. Regardless of your reasons, genealogy software is still your best tool for researching your past.

Genealogy research can include numerous tools that are easy to utilize. It helps in discovering and organizing your research. One typical example is the organizational tools. It can connect people according to relationships, combine people in the family trees, locate entries in duplicates, and help in recognizing problems. Genealogy software can be used for individual or entire family research.

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Genealogy software can give you comprehensive charts and reports for organizing your research as well as for viewing the development of your genealogy research. To find the right genealogy software, you need to read genealogy articles, stories, and complete reviews. You will invest your money, so make sure that it’s worth it.

It does not matter if you are a professional genealogy researcher or a weekend genealogist as long as you choose the best genealogy software program. This can make a big difference in the course of your research. You will be more satisfied with the information you are getting. Recording, reviewing, and accessing information is easy and fun. Make sure that you know important criteria that you need to rate.

-    Easy to use. Genealogy software must be user friendly to meet the needs of both beginners and expert computer users. The programs are easy to explore and well organized.

-    Easy to setup and install. The genealogy software has simple and straightforward instruction for computer installations and setting up. As much as possible there is no confusing steps or errors. 

-    Featured set. Genealogy software is equipped with all necessary features for organizing and researching the family tree which include charts, reports, web access, searching capabilities, and other useful ways of storing data.

Various charts and reports include:

•    Ancestor charts. It contains the direct line of the person’s ancestors. In this manner, he or she can see the exact length of the line from way back then. 

•    Narrative reports of the ancestors. These reports are written in a story form similar with books beginning from a specific individual and then followed by his or her lineage. Sharing this research to your friends and family members can be fun.

•    Family charts. This shows the whole families which include the wife, husband, and children.

-    Provides help and documentation. The developer of genealogy software must provide help in various forms. It can include FAQs, phone support and email, product tutorial, and online course. This is very useful for helping anyone to learn the programs and use it. They can also access consumer support conveniently.

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Using the latest breakthrough in technology is a one great technique to find your family history in a faster and more convenient way. Try it for a new research experience.

The Society of Genealogists has many lectures and demonstations on various genealogical software programs and will be sponsoring our International Genealogical Conference  in Nottingham in 2009.

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