Archive for November, 2010

November 20th, 2010

Ethnic Cleansing (Traditional Genealogy Source #2)

One of the ‘forgotten’ aspects of recent world history involves the Ethnic Cleansing of Eastern Europe by the Allies after World War 2.  Reports and numbers vary with regards to the numbers of people impacted by this horrific, involuntary expulsion.  Generally, it is believed that more than 10 million people were involved and as many as 4 million people were lost, killed, or died through the process of ethnic expulsion.european-expulsion

If your family is of East or West Prussian, Silesian, Pommeranian, Russian ethnic German or Polish ethnic German descent, and if they were living in what eventually became the Soviet Bloc, then they likely experienced some aspect of this Expulsion.

In an effort to share information regarding the Expulsions, the European Community has established a group intended to serve as a platform to enhance communication and interaction between European refugees, expellees and people who support their rightful aims.

You may learn more about this subject here:

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November 15th, 2010

Now You Don’t Have To Be a Professional Genealogist to Access Free Ancestry Records

This has been a long time coming, but finally, the first pages of Free Ancestry Records and Resources are online with more to come in the next few days!

We all know what it’s like, you buy a subscription to an ancestry website with the hope that you will find every document you need to prove your genealogy.  But a few hours or days into it, all you have is a pile of printouts that may or may not be proof positive of your ancestry.

I suspected there was a better way when I first started my own genealogy research.  I mean, really think about it for a minute and ask yourself, how did the subscription site get all those records?  Someone had to have found it, transcribed it, or scanned it and uploaded it to their digital database or website, therefore all of those ancestry records have to be free somewhere.

So I did a lot of digging into the depths of the Internet and spoke to professional genealogists.

Turns out, I was right…there are free ancestry records online!


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November 10th, 2010

New Pages of Extra Large Family Tree Templates Are Online!

Now you can show your lineage in an awesome presentation that spans up to 16ft. Check out my new extra large free family tree templates.  If you’ve ever wanted to display your family history at a family reunion but found it too awkward to lug your files around and show your research on a standard sized family tree, you’ll love these large tree charts.  They come in 8ft and 16ft widths and can be as high as 5.5 ft but the high quality of the PDF allows you to print it out as wide as 45 ft without distortion!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with trying to show my genealogy research on rinky-dink charts and pulling out files of this and that to show my family.  And it’s almost laughable when there are three or four people trying to see the same family tree chart and their heads are bumping.  It’s almost like a Laurel and Hardy slapstick comedy act.

These are extra large wall charts have large spaces for names and additional space you can use to enhance your family tree chart.  So no more bumping heads to get a good look!


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