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{February 28, 2009}   Genealogy Social Networks Part 3

FamilyTreeDNA.com charges a fee, but I found it worth mentioning here. The Jefferson-Hemmings case built on DNA testing and published in 1998 was one of the catalysts of what later became the field of Genetic genealogy. So, does your DNA match the Jefferson line? A lot of people are taking the DNA Genealogy highway these days.

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CastleGarden.org is Cool!!! Americas first immigration center, Castle Garden offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892 (the year Ellis Island opened). Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestry to Ellis Island, now go further! Castle Garden hosts 10 million records! Yeah, pretty handy resource!

UFTree.com is a place for Family Tree Software templates, forms, charts, searches, free trials, and more.

FamilyTreeGuide.com Sign up for free with optional upgrades for a Family Tree maker site. More free charts can be found at Genealogy.About.com.

Also, for some family tree software, some freeware some shareware (fee charged) FreeDownloadsCenter.com/Search/family_tree.html

Visit the HaileFamilyTree.wetpaint.com site for a mass of cool Genealogy Clip Art links!

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Create a Family Tree at:

Sampa.com

MyFamily.com

MyHeritage.com

TribalPages.com

Geni.com

Print your free family tree chart at UFTree.com/family_tree_chart.asp

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{February 27, 2009}   Genealogy Social Networks

Genealogy is such a time intensive, exciting, historical adventure and it seems to be a very popular quest for families to find their history.

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We are listing some of the free to sign up and use Genealogy social networks, blogs, and other sites to help you in your Internet searchings to get your family tree filled up. Many of these sites also have an upgraded version, but always go free first, then if you just can’t live without the upgrades and you are sure this is the site for you, then consider it or jump right in ๐Ÿ™‚

Groups at MySpace and Facebook are also a place to network with and locate information or other lost cousins or people who know them. These groups have an abundance of link information as well to assure that you never run out of family “leads” or come to a dead end “)

Facebook has many Genealogy groups but one stood out (over 5,000 members) International Genealogy. With resource links for global searches to genetic research, making contacts, getting started (for the very new even :), Military and Religious records, Census information and much more. A definite useful resource for Family Histories. A tutorial group for beginners is listed here as well.

The group that stood out over at MySpace was called Genealogy. This group has a healthy forum for surnames and a list of good genealogy site links.

How about some great existing blog sites on Genealogy? We found Cyndis List of Genealogy Sites on the Net ๐Ÿ™‚ Cyndi has a major list of relevant sites to help you on your way through your families genealogy.

Where to go to find a great “Create My Family Tree” sort of site online? I began my journey at MyHeritage.com which is a free family tree maker site and is “medium” for me in the “happy navigation” meter but could rate higher for you as everyones “happy” is very different where navigating sites are concerned ๐Ÿ™‚

For example, I prefer Wetpaint sites over Ning (as a creator of these sorts of sites) but others prefer Ning over Wetpaint ๐Ÿ™‚ as far as navigating the construction and even navigating as a visitor. Speaking of the Wetpaint and Ning sites, we found a few very good examples of Genealogy networks that you could either join or for an example to start your own ๐Ÿ™‚

At Ning: GenMates

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Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive

At Wetpaint: HaileFamilyTree.Wetpaint.com

This is our family site (we just began construction, so a work in progress ๐Ÿ™‚

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Inc

The Bookworm Choctaw County Public Library

Keywords can be very important when creating a “public” site. You will open a highway for Genealogy historians like yourself to actually find You! instead of always being the one on the lookout, people will be able to seek you out given the right set of keywords for your sites. Choose a base 5 keywords first that you will always use on most every post, article, or photo. Use your Last Name, Full Name, the words Genealogy, Family Tree, and your region ie: Germany, USA, Virginia, Bolster County. Possible less work for you searching alone can turn into others seeking an finding you ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit BlogFinder.Genealogy.com to search for more Genealogy sites. When I used this, I did not get any sites, but when I switched to searching for posts by clicking the post button, I found quite a few on the last name Haile ๐Ÿ™‚

Interment.net isย  The Cemetery Blog a Free Online Library of burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the World for historical and Genealogy research, thanks to Steve Johnson and Maggie Rail. We have the Worlds cemeteries at our fingertips here.

Many more sites for Genealogy enthusiasts coming in our next post right here at BlogsAndSocialNetworks.com ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us ๐Ÿ™‚



Tonight’s show will be all about Genealogy. Where to go to look for families, groups on several social networks, sites to create your own family tree and more. Visit Blogs and Social Networks Blog Talk Radio Genealogy Social Networks for more.

Free Charts at About.com Genealogy

I thought that the definition of Genealogy (I looked it up on Dictionary.com) would be appropriate here ๐Ÿ™‚

geโ‹…neโ‹…alโ‹…oโ‹…gy

โ€“noun, plural -gies.

1.

a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.

2.

the study of family ancestries and histories.

3.

descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.

4.

Biology. a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry: The various species of Darwin’s finches form a closely knit genealogy.


Origin:

1250โ€“1300; ME genealogie < MF < LL geneฤlogia < Gk geneฤlogรญagene race (see gene ) + -logia -logy

pedigree, equiv. to

This is a good place to start ๐Ÿ™‚

Then we ventured over to some major social networks like Facebook and MySpace to see how many groups they had over there specific to certain families and groups:

Our friend Kathy Paquette had recently joined a group for the “Paquettes” which I thought was a brilliant idea. If you have family that you are searching for, look into joining an existing group at a major social network or start your own group. Here are a few groups for the Paquettes we found at Facebook:

I searched for a Haile group as well ๐Ÿ™‚ No luck there, maybe I will start one in the future (If anyone starts one, let me know:)

Onto Genealogy topic groups at Facebook:

There are over 5,000 members in this group. Other groups have been started at Facebook as well for Genealogy but this seems to be the biggest one. They offer connectivity for individuals excited about finding their family histories. Included resource links for across the Globe, Census, Military, and more.

To find a whole bunch of cool free clip art just for Genealogy sites visit HaileFamilyTree.wetpaint.com I don’t have the family tree info up and complete yet ๐Ÿ™‚ but I do have a huge list of the easiets to get to and navigate Genealogy clip art sites and coolness out there ๐Ÿ™‚

The My Heritage Family Tree Builder (free download ๐Ÿ™‚ is a cool tool for getting your layout going and tree constructed! The My Heritage site has a whole bunch of great Genealogy info as well ๐Ÿ™‚

A Genealogy group at MySpace (has almost 5,000 members ๐Ÿ™‚ where you can search for people by surname, post an alert bulletin to get some information and find some great sites linked here ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the link to search Google for Genealogy based Blog sites ๐Ÿ™‚

More on the show tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us ๐Ÿ™‚



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