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Make it a habit to back up your genealogy software program regularly and use multiple options, i.e. genealogy program backup function to flash drives, external drives, and cloud services.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Software]
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Ensure your family photos are preserved for generations to come by scanning and storing them on flash drives, external drives and cloud services.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Preservation]
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NEVER store your precious family photos in attics or basements that may vary widely in temperature.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Preservation]
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Proper photo storage is vital to extending the life of your family photographs. Make sure you use "archival safe" products.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Preservation]
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Photographs are a wonderful aid to family history research and should be considered a valuable original document.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Preservation]
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Family photos are PRICELESS! Be sure to protect yours for generations to come.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Preservation]
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Former U.S. and most likely, foreign military officers are entitled to be addressed by their highest rank for life.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Military]
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GEDCOMis a generic database format designed to allow users to share family history database files between different software programs.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Software]
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LCGS has two Special Interest Groups for Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic for LCGS members to participate in.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Software]
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If you are sharing a GEDCOM file with another researcher, remember that any images linked to your datafile do not transfer with the GEDCOM file. You must transfer those files separately.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Software]
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GEDCOM is a standardized method of formatting your family tree data into a te.xt file that can be easily read and converted by any genealogical software program, i. RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker, PAF, Brothers Keeper, Reunion.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Software]
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GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Software]
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A common mistake made in identifying relationships has to do with the official name for the relationship between us and the siblings of our grandparents. Mistakenly we call them great aunts and uncles which is incorrect. The correct terminology is GRAND aunts and uncles.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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Sharing - Siblings share a set of parents; First Cousins share a set of grandparents; Second Cousins share a set of great-grandparents.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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Full siblings and cousins are all members of the same generation.
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Collateral relatives share a common ancestor but are not directly descended from, or ancestral to, each other.
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Collateral relatives are all others to include" siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and all cousins.
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Direct relatives measure lines of direct descent.
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We are related to other family members in one of three ways: (1) direct relatives; (2) collateral relatives; or (3) both.
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A first-degree relationship would indicate siblings. A second-degree relationship would indicate first cousins. A third-degree indicates second cousins. A fourth-degree would indicate third cousins.
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Degree of Consanguinity can be defined as (1) the lower degree of consanguinity, the closer the relationship and the higher the level of consanguinity; (2) the lower the number of degrees of consanguinity, the higher the risk of "inbreeding".
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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Consanguinity literally means "common blood" and describes a family relationship between two individuals.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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"CONSANGUINITY" applies to relatives or blood relationships.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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Each time cousins marry, duplication occurs in their descendant's pedigrees because cousins already occupy a leaf on the family tree.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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"PEDIGREE COLLAPSE" is caused by cousins marrying cousins - the intentional mating between close cousins and random mating between distant ones who don't even know they are related.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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The degree in CIVIL law represents the total number of steps through the bloodline that separates two individuals.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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CANON Law is used in most of the United States. It measures the maximum number of steps from the nearest common ancestor.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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In a Kinship Report, you may see two columns labeled "CIVIL" and "CANON". These words refer to the degree of a relationship. The degree of relationship is a legal term referring to the number of "steps" between two people who are related by blood.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Basic Information]
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By the time England and the Colonies adopted the new Gregorian calendar in 1752, the discrepancy between the calendars was 11 days. To resolve the discrepancy the government ordered that September 2, 1752, be followed by September 14, 1752. Some people added 11 days to their birth dates, a fact which is not always noted on their birth records.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Calendars]
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The new Gregorian calendar changed the first day of the year to January 1 and also moved the current date ahead 11 days to make up for the lost time.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Calendars]
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Both England and the American colonies officially accepted the new Gregorian calendar in 1752.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Calendars]
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Not all countries and people accepted the Gregorian calendar at the same time.
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Starting in 45 B.C., most of the civilized world used the Julian calendar - named in honor of Julius Caesar - to mark the passage of time.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Calendars]
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In some cases where a country was split between Catholic and Protestant sections, researchers may find two different calendars being used at the same time.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Calendars]
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The practice of double dating resulted from the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.
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Researchers should consult area histories to determine which calendar - Julian or Gregorian - was being used during a specific time period.
Last Updated: 16 May 2020   [Located in Category: Calendars]
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States often have military histories written which contain actual records in addition to historical information.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Military records for World War I, II, Vietnam, Grenda and the Gulf War are governed by the Freedom of Information Act of 1967 (amended in 1974) and the Privacy Act of 1974.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Compiled military service records for Confederate troops in the Civil War (1861-1865) include state, company/regiment, and rank.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Military service records for the Civil War Union Veterans (1861-1865) were the first to include personal information and more detailed data concerning the soldier's service.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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The Seminole Wars occurred 1817-1818, 1835-1842 and 1855-1858.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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The National Archives holds compiled military service records for soldiers who served in the many Indian wars during the years 1784-1811.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Revolutionary War (1775-1783) records held by the National Archives (NARA) are incomplete due to many being destroyed by fire during the War of 1812.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Army volunteers refer to men who enlisted and those who were drafted into the Army for wars beginning with the Revolutionary War through the Philippine Insurrection in 1902.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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The National Archives has custody of records for Army volunteers, the Regular Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard and some Confederate records from the Civil War.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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The largest amount of military records for the Civil War is for Union veterans.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Your ancestor's military may have been in an English, French or Spanish military units.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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Surviving colonial military service records can usually be found in the various state archives.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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The French and Indian War (1754-1763) is also known as the Seven Year War. The war was between England and France for control of North America.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]
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King Philip's War (1675-1676) was between the Wampanoag Indians and the English in the New England colonies. Most of the fighting ceased in 1676, but some continued in the northern New England area until 1678.
Last Updated: 20 November 2019   [Located in Category: Military]