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RE: FamilySearch.org You mention, "Obviously it would be a huge job to put their millions of microfilm records online," and you are correct. However, ...
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Melanie, I have 2 old AOL accounts that I use only for junk mail now and if I don't want to give out my actual address. I deleted all the contacts in ...
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My wife used FamilyTreeNsker in the past, but now used RootsNagic almost exclusively. Its files are compatible with atheist Access database program, ...
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My Grandmother on my Dad's side traced our roots back to colonial days but she stopped there because she found out than one ancestor was hanged for tr...
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As an avid genealogist I can safely say that the best source of information on your past family is the LDS library. So much of the information you wil...
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I'm 65 and have never had a "smart phone" the whole phone issue is confusing. I love Bob's articles, but does anyone know of a one stop web site that ...
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I subscribe to Ancestry.com. I have found other related trees that have allowed me to add to mine. Very helpful. Also use other services that suppleme...
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As a volunteer with FamilySearch for the past 5 years, I would like to provide some additional information. There are Family History Centers (FHC's).....

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