Archive for December, 2012

Shopping Saturday: Last Minute Genealogy Gifts

Posted by on Saturday, 22 December, 2012

Do you have a genealogist in your life who you need a last minute gift for? There are some gifts which don’t need to be delivered such as a gift subscription to a genealogy website.


Even though some subscription websites don’t have a gift subscription, you can pay for a subscription for him or her.

Search Military Records - Fold3

You can turn the photos or movies of your ancestor into a genealogy present.

iMemories - Preserve Your Memories on DVD

You can also order a kit to get his or her DNA tested for genealogical purposes.

Your DNA is a time machine. It could give you a glimpse of your future – Start your Journey here!

Discover your ancestors at Genes

There are many more gifts a genealogist would love, genealogy charts, a trip to a genealogy conference, how about attending a local genealogy club together.

Follow Friday: West in New England

Posted by on Friday, 21 December, 2012

West in New England is a wonderful genealogy blog. This blog has more than 400 different tags to groups of blog posts which makes it easy for readers to find a subject they are looking for information about. It has earned a number of awards including Family Tree Magazine’s Top 40 Genealogy Blogs of 2011.

Some of the blog posts I like in particular include;

Be sure to check out this blog, you’ll be glad you did.


Wordless Wednesday: Jerry Murphy Bristol or New Britain, Connecticut?

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012

I need some help with this photo. It has been labeled Jerry Murphy. He was most likely related to with the Doyle(s) from Bristol, Connecticut or the Fox(es) from New Britain, Connecticut.

I can’t find a Jerry Murphy relationship on either side. If you have any ideas of who this is or how the related to either the Fox or Doyle families, please let me know.

Jerry Murphy, Bristol or New Britain, Connecticut

Tombstone Tuesday – Orrin Shepard: Newtown, CT

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012

Orrin Shepard Tombstone : Newtown CT


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