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The Daily Genealogist: B.C. Historical Records Available Online — for Free

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Lynn Betlock
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B.C. Historical Records Available Online — for Free
Original records from British Columbia have been “scanned, indexed and [are] now available from anywhere in the world for printing — free of charge — through the Royal BC Museum/BC Archives website."

The Daily Genealogist: Old South Church Votes to Sell Rare Psalm Book from the 1600s and Silver

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Lynn Betlock
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Old South Church Votes to Sell Rare Psalm Book from the 1600s and Silver
The Bay Psalm Book “printed in Cambridge in 1640, was the first book published in British North America and quickly became the standard psalter used on Sunday mornings throughout the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Eleven copies of it have survived, and all are now owned by major institutions. No copy has been on the market since 1947.”

The Daily Genealogist: Long Live the Art of Penmanship

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Lynn Betlock
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Our View: Long Live the Art of Penmanship
An editorial in the Herald News of Fall River, Massachusetts, argues for the continued teaching of cursive handwriting in schools.

The Daily Genealogist: Brown Team Cracks Code Used by Roger Williams in Book’s Margins

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Lynn Betlock
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Newly-deciphered marginal notes written by Roger Williams in a seventeenth-century book are being called “the most significant addition to Williams scholarship in a generation or more.”

The Daily Genealogist: Genealogical Skill Level

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Lynn Betlock
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Last week’s survey asked whether family history was part of your Thanksgiving. 2,904 people answered this survey. The results are:

  • 31%, Yes, we did or discussed genealogical research.
  • 4%, Yes, we discussed DNA findings.
  • 44%, Yes, we shared family stories.
  • 15%, Yes, we shared family photos or home movies.
  • 39%, Yes, we shared family recipes and/or ate foods made from traditional family recipes.
  • 37%, No, family history was not part of my Thanksgiving this year.

This week’s survey asks how you would characterize your genealogical skill level. Take the survey now!


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