Friday, November 6, 2009

GenWeekly, Vol. VI, No. 45

It's Genealogy. It's Weekly. It's GenWeekly.

November 6, 2009
Elisabeth Lindsay, Editor

All articles are copyright (c) 2009 Genealogy Today, LLC.


This Week's Articles

Genealogy of Communities: The Utopias, by JudyRosella Edwards. The promise of an ideal society has drawn people to Utopina communities throughout history.

Lexicons of Lost Lifestyles: In Passing, Part III, by Jean Hibben.  The last of three articles on the language of death in the English vernacular.

Recent News
The Genealogy Guide

In the interest of helping readers gain better insight into genealogical terms, Genealogy Today has created a Genealogy Guide. Each week, GenWeekly features a new term from the continually expanding Genealogy Guide.

The LDS or Mormon Church, is a major cornerstone in the field of genealogy. The term "Mormon genealogy" can be taken to mean two things: 1) genealogy conducted by Mormons on their own family history, or 2) genealogy resources provided by the LDS or Mormon Church. Such resources include the Family History Library and its vast archives of genealogical material, in addition to the many Family History Centers located worldwide, and online resources and its newest iteration,

For members of the LDS Church researching their own genealogy, the Church has many historical and biographical collections. For non-members, the Church's efforts to microfilm historical records has preserved many records that might not otherwise have survived the years. The Church strives to make its collection free and open to the public, members and non-members alike.

Archive Articles

For additional reading on the topics covered in this week's newsletter, you may wish to read the following articles from the GenWeekly archive:

United States Veteran Burial Places

Military Records for the Beginning Researcher

Topics in NARA's Archival Database

Researching the Mormon Battalion

Grand Army of the Republic

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