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.
- Just in time for Veteran's Day - "Smart" Phone access to Veteran burial site, on the road access.
- Diamonds in the Rough -- Findings at Local Area Museums, looking beyond the courthouse for family information.
- Strategies for finding female ancestors, 10 places to look.
- Hey genealogists, let's start Celebrating America, a new state by state survey of genealogical resources.
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 FamilySearch.org and its newest iteration, New.FamilySearch.org.
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.
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