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Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

I would like to encourage other Louisiana genealogy bloggers to copy the profile I created from Blogger. It assists others in finding you in every parish in Louisiana! There are useful social tools like Add This at the bottom of the blog.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring Break - Genealogy Blog Finds

It is Spring Break this week and my home has been full of children! So I've been quite busy. I have surfed a few genealogy blogs this afternoon and read a few articles.

This article, in my feeble attempt at a summary, indicates that they have created 300 new markers, revised dates to 50,000 years ago for haplogroup E, and created two new haplogroups, S and T. "...Haplogroup T, the clade that Thomas Jefferson's Y chromosome belongs to, has a Middle Eastern affinity, while haplogroup S is found in Indonesia and Oceania..."

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. "Scientists Reshape Y Chromosome Haplogroup Tree Gaining New Insights Into Human Ancestry." ScienceDaily 3 April 2008. 3 April 2008 /releases/2008/04/080401184955.htm>

Last Modified: 03 Apr 2008
Source: PA News

Descendants of slaves of the British Empire will be able to delve into their history thanks to the launch of a huge online register.

Social history website Ancestry.co.uk will list details of more than 2.7 million slaves and 280,000 slave owners from 17 former colonial dependencies including Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica and Tobago.

The records date from 1812 to 1834 and can be searched by name, birth year and gender of the enslaved or by the name of the slave holder.

There are more than half a million Britons of black Caribbean origin, most being descended from slaves, according to the report.

Famous modern-day Britons who have ancestors descended from the islands include supermodel Naomi Campbell (Jamaican descent), Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and England and Chelsea footballer Shaun Wright-Phillips (Grenadian descent), and British talk show host Trisha Goddard (Dominican descent).

Ancestry.co.uk spokesman Simon Harper said: "The slave registers are a vital resource and are for many the only record of their ancestor's existence.

"Now online for the first time, the registers are hugely important to historians, academics and anyone with an interest in tracing slave ancestors or discovering more about this period in history.

"Delving into slave history has never been more accessible with the combination of DNA testing and historical records now online.

"Looking into our past can be moving, exhilarating and sometimes shocking, but in discovering where we come from we inevitably learn more about who we are."

  • Florida Genealogical Society Blog
Get Your Free Annual FGS Membership

Yes, you read the heading correctly. You can get your annual membership to FGS for free. Your board passed a motion at its meeting on 29 March 2008 aimed at increasing our society's membership. Here is the deal.

As an existing, paid-in-full member of FGS, all you have to do is bring in three new members to the society. The membership form is being changed to allow a new member to indicate the name of the existing member who invited them to join. (In the meantime, until the new form is online here at our web site, that information can be written in on the old form, currently available at http://www.rootsweb.com/~flfgs/FGS_member_appl_June_2007.pdf.) The FGS Board's Membership Chair and Treasurer will keep track of the new members who join as a result of your invitation. When you have reached the magic number of 3 new members, your membership for the following calendar year will be credited as paid in full. The number is set to zero again and the count begins again. If you bring in an additional three members, another calendar year's membership will be credited to you.

You already know that FGS has a wonderful group of people, a great calendar of top-notch programs, a terrific annual Fall Seminar with nationally-recognized genealogical experts as speakers, worthwhile and fun projects, and access to one of the finest genealogical library collections in the United States. A new membership directory is coming later this year and the board is working hard on new ideas for our second fifty years!

Talk up FGS with your friends, neighbors, and family members. Get them to join and we ALL benefit!

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