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Genealogy News Weekend Update Nov 1st-Nov 7th

The Photo Detective to speak at  the OGS Conference 2010

According to Ontario Genealogical Society

Maureen A. Taylor, "The Photo Detective", will present a series of lectures on collecting, preserving and understanding photographs. In four lectures at Conference 2010 on Saturday and Sunday, Maureen will give us the essentials of building and preserving our family photo collections, as well as strategies for identifying, dating and extracting every shred of genealogical information from our photos.

To learn more about Maureen, please visit her websites; and

New Database GenQueries Opened this Week

Dick Eastman has brought GenQueries on line. Visit this site to search for your family surname or add your family surname to the database. GenQueries offers

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All queries in one centralized database, no need to search all over the Web.
RSS feed available.

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Remember Your Ancestors on Wednesday Nov 11th

This week genealogy bloggers will be remembering their ancestors on Wednesday Nov11th. This Remembrance day honour your ancestors who have served in the military by listing them in your blog on Wednesday.