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    Gleaned excerpts from our own Kimberly Powell s Newsletter 23 April 01: About Genealogy From Kimberly Powell, your Guide to Genealogy
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      Gleaned excerpts from our own Kimberly Powell's Newsletter 23 April 01:

      About Genealogy
      From Kimberly Powell, your Guide to Genealogy
      http://genealogy.about.com
      April 23, 2001

      IN THIS ISSUE
      NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
      Immigration Special - Ellis Island & More!

      GENEALOGY HIGHLIGHTS
      EllisIslandRecords.Org - A Virtual Tour
      Immigration 101 - Everything You Need to Know
      Tracing Your Ontario Family Tree
      Genealogy In The News

      IN THE ABOUT GENEALOGY FORUM
      Any Luck?
      Free Introduction to Genealogy Class

      ELSEWHERE ON ABOUT

      MORE TIPS FROM YOUR GUIDE


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      NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK

      Immigration Special - Ellis Island & More!
      The American Family Immigration History Center has opened its doors (and Web
      site) after 4 years and millions of volunteer man hours were spent
      computerizing the records of 22 million immigrants who arrived through Ellis
      Island from 1892-1924. Plus tips on how to find your ancestor who did not
      arrive through Ellis Island.
      http://genealogy.about.com/library/weekly/aa041701a.htm


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      GENEALOGY HIGHLIGHTS

      EllisIslandRecords.Org - A Virtual Tour
      Still unable to get into the Ellis Island site? Millions of visitors have
      overloaded the servers since launch, so you will have to be patient. The
      best time to try is between 3AM and 6AM Eastern Daylight Time. In the
      meantime I hope you'll enjoy this virtual tour which shows off all of the
      great features of the site, complete with screenshots and fast facts.
      http://genealogy.about.com/library/photos/blellisisland1.htm

      Immigration 101 - Everything You Need to Know
      For those of you without Ellis Island ancestors check out our great
      collection of passenger lists from around the world, information on major
      ports of entry and departure, tips on how to find your immigrant ancestor,
      naturalization records and an explanation of the difference between
      immigrant and emigrant.
      http://genealogy.about.com/cs/immigration

      Tracing Your Ontario Family Tree
      A guide to genealogy research in Ontario, Canada including birth, marriage,
      church, cemetery, census and land & property records. Includes links,
      addresses and other resources.
      http://genealogy.about.com/library/weekly/aa041101a.htm

      Genealogy In The News
      A challenge to Abraham Lincoln's ancestry...Bill Gates plans to deny access
      to one of the most important historical archives of the 20th century...New
      research suggests that modern Europeans are descended from no more than a
      few hundred Africans who left their homeland as recently as 25,000 years
      ago...
      http://genealogy.about.com/library/blnewscenter.htm


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      IN THE ABOUT GENEALOGY FORUM

      Any Luck?
      Have you had any luck with the new Ellis Island database? What are your
      favorite features of the site? What would you like to see added/changed?
      http://forums.about.com/ab-genealogy/messages?lgnF=y&tid=1968.1

      Free Introduction to Genealogy Class
      This class is intended for relative newcomers to genealogy who want to learn
      how to create a family tree using proper methodology and research
      techniques. This class just began on April 11 so there is still time to join
      us! Just post your welcome message and you're set.
      http://forums.about.com/ab-genealogy2/messages?lgnF=y&msg=68.1


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      ELSEWHERE ON ABOUT

      Immigration History
      Learn more about the history of immigration around the world from
      Immigration Issues Guides, Jennifer & Peter Wipf.
      http://immigration.about.com/cs/immigranthistory/index.htm

      French-Canadian Family Index
      Researching your French-Canadian family tree? Here you'll find hundreds of
      links to personal Web sites honoring the founding families, the French men
      and women who came to settle Acadia, New France and Louisiana. From
      French-Canadian Culture Guide, Johanne Pouliot.
      http://frenchcaculture.about.com/aboutcanada/frenchcaculture/library/weekly/
      aa032998.htm


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      MORE TIPS FROM YOUR GUIDE

      Did you know that the About Genealogy site has a very active genealogy
      community? This is thanks, in large part, to a great team of volunteer forum
      and chat hosts.

      Meet the About Genealogy Forum Hosts:
      NancyHOST has been helping out in the About Genealogy forum for about six
      months and does a wonderful job keeping it a friendly place to learn, ask
      questions and make new friends. She has been joined this past week by a new
      host, BeckyHOST, whose enthusiasm and love for genealogy and helping others
      really shine through!

      Meet the Chat Hosts:
      NAMichelleHOST - Native American Genealogy - Mondays
      genealogyADM (that's me!) - Genealogy How To - Tuesdays
      SharonHOST - Beginner Genealogy - Wednesdays
      BeckyHOST - U.S. Southern States - Thursdays
      PosenHOST - German Genealogy - Fridays
      RikkiHOST - Canadian Genealogy - Sundays
      http://genealogy.about.com/mpchat.htm

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      [Past now... but a tribute to Kimberly's expertise!]
      AOL genealogy columnist Dear Myrtle has asked me to join her chat tonight at
      10PM Eastern to discuss "Surname Search Techniques." All of you are invited
      to come by and check out her fun chat!
      http://www.dearmyrtle.com/chat.htm

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      Kimberly Powell
      genealogy.guide@...

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