Canadians, Become Part of History Through Census

Kate Trotter has an article in the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, Become part of history through census, that discusses the ongoing debate in Canada over allowing people to hold back their 2006 Census information from future generations. To be more precise, Canadians can opt out of having their census information released in 2098 (the normal 92 year cycle), and genealogists are working to insure that they realize the impact this would have.

Personal Ancestral File – Tutorial – Updated

Although it’s been mentioned in the past (and wasn’t just recently created), a little blurb on is a good reminder about the Perosnal Ancestral File (PAF) Tutorial available at BYU. It does look like it’s been updated.

Many people still use PAF, especially those who are looking to accomplish certain tasks, and so it’s worth repeating – if you use PAF or are thinking about it, check out this tutorial:

Climbing the Branches of Her Family Tree

Climbing the branches of her family tree, an article in The Connectict Post by Robin Marshall, is kind of neat little article about somebody (Robin) just getting into genealogy. Robin is a Professor of Journalism at Southern Connecticut State University. I thought it was kind of funny that she thought she would never have the time, but once she got into it, she started putting aside other things.

Printable Maps of the US

If you are looking for a printable map of the United States (or several actually), for one genealogy project or another (perhaps tracking migration, where everybody is living now, etc.), then look no further than – The maps are in several different formats/sizes, and there are even individual state maps.

A compliment to these is the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas, that I’ve mentioned before, that covers historical maps. The PCL collection has a large range of maps covering various periods of history (not just the US, but the world as well).