Daily Log of Updates, Edits and Additions

Since our search engine only updates once a week, and this is a huge website,
we thought it might be helpful to maintain a list of our updates and changes,
so that you won't miss a thing!
Newest of What's New.

Check out our Progress in Surname Center

    94%     This Gauge will measure our progress as we
work to complete our Surname Center.
The Surname Center features family association
addresses, Genealogical Website links,
GEDCOM and Tiny Tafel collections
and message boards for each surname
in the 1,000 name collection

Click here to add your website
to our collection of surname specific genealogy sites

To have your family association included
in the family addresses page for your surname,
send an email to GFSBrenda@aol.com


Visit the Forum's Lineage Libraries

The libraries have been restructured and completed.
The following lineage libraries are now complete and waiting for you to visit:

Tiny Tafel Library # 1

Tiny Tafel Library # 2

Tiny Tafel Library # 3

GEDCOM Library # 1

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United States Resources

This area includes addresses for historical and genealogical societies in every state, helpful internet center links, important dates in each state's history and other research tools and tips. We will continue to expand this area with helpful tips and descriptions of records that can be useful in your research.

If you want to help us to build this area,
please visit
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Be sure to visit the new Beginner Center's
Printable Genealogy Forms area.
This popular area continues to grow and new forms are being developed.
You can find these among our current offerings:
Plus a link to the Resource Center's Forms Page, to help you find forms that are not yet included here.

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Don't forget to try our search engine to locate files or message board postings relevant to your research:

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Best Site Pick

The Best Site Pick Award is still on hiatus for another few months. Please be sure to send in nominations for your favorite sites so we can have a good pool of candidate sites to pick from.
To see our award criteria, previous winners,
or to nominate your favorite site,
visit the
Best Site Pick Award Site


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  Genealogy Forum NEWS
August Edition

  Genealogy Forum News Archives

[GF NEWS AUGUST 2004] The GFNEWS team captures the beat of the Genealogy Forum--reporting on the activities of various forum teams, announcing new collections in the Resource Centers, spotlighting forum areas, and reporting on genealogy topics of interest to their readers.
   Brenda Bova, President of Golden Gate Services, Inc., & Genealogy Forum webmaster, shares her insights each month with the byline, From the Top.
   Regular features include Genealogy Humor, Upcoming Conferences and Events, Internet for Genealogists, and columns by DearMyrtle, Uncle Hiram, and BitsOBlueNGray.

Genealogy in The News!
As newsworthy genealogical events happen,
we will do our best to keep you informed!
Deseret News: Fake Family Trees Online May Trip up Genealogists
MDCH Website Honored by Family Tree Magazine
as One of the Best Of 2004
Richmond.com, The Henrico Citizen;
Henrico Roots "Free Persons of Color" has local beginnings; December 23, 2003
Sunken Confederate warship Virginia possibly found
MyFamily.com, Inc. Acquires Genealogy.com
Petition to SAVE the Florida State Library
FGS Records Preservation and Access
Everton News: California Assembly
Committee Hears Testimony on
Vital Records Access Bill Today
National Geographic:
Thousands of Inca Mummies
Raised From Their Graves
Washington Post:
Confederate Heroes Illuminate
Washington National Cathedral
Honolulu Star Bulletin:
OHA opens registration
For Hawaiian Ancestry
National Geographic:
Incan City Discovered
on Andean Peak in Peru
MSNBC: Olympic Spectators
Tracing Ancestors
Washington D.C. Temple Features
Exhibit on African-American History
ABCNEWS.com : Leave Room
for Family Rituals
ABCNEWS.com : Teaching
Children Their Heritage
DeseretNews.com: Hatch
Praises genealogy
DeseretNews.com: Tribe
Seeks Utah members
October Officially Named
Family History Month
Rooted in History:
A New Book Helps African Americans
Trace their Family Trees
Ellis Island Data Base to Launch April 17
ALERT: Original New Hampshire
Vital Records For Sale on E-Bay
searches take root on the Web
Slivers From the Family Tree
The Mormon Moment:
The Church of Latter-day Saints
grows by leaps and bounds
MyFamily adding a baby
boomer to its household
Genealogy site MyFamily
adds branches to its tree
A leap of faith in the family quest:
Tracing roots sometimes calls for
genealogical guesswork
Couple Restores Old
Cemetery, Gets Sued
New genealogical records released on
CD-ROM by the Family History Department
of the LDS Church
MyFamily.com, Inc. Acquires
ABCNEWS.com : Geneticist finds
Seven Major European 'Families'
Watch for more as noteworthy events occur!

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for older news items


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