Over a year ago we began this journey by introducing our genealogy “parent site” - Shared Ancestors. With time and toil we’ve managed to set a solid base for a great genealogy site. In late July 2009 members received the first of our monthly newsletters. We hope you have enjoyed them; the staff has worked hard to bring you a newsletter that is not only informative, but enjoyable as well. Once Shared Ancestors was established we felt there was a need for a genealogy based blogging site that offered researchers free space devoid of annoying ads and such. In August 2009 this desire was fulfilled and GeneaBlogs was born.
NEW – Members can now request web space for their own Family Tree(s) by going to the Support link under Main Menu and opening a ticket under Family Trees. You must include the name of your Family Tree (what you want your tree to be called) and whether you want to allow gedcom downloads or not. That’’s it! The admin will create your webspace, give you proper administration rights, and then email you when your family tree space is ready. Please allow 24-72 hours for this to be completed. NOTE: please be sure the email you have registered with Shared Ancestors is up to date. If you do not receive an email informing you that your family tree is ready in this time frame then please Contact Us! Also be sure to take a look at our Tutorials now online!
Immigrants who returned to their native countries after arriving in America often did so temporarily (like my grandparents did) but others returned home to live permanently. Historians, genealogists and government officials are generally more interested in those coming to the U.S. than those leaving, so information on return immigration is hard to find. And, since the US didn’t start keeping records on departing passengers until 1908, there are not a lot of reliable statistics. Even those official numbers are less than accurate because they often indicate only that a person is leaving the US without mentioning whether the departure is permanent or just for a visit home. They also don’t indicate if the trip is the first arrival/departure to/from the US or if the traveler made multiple trips.
Can you believe that it is already December? And to prove it our December 2009 Newsletter has been emailed to our members and is also posted online! It’s a fun holiday issue packed with lots of info so take a minute, fix a cup of hot cocoa, and sit back and enjoy it! And when you’re done please pass it to your family and friends.