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Newsletter: Lookup Requests! ...and the first FamilyTreeCircles Digest

Article by Scott_J

The following went to the FamilyTreeCircles email list today.

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<div class="shareistElement shareistPlainTextElement"><p>Hi!</p><p>We continue to invest in FamilyTreeCircles improvements, and the latest is a new post type for Lookup Requests. Most of the posts on FamilyTreeCircles are actually this, and by segmenting them, I think we can increase the quality of all posts.</p><p>We now have <a href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fejournal.php&uid=56a9218537630">Journals</a>, <a href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fanswers%2F&uid=56a9218537630">Questions</a>, and <a href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Flookups%2F&uid=56a9218537630">Lookup Requests</a>, all color coded so you can easily tell them apart in the various places to view posts. And if you have questions, lookup requests, or stories to share, please do!</p><p>Here are some posts from the past week. Is yours in here? It could be next week if you just ask.</p></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistTextElement"><h2>Digest</h2><p>Here's this week's featured question. Can you provide an answer?</p></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistLinkElement" style="margin-bottom:20px 0px 20px 0px;"><h4 class='linkTitle title'><a href='http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fwhat-s-the-most-interesting-story-in-your-family-tree-64400.html&uid=56a9218537630'>What's the most interesting story in your family tree?</a></b></h4><div class="linkDescription description">I've got a few mayflower ancestors, but none of those stories feel very unique or "real" to me. Maybe because they're so well known. Do you have a great story?</div><div class="linkVia via">via: <a href='http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fwhat-s-the-most-interesting-story-in-your-family-tree-64400.html&uid=56a9218537630'>familytreecircles.com</a></div></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistPlainTextElement"><p>And here are some great questions from this past week...</p></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistLinkElement" style="margin-bottom:20px 0px 20px 0px;"><h4 class='linkTitle title'><a href='http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fwhat-s-the-best-piece-of-advice-you-d-give-to-someone-just-starting-their-family-tree-research-64283.html&uid=56a9218537630'>What's the best piece of advice you'd give to someone just starting their family tree research?</a></b></h4><div class="linkDescription description">Are there any tools that they can't live without or blogs they need to read? How would you recommend they keep from getting overwhelmed?</div><div class="linkVia via">via: <a href='http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fwhat-s-the-best-piece-of-advice-you-d-give-to-someone-just-starting-their-family-tree-research-64283.html&uid=56a9218537630'>familytreecircles.com</a></div></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistMixedElement" style="margin-bottom:20px 0px 20px 0px;"><div class='mixedCaption'><div class='mixedTitle'><a target="_blank" href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fwhere-in-the-national-archives-is-information-kept-on-cancelled-civil-war-pensions-provided-to-family-members-of-deceased-veterans-64317.html&uid=56a9218537630"><b>Where, in the National Archives, is information kept on cancelled Civil War pensions provided to family members of deceased veterans?</b></a></div><div class='mixedDescription'>kirbycraw , from Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2013.</div></div></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistMixedElement" style="margin-bottom:20px 0px 20px 0px;"><div class='mixedCaption'><div class='mixedTitle'><a target="_blank" href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fmy-grandfather-who-remains-unknown-64373.html&uid=56a9218537630"><b>My grandfather who remains unknown.</b></a></div><div class='mixedDescription'>My great grandfather was Thomas Smith Williams (1855-1935) and his family resided on "Broombank" farm back in the 1900's or earlier. His daughter Florence Grace Williams(Grace)had a son Leslie John Williams (Lesley on his birth certificate) - 10/5/12...</div></div></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistMixedElement" style="margin-bottom:20px 0px 20px 0px;"><div class='mixedCaption'><div class='mixedTitle'><a target="_blank" href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fwhere-do-i-search-for-merchant-shipping-records-from-england-1910-1925-looking-for-alfred-pimm-s-arrival-in-nz-it-is-thought-he-was-in-the-british-mer-64351.html&uid=56a9218537630"><b>Where do I search for merchant shipping records from England 1910-1925?</b></a></div><div class='mixedDescription'>Looking for Alfred Pimm's arrival in NZ. It is thought he was in the British Merchant Navy.</div></div></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistMixedElement" style="margin-bottom:20px 0px 20px 0px;"><div class='mixedCaption'><div class='mixedTitle'><a target="_blank" href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fmy-father-in-law-robert-hart-was-born-in-new-zealand-we-only-have-his-fathers-name-solomon-hart-i-can-t-find-any-birth-records-etc-i-did-find-a-robert-64341.html&uid=56a9218537630"><b>How to track down ancestor in early 1900's New Zealand?</b></a></div><div class='mixedDescription'>My father in law Robert Hart was born in New Zealand. We only have his fathers name, Solomon Hart.I can,t find any birth records etc. I did find a Robert Hart, that was in the military file recordsfor WW1 N/N Army, but his birth date was 1889, which is 12 years earlier than we have. The rest of the record has a lot of coincidences. Birth date, 6/4,born Auckland, fathers name Solomon,trade or calling, farmers.these are all the same as info we already have on our Robert Hart! His hair colour was l...</div></div></div></br><div class="shareistElement shareistPlainTextElement"><h2>Got Questions?</h2><p>If you have any genealogy questions -- general questions, or specific lookup requests, post them on FamilyTreeCircles. The best questions will get sent out in the email digest each week.</p><p>And if you have answers, please help! <a href="http://familytreecircles.shareist.com/go2.php?to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.familytreecircles.com%2Fjournals%2F&uid=56a9218537630">Go here to see all the latest posts.</a></p><p>Best,<br/>
Scott</p></div></br>

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on 2016-01-27 18:28:16

Scott Jangro is the owner of FamilyTreeCircles.com and has documented roots back to Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster. If you're wondering what he's doing when he's mysteriously absent, here's some links to other stuff he's responsible for: about.me/jangro.

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by MaryMeekins1997 on 2016-02-19 03:37:56

Great changes - they will surely make lookups far easier and more efficient. That was a great step. Thanks!

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