November 2006

Search Immigration Records Free!!

Good news!! has extended its free access to its online immigration collection until the end of the year! So, click the banner below to start your free search for your immigrant ancestors today!

Thanksgiving Facts

With turkey day just a couple of days away, I thought I would share some interesting facts about Thanksgiving with you. The Pilgrims had their first feast after a successful harvest in the autumn of the year 1621, and it lasted three days. The Pilgrims invited 90 Wampanoag Indians to join them in their celebration feast. This feast was not repeated yearly by the Pilgrims, but our modern Thanksgiving is

The Mayflower and Thanksgiving

Just in time for Thanksgiving, The History Channel will be airing a show called Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of The Mayflower. It will be shown on November 19, 20, 23, 24, and 26; click here for show times. According to the History Channel, “this show features elaborate dramatic reenactments from original source material written by eyewitnesses and participants in the actual events of the early 1600s.” It will follow

Free Immigration Records Online!

Exciting news!! has just released new ship passenger list records that triple the size of their online immigration collection. The collection now includes over 100 million names from over 100 American ports. And the best part is that they are offering free access to these records until 30 November 2006! So, click the banner below to start your free search for your immigrant ancestors today!

Double Your Family Research!

On Election Day, ninety years ago today (7 November 1916), Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Women have come a long way since then! Want to double your family history files? Well then, you need to fully research your female ancestors. I know, you are thinking “that is easier said than done”, what with women changing their names when they