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Talk of 2006 Canadian Census, Headstones

With all of the talk about the 2006 Canadian Census, and people having the option of whether or not the information will be revealed in 2098, The Genealogue mentions that headstone information will become optional as well

Top Ten Reasons to Date a Genealogist

In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Genealogue presents: Top Ten Reasons to Date a Genealogist

Tax Breaks for Genealogists?

The Genealogue has news of tax breaks for genealogists that came out of President Bush’s “State of the Union” address last night, including writing off expenses such as photocopies and database subscriptions.

Teddy Kennedy was quoted as saying “It’s the same old story, this is just like when he gave Ancestry.com a no-bid contract to rebuild the 1890 census.”

Genealogue’s 2005 Awards

The Genealogue has published the 2005 Genealogue Awards. Definitely a must-read.

Outlandish Holiday Wish List

An Outlandish Holiday Wish List has been posted over at Ancestry.com.

One of those that struck home, unlabeled family photos:

Bless my ancestors and family members who were so thoughtful as to have labeled the photographs with names, dates, and locations. And curse the lazy so-and-so’s who did not! One thing I’d like to wake up on Christmas morning and find is that my boxes (plural!) of unlabeled photos have now been correctly labeled. That would clear up so many mysteries and help me put faces with names in my family database.

The list is good and is the work of George G. Morgan, President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.