Spring 2001

Genealogy Times

Spring 2001, Volume 1, No. 1


  • New Name, New Look
  • Civil War... Brothers at Arms
  • Finding Your Fighting Brothers
  • Val's Vision
  • The Bookshelf
  • Surf Central
  • Magazine Rack

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New Name, New Look

Excerpt: Now entering its fifth year of publication, Hot Chocolate has undergone some significant changes. I'm pleased to introduce myself as the new editor of this quarterly newsletter. Having spent the past five years developing genealogy web sites and electronic newsletters, the opportunity to become part of the Hot Chocolate team was hard to resist.

Civil War... Brothers at Arms

Excerpt: Wars between countries, while an unfortunate circumstance, have been known to foster national pride and immortalize ancestors who valiantly served and performed heroic deeds. When countrymen find themselves at odds with each other; however, and a civil war unfolds, there are no winners. In this issue, we will take a look at significant conflicts in history and the challenges they pose for family research.

Finding Your Fighting Brothers

by Kory L. Meyerink, AG

Excerpt: This article is a brief overview of some of the key concepts that each researcher should keep in mind when tracing relatives in military records. While many records vary from country to country, and from war to war, there are some universal truths that apply to all.

Kory Meyerink, AG is the editor, and primary author of Ancestry's most recent major reference book, Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. A professional researcher who lives in Salt Lake City, he is one of the managing research directors at ProGenealogists, former publications coordinator for the Family History Library, past president of the Utah Genealogical Association, and founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Accredited in four different areas, Kory has written extensively in magazines and journals during his 20 years in genealogy.

Val's Vision

by Val Laferriere

Excerpt: I am always amazed at the strong desire to know one's heritage. And it seems the less we know about our family history, the stronger the desire to know. World War II created a generation of children with this deep desire. Many were separated from their fathers as they went to fight in the war, while others never knew one or both parents as they lost them to the war.

The Bookshelf

Surf Central

Magazine Rack

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