Family historians and genealogists who hit walls searching for information about ancestors should try Live Roots at www.liveroots.com, a genealogy search engine. It also is available as a Facebook application. The project, under development by D’Addezio and Genealogy Today, offers access to one-of-a-kind family history files working in sync with genealogy providers and files collected by D’Addezio. To search, type keywords, surnames or location in the search box. The site processes and sends the request to an internal catalog of resources and a list of external genealogy Web sites and providers. Results are returned in a page listing surname results, resource results and available partner services. The December/January edition of Internet Genealogy features an article by Tony Bandy, who discusses this site. The magazine is available for $6.95 per issue or $28 per year from Internet Genealogy, www.internet-genealogy.com or call (888) 326-2476. It also is in bookstores.
Genealogy notes→Oklahoma Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Feb 1 in the Chesapeake Events Center at the Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N Laird. Billie Fogarty will present "My Civil War Soldier: Official Records of the Civil War.” Fogarty says no serious study of the American Civil War is complete without consulting the "Official Records.” The "Official Records,” or the "O.R.,” includes 128 volumes and provides the most comprehensive, authoritative and voluminous reference on Civil War operations. The series provides information about each battle and campaign, officer’s reports that include companies under their command, what the men did during battles, and the number of casualties. The society bought the $2,500 collection set and separate index for the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Library. Fogarty will demonstrate what can be learned about Civil War ancestors using it. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 617-1907, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to www.okgensoc.org. →Western Plains Genealogy Society, Western Oklahoma Historical Center Inc. and Washita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a genealogy workshop at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at 520 W Main, Weatherford. Linda Mann and Pat McFall, certified DAR volunteer genealogists, will present "What Is a Patriot,” "Courthouse Research” and "Researching the DAR Public Web Site.” For more information, call Kim Dresser at (405) 663-2044 or e-mail email@example.com. If you have a question, event, idea or an experience to share, e-mail Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.