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Site may help break through walls

BY SHARON BURNS Published: January 25, 2010
Family historians and genealogists who hit walls searching for information about ancestors should try Live Roots at, 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, 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.