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Assumptions

Assumptions are dangerous in genealogy. You may find yourself staring at a piece of information that you brain cannot accept as pertinent, simply because you’ve assumed something about your ancestor. You dismiss it and think, “that’s not my ancestor; I’ll … Continue reading

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Trying to Organize…

I’ve been through the process twice before. I’m trying to organize my genealogy information. I am brilliantly awful at organizing for myself. Put me in an office and ask me to organize your files? Absolutely. But my own? Agh! What … Continue reading

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Collaborative Genealogy

The question at GeneaBloggers today is this: Do you collaborate with others in terms of your own family history research, and if so, what methods do you use? I’m a great fan of collaboration where genealogy is concerned. Asking questions, … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip: Talk to the Living

I confess. Family History is like a puzzle. It’s not only about finding all of the pieces, but then putting those pieces together and then understanding the picture it creates. At times, this is a daunting project. I am still … Continue reading

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Blue’s Clues

I wish that searching for family history was like an episode of Blue’s Clues. Every clue would have a blue paw print, screaming, “A clue!” It doesn’t really work that way. There’s no song and dance, no paw prints. I’m … Continue reading

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What’s in My Name?

Yesterday, I asked you to share the stories of your name, why you were named as you were, how you feel about your name, etc.  Because of the wonderful responses I received (both in the comments and elsewhere), I felt … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Name?

Who are you? As I continue the search to discover my roots, I realize more how unknown we are. Think about it. How many people know your life goals? How many people know the pivotal moments of your life that … Continue reading

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