Category Archives: Family Research

Teaching Your Genealogical Dog a New Trick: Research Plans

Worlds frequently collide for genealogists. Non-genealogical endeavors often hint at genealogy. Our non-genealogy worlds push and pull us back to that beloved discipline. 

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Finding a Comfortable Place Outside of My Comfort Zone: Online Trees. Plus, a Quick DNA Sale!

The great online tree debate is over, at least for now. I read your input and spoke with colleagues. My online tree is a reality.

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Smash and Grab Genealogy, or Deciding Whether to Post an Online Tree

I have not posted a family tree online. I’m not hoarding ancestors.

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Fishing in Another Pond — But Seriously, Folks!

I’ve obsessively checked Ancestry to see if my DNA results would ever come in.

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Newspaper Research: The Importance of Being Thorough

“The cry of fire was raised in Catharine st. at 10 o’clock this forenoon, and in a minute the street was black with people.”[4]

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AncestryDNA: Fishing in Another Pond

I’ve heard many times that when doing DNA testing for genealogy it is best to fish in all DNA ponds.

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V Bar Lazy 5

It came to me in the best way, as a heartfelt gesture. Some gifts stick with the recipient. I have kept it for years. After all, it has a family connection. I thought about that gift received over two decades … Continue reading

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