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I have written before about the value of adding pertinent history surrounding or on the date of particular events in the lives of our ancestors. I believe it makes reading our family histories more interesting and sometimes helps to explain their reactions or actions to those events. Earlier in December 2009 I copied from my […]

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I write all of my family history books using Register Reports. These reports were developed long ago by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). They have been proven time and again as the clearest method of communicating from whom and how one descends. But there are other items I include in my family […]

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Here are some comments I copied from certain genealogy-related sites, where the blanks refer to genealogy software: “I had my sister-in-law excited about getting ___, but when she discovered that ______ doesn’t interface with NFS (New Family Search) it was a deal breaker. Now I jealously watch her as she easily transfers information to and […]

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On December 6, 2010 Google brought forth its promised trove of books available at their Internet site. What’s a trove? In Google’s case some 3 million books, many of which are free public domain works. I have spent some time wandering about the site and already have found a half dozen books having promise for […]

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Within this Blog are numerous posts which address certain aspects of writing a book based on your genealogical research. You can either scroll through or else the search” command to locate them. We all have different ideas on how to present our findings, these are just mine. The list includes: “Ages” Report in Genealogy Software […]

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When you are seeking help from others in researching your ancestors, there are several principles you should bear in mind. First, clearly indicate you are willing to share that which you have. Genealogists generally speaking are very giving. They share easily. So be prepared to give, and to receive. Second, assuming you have genealogy software […]

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Lately I have gotten several e-mails and a few telephone calls asking how I handle census records and some ancillary questions. Here were my answers. If you have read other blog entries you will know that I assign and file every Source with a sequential number and place them in a legal folder, in sequence. […]

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