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Research Recommendations: Happy Thanksgiving, by Michael J. Leclerc of NEHGS The holidays are upon us. Each year seems to fly by faster and faster, even though I know that 525,600 minutes have passed since last Thanksgiving, the same amount of time as it was between the 2007 and 2008 holidays. Several years ago I had the […]

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The perfect holiday gift for someone generally hard to buy for might be a copy of the book Getting Started in Genealogy, or, How To Leave a Legacy and Have Fun Doing So. These candidates might possess one or more of these characteristics: • Seriously in need of a hobby; • Has much of their life […]

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Some readers may be unaware of the term, “Mugbook”. The name is derived from a book with the pictures or “mugs” of many, many local ancestors of those who contributed to the books. Along with the pictures are the known data. Let me back up and give an example. I have one in my library […]

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The October 1, 2009 posting was entitled “A ‘To-Do’ List for Genealogists”. This posting will discuss: #4. Go for help from many, many people I have found Genealogists to be an enthusiastic, helpful and sharing group of people, male and female. I have also found genealogy research to be both fun and an intensive amount […]

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The October 1, 2009 posting was entitled “A ‘To-Do’ List for Genealogists”. This posting will discuss: #3. Go for a consistent, readable writing style There are many reasonable reasons for performing genealogy research, including family history, health determinations, place in history, cousin identifications and many others. I would guess the major reason, however, is to […]

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The October 1, 2009 posting was entitled “A ‘To-Do’ List for Genealogists”. This posting will discuss: #2. Go for the Source of each piece of data I am guessing that of perhaps 1,000 pieces of information, including Descendants listings, Register reports and similar writings on ancestors,  I have received over the years, maybe 200 have […]

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The October 1, 2009 posting was entitled “A ‘To-Do’ List for Genealogists”. This posting will discuss: #1. Go for the grandmothers Why grandmothers? There is a tendency I have observed for many to think their research work is finished when their own surname has reached what looks like the end. Often, the spouse is ignored […]

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