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On Visiting Cemeteries

Dear Ancestor: Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and the date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who cares It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells […]

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There are monographs concerning the creation of Family History books in earlier postings on this site, specifically: • How to Create a Family History Book. which suggests putting your research which has come from many and multiple sources into chronological or other sequence by person, and creating books or Chapters using Register Reports. • Let’s […]

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Let’s create a Family History Book. But let’s do it inexpensively. First, reread How to Create a Family History Book in an earlier submission on this site. That piece essentially suggests that after you have researched several surnames as far as it appears possible, you should create a list of all the family surnames which […]

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Genealogy and Y-DNA Testing

Discussion and guidance on DNA testing

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Let’s imagine a person whose father or grandfather worked for an American company in Korea. Or let’s imagine one of them fought in the Korean War. Irrespective, let’s assume the person married a Korean mother or grandmother while in that country. Now, let us understand a Korean tradition. In nearly every family a Scribe is […]

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Some genealogical researchers ask how does one create a family history book. There are many ways to do it and here are several suggestions. One: Take one of your favorite ancestors, let’s say a father, grandfather or even an uncle (and the ladies can serve equally). Locate all the data available from the vital records, […]

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One of my favorite programs on TV right now is HBO’s “In Treatment”.  It features a psychatrist and some of his patients during their sessions.  This week one of the patients, Walter, was forced to resign from an executive position he had held for 35 years.  He was facing a variety of issues including depression […]

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