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Barack H. Obama Genealogy

Much of the nation is obsessed with our new President, Barack Obama. Those interested, and there are many, have turned to the nation’s number one hobby, genealogy. While I have not researched his ancestry, many claim he is related to  Presidents Bush, Ford and Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Katherine Hepburn and many other famous people. […]

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Genealogists often create Register Reports from their database. These reports often come out into Microsoft’s WORD. Often there are graphics or pictures of a person, their home, perhaps a headline that one wishes to put into the Register. Some times one wishes to highlight a particular fact, for example, “James arrived on the Queen Anne […]

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Most genealogy software companies know that their users are often relatively inexperienced with computers and certainly with the software in question. Almost all staff their tech support desk with knowledgeable people and almost all are readily available to help. Do not hesitate to call if you have trouble. If you expect trouble, then: 1. Make […]

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If you ever had two monitors on your desktop computer, and that could include your laptop when it is on the desk, you “would never go back”. First of all, the only thing you need is a second video card, which today often comes with new equipment and can be added to older machines. So, […]

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The third question I get is again a statement – my parents were immigrants, I have been to their town in Italy, and I was able to find nothing. To this comment I would begin a line of questioning by asking if there were siblings of the parents; how many siblings and where do they […]

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The second most often asked question is: I have several boxes of “really important stuff” which my mother and grandmother saved and I don’t know where to start.  For that one, you will have to read my book, Getting Started in Genealogy. The answer is pretty simple; and it is not to throw it all […]

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There are several questions relating to genealogy I am often asked. The first one is more a statement – “Well, my (Uncle or someone ) did a tremendous lot of work on my family and published a book. A great piece of work.” What the speaker means is, why should I do anything, (Uncle) already […]

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