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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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Are you spending hours wondering what presents to give for Christmas? Is the recipient too young for this, too old for that ….. and how could you possibly impact his or her future life meaningfully beyond a few hours? Do you have one of the following on your list: A person close to or in […]

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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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What to do with items from your parents attic

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