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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: #5. Go for organization of your work While sometimes there are days and days between findings for the research asssociated with genealogy, there is often the tendancy for us to let the organizing of the findings slip. And suddenly, […]

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While this posting may suggest to the reader a worthwhile web site with which you are unfamiliar, this is an admittedly blatant appeal for your help. If you have found my web-site of use in your genealogical research, AND, if you are willing to do something significant for me and those writers who contribute, go […]

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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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Footnote.com has announced its newest collection on the web, the Holocaust Collection. Certain of this collection of documents is available for the first time on the Internet. One may explore a wide variety of records ranging from Holocaust assets, to concentration camp records, to interrogation reports from war crime treials. Newly released titles: • Holocaust […]

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A To-Do List I once taught a class to manufacturing foreman and lead machine operators, all within a company for which I was consulting.  One of the classes was entitled “Time Management”, which of course is important whatever one is doing. When asked what was the most important idea they had taken from the class, […]

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