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My book, Getting Started in Genealogy, suggests heavy use of World Connect (www.wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com) as an inexpensive way of starting the hunt for grandfathers and earlier ancestors, and especially to find like-souls who are researching the same surnames. When an ancestor has been born in Europe, www.geneanet.com is often the locator of useful data. As with […]

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The concept of a Tiny Tafel was developed by Paul Andereck, former editor of Genealogical Computing magazine. It is a method of communicating to a public such as readers of this blog the surnames which the writer is or has researched. In most cases the surname is that of a grandparent of the writer. The […]

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If only I had started into Genealogy before I was 18 ….  or better, if my parents had done so for me. Let me explain with three examples. First, I was particularly close to and admired my father. Fortunately I asked for and he did write his autobiography. Several years after he died I visited […]

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New Netherland Connections

A cousin of mine and by the way an excellent Genealogist by the name of Dorothy Koenig for many years published a newsletter on the Berry surname. She is now devoting her effort to publishing New Netherland Connections. This newsletter, better referred to as an e-book,  is extensive. For example, Volume 1, Number 1 from […]

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Suggestion Box

The Editors through this Suggestion Box are looking for two things: •     Suggestions on how to improve this Blog; and •     Contributions. We look for Genealogists who have research techniques, procedures or anything which can make others interested in and better at the trade (let’s substitute Hobby). We will give full […]

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