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In a previous posting here, there was a discussion of the preparation of an autobiography using the Chronological format. Here is a different method I used which was a combination of Autobiography and the Genealogy of my families. My approach resulted in ten chapters. A description of each follows. Chapter 1. A Genealogy Preface, which […]

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Foreign Country Web Sites

In my classes on Getting Started in Genealogy I am often confronted by the person who says that they are first – or maybe second – generation Americans and can not locate data on their ancestors in a foreign country. I also have students who have trouble finding data in the British Isles. Here are […]

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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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As we delve into genealogy, many of us find that our ancestors came not just from England, but other countries as well. One finds that a New England settler has a descendant who later marries a Swedish person and suddenly one has a multi-faceted background. In my case France, Germany, Sweden, England, Scotland and Ireland. […]

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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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