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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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Genealogy and Closure

A few weeks ago I came upon some of the personal effects I had kept after clearing out my parents’ and grandparents’ homes. They had been stored for years and, indeed, I had completely forgotten about some of them. These were small things since I was born overseas and most everything had to be left […]

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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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Another Oriental Look at Genealogy

I just finished reading “Factory Girls” by Leslie Chang.  She is a Chinese-American author who lived in China for 10 years while working for the Wall St. Journal.  The book is about the lives of the migrant factory population in China, told mainly through two women in their twenties.  While the author was interviewing these […]

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