When teaching my class in genealogy at the local University Continuing Eduction Center, I ask students how they are maintaining their Source files. The answers vary from (1) in 3-ring binders, to (2) in folders by type, that is marriage and death certificates, obituaries and so forth. I then ask the students how do they […]
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I use a MacIntosh for a computer and Reunion for my genealogy software. One the most fascinating and useful features in Reunion is the “Ages” capabilities. This routine prepares a list of important events in one person’s life. The events are birth and death dates of siblings, parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Calculations include the […]
Ancestry.com has purchased over time many of the databases associated with genealogy, providing much help to our community. Those new to the hobby often build a database within Ancestry and either leave it there forever or constantly download Gedcoms to use in their software on their PC. If you leave it there, I would question […]
It may be of help to some to list the technology I use. However, do not conclude that to become a Genealogist one must have all of these items. You don’t even need a computer, but could go to your local library for the Internet. You could use the local Kinkos for a printer when […]
Geneabloggers.com is a most interesting site and one with value. It introduces genealogists to the many blogs which exist to help new and experienced genealogists with fresh thoughts, techniques and approaches. The site is run by Thomas MacEntee. A co-author is Gini Webb, an experienced genealogy researcher with one very particular attribute – she was […]
Several times in this blog I have discussed the need to have and display proof of your research data. ‘To have’ means you have that proof. ‘To display’ it means others can evaluate those proofs and take comfort in the accuracy of your work. The Proof Standard is: • Conduct reasonably exhaustive search • Collect […]
I am a strong believer that we who are interested in, and work in Genealogy need to leave a legacy for our descendants. The legacy could be some notes, some scrapbooks, an autobiography as I have written about, or other items. But the best action we could take is to write a book or books. […]