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The genealogy software I use is Reunion. They offer a website which permits members to ask a question or answer one. Members receive a daily update of these postings, or let’s call them a conversation. Reunion is not unlike most other genealogy software offerings in that it offers output from your database of information on […]

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About a year ago a friend said he had found a French website for genealogy which might be useful. The name of the site was Geneanet.org. It is useful, and some of it is free and some costs 40 euros a year. I have personally only experienced the free section, so all of my comments […]

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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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Fresh/hot from the presses! Getting Started in Genealogy, or, How To Leave a Legacy and Have Fun Doing So is now in stock and ready to ship.  Here are the details. It is available directly from the author and signed, with a discount. To buy it now, click on the BuyNow button to the right. It […]

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Often in my classes I am asked what is the best method of storing pictures on a computer, after they have been scanned or digitally uploaded or downloaded. The questioner typically raises certain issues associated with those pictures. The issues include: A particular person may be called or thought of as John Smith in one […]

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Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia today announced that the historic Virginia Freedmen’s Bureau records, the earliest major compilation of information on the African-American community, have been extracted and indexed, and are now available online to historians and family history researchers. Under the direction of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and […]

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In the classes I teach and conversations I hold with those interested in genealogy who have a tie to New England, I often ask if they have looked at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The answer most often is that they have not given it the attention it “probably” deserves. The reasons often […]

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