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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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what to do if you have no pictures of an ancestor

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I have just returned from a research trip to Alsace Lorraine, France to see if I could break a brick wall. The lead up to and actual experience contains several teachable components which I will attempt to share. First, some personal background. My grandmother was born in Weitbruch, France near Strasbourg in 1882. She was […]

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How to create a family history book

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Where and how to handle “facts” in genealogy software

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My genealogy software has a Match and Merge function, as do some competitive ┬áprograms. This function performs nunerous processes, but normally permits one to take a GEDCOM from another researcher and merge that data into your own, at the same time identifying possible matches so that duplicates are not created. The following comments do not […]

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The following article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. Today I read an online message from a reader of this newsletter in which she bemoaned the quality of genealogy information […]

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