Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cousin Dawn & the Appleton Ancestors

In the presentation I am giving next Wednesday evening at the Scarborough Museum on “Social Networking for Genealogy,” I emphasize the importance of connections. Connections with people and connecting with cousins are among the best. A cousin, who is into … Continue reading

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2015: Year in Review

2015: My Genealogical Year-in-Review This year has been amazing for my genealogical research, my genealogical connections, and my telling my family history. My most popular blog post from this year, in terms of pageviews, was “My Response to Ancestry’s Business … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Uncle Clarence Edward Huber

Happy Birthday Great Uncle Clarence One hundred and six years ago, John and Bertha Barbara (Trümpi) Huber had the Christmas Eve present of their second child. Clarence Edward Huber was born on 24 December 1909 in Elberta and Josephine, Baldwin … Continue reading

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My Paternal Brick Wall

Is my biggest brick wall is shattered? Thanks to genetic genealogy, I believe my biggest brick wall has finally been knocked down, shattered, destroyed. I now have a huge lead as to who my biological father is. Searching for who … Continue reading

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Memories – My First Pet

Memories – My First Pet – Ginger? Me playing with Ginger Christmas Morning c. 1958 I was recently asked about my first pet. I thought immediately about “Ginger,” a ginger colored cat we had back in the late 1950s. Not … Continue reading

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Back to research – Elmer (of Georgia)

After all the work I put in regarding eliminating Family Tree Maker and looking at various products over the past couple weeks, it is good to get back working on actual genealogy projects again. To document this work, I am … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker for Mac Replacement Search – Part 2

My Search for a Family Tree Maker for Mac Replacement.  Part 2 I decided to go back to looking at Mac specific products. The difficulties of working with C: and F: drives and lack of adequately accessing my file system … Continue reading

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My Search for a Family Tree Maker Replacement – Part 1

My Search for a Family Tree Maker for Mac 3 Replacement Part 1 of 2 Legacy Family Tree I have long recommended Legacy Family Tree to my friends that have Windows. Their product only operates in a Windows environment. On … Continue reading

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Television in my family

Television in my family We did not have a television while I was growing up. I remember listening to the radio a lot when I was young. When I was in the second grade (1957), we lived in upstairs of … Continue reading

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My Response to Ancestry’s “Business” Decisions

I have never done a rant before, but I think it is finally time….  RANT ON I used to really like Ancestry. They were my go-to company for everything genealogical. However, over the past couple years, they have really let … Continue reading

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