Category Archives: General Help

Digitize those Photos!

By Don Taylor I advocate digitizing everything that can be digitized, particularly photographs. I was recently speaking with a person at the museum about a photo that she had of the Cunningham family. She showed me the old, faded photo … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Genealogical Success

Complete genealogical foundations help answer family questions  A Case Study: D’Amico By Don Taylor A friend was telling me that his wife knew her ancestors, the D’Amico side, were Italian, but didn’t know where in Italy they were from. He … Continue reading

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Determining Cousins – My Formula/Process

Determining Cousins I was recently asked by a family member how to figure out cousins, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so forth and what “removed” means.  What makes someone a first cousin once removed, and so forth. First, there are many … Continue reading

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Happy 4th birthday to me.

Today is my Blogging Anniversary. I received a post from Geneabloggers the other day about the sites that are having anniversaries that reminded me that my blog anniversary was coming up. I was startled to see them reporting that My blog … Continue reading

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Hugh Ellis Roberts (1884-1908), The 1900 Census, & Family Search Duplicate Merging

Family Search Duplicate Merging I like to control and manage my family tree information. As such, I’ve never been a fan of systems where family trees are managed by many individuals. I tend to be concerned that other individuals aren’t … Continue reading

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Photos and Due Diligence

A case look: Photo of Essie Barnes, her parents, and her siblings? There are very few things as exciting to find as a photograph of an ancestor.  In the best of all worlds, we would have a complete provenance for … Continue reading

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Genealogy Education & Training

Genealogy Training – Volunteering, Attending, Reading, Conferences, & Videos — oh my. I was recently asked about what I do for Genealogical Training.  How do I keep up with things genealogical?  Of course, learning is an ongoing process, but the … Continue reading

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