Tag Archives: Family Search

Maine Marriage Records

By Don Taylor I recently had the opportunity to be a Genealogy “brick wall buster,” which is a person who helps someone break through their genealogical brick walls. They say teaching a subject helps the teacher learn the topic even … 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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Family Search Marriage Indexes — Marriage of Samuel Scott & Amanda Haley

I don’t like to admit it, but oftentimes I accept the index entries for records.  I know I should view the source document for everything possible, but the time, effort and cost of seeing every document often seems prohibitive.  When … 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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Getting to Know an Ancestor – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts (1903-1982)

Getting to Know an Ancestor:  Starting with Ancestry and Family Search My primary reason for genealogical research is to get to know someone, an ancestor. Often the ancestor is mine or my wife’s but occasionally the ancestor is a friend’s … Continue reading

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Review: RootsTech – “What’s New at Family Search”

I try to watch at least one genealogical video every week just to keep up with what is going on. Of course, I get behind a lot, but it is a goal. I’ve been catching up with RootsTech 2015 videos. They are … Continue reading

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Angley Project – Sarah Jones’ mother’s maiden name was Thomas

Today’s goal was a simple one — determine Sarah Jones’ mother’s surname as a part of my Angley Project. I started with very little information. Sarah was born in October 1899 to James E and Catherine Jones. They lived in … Continue reading

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The wife of my Brother-in-Law

Sometimes I just enjoy the search.  I like to take a person, plug them into my process and see what spits out.  As a former Project Manager (PMP),  I am all about the process. I thought I’d share a bit of … Continue reading

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RootsTech: YouTube Your Family History

It seems that I left the best for last of the RootsTech videos (of those I intend to watch). YouTube Your Family History By Devin Ashby was extremely good.  He spent a short time with background information about You Tube and then … Continue reading

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Roots Tech: YDNA Solutions to Common Genealogical Problems

In keeping with my goal to watch all of the presentations from this past RootsTech conference I decided to watch GeneTech: YDNA Solutions to Common Genealogical Problems by Nathan Murphy.  The presentation was originally given at RootsTech but was re-recorded somewhere else … Continue reading

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