Monthly Archives: January 2011

Local Histories

Ancestry Learning Center has a great piece about how to use (and especially verify) information from a local history.  I think the idea applies equally to published family histories.  These volumes can contain a wealth of information, but the memories of those … Continue reading

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What the Heck is an Ahnentafel?

I remember first seeing the word Ahnentafel not long after my first dabbling into genealogy. I didn’t have the slightest idea what it meant, let alone how to pronounce it. Honestly, after 20 years of genealogy and family history work, I … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy/Dedicated Volunteers

The USGenWeb project is one of my favorite free resources to use online.  From the main page you can jump to one of the 50 state pages. From there you can select one of the many county pages for your … Continue reading

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Online Family History Lessons–Free for All!!

FamilySearch and the Midwest Genealogy Center are two great resources for family history research. Not only can they help with your research, but they can teach you how to go about that research too. Online.  FREE!! Both sites have courses … Continue reading

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RootsTech Conference

On February 10-12, 2011 an exciting family history & technology conference is being held in Salt Lake City.  There will be over 100 classes about using technology in family history work. They will also be discussing upcoming technological advances in … Continue reading

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How to bridge the gap between the 1880 & 1900 Census

Bridging the 1890 Census Gap “It’s there staring you in the face as you look over the records you’ve collected for your ancestor; it’s a gap in your research that’s taunting you. Yes, it’s the dreaded 1890 census gap. U.S. … Continue reading

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A new effort in passing along family history help

I’ve tried over the last few years to pass along things I’ve learned about doing family history research in different ways.  I’m hopeful that this will prove a reliable way to share what I’ve learned with friends, family, and others. … Continue reading

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