Tag Archives: genealogy

Don’t forget the card catalog

After replying to a request from an Ancestry.com message for some information on a shared ancestor, I started doing a little more digging on that particular line. In my web searching, I happened to stumble across a county history/biography/genealogy that … Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday – Evernote, I’m finally using it

I know this isn’t something new to most of the genealogy community….or probably to any community by now. It just hasn’t been something I’ve felt I had a need for. Recently though, I discovered a need to keep a large … Continue reading

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You may not be searching all the records at FamilySearch

How do you use FamilySearch for family history research? Do you search from the home screen? Do you use the newer filtering search they’ve implemented? Have you ever browsed through or search their list of collections? FamilySearch has over 2 billion … Continue reading

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RootsTech 2012 Sessions I’m considering

FamilySearch released their ‘first batch’ of announced sessions this week.  There’s something about each of these that interests me. Particularly, the sessions on Genealogy 2.0/social media, uses of Android technology in genealogy, QR codes, copyright law, and using the Library … Continue reading

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I’m going to RootsTech 2012

I got my registration finalized today for RootsTech 2012. I’m really excited about attending. Last year I tried to participate online as much as I could with web streams, but it was clear I was missing a lot that was … Continue reading

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New Display for FamilySearch?

Last week I received an email invitation to take part in a research survey from FamilySearch.  It concerned the way information would be displayed for an individual and their family members.  It’s easier to show you the two proposed displays … Continue reading

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Legacy Family Search now works with Windows 7

Recently, Legacy Family Tree released an update to version  If you’ve tried Legacy before, but use Windows 7, like me, you’ve discovered that the FamilySearch integration feature didn’t work.  I’ve shunned genealogy software for sometime and have done all … Continue reading

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Cemetery “Data Mining”

Call it a method. Call it a resource. Whatever you call it, I’ve stumbled into something that is providing a wealth of information about non-direct line ancestors. Depending on the amount of information one has in their personal genealogy, I … Continue reading

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Exporting from Ancestry.com to NFS

One of the biggest drawbacks to using New Family Search (NFS) for me has always been documenting information with sources. It is, without a doubt, the clunkiest part of the user interface in NFS. I started using NFS in 2008 … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Movies

When I was a kid my best friend and I used to go to the movies all the time…especially during the summer. The theater was in a very large outdoor shopping center

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