July 2011

#31WBGB: Contact a Reader

31 July 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 5 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Week 5’s topic is about building a community and making an impression on readers.  Darren Rowse titles this chapter “Email a Blog Reader,” but it is really offers several different tips for making contact with readers. Key Concept Pay attention to new readers […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Mary Elizabeth McEntire Hemphill

27 July 2011 And More

Mary Elizabeth (McEntire) Hemphill – my 2nd great-grandmother.

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#31WBGB: Analyze a Top Genealogy Blog

24 July 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 4 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog! Week 4’s topic is analyzing a top genealogy blog.  The purpose here is simply to observe and learn from others.  You probably already read a lot of genealogy blogs (we are a pretty close community), so pick one that you admire, dig in, […]

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Where I’m From

23 July 2011 And More

Randy Seaver has new SNGF challenge posted and it’s a good one! Hey there, Genea-Nauts — It’s Saturday Night, and time for more Genealogy Fun!! Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: 1) Write a poem about “Where I’m From” using the template found at the website http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm 2) Tell us about […]

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Do You Miss Research Opportunities Because You Think You Don’t Have Time?

22 July 2011 Research

I was in the neighboring county a couple of weeks ago when I realized I had about thirty minutes to kill, so I sped over to the library. Normally I would not have done this, because I didn’t have any genealogy information with me and I would have thought I didn’t have enough time to […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Josephine Hemphill Butler

20 July 2011 And More

  Malinda Josephine (Hemphill) Butler – my 2nd great-grandmother.

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Sharing Genealogy Electronically – A Webinar Review

19 July 2011 Technology

I recently watched the recorded version of Legacy’s Sharing Genealogy Electronically webinar, presented by Geoff Rasmussen.  The Legacy Online Store describes this webinar as: Sharing Genealogy Electronically. Join Legacy Family Tree’s Geoff Rasmussen as he presents a live workshop to both 1) the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, Arizona and 2) to a live […]

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#31WBGB: Promote a Blog Post

17 July 2011 And More

Welcome to Week 3 of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  If you are just joining us, you can read the kick-off post here . Week 3’s topic is promoting a blog post.  The assignment for this week is going to be a stretch for me, so I’m really interested in hearing what you […]

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16 Great-Greats and a Heritage Pie: Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

16 July 2011 And More

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has come up with another great challenge for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to: 1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places). [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your […]

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North Carolina Probate Records on FamilySearch

13 July 2011 Evidence

A couple of weeks ago, a tweet passed through my Twitter stream from @FSHistRecords announcing that North Carolina Probate Records had been added to FamilySearch.  Since I have many, many ancestors who lived in North Carolina, I immediately clicked on the link.  This is one of those non-indexed databases that FamilySearch is doing now, in […]

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