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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – FamilySearch Indexing

25 February 2012 And More

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has posted this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun and the topic is FamilySearch Indexing! Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I really think that you should do this), is to: 1)  If you are not one already, become a FamilySearch Indexing volunteer so that you can work on […]

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Real Genealogists Don’t Copy and Paste

22 February 2012 And More

I‘ve had the unfortunate experience recently of discovering that a great deal of content from Tonia’s Roots has been copied and pasted elsewhere, without my permission.  I suppose this is a sign of the times we live in; it is so easy to copy and paste that people don’t think they need to do their […]

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Genealogical Maturity Model – 2012 Assessment

30 January 2012 And More

Late in 2009, the Ancestry Insider started a series of posts proposing a self-assessment model for genealogists, which culminated in the Genealogical Maturity Model.  While I don’t agree with all the descriptions, it can be a useful way to measure one’s skill set.  I’ve used the tool before, but did not keep a record of […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – yDNA from a Maternal Line

28 January 2012 And More

Randy Seaver’s challenge this week is to: Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather’s patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test. Answer these questions: 1) What was your mother’s father’s name? 2) What is your mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, his father’s father’s father’s … back to the […]

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Goals for an Organized Research Process

22 January 2012 And More

One of our first topics in US Records Study Group was “Organizing and Evaluating Research Findings.”  When people talk about “being organized,” I think they are often referring to the physical “stuff”:  the documents, photos, and artifacts that they have accumulated.  Can any of this stuff be located at a moments notice? I have a […]

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Techy Stuff for Genealogy

14 January 2012 And More

We’re talking about computers & technology in US-REC Study Group.  We have chapters to read in Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy and in The Source, but honestly, I learn more tech tips from my genea-friends than books could ever cover.  So, in the spirit of sharing, here are some of the tech tools I use […]

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Sunday Morning Genealogy Fun: The Ancestors GeneaMeme

16 October 2011 And More

I’m a day late for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings. Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to: 1) Participate in the Ancestors GeneaMeme created by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog. 2) Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to […]

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#31WBGB: Solve a Problem

12 October 2011 And More

Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!    This week’s task is to write a post that solves a problem that your readers (or potential readers) have.  This ought to be easy for us, because as researchers, solving problems is what we do. 6 Ways to Identify Problems to Solve […]

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#31WBGB: Find a Blog Buddy

3 October 2011 And More

Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!    This week’s task is to find a blog buddy.  Let’s face it; blogging is often a solitary endeavor.  Bloggers who work together, often have more success.  Blogging buddies can be one-on-one relationships or small groups. 9 Reasons You Need a Blog Buddy […]

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#31WBGB: Update a Key Page

25 September 2011 And More

Welcome back to another week of 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!  This week* our topic is updating a key page or post on your blog. What pages are important on your blog? Spend a few minutes identifying about 10 pages or posts on your blog that are the most important or most powerful […]

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