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11 Must-Have Apps for Genealogy

19 March 2013 Technology

As more people carry smart phones and tablets on a daily basis, we want to be able to use those devices in our genealogy research. Here are few apps that I could not live without (note: I use Apple devices, so this post will not cover Android and other operating systems; however, please leave comments […]

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A Social Networking Bonanza

23 July 2010 And More

This has been a whirlwind week, making genealogy connections through social networking (and learning what a small world this really is). First, I got a comment on a blog post from the descendant of a collateral line.  She (we’ll call her K.) said she had been referred to my site by someone on Ancestry.com.  She […]

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Jim Butler Army Enlistment

18 June 2010 Military

A few days ago, my dad called wanting to know if I could find his grandfather‘s military records so that he could order a marker to be placed at the new Murray County Veterans Memorial Park.  Specifically, he needs Jim’s service dates, latest rank, and any medals he may have been awarded. I immediately logged […]

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Online Family Trees: What are your search results?

6 June 2010 Research

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings wrote an interesting post last week about Google results when searching for names from your own trees.  He searched one one of his names combined with a location, using various search types and reported out the top results.  I decided to give it a try with my own search results. I have an Ancestry […]

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Surname Saturday: Top 10 Ellis Research Resources

23 January 2010 Research

Ellis is the second-most common surname in my genealogy database.  These are the 10 resources that I have found to be most helpful in researching these family members. “Ellis and Keener Connections” – a family tree compiled by Lynda Gibbs and housed at Rootsweb World Connect.  Some of you are groaning that WorldConnect family trees […]

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