The Census Project: Redesigned

Census records are a great basic source of information and easily accessible, now that all publicly-released census years are indexed and the images are available on the internet.  I’ve collected census records ever since I started doing genealogy; however, I haven’t been consistent in how I handled them.  Basically, I have three different kinds of […]

Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games – The Final Tally

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Competition in the Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games is over.  I accomplished much more than I had anticipated when I began. Here are my standings: 1. Go Back and Cite Your Sources – All competition is this category took place last week.  Platinum Medal! 2. Back Up Your Data – did not compete. 3. Organize Your […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-02-17


RT @LisaCooke: Had a blast talking with Lisa Kudrow about WDYTYA! Listen to the exclusive interview on Valentine’s Day. Podcast episode 81. # The death certificates I ordered in November FINALLY came yesterday. # Updated old blog post – SNGF – Most Recent Unknown Ancestor – with newly found information. # Very nice! RT @InnerCompass: […]

Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games – Opening Ceremony

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The Tonia’s Roots flag is flying, announcing my participation in the Winter 2010 Geneablogger Games.  The base of my flag is the United States Stars and Stripes.  My ancestors came to these shores centuries ago, so the bulk of my research takes place in the United States.  The middle layer is the German flag, representing […]

Better Online Source Citations

A quick shout-out to Mark Tucker at ThinkGenealogy for his Better Source Citations video.  I encourage you to watch the video and take the survey.  If you like the concept, contact your genealogy software provider.  Personally, I think this idea is great.  I absolutely loved the import of not only the citation, but also images […]

Citing Tombstones as a Source Reference

I recently bought a copy of Elizabeth Shown Mills’ fabulous book Evidence Explained (e-book available for download on and have spent the evening creating citations for events sourced from tombstones that I have personally photographed. It’s a simple format and by copying, pasting, and editing, I was able to create citations for over 40 […]