Author Archives: Lynda

Do-over, go-over or just keep going?

January 1 is the most popular time for fresh starts. Let’s not discuss how many of them falter later, shall we? Thomas MacEntee has updated his immensely popular 13-week Genealogy Do-Over to make it a year-long effort, complete with a workbook to keep … Continue reading

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The best kind of homework

I just found an excellent post by Amie Bowser Tennant on 6 Things to Do When Your Family History is “Done”, ideas that would be quite worthwhile even if you don’t consider yours “done.” The first suggestion is to create an … Continue reading

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Old TV series worth watching

As so often happens, a tip from one genealogy blogger leads me to an excellent idea from another. In this case it was Dear Myrtle recommending a post by The Organized Genealogist, who pointed out some useful handouts related to a vintage … Continue reading

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Dealing with Old Technology

On rainy days in summer I turn to the thousands of family photos I have and work on sorting, filing, and yes, even culling. My objective is to create a catalog of pictures that are mostly identified as to time, … Continue reading

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A guide to selecting records

I have amassed many more guides and charts than I can ever use, but I am always willing to try another of either type if looks helpful. In my continuing efforts to learn more about doing genealogy research properly, I … Continue reading

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It’s catch up time!

Summer weather is finally here and my day job hours have become sensible again, so I can turn to catching up on the genealogy tasks I have put aside for months. I missed most of not one, but two, rounds … Continue reading

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Do-Over Week 2: I’m still setting aside and sorting

The Genealogy Do-Over is into its second week, but I am still doing part of the first week preparation tasks. I am setting aside the database I have lived with for years to start building it again, but as I’ve … Continue reading

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Do-Over Week 1: Getting Ready

Setting aside what I’ve done so far in ten years of researching my family connections is only the first part of Week 1 of this genealogy do-over. The next step is to prepare for research by figuring out what tools … Continue reading

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Do-Over Week 1: Setting Aside

Well, I asked for it, and it arrived in my inbox today — the topics for the first week of Thomas MacEntee’s Genealogy Do-Over. They are simple enough, but oh so hard to contemplate. The first step is to set … Continue reading

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My Golden Rules for the Genealogy Do-Over

It’s not surprising that Thomas MacEntee’s proposed Genealogy Do-Over has been popular with hundreds of people, even before we get going. As we approach the start in the new year, he has posted some Golden Rules, both his own and … Continue reading

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