Author Archives: Lynda

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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Let’s get organized

In my day job, I advise companies about their web properties, including their website and sometimes their presence in social media. Many of the forward-thinking companies take advantage of blogging platforms to publicize information of interest to their customers, using … Continue reading

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Ready to start over

Once again, Geneablogger Thomas MacEntee has read the inner thoughts of many of us and proposed what we all have been thinking we should tackle: the do-over. Except this time, it’s not just a nagging idea we don’t confess out … Continue reading

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One-Name Studies

Inevitably, as we try to hunt down our ancestors, we come across people bearing the surname we’re seeking, but who are not identifiably related to us. Some people simply discard these finds. I hate to do that, particularly for a … Continue reading

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