Author Archives: Lynda

Gifts of Childhood

As a volunteer collections assistant at my local county museum, I am currently assigned to cataloguing shelves of artifacts, such as the school materials I was working on this week. I picked up a small wooden box labeled “Fourth Gift” … Continue reading

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What Grandpa did in the army

I have recently had the great good fortune of seeing my grandfather’s Soldier’s Service and Pay Book for his service in the British Army. It was loaned to me by my uncle, his only son. I will have a short … Continue reading

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A good discussion of research logs

The hunt for the perfect research log got a lot shorter after I listened to the recent podcast from Geni.com in which Thomas MacEntee discusses his approach and even offers a ready-made template that covers a lot of what I … Continue reading

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What does your research log look like?

Recently an editor friend and I were discussing genealogy research and how we make notes along the way. She was involved in creating a research log notebook some years ago and we wondered about the best approach now that we … Continue reading

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Spitalfields Nippers

Each of Horace Warner’s evocative photos of grubby east London children, taken early in the 20th century, tell us a fragment of a story, but leave us with so many questions. They look posed in working situations – washing laundry, … Continue reading

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Uncovering Paper Treasure

I’ve had the immense pleasure recently of helping my mother declutter her office. It’s a big job and will take us many weeks, but fortunately she is keen to be part of the process. Not only that, but she is … Continue reading

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iPad app for family interviews

I was reading an article about work productivity, meaning typical office work, citing several iPad apps as must-haves when I discovered SoundNote. Well, genealogy researchers need to be productive, right? This little beauty records a spoken word interview or meeting … Continue reading

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Time shifting Geneabloggers Radio

For weeks, I’ve been planning to listen in to the GeneaBloggers Radio show, but I kept missing it. Lo and behold, I just discovered that I can listen in later. And lucky me, I caught the St. Patrick’s Day episode, … Continue reading

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Catching up on RootsTech Gems

I am gradually following up on the wealth of information that was my RootsTech experience. One of the presenters I had particularly enjoyed was Josh Taylor, of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, who did an excellent presentation on what … Continue reading

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RootsTech wrapped up

Brewster Kahle of Internet Archive fame kicked off the final day here in Salt Lake City with timely reminders about the value of personal histories and the great value of preserving and sharing them. The rest of the day’s sessions … Continue reading

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