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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: 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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Saving for a special occasion

As a volunteer at my county museum, I am currently cataloging table linens. There is plenty of variety in this category, everything from decades-old redwork pillow shams to tatted tablecloths. This week I came across a set of crepe paper … 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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RootsTech Day 2

My second day here at the conference started with an inspiring keynote from Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library in Indiana. He spoke knowledgeably and with passion about the technology-fueled future of genealogy. All of the day’s sessions … Continue reading

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Getting ready for RootsTech

One week from today I’ll be on my way south, but not for the weather. I’m going to RootsTech, my first international genealogy conference. This one appeals to my enthusiasm for technology that is useful, especially if it works well … Continue reading

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