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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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Tombstone Tuesday – Uncle George

This headstone may or may not be that of my great uncle and his widow. It has some suggestive connections, but I need to track down real evidence, and put to rest our long hunt for lost Uncle George. The … Continue reading

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Welcome to my past

As an amateur genealogist, I welcome the opportunity to share my discoveries as I travel back into my family’s past. This site is dedicated to my maternal line: my mother, who shares this passion, my grandmother, who gave up the … Continue reading

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