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The Battle of the Unwanted Family Member Comment

One of the battles and benefits in publishing an interactive genealogy and family history site is the interaction. As a professional blogger, trainer, and consultant, I have some advice for family history bloggers and those who frequent their blogs to … Continue reading


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How Do You Represent Religion in Your GEDCOM Records?

In a fascinating discussion on soc.genealogy.computing’s mailing list, the issue of how religion is represented in GEDCOM 5.5′s RELI token. The question was whether or not there was a standardized value or list to use to represent the religion. The … Continue reading


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How Far Will You Go To Dig Into Your Family History?

Boston 1775 offers “Washington’s Hanukkah: An Oral Tradition”, researching the historical evidence of General George Washington learning about Jewish traditions. In his recent picture book Hanukkah at Valley Forge, Stephen Krensky gives a main source for his story of Gen. … Continue reading


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Web 2.5: DNA Social Networking

According to The Globe and Mail Technology, the hottest trend in online social networking is genealogy, but not genealogy as you might imagine. This is a far cry from your family history blog. Rather than exchanging photos, music and cellphone … Continue reading


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Move Your Genealogy Blog Into the 21st Century With Site Feeds

The Society of Genealogists in the UK has finally added a feed to their website. They join a growing rank of family history, genealogical societies, clubs, groups, and services finally getting onto the feed band wagon. Some of the most … Continue reading


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Uncovering the Myths and Truths in Our Family Tree

In Columbus Colonists’ Despair Revealed (print version) from Discovery News, it appears to be confirmed that Columbus faked the wealth of his discovery of the new world. The first silver ever extracted from coarser materials by Europeans in the New … Continue reading


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Exploring The History of Cancer in Your Family History

The New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Dr. Edwin Knights offers “Confronted With Cancer”, a great look into using your family tree to trace cancer in your family. Is there cancer in you family’s medical pedigree? And if so, how are … Continue reading


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Tips for Estimating Your Ancestors Dates

Tips from the Pros: Date Estimates-More Than a Good Guess from Ancestry.com offers some great information on how to estimate your ancestors’ dates. Most online database websites provide a field for selecting the date range of a search, or the … Continue reading


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Boston 1775 Comes Alive

What Was Under Those White Wigs asks the Boston 1775 blog. Written by historian and expert, J.L. Bell, Boston 1775 is dedicated to the 17th and 18th century in the United States. As part of my exploration of the 1700s … Continue reading


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Where They Lived Tells Us More About How They Lived

Where They Lived Tells Us More About How They Lived

In “What’s in an Address?” by Juliana Smith on 24/7 Family History Circle, Smith reminds us that addresses play a very important role in discovering magical links to our past. The conversation was a reminder of how important it is … Continue reading


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