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Tuesday Tips #12

Welcome back to Tuesday Tips! Is to check if an Index has images. This may sound like a given but sometimes we forget or don’t check because we think “there’s no way this records online” or “it is but it’ll take too long to find it”. Well maybe the latter one is true, but it’s […]

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Tuesday Tips #11

Today’s Tuesday Tip is to always review your research and records found. It may seem a bit superfluous but it is always helpful and you never know you might break down a brick wall? For example, after viewing a possible burial of my 4th Great Grandmother, Ann Butcher (formerly Webley), I noticed another burial which […]

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Tuesday Tips #10

Welcome back to Tuesday Tips! This weeks tip is to use Research Logs! I know you’ve probably heard it a million times but it really important and such a time saver. I will admit I’m not the most consistent with research logs. I usually forget to make one of my ancestors, This is because first I haven’t […]

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Voices of Genealogy – Burkely Hermann

Hello there, welcome to the 6th Voices of Genealogy Interview! This series will be a collection of interviews from people who were young (early teens to early 20s) genealogists from different decades! These interviews will highlight the stories of professional genealogists, show how the field of family history has changed over the years, and promote […]

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Tuesday Tips #9

This week’s Tuesday Tip is to read up on local history. Context is important when looking at our ancestor’s life. Some questions that need to be asked are: What wars were going on? Who lead the country? Who was the religious leader? What Major events occurred? Laws passed, Industrialization, Weather events, etc. These are just […]

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Tuesday Tips #8

Hello there, today is the first Tuesday Tip and I’m excited to share this with you! One genealogy database that I find to be incredibly overlooked is Ancestry’s “U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880.” One reason I think this is such an overlooked source because the index for the database doesn’t say a lot. […]

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Tuesday Tips #7

This week’s Tuesday Tip is to look at Research Wikis. There are many different wikis, some of my favorite are Familysearch Wiki, Rootsweb Wiki, and International Society of Genetic Genealogy Wiki. All of the Wikis listed above can be invaluable to new and experienced genealogists. FamilySearch’s Wiki is the go-to with all things paper genealogy. […]

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Voices of Genealogy – Claire Bradley

Hello there, welcome to the 5th Voices of Genealogy Interview! This series will be a collection of interviews from people who were young (early teens to early 20s) genealogists from different decades! These interviews will highlight the stories of professional genealogists, show how the field of family history has changed over the years, and promote […]

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Another Wartime Tragedy: The Story of G. A. Dale

I think it is a fair statement to say we all have favourite ancestors, whether that be due to the fact they were an unbeatable brick wall for years, had a very fortunate or unfortunate life or you just for some reason connect with them. George Alfred Dale was one of my first favourites. He […]

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Tuesday Tips #6

Have an ancestor who was a priest or a nun and having trouble finding them? So did Gearoid, a while ago he needed help to find one of his ancestors who was a priest and he couldn’t find the death cert under his birth name. The priest in this case had taken another name and […]