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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

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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Biographies

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

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 […]

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Our Story

Three Generations of Genealogists

Each of us have our own story of how we stumble, tripped, or marched our way into family history and genealogical research. My story just happens to have started before I was born. I am a third-generation genealogist. My mother, Caroline Paulison Andrew, and my grandmother, Ruth Korte Paulison, are also genealogists. So, not only […]

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Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips #5

A’lot of beginning genealogists have an obsession with their surname and its origin. This in itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it can lead down the wrong path. Many “genealogical” sites will purport to have your family crest and know exactly where your family’s from.  For example take the Surname Nor, This is typically […]

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Voices of Genealogy

Voices of Genealogy – Elizabeth Walne

Hello there, welcome to the 4th “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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The Guide to Navigating the Irish Diaspora and Finding your Place

Hi there! Gearóid here again. I first want to wish everyone a very happy St. Patrick’s Day. Today is a day where people all around the world, from the rural bogs of Ballyhaunis, to the bustling city of Chicago, to the moors of East Anglia, to the forests of Argentina, the deserts of Australia, the […]

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Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips #4

Have you ever wondered why your ancestors were so inconsistent with their ages? Why did your Great-Great Grandma, not age the ten years between censuses? Today’s Tuesday tip may give some insight into these inconsistencies. Age and Birth Dates were something that didn’t matter to the average person for a long time. There were no […]