Tuesday Tips #25

A lot of times when doing family research, the smallest items can break years old brick walls.  It is important not to overlook some of the more seemingly boring or mundane aspects of your family archive. Here are five items that contain more information than you...

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What does a young Genealogist look like?

A young genealogist by definition is young and for us, that means between the ages of 13 and 24. Within the genealogical community, there are around 30 to 50 young genealogists, and around half of us are part of The Hidden Branch. Most of us are in America but there...

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Tuesday Tips #24

Welcome back to Tuesday Tips! This is number 24 in the Tueday Tips series, and this week's tip is how to transcribe records. When I started researching seven years ago, I had no idea how to transcribe documents that I've found, but it's not that difficult. Learning...

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The Life and Loss of Agnes Morrison

My 3rd great grandmother, Agnes Morrison, is my most recent Scottish ancestor. Discovering this for the first time brought me some excitement as I’d never found an ancestor born outside of England before her. However, when I began to delve into her life, exploring her...

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An Introduction to Thai Genealogy

Nearly one year ago, back in August of 2020, I wrote an extensive blog post about Vietnamese genealogy research. And I would say it's one of my best blog posts I’ve written so far. The main reason I covered Vietnamese research is because I am half Vietnamese, so I...

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My Name and me

Whether you love or loathe it, there's a lot in a name. Centuries of trials and tribulations cumulate in a set of circumstances that gives you YOUR name. It is your name and you should wear it with pride. Take mine, for example, George Mason Hall, what is the meaning...

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Tuesday Tips #22

Hello! Today’s Tuesday Tip is from our blog writer, Tyler, and is about writing dates/information on the backs of photographics. It goes without saying, it can be somewhat annoying and frustrating to discover an old photo in a family album yet to have no clue who the...

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