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The 1926 Irish Census Petition

Now, if you follow me over on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been raising awareness on the petition started by CIGO* to try and start the process of getting the 1926 Irish Census released, for Ireland this is the first census done after the 1911 Census as there was no census conducted in 1921 due […]

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Oral History: An Interview with Miyamoto Loretta Jensen.

‘Oral history’ is a widely-used term that we are struggling to understand. On one hand, online searches for this term bring up synonyms such as ‘myth’, ‘folklore’, and ‘fairy tale’. On the other hand, Indigenous cultures rely on ‘oral history’ for the generational exchange of information. In the field of genealogy especially, a majority of […]

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Ten fun projects for kids and teens!

1. Transcribe a census record. This is fun and easy. You can transcribe your family or a random person in the census or you could transcribe records on FamilySearch or similar websites. This project works for American genealogy as well as International research. After finishing your transcription you could try to find out what happened […]

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What’s In A Name?

So, my first ‘tip’ for young genealogists is to not take names so seriously. Unless you have someone named, for example, Robert Herbert Marshmallow and you are able to find a vital record for a Robert Herbert Marshmallow. In that case, you are lucky. But what happens when the names don’t work in your favour? […]

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G’Day from Down Under!

G’day! I’m Emmerson and I’m one of the newest members of The Hidden Branch. If you can’t guess from the title, I’m from a little country in the Southern Hemisphere called Australia. I’m 21, which admittedly is a bit older than the rest of The Hidden Branch. However, I started my family history search when […]

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Polska Research!

Polish genealogy is split basically in three because of the partitions done by the Russian, Prussians, and Austrians. I would recommend learning history and about all the border changes because it can get confusing real quick. (One day you’re in Prussia, the next Russia). With each section, I will give resources I’ve found helpful and […]

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The Flesh and Bones of Genealogy

Although I have only been doing genealogy for about two years, I have learned a lot about the subject in that time and feel somewhat confident in my knowledge of the field. So today, I would like to share a brand new way of thinking about how to structure your family history. I like to […]