Monthly Archives: June 2012

Victorians Smiling

Victorians Smiling | Retronaut RootsMagic posted this on Facebook, but I had to pass it along.  The web site Retronaut has a set of pictures of people from the Victorian times smiling.  It’s not that people didn’t smile back then, … Continue reading

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Why you should enter your Ancestry.com finds manually

With its huge database of documents and information Ancestry.com is one of the required services for genealogists today.  Since they also own the Family Tree Maker program they have been able to to connect the service and the software to … Continue reading

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The Electronic Version of Evidence Explained

Evidence Explained has become the standard work for citation formatting, but it is a real big book.  I travel for a living and found it too heavy to take with me, so I was happy to hear a while back … Continue reading

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The Atlas of True Names

The Atlas of True Names is a set of maps with the place names translated into modern English.  For example, Dublin becomes the cool sounding “Darkpool” and New York becomes “New Yew Tree Village”.  A lot of place names don’t … Continue reading

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The Genealogical Maturity Model

While writing about my improving genealogical practices yesterday, I remembered something I had read a while ago called the Genealogical Maturity Model.  The goal is to try to provide a scale for one to determine their level of genealogical practice … Continue reading

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Is your father’s middle name the most secure password recovery question?

After Mitt Romney’s email account was possibly hacked by someone who guessed the name of his favorite pet to answer the security question, The Explainer wrote a column on what would be the best security question for someone to use.  … Continue reading

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What happens when you learn to do genealogy right

I have written about switching from Family Tree Maker to RootsMagic.  I made the switch without too much trouble, but am now discovering the after-effects.  The problem, though, isn’t with the switch per se but with a combination of the … Continue reading

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RootsMagic 5 is now supported on Crossover

I’ve been using RootsMagic 5 on the Mac for a while now, running it in CrossoverOffice.  It has been OK but it had some quirks with the front window falling behind the windows below it.  I also found I couldn’t … Continue reading

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