Tag Archives: Genealogy

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

I just found the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun feature on the Geneamusing blog so I thought I’d try it.  Here is this evening’s challenge: Go to the Baby Name Wizard site and see how popular your name was over the … Continue reading

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Determining parents through nearby deeds

Yesterday I went to the APG Discussion Group meeting at the Akron Public Library.  The group meets monthly to discuss an article from the NGS Quarterly.  This is a good way to learn to better read journal articles and to … 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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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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Learning about 1940

I’ve been indexing 1940 Census records for about a week now and I’m finding I’m learning some things about the 1940s: There were lots of extended families.  I assume this is because in 1940 it was still the Depression.  Not … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Indexing

With the release of the 1940 census images this past week I thought I’d do my part and help with indexing.  I had done some indexing several years ago for Ancestry.com’s World Archives Project and thought I’d try indexing again.  … Continue reading

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DNA links 1991 killing to Colonial-era family – CNN.com

DNA links 1991 killing to Colonial-era family – CNN.com. CNN wrote a story on the use of a Y-DNA test of DNA from a murder in 1991.  As it happens the DNA was similar to that of the family of … Continue reading

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Citing sources in genealogy blogs and elsewhere

Yesterday Michael Hait wrote a blog posting titled My last word on GeneaBlogging and the Paradigm Shift.  In it he recommends that genealogy bloggers provide citations in their postings when presenting genealogical research.  My blog here started out as commentary more … Continue reading

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Photo analysis – Casper Schick’s Ash Creek Inn — with footnotes

This is a copy of my post from December 29.  I have added citations to back my assertions as an experiment after reading Michael Hait’s blog posting My last word on GeneaBlogging and the Paradigm Shift.  I will write about what … Continue reading

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Identifying the car at Casper Schick’s Ash Creek Inn

Several days ago I posted my analysis process for the picture of my grandfather in front of the Ash Creek Inn in Fairfield, CT.  I left one part open, though, and that was the model and year of the car.  … Continue reading

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