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DNA is all the rage in many genealogical circles. So, let's do a bit of a round-up of genetic fun.....
by mayim
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 08:59 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Until lately I knew almost nothing about Charles Price, my grandmother's great-grandfather, beyond his name and the relevant dates of birth and death. For reasons any family historian will ...
by slksfca
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST with 19 Recommends
As promised to the genealogical community here, I’m reporting back on my experience traveling to Salt Lake City for research at the Family History Library. Others are invited to describe their ...
by Zwenkau
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 07:14 AM PST with 18 Recommends
We've all had it happen during our research ~ run across a record where the name is the same but it's not clear that it's referring to the person with that name that we are looking to trace. ...
by mayim
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 08:59 AM PST with 18 Recommends
A few weeks after I first started on my genealogical journey I discovered a document that made me both sad and, I’m sorry to say, happy at the same time. It was the death record for my great-...
by fenway49
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
As my mother approaches her 101st birthday, her mind is on fire with long-ago memories. Today, she told me the story of her grandmother, Sarah Plotkin Weintraub, who, in the early 20th century, was ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 46 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
Anyone who’s done any genealogical research has quickly figured out that some places are genealogical gold mines – they kept great records – and others, not so much. Since I started my family ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 09:24 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Getting to know the places your ancestors lived, both physically and sociologically, can enhance your research, fleshing out the names and dates, and also can help suggest new ways to find further ...
by mayim
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 08:59 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
by figbash
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 09:02 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
So my trusty calendar beeps yesterday afternoon to tell me that today's my turn to post. Eek! I have no fewer than nine posts in various states of unfinished-ness and I had no time to write. The ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 09:23 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
A few weeks ago, I was at the wonderful Maine state library (an excellent place!) and saw a new biography of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, one of the Peabody sisters of Salem . Since I have people ...
by mayim
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 08:59 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Straight maternal lines..... they tend to be hard for genealogists to trace, as written records for women are less complete (England is just now getting around to adding mother's names to marriage ...
by mayim
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 05:25 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
I've had a great genealogy-filled summer this year. Well, at least as "genealogy-filled" as I'm going to get as long as I have children living at home. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean that I ...
by Jim H
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 09:24 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I’m not particularly talented at any musical instrument, but I’m an excellent singer…in my own mind, or perhaps my own shower. (To hear my wife tell it, I shouldn’t quit my day job.) It wasn��
by fenway49
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 09:01 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
How many total ancestors do you have? Genealogists identify ancestors by following paper trails preserved in archives—traditional and digital. Although the goals of genealogists vary, a large ...
by Ruby JM
Comment Count 188 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 05:34 PM PDT with 144 Recommends
We all goof. Sometimes it's a beginner's mistake, sometimes it's a typo, and sometimes the record is wrong. Today's topic ~ mistakes I've made or run across in my research, so others can learn from ...
by mayim
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 08:59 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Genealogists tend to love cemeteries. I know I do ~ both as an information source and for their beauty, whether it's green space in the city or a little family plot on the side of the road. So, ...
by mayim
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 08:59 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
In 1976, Carroll Mendenhall Leonard put his ten years of genealogical research into a book of 645 pages that covered the family history of the Grigsby and Leonard families. It was a masterful ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 06:13 PM PDT with 325 Recommends
Westward migration is an important part of the history of many American families. It wasn’t really so in my family. To my knowledge – and I can go back more than four centuries on some branches ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 09:38 AM PDT with 21 Recommends