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It’s Elementary, Dear Watson

Part of the joy of genealogy  research is the thrill of the hunt. We tune into, hone and cultivate our inner detective. Let’s look at … Read more

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Scottish Wills and Testaments

In Scotland, prior to the 19th century, wills only involved moveable property and did not include land, buildings, mining rights or minerals. Before the 19th … Read more

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Do You Feel the Connection?

Genealogy is about connecting. I personally have a pretty low need to affiliate. Don’t quite understand the tears and hugs after a week long event … Read more

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They’re Coming to America

Prior to the 1800s, any of our ancestors who came from Europe or the UK, came on Merchant ships. These ships were purpose-built and specially … Read more

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From Family Tree to Family Treasure

Now that we have those research documents, bits of scrap paper, newspaper clippings, photos, obits, e-mails and other assorted bits of “research”, how do we … Read more

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Using Facebook for Genealogy

If you have a Facebook account, you can turn it into a genealogy resource. In order to create a Facebook account. You can sign up … Read more

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Will You Be Your Family’s Brick Wall?

Avid genealogists share whatever information they have – whether on their family or on someone else’s. Wonderful tips and suggestions pour over our computer screens … Read more

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Using Funeral Home Records for Genealogy

Once you have found the obituary for your ancestor’s death, take note of the name of the funeral home that handled the arrangements. Then, contact … Read more

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Who’s Your Father, Then?

If you are researching your Scottish ancestry, you may have noticed as you read through the various records that there is a repetition of given … Read more

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Place Them On The Map

Old maps are a fantastic resource for giving you a feel for the community that your ancestors lived in. You can see how rural or … Read more

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

I love old newspapers. I love the weathered look of them and most of all the smell of the old ink. I have said before, … Read more

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Acadian Genealogy And The Intriguing Story It Tells

Acadian Genealogy has its roots in the small niche of French immigrants across the Atlantic Ocean to the colony of Acadia that began and continued … Read more

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