Organizing your Discoveries

Creating a family history takes a LOT of effort. It involves hours upon hours of discovery, digging through centuries of yellowed papers, black and white or sepia photographs, journals, census records, birth records, death records, marriage records, incarceration, occupation, addresses and the list goes on and on. So, what do we do with all of …

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I Wrote a Letter (Genealogy Update!)

A little over a month ago, I shared a post I wrote about contacting relatives using good old fashioned letter writing (link here). Today I received a phone call from my relative, and she gave me some amazing news! She confirmed she had a lot of information about my paternal grandmother's maternal line and she …

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Illnesses and Causes of Death Genealogy Guide

Illness and death are the final and conclusive part of life. Death was recorded in a variety of methods, and using old terms that are now outdated. I put together a comprehensive guide to some of the most common causes of death listed on old death certificates and schedules of death. This post is in …

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Common Genealogical Terms Dictionary

Genealogy is an ongoing learning process. There are so many terms that people acquire as they dive through their family history, including words that were commonly used throughout the past that we seldom hear today! These terms are on top of the already genealogically specific terms given to certain components within searching through the past. …

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