Genealogy Archive

  • If you have ever found old documents related to your family, you’ve probably struggled to read the writing on them. I’ve puzzled over the interpretation of an old blessing document […]

    Reading Old Handwriting

    If you have ever found old documents related to your family, you’ve probably struggled to read the writing on them. I’ve puzzled over the interpretation of an old blessing document […]

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  • A new tool bar dedicated to family history research called ‘Family Genie’ is now available for Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox. The download link to it is found on Mario […]

    Family Genie Toolbar

    A new tool bar dedicated to family history research called ‘Family Genie’ is now available for Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox. The download link to it is found on Mario […]

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  • Many states are adding vital records information to their state websites. As an example, today I looked at the Massachusetts Archives pages posted under the name of William Francis Galvin, […]

    Vital Record Searches

    Many states are adding vital records information to their state websites. As an example, today I looked at the Massachusetts Archives pages posted under the name of William Francis Galvin, […]

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  • “What a great time to be alive!” I said it out loud again sitting in my home office last night. I work for footnote.com and see samplings of the millions […]

    What a great time to be alive!

    “What a great time to be alive!” I said it out loud again sitting in my home office last night. I work for footnote.com and see samplings of the millions […]

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  • Family history researchers often encounter unexpected ‘finds’ related to their research. Recently, our daughter stopped in at a local bakery to pickup a few favorite ‘honey buns’ for her family. […]

    The Unexpected Photo

    Family history researchers often encounter unexpected ‘finds’ related to their research. Recently, our daughter stopped in at a local bakery to pickup a few favorite ‘honey buns’ for her family. […]

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  • When you think of your parents, grandparents and other ancestors, do you have anything that they owned or created? My wife has been a quilter all of her life and […]

    Leave a Legacy

    When you think of your parents, grandparents and other ancestors, do you have anything that they owned or created? My wife has been a quilter all of her life and […]

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  • Over the past ten years, I’ve often been asked how young men working to get their scouting ‘Eagle’ award could use a family history topic for their Eagle project.  My […]

    What a Project!

    Over the past ten years, I’ve often been asked how young men working to get their scouting ‘Eagle’ award could use a family history topic for their Eagle project.  My […]

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  • It seems that no matter how many times I ‘carefully’ review the documents, notes, photos and other family history memorabiliathat I’ve collected over the years, I aways find additional ‘Treasure’ […]

    Treasure!

    It seems that no matter how many times I ‘carefully’ review the documents, notes, photos and other family history memorabiliathat I’ve collected over the years, I aways find additional ‘Treasure’ […]

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  • FamilySearch Indexing has the promise of becoming the premier tool for family history enthusiasts. We’ve read the announcements about the partnerships between the Family History Society / FamilySearch and many […]

    FamilySearch Indexing – We Need You

    FamilySearch Indexing has the promise of becoming the premier tool for family history enthusiasts. We’ve read the announcements about the partnerships between the Family History Society / FamilySearch and many […]

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  • When researching our ancestors, we often encounter causes of death that have ‘funny’ names and are meaningless to us today. In one family, a child died of complications from ‘Quincy’. […]

    Archaic Medical Terms

    When researching our ancestors, we often encounter causes of death that have ‘funny’ names and are meaningless to us today. In one family, a child died of complications from ‘Quincy’. […]

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