Category Archives: Website and Research Reviews

Death and the Genealogist – Motivation Monday

Genealogists deal with dead people all the time.  I don’t find it the least bit odd that I collect obituaries and death certificates or that I like to stop at old cemeteries.  But the constant thread throughout my research is … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip – The Help of Others

One of the most important things I learned last year in my Genealogy Research is how much I can learn by reaching out to other Genealogists or History buffs.  Sometimes it feels like genealogy research can be an independent, isolated … Continue reading

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“Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing”, my review

About a month ago I preordered Megan Smolenyak’s new book, “Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing” from Amazon.com.  It came in the mail last Thursday and I immediately started reading it.  Between the toddler, the puppy, and the kitten I … Continue reading

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Genealogy organization – where do I begin again?

I spent the past two weeks catching up on all the end-of-the-year bookkeeping for my husband’s donut shop so that I could get back to focusing on my genealogy addiction.  I finished this morning and now my mind turns to … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – Family Legacy

I think part of why I love studying my family history is because I love seeing the strong legacy they have left for their descendants.  I look at the way they lived their lives; standing through adversity, staying loyal to … Continue reading

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If My Descendants Were to Write about Me

Recently, I had a conversation with someone who questioned my desire to write about our shared ancestors. How could I really know what a person went through and why? I think the real worry was that I would write something … Continue reading

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Obituary Beauty

I find old obituaries to be things of beauty.  Not just for research sake either; I mean yes, I love finding death dates, family members, and other pertinent information but more than any other genealogy resource Obituaries can evoke great … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com review

I guess if I am going to review websites and records I should review the website I use the most for genealogy research – Ancestry.com. I have used this site for years and they are continually adding new repositories. It … Continue reading

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Land Records, Plats, and Grants

During my recent genealogy research trip I discovered a new “favorite” record type.  The land patent or grant, Land Records and Land Plats are a wealth of interesting information.  After linking these three records for my great great grandfather’s farm … Continue reading

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Genealogy Road Trip Account

I have been so busy since getting back from my roadtrip I haven’t had time to sort out and assimilate all of the information I gathered.  So for this blog I will tell you about the trip itself.  We left … Continue reading

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