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Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

Sir Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella of France

In geneal­ogy research there comes a point in his­tory where the only sources avail­able are very sub­jec­tive and ques­tion­able at best. We must con­sider how many per­sons the account was retold to before it was finally put to paper. We also must ask about the motives and biases of those recount­ing the story over time, and […]

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Using images to save transcription time and errors.

Using images to save transcription time and errors.

A good habit to get into for any genealogy researcher is using images to save transcription time and errors. Transcription takes a lot of time. Rather than wasting the time manually transcribing documents while conducting research, or printing direct from a third party database site, I work with images instead. Once the source is created and […]

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions- July 22, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions- July 22, 2014

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions for the period up to and including July 22, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Canada Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 Luxembourg Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1662-1941 Netherlands Netherlands, Utrecht Province, Church Records, 1542-1955 New Zealand New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate […]

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There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

Pursuing Genealogy was never free. The family tree research costs manifested in very different ways over time. We’re so lucky today because global resources are so easy to access over the internet through sites such as familysearch.org, Ancestry.com and many others, and most sites do charge either a subscription rate or a cost per item […]

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Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin […]

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Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

Genealogy News Bites to July 19, 2014.

Following are the most recent genealogy news bites and headlines up to July 19, 2014. National Archives CSV validator – a new digital preservation tool Today marks the official release of a new digital preservation tool developed by The National Archives, CSV Validator version 1.0. This follows on from well known tools such as DROID… […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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