Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

Resource file.

  Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …


Microsoft Paint is a simple, reliable tool for genealogy research.

Microsoft Paint image editing.

  I am always exploring new software and online tools to simplify and streamline tasks related to my genealogy research and blogging and one tool I depend on is Microsoft Paint.   Previous posts have described old favorites such as ‘Photoscape‘, and all components of ‘My Ideal Setup…‘ in general. However, I use Microsoft Paint …


Marriages of Talbot District, Upper Canada, from 1838-1857.

Denas, Joseph and Barrett, Eleonor; Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928

The following is my transcription of the scan of the original register entries for marriages of Talbot District, Upper Canada, from 1838-1857; Vol. 22 and pgs 4-5.       ___________________ The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking …


Jeremiah Williams: Who are his real parents?

Who are Jeremiah Williams' true parents?

My entries for Jeremiah Williams on the Blythe Genealogy website and database have turned out to be one of those situations where I had erroneous information for his parents. As is my usual practice, I had found references to Joseph Williams and Lydia Olney in personal correspondence and online trees. Since these are notoriously inaccurate, …


How to get, keep, and use a smart cell phone absolutely free!?

Use a smart cell phone absolutely free!

I recently acquired, and keep and continue to use a smart cell phone absolutely FREE!   Considering how important immediate access to all my data, online information, subscriptions and websites are, I felt this was important for others with my extreme interest in (obsession with?) genealogy and family tree research. This entire set up allows …


Empty Nest Ancestry: The launch of our brand new (and fun) site design.


As you can see, the launch of the new site designs for this site and our general interest site at Feathering the Empty Nest have changed considerably.    Why the change? Yet again, a WordPress update has caused conflicts with some plugins and, most frustratingly, the themes on these sites. I’ve been using the same basic theme …


Security watch: Is virtualization a mistake?

From the standpoint of securing important documents and information, is adopting virtualization a mistake? As a genealogist, I’m well aware of our dependence on the use of virtualization, computer networks and the internet by governments, businesses and organizations to digitize, store, safeguard, and make available highly valuable documents, publications, etc. The following article by Jesse …