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RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that I’ve had my trials when looking for a software program that will handle, understand and convert Quaker dates (both old and new style) within […]

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Sing For Hope is an example of how using one’s influence to help the community is an admirable and productive effort.

Sing For Hope is an example of how using one’s influence to help the community is an admirable and productive effort.

A constantly reoccurring theme I’ve noticed when researching our family’s ancestry is the solid contributions to and support for community. The Quaker settlers are the best example of how a religious culture and community played an extremely important role in the successful relocation and settlement of a recently discovered continent. The guidance provided by the […]

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The best gifts for genealogists during a cash-strapped holiday season.

The best gifts for genealogists during a cash-strapped holiday season.

  For my recommended Christmas gifts for genealogists list for 2013, I thought I’d concentrate on more obscure, lower cost gifts. Some could even be used as stocking stuffers. Last year’s list was for higher end, higher priced, technically focused gifts for genealogists. So, for this year, I’ve come up with a list of lower […]

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Heredis 2014 is released, but, “Does it really do it all”?

Heredis 2014 is released, but, “Does it really do it all”?

Today, I received the following email announcement about Heredis 2014′s new release, and I was thrilled… …for a short while. Hi Christine, After the Mac version, the Heredis 2014 for Windows is available today. We are pleased to present you today the new version Heredis 2014 for Windows that is a major release of the […]

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Sometimes it pays to look to the present for information about the past.

Sometimes it pays to look to the present for information about the past.

It’s amazing what information about the past including people and events can be found by searching through online newspapers, magazines, etc. – even if they are in a foreign language. I’m routinely having to read, translate and understand documents written in their original language such as French, German, Swedish, and so on. My go to […]

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Looking to the past is fine, but we must invest in the future

Looking to the past is fine, but we must invest in the future

As much as I spend most of my time investigating and looking to the past pursuing my obsession with genealogy, my husband and I have tried to invest in the future for ourselves and our children. Although we started much too late, we have been making an attempt to turn things around and build for […]

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Why would a typist and transcriptionist want to spend her leisure years typing and transcribing?

Why would a typist and transcriptionist want to spend her leisure years typing and transcribing?

The answer? I’m a genealogy fanatic and typing and transcription are a very large portion of the workload necessary to conduct research, handle sources and documents, and transcribe images of documents into editable text to make it searchable. Although I made the majority of my living as a business owner and Administrative Assistant using these […]

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1921 Canadian Census will be offered free at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in three years.

1921 Canadian Census will be offered free at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in three years.

I was very pleased to read a post on Olive Tree Genealogy in which clarification is offered regarding the agreement between Library and Archives Canada and Ancestry.ca for indexing and release of the 1921 Canadian Census. She took the trouble to investigate the situation further and explained the details in her post. I still have […]

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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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