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’ve taken up the practice of using images …

Heredis genealogy software: Not a viable replacement for Family Tree Maker.

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  Recently, I awoke to an email during the holiday season from Heredis offering a big discount on their newest, 2015 version of their Heredis genealogy software.   I had tried an older version a couple of years ago and liked what I saw.   Unfortunately, however, I soon discovered the Achilles heel of this …

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

Google genealogy search tools.

  In my 12+ years of genealogy experience, I have become very attached to the Google tools, tips and tricks for genealogy research!   Once I discovered these tools, I haven’t looked back. I use them frequently in the course of my research.   Free Genealogy Search Help This is the one Google search tool …

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

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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 …

New to genealogy? Start with free genealogy sites and tools online.

Using available free genealogy sites and tools to the best advantage. I’ve been doing genealogy research for well over fifteen years now and have amassed a database of over 100,000 individuals with supporting sources, images, and documents for over 90% of the individuals, which are available for free download. Yet, I still find new information …

We must know the genealogy questions before we can find the answers.

It has become increasingly apparent recently that there are two distinct schools of thought regarding quality and depth in genealogy research. There are the genealogists who believe in working only with well-sourced, proven information – and then there are those of us who started our genealogical quests simply for the pleasure of doing so. Before …

I’d like to see an open and free exchange of genealogical data.

Ideally, I’d like to see an open and free exchange of genealogical data. I’ve long been a proponent of the open and free exchange of genealogy data to ensure ready access to information for everyone researching their family history. This morning, however, I read “Cooperation Makes Records Available for Free” at FamilySearch.org and it made …