Document Copying

My top 6 genealogy resolutions for the New Year of 2014.

My top 6 genealogy resolutions for the New Year of 2014.

Today marks the new year, as well as my fifteenth year researching our family’s genealogy. To mark this new year, I have decided to create a LIST of New Years resolutions I’d like to complete. And believe me, after all this time, there’s a lot that needs doing. Make a ‘New Year’ backup on an […]

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Genealogy is a great way to pique a student’s interest in Social Studies and History.

Genealogy is a great way to pique a student’s interest in Social Studies and History.

About ten months ago, I wrote a post about the effect my interest in Genealogy has had on my children’s interest in Social Studies and History throughout school. It has instilled such a personal connection for my children they were actually excited about studies and projects that had anything to do with their Acadian, French […]

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Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied documents.

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied documents.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type […]

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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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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launch is an initiative that is long overdue.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launch is an initiative that is long overdue.

I have frequently been frustrated in the past to search for names, locations, or generic strings of text online while pursuing my genealogy research, only to be directed to a local public library where one must register in person and be close enough to physically visit the library access its resources. As a result, I’ve […]

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From Chatterton to Blythe: A Family’s Journey to America

From Chatterton to Blythe: A Family’s Journey to America

Although this Richard Chatterton is one of many in the line and is not the earliest Chatterton ancestor of my husband and children, he was the key to finding everyone else. At least, his will was. One day, I decided to check out the UK Archives site and happened upon his will, in which several […]

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Historica WordPress Genealogy Theme: Ideal for any history, genealogy, or family tree site.

Historica WordPress Genealogy Theme: Ideal for any history, genealogy, or family tree site.

I just posted my newest theme that would lend itself extremely well for any website or blog dealing with family tree, family history, historical and/or genealogy topics. This theme is attractive and features vintage images and documents in a neutral color scheme. If you’re in the market for a great theme for your blog or […]

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AncestorEBooks isn’t even accessible?

AncestorEBooks isn’t even accessible?

I was reading the press release on PRWeb for AncestorEBooks offering a free 3 day trial period to sample their new ebook production services for family trees and genealogies. I filled out the form completely, but unfortunately, instead of taking me to the next page, I got an error message as follows: The Shortlink URL […]

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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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