Tag: hints

New to genealogy? Get started with numerous free genealogy sites and tools available online.

New to genealogy? Get started with numerous free genealogy sites and tools available online.

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books 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 […]

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Family Tree Maker 2012 is winning me over.

Family Tree Maker 2012 is winning me over.

When I started using it, I hated Family Tree Maker 2012. I’m one who is very uncomfortable with change, especially if that change leaves me in an unfamiliar environment where I don’t know what to do or how to get around. I’m left feeling very frustrated and vulnerable – as was the case for the […]

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

  FamilySearch.org Canada British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 Guam Guam, Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000 Italy Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941 Italy, Napoli, Testaccio, Parrocchia di San Giorgio Martire, Catholic Church Records, 1633-1930 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1982 South […]

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Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of ‘Pinball Genealogy’.

Avoiding the quick pace and immediate gratification of ‘Pinball Genealogy’.

Recently I read a post on the dearMyrtle.com blog about ‘Pinball Genealogy’, a general description of which is the quick ‘bouncing’ from one source to another, attaching the obvious data and facts without taking the time to explore the document to fully investigate all the information available. An example of such a document is a […]

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Ancestry Magazine 2004 to 2009 Back Issues Available Free at Google e-Books

Ancestry Magazine 2004 to 2009 Back Issues Available Free at Google e-Books

I was thrilled to discover that back issues of Ancestry magazine from 2004 to 2009 are now available for free download at Google e-Books. This is just one of several magazine titles for which Google e-Books is making back issues available online – on numerous subject matters. Ancestry magazine is about genealogy and family tree […]

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Ideally, 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 me think. As much as I’d like all genealogical data to be […]

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Can Anyone Help Identify this Mystery ‘Military Uniform’?

Can Anyone Help Identify this Mystery ‘Military Uniform’?

I’m in the process of writing a post about my Labelle and Périllard ancestors and decided to try to identify the uniform worn by the gentleman in this photo. This family lived in Québec and Ontario, as well as Vermont on the Périllard side. Could it possibly be attached to Vermont during the civil war? […]

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Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

Google Tools, Tips and Tricks for Genealogy

          In my 12+ years of genealogy experience, I have come to value three sites/tools more than any others – and the best part is two of them are totally FREE! They are Google, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, and I will be focusing on tips and hints for each of these in […]

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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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