Another month has flown by since the last time I posted! That’s the hard thing about working a full time job… it takes away from my genealogy time. I really can’t complain since I do appreciate having my engineering career and the challenges it presents, but I would like to have some brain power left … Continue reading What Clues are in the Newspaper?
Week 1 of My Genealogy Do-Over
Here it is! Week 1 of my Do-over and though I haven't spent a lot of time on it I've ruminated on the items that Thomas has assigned to this week. They are: Setting Previous Research Aside Preparing to Research Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines While I have been contemplating this process there are a … Continue reading Week 1 of My Genealogy Do-Over
Don’t Kvetch*- Use Timelines and Locations to Reveal Secrets
*Kvetch- to complain Part One: Locating the Homeland If you’ve attended any genealogy class, webinar, or read a book on the subject of family research you’ve been told that it is important to look at timelines for individuals. Sure, we know this, but how often do we actually stop to examine our family’s timeline? … Continue reading Don’t Kvetch*- Use Timelines and Locations to Reveal Secrets
Remember to Check Your Sources
Several months ago I learned a valuable lesson about researching my family tree. I had thought I was related to James and Hannah Morse. This was mainly due to not double-checking that my ggg grandfather, William Morse, was born in 1834 and not 1826. This discrepancy was pointed out to me by the lovely researchers … Continue reading Remember to Check Your Sources