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

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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