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In support of Wikipedia
When speaking to others about Wikipedia, I often get reactions not unlike the attitudes toward the public family trees found all over the Web (but predominantly on Ancestry.com), namely, that you should never trust it, because it is nothing but errors. Of c...
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When wireless devices need batteries, think Eneloop
Over the years I've gone through a lot of batteries for my wireless keyboards and wireless mice.  At work, the department bought me a package of name-brand rechargeable batteries and a charger, but I have not been impressed with how well those batteries rec...
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Hmmm.   Very interesting.  A bit pricey, but still...

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We are living in an era of information overload.  So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shi...
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(Any relationship to what we see in public genealogy trees is purely coincidental, of course.)
by Greg Mayer Close readers of WEIT will know that I rarely cite or link to Wikipedia (other than for images), and that I have occasionally promised to at some point say more about this. This won't...
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Excellent article, and a lesson to everyone to check sources  :-)

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The mystery of Dorit Kum, aka Darr Imon
Quite recently, someone posted a death certificate (they didn't say from where, but probably from a New England state), where they were trying to puzzle out the mother's name.  Half of those guessing opted for "Dorit Kum". The other half of us had a differe...
Quite recently, someone posted a death certificate (they didn't say from where, but probably from a New England state), where they were trying to puzzle out the mother's name.  Half of those guessing opted for "Dorit Kum". Th...
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[This post about old farming practices somehow turned into one on copyright.] Some days I think I learned everything I need to know about copyright on the farm. Jones' Old Style Farm Techniques As a kid, I never understood...
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A few tech/genealogy words you may be typing/using incorrectly
Genealogical research is one of those activities that requires crystal-clear communication between researchers, in order to prevent misunderstandings and to facilitate searching for needed information. Unfortunately, our hobby and profession that requires v...
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Methodology - Jumping to grandparents and back again
Real genealogical research rarely resembles the pure idea of starting with an individual and working backwards one generation at a time. On occasion, you may jump to the side (say, to a sibling), or even two steps back (to possible grandparents) before fill...
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Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred...
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Also it depends on where you live. Name are about a generation off between the US & UK. When I was at university in Scotland, in the early 90s, there were a lot of Helens and Lucys that were in their early 20s, while at that time it was still an 'old lady' name in the US. Likewise, everyone thought it was funny that my parents, Gary & Julie, had names that to them were mostly heard for toddlers.

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Finding and Documenting African-American Families (July 20-25, 2014)
My friends J. Mark Lowe and Deborah Abbott are teaching 4 and a half days of workshops on the subject of "Finding and Documenting African-American Families".  For more information, visit www.gripitt.org .
My friends J. Mark Lowe and Deborah Abbott are teaching 4 and a half days of workshops on the subject of "Finding and Documenting African-American Families".  For more information, visit www.gripitt.org.
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Why Copyright Is Important to Me
In a recent posting to his blog, James Tanner writes: "I am talking
about all the other stuff, blog posts, notes on family trees,
biographies, surname books etc. that have absolutely no expectation of
making a dime for their authors. What then is the ben...
In a recent posting to his blog, James Tanner writes: "I am talking about all the other stuff, blog posts, notes on family trees, biographies, surname books etc. that have absolutely no expectation of making a dime for their ...
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I'm an Assistant Librarian at the USF Tampa Library, Chair of the Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO), and President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa.  I frequently speak and write about genealogy.
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