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Heather Collins
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Gmail for Genealogy
If your efforts to discover new family connections are anything like mine, you get a lot of email. Messages from DNA cousin matches, distant cousins, lineage societies, repositories, conferences--not to mention the promotions and updates from a host of webs...

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Your DNA Cousin Match Database: Getting Started with our Excel Template
A reader from a recent post requested a template for setting up a DNA matching database . Because it's quick and easy to set one up in Excel, I threw one together quickly. Please feel free to reuse for non-commercial purposes, but not to repost. When you op...

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Peter Doyle: The Irishman of Rockingham County, North Carolina
It's time for a much needed update on my work with Peter Doyle. I promise, I've been meaning to get around to it since March. It's only July now, which believe it or not is a pretty impressive average for me! Especially since I get to do some myth busting o...

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Muriel Ince Michaels, Age 42
Muriel Ince Michaels, Age 42,  photo in collection of Ernest Ince,  in possession of Regina Ince Michaels, ca. 1955,  image created by Dave Michaels, 2016.

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Homecoming: A Complete List of Doyle Siblings
Life as a genealogist really has not been the same since I took my AncestryDNA test. The connections I'm making to other relatives, including distant cousins, is proving to be so invaluable. We're able to solve mysteries better together than we can apart. N...

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Giving Back: Indexing & Transcription Opportunities for Genealogists
So, who wants more free genealogy records online? Who wants to find them, transcribe them, build the database to host them, and pay to maintain them? I think we're all a little guilty of this. Whether it's because we simply don't know about all of the oppor...

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Homecoming: A Complete List of Doyle Siblings
Life as a genealogist really has not been the same since I took my AncestryDNA test. The connections I'm making to other relatives, including distant cousins, is proving to be so invaluable. We're able to solve mysteries better together than we can apart. N...

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Remembering the WWI Service of Lester Edgar Ince
The wait for Lester Edgar Ince's military service file has finally ended! I downloaded it and have done my preliminary examination to its contents. If you're waiting for these records to come available, you'll know when they have for your ancestor when this...

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Setting Up a DNA Cousin Match Database: A Success Story
DNA testing for genealogy is one of the best investments I've ever made into my research. The more I invest into my understanding of the subject, the greater returns I receive from it. And at no point was that ever more apparent than when I connected with a...

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Charles Miller Doyle & Birdie May Price
Photo of Charles Miller Doyle from the collection of Irene Doyle Ashley, ca. 1920-1950; Scanned by Dwight Edwards, Alameda California, 2016. I Photo of  Bertie Price Doyle from the collection of Irene Doyle Ashley, ca. 1920-1950; Scanned by Dwight Edwards, ...
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