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Charlene Filipiak
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Researcher, Mentor, Speaker & Teacher
Researcher, Mentor, Speaker & Teacher

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Tracing our Roots
In 2018 I am hoping to blog more than I did last year. However, I know that having a specific goal is much better than a vague one. Therefore I hope to blog once a week and I decided to try the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks goal . This isn't a new idea, and Amy ...
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Reviewing 2017
As 2017 winds down, I like to reflect on my genealogy accomplishments.
I started 2017 like I do every year with high hopes of making genealogy more
of a priority. During 2017, I finally uncovered my biological grandfather.
My three year journey was very exc...
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Will the real George Summers please stand up!
When searching for your family member, make sure to record those people who have the same name that you figured out is not your person. This past week I was helping a friend solve the problem surrounding her relative George W Summers. Her cousin shared a fa...
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Where are all my Ancestry trees?
I do not consider myself a beginner when referring to Ancestry and/or Trees. I have numerous trees on ancestry such as my working genealogical tree, another tree that is bare bones that is tied to my DNA test results, my half-sibling
ancestors, my husband’s...
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FTM 2017 - Source and Citation Cleanup
I have been using FTM for about 2 decades. In the beginning, I only tapped into the basics of the program. As changes were made with the software, I still only expanded my knowledge a little. In the beginning, I will be honest, I never cited any of my sourc...
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Does Ancestry contain lots of errors?
I ask this question because I keep seeing comments similar to this “ Ancestry is fantastic but contains a lot of errors! ” I think what errors? Are you talking about Member Trees? Well of course Member Trees can contain errors; they are only as accurate as ...
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Chrome Browser not updating?
Connecting to the internet via our devices is something many of us take for granted. This is until something happens and we can't get onto the internet. Where is the problem? How to fix it? Let's stop and think about all the places the problem could be. Is ...
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Exploring Color Coding and Filters with FTM 2017
Family Tree Maker 2017 has introduced color coding. There are some limitations but as with any limitations, this means we need to get creative. First of all, basic color coding allows you to color code an individual person, all their ancestors one color, al...
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Ancestry Sync - what gives?
I belong to several Facebook genealogy groups. I am here to talk about the Family Tree Maker user group and the Roots Magic user group. Even though both software vendors have promised to offer a “New” Ancestry sync, neither have...
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Which DNA testing company is best?
As a volunteer at my local Genealogical Research Library I get asked all kinds of questions. Such as which DNA testing company is the best? First of all, let me say that just because I prefer one company doesn’t make them the best company. It only makes it ...
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