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Jacqui Kirk
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Professional genealogist with Montague Cottage Research and coordinator of the Trinity Family History Group.
Professional genealogist with Montague Cottage Research and coordinator of the Trinity Family History Group.

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DNA AND ALL THAT
I'm by no means an expert in the use of DNA in genealogy.  As a professional genealogist, however, I am trying to learn as much as I can about the subject. On the face of it, it seems a wonderful idea - take a quick and easy DNA test to find out who your an...
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Archives - Top-Drawer or Bargain Basement?
Last week I rang a Record Office (an Accredited Archive) to check on their parish register holdings.  The registers have mostly been digitised for a subscription website but some appear to be missing and can't be accessed via the browse function. Unfortunat...
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Did a little more on my One Street Study for Samuel Margoschis of 19 Regent Street. More research needed but a little at a time is best I find otherwise it is all too daunting.
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WHY I EMPLOY PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS FOR MY OWN FAMILY RESEARCH
As family history researchers we all like to do our own
research.   It is hard to hand our tree
over to someone else even if only to look something up or obtain a copy of a
document.   Which is probably why if we
have to, we tend to ask for copies from the ...
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The problem with online genealogy research
Today I had an email from Familysearch telling me of my links to various Mormon pioneers.  They had linked them via the vary rudimentary tree I had put on the site to illustrate a talk I gave last winter on using Familysearch's new features.  Extrapolating ...
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Genealogy lab rats in a Maze
I'm taking a break from preparing a talk in using the familysearch website for a local family history group next week to write this.  In fact the research for the talk has in part inspired this, together with the commotion caused by the announcement that Fa...
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Are genealogy "do-overs" worth it?
The genealogy "do-over" is this year's buzz-word - to discount your previous research and start again with the benefit of the increased availability of digitised records and of course your much greater genealogical experience. When I took the plunge and bec...
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Engage Brain when researching please
I’ve recently begun to teach family history beginner courses
and it is flattering if disconcerting to have my students hanging on my every
word.   I do a homily on “Trust Nothing
Check Everything” and one on “Corpse Brides and Bridegrooms” but am about to
a...
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