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Betsy Lusby
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I love history, and with that love, I have been researching my family history since 2010.
I love history, and with that love, I have been researching my family history since 2010.

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I've got a question when cataloging claims from sources that lists the person's age at the time the record was created, and was wondering how people were handling it. I was cataloging it with the "Age" tag, but got to wondering if it should be cataloged with the "Birth" tag, and then use the age calculator along with the date that the record was created and get an estimate birth date.

Or if you don't bother with that at all, I'd love to hear your reasoning.

Thanks.

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Genealogy Do-Over 2016 - Month 1 Update
Today is Sunday, January 31, 2016, and it's the last day of Month 1 of the Genealogy Do-Over for 2016.  The topics for this first month was 1) Set aside previous research, and 2) Prepare to research. The first thing I needed to do was to start out with a cl...

Just wanted to report that I just purchased the Evidentia Companion in PDF format and downloaded it to my computer.  Can now start reading at lunch.  Also got the Quickstart Guide.   Thanks Ed for creating these.  I have the entering of sources and assertions.  I'm still struggling with writing my analyses and conclusions.  I'm sure these two items will help me tremendously.

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Genealogy Do-Over 2016 - Month 1
If at first you don't succeed Try, try again I can't believe that I haven't posted in this blog since April 5th, 2015.  Where does the time go?  It seems like the older I get, the faster the days and months go by.  The last post I made was about the startin...

Got a question for the group. I'm currently working on a major brick wall with a cousin of mine. We are trying to find the parents of my 2nd great grandfather (his great grandfather). According to his DNA results, it's pretty certain we go thru a Maryland line.

Anyway, I'm using Evidentia to trace all the males in the line starting with the immigrant ancestor who came here about 1658 to Virginia, then to Maryland about 1620. As I go thru his sons, and their sons etc....there are a lot of Johns, Edwards, Roberts, and Jacobs. When putting in claims, what would be the best way to differentiate from all of the same named individuals. Very few records are listing a middle name, so I can't use that method. My thought is to use the birth years, so it would be John Lusby (1655), John Lusby (1675), etc.

What do you guys think and do you have a better idea?

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Genealogy Do-Over - Cycle 2: Wash, Rinse, and Repeat
Genealogy Do-Over:  Cycle 2 A  way  to start your genealogy research over. At the same time,  you will learn how to build a solid family tree with good, strong roots. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The last time I posted about my progress in the ...

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Genealogy Do-Over - Week 4: Managing Projects & Tasks and Tracking Searches
Genealogy Do-Over A way to start your genealogy research over. At the same time,  you will learn how to build a solid family tree with good, strong roots. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * After taking last weekend and this past week off from
geneal...

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Genealogy Do-Over - Week 3: Conducting Research
Genealogy Do-Over A way to start your genealogy research over. At the same time,  you will learn how to build a solid family tree with good, strong roots. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Now that I have my research goals and a way to track them cr...

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Genealogy Do-Over - Week 3: Tracking Research
Genealogy Do-Over A way to start your genealogy research over. At the same time,  you will learn how to build a solid family tree with good, strong roots. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Next up on this Genealogy Do-Over journey is Week 3, which i...
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