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Shelley Bishop
Family history researcher and writer, with special interests in genealogy education and Ohio ancestors
Family history researcher and writer, with special interests in genealogy education and Ohio ancestors
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Thoughts on January, Goals, and Preparing for SLIG
I love hanging a new calendar
on the wall. There’s something about seeing all those days, all those fresh
possibilities, ahead. Give me a new planner and a few colored pens and I’m
happy as can be. No matter that I know it will soon be as fully packed as th...

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NGS 2016 Conference Photo Recap, Part 2
Previously I wrote about my
experiences the first two days I was in Fort Lauderdale for the NGS 2016 Family
History Conference (see NGS 2016 Conference Photo Recap, Part 1 ). I continued
to enjoy the conference programming, the Florida weather, and the cama...

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NGS 2016 Conference: Photo Recap, Part 1
While it may have seemed
quiet here at my blog the past few weeks, real life has been anything but. I
went from the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati from April
28-30 to the National Genealogical Society Conference in Fort Lauderdale from

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Meet Me in Ft. Lauderdale
It’s hard for me to believe,
but in just two weeks I’ll be flying to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference . I’ve been looking forward to it for months, and suddenly it's just around the corner. Here are some of the things I'm...

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Emma Scheibel Steele, 1894-1952
March is Women’s History
Month, and it’s a good reminder for us to tell the stories of the females in our
family tree. Today I’d like to tell you about my great-grandmother, Emma
Scheibel, who married Homer B. Steele. Emma Scheibel Steele and Homer Steele, ...

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A new badge: NGS 2016 Conference Social Media
The National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference
committee recently sent me an email announcing that I’ve been accepted as part of their official 2016 social
media team. I’m happy to have the opportunity to share my excitement for the

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Got Irish Ancestors? You're in Luck!
View from the Wicklow Mountains If you’re researching Irish
ancestors, there’s a lot of good news these days. New databases and digitized
original records are making it easier than ever to find your family in the
Emerald Isle. Yes, Irish research still has

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Getting a GRIP on Education
Here in the middle of winter,
the long, hot days of summer seem far away. I don't want to say they'll be here
before you know it, because I see no need to
rush time. But there’s a great opportunity to sharpen your genealogical skills
coming up this summer. ...

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Ready, Set: How to Watch RootsTech from Home
The genealogy world lens is
focused on Salt Lake City right now in preparation for RootsTech 2016 .
Thousands are converging there for four days of classes, exhibits,
keynote presentations, and entertainment starting Wednesday, February 3. It’s
expected to ...

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Avoiding Ancestor Identity Mix-Ups
Let’s face it—it can be hard
to tell your ancestors apart from others with similar names, ages, and
residences. It’s especially hard when all you have to go on is a single record, a short listing
in an index or database, or a name in someone else’s online f...
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