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April 2015 New York Genealogical and Biographical Record!
Some Empire State reasons why I don't blog here as often as in the past . . . If you have New York interests, don't hesitate -- go out and buy the NYGBS's new research guide and gazetteer ! I reviewed it in the April NYGBR . Also in the April issue is the t...
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SpringBoard is pleased to offer a post by guest blogger Harold Henderson, CG. Harold has been a professional writer since 1979, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a Board-certified genealog...
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Good news for researchers with Missouri black sheep!
Missouri now has arguably the best on-line information about prisoners , including PDFs of the log book including any identifying scars. Two other Midwestern states have transcriptions which may or may not be complete: Illinois and Indiana . (For Indiana, c...
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Underhill, Chittenden County, Vermont, on FamilySearch -- and other odd partial indexes
In order to use the relevant part of the FamilySearch collection of Vermont town records -- specifically those from Underhill, Chittenden County -- I have ascertained where the various volumes begin. This collection is browse-only, not indexed. But finding ...
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Three ways to get your genealogy material out there without actually publishing
A recent discussion on the Transitional Genealogists Forum got into the question of how we can get our research findings "out there" without actually publishing them. I myself am a big advocate of getting stuff published, but it's worth knowing that there a...
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Learning from what went wrong
We usually want to learn from the best -- the perfect novelist, the triumphant quarterback, the most cogent genealogist. But sometimes we can learn more from things that didn't quite go right. I can understand basketball and chess strategy better from games...
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Randolph County (Indiana) Relatives: Ina (Smith) Burdick
In the March National Genealogical Society Quarterly I traced a Smith family from central Iowa in 1870 back to eastern Indiana in 1850. It turned out that the parents of Ina (Smith) Burdick (1862-1932) were John Smith of Wayne County and Elizabeth (Smith) S...
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Analyze or Else! guest post on BCG blog Springboard
Earlier this week I had a guest blog post on analysis on BCG's blog Springboard . Unusually, this is a blog that is edited, so hopefully this post will stand the test of time better than some others. And, yes, the editors helped make it better.
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BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, June 16 “Truth or Fiction? Unraveling a Family Yarn” George Teeling came from Ireland to Chicago in the 1800s. Like many ancestors, he left a story that made his descendants wonder. Ho...
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BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, May 19 “The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative” When we tell a story, sometimes we need to stop and explain. Just how did we figure out who the ...
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Professional writer since 1979, professional genealogist since 2009 -- NW Indiana
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Professional board-certified genealogist
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