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Family Tree Maker is Not Going Away
As I noted in December , Ancestry.com announced that they would no longer be selling Family Tree Maker software as of the end of 2015 and would no longer support it as of the end of 2016. So lots of FTM users went a little nuts trying to decide how long the...
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Three Siblings' DNA Chromosome Match Results
I previously shared the ethnicity estimates for me, my mother, and my brothers. The following images from the chromosome browser at FamilyTreeDNA shows where exactly, on which chromosomes, my brothers and I match. The first image shows my brother S's matche...
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Sympathy Saturday ~ Adolf Handler's Death Record
As I recently noted , a researcher in Šid, Serbia, contacted me via JewishGen's Family Finder and shared with me some digital images from the local archives. This is the death record for my husband's great grandfather, Aron / Adolf Handler. When he died, he...
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I'm visiting my daughter in St. Louis this weekend. Last night I was reading bedtime stories to Aron's great-great-great granddaughter born almost 200 years after he was.
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun ~ Updating My Ancestor Score
This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge from Randy Seaver is not new, but is interesting to update periodically. 1) Determine how complete your genealogy research is. For background, read Crista Cowan's post Family History All Done? What’s Your N...
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New Year's Resolutions
This is a cross-post from my other blog: From Maine to Kentucky , though there are a few differences. I generally avoid New Year's Resolutions, but this year, with the announcement that Family Tree Maker is being retired , it prompted me to share my primary...
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Mary Freeland Hunter - 52 Ancestors #52
To complete the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small ,  I will share what I know about my second great grandmother, Mary Freeland. Mary Freeland was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, on February ...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ The Gravestone Girls
One thing I didn't mention about NERGC last April was that there was a wonderful Exhibit Hall with many exhibitor booths for genealogy societies (wow, there were a lot of them) and all kinds of vendors where genealogists could be parted from their money ver...
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Wedding Wednesday ~ Adolf Handler and Sali Handler, 1882
Here is another one of the records that the researcher from Šid, Serbia, shared with me. This record, along with other records in this archives, helps to confirm the story that my husband's great-grandparents were related . I have split the horizontal recor...
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Incredible!
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Three Siblings' DNA Ethnicity Results
I have previously written about DNA test results for my family - this link shows all posts with the DNA tag. After I tested myself at FamilyTreeDNA , I had my mother's and one brother's autosomal DNA tested with that company. I just got the results from ano...
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Researching Jewish Ancestors? Use JewishGen Family Finder!
The Internet, and especially JewishGen , has made researching Jewish ancestors easier than it might have been just a few years ago. In November, I shared Handler Birth Transcriptions at JewishGen with the news that the Hungarian Databases at JewishGen had a...
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Thanks, Elizabeth. I do use JewishGen but I'm sure I need to learn more about getting the most from it. You have inspired me to do this...
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New Year's Resolutions
I generally avoid New Year's Resolutions, but this year, with the announcement that Family Tree Maker is being retired , it prompted me to share my primary genealogy resolutions for 2016: By the end of 2016, I will have decided on a new genealogy software p...
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My Grandfather, Toby Copeland - 52 Ancestors #51
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , I thought I'd write about my grandfather. My maternal grandfather died the summer I was nine. Because he lived in Pittsburgh and I lived outside...
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I write two family history blogs: From Maine to Kentucky and A Jewish Genealogy Journey. Learn what surnames I'm researching by going to my blogs and clicking on the "Surnames" tab at the top.
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