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Apple Pie

Welcome to Day 1 of the A-Z Challenge! My theme is “Meditations, Memories and Musings“, mostly autobiographical, sometimes futuristic. Hope you enjoy your visit!   Sickness during the holidays sharply curtailed our celebrations and my son-in-law did not receive his one culinary request: … Continue reading

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Expressing herself

Expressing her feelings as only a 2-year-old can!

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10 Things of Thankful

I’m thankful… 1. I didn’t die on the highway when I fell asleep on my hour-long commute. Woke up in time to see I was veering across the lane and was able to correct before any major damage. 2. For … Continue reading

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W is for Wiki

The ultimate form of collaboration, sharing, and knowledge is the genealogy wiki. FamilySearch’s wiki is found here.  (“Get research advice, or learn where to find record collections in our 77,242 articles.”) I recommend reading the About page first. Another worthwhile section to … Continue reading

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T is for Timeline

Plotting your ancestors on a timeline can be a helpful exercise for several reasons. If you don’t know much about them, seeing them in their historical context gives you a general idea of what life might have been like for … Continue reading

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P is for Photos

What an exciting plus for the genealogist or family historian to come upon photographs of ancestors! A story recently published in the Charlotte Observer displayed this iconic 1908 photo by Lewis Hine and told the story behind the discovery of her … Continue reading

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O is for Obituary

Family Search has declared 2014 the Year of the Obituary! Follow the link for videos, blog posts and other useful information on getting the most from obituaries. [This is also a plug asking for volunteers to do indexing on these obituaries … Continue reading

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K is for Key strategies

1. Get organized. Whether you keep your Tree on paper, your computer, or in the Cloud, set up a system for keeping track of what you find and where and when you found it. Keep a Research Log that notes … Continue reading

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D is for Death (Records)

Death records Most states began recording deaths between 1900 and 1930, but each started a different year. For example, New England states started recording deaths on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town. New England … Continue reading

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A is For Ancestor

It’s serendipitous that the theme I have chosen for my 26-day A-Z Challenge starts with the first letter of the alphabet. As you may have learned from some previous posts, one of my passions is genealogy and family history. I … Continue reading

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