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How I use suggested records on Ancestry

Michael John Neill wrote on his Rootdig blog the post A Suggestion About Suggested Records at Ancestry.com. He wrote about the difficulty in navigating through the suggested records, since there is not enough detail to know which ones you have looked at. I also have come across an added difficulty. If you go into one… Continue reading How I use suggested records on Ancestry

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My Genealogy Do-over

A while ago, I wrote some posts about Getting organized with Microsoft Access, Getting Organised with Microsoft Access an Update, and Getting organized for my genealogy do-over.  Three months later, I haven’t made much progress. In my previous attempt, I had just been working with the image files, but I knew I had some information… Continue reading My Genealogy Do-over

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Why I prefer to search for records, and update my tree, manually

In my post, Getting organized for my genealogy do-over, I had incorporated using hints to find records, and for attaching hints to my Ancestry tree.  After doing this for my 2 grandfathers, I determined that the best way to find all the records for them was to search manually. There were no hints for my… Continue reading Why I prefer to search for records, and update my tree, manually

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Whether to include online family trees in a “reasonably exhaustive search”

Michael John Neill on his RootDig Tip of the Day blog posed the question as to whether online family trees should be part of a reasonably exhaustive search, in his post A Few Random Thoughts on Trees Being a “Required” Part of a Search. My answer would be, it depends. As an example, my husband… Continue reading Whether to include online family trees in a “reasonably exhaustive search”

Researching your family history

Researching family history

1. National Archives bookshop.  This bookshop offers books providing information to help with family history research. These books cover a range of topics, from beginning your family history research, to more specific topics.  For example, in FindMyPast's 100in100 they had added a number of records collections for the PALS battalions - the National Archives bookshop also… Continue reading Researching family history