Friday’s Five at Five for June 7, 2018

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A rundown of blog posts I found enlightening this week: We need to give credit to our fellow genealogists for their hard work and so other genealogists can verify their work. It’s also, as Marcia Crawford Philbrick points out, in Don’t Just Copy – Give Credit, a way for genealogists to contact the original researcher. A great […]

Friday’s Five at Five for May 18, 2018

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              Five blogposts I found educational: How I Solved It: Frederick Allen Downing: finding the father of an illegitimate child– A blogpost from Suzi Brent reminding us to look at the child’s name when searching for a birth father. We should always write out our genealogical conclusions, even if […]

Friday’s Five at Five for May 11, 2018

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                The posts I mention below are now about a month old on their writers’ sites, but still worthy of a read: Academic genealogy – I don’t have a PhD, but I enjoy reading about the “family tree” of anything – people, animals, academics. It works just like any […]

Friday’s Five at Five for May 4, 2018

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              Five more blogposts of value: Sometimes we like to believe the census taker missed our ancestors, or perhaps, our families purposely avoided the census taker. Was Your Ancestor Missed on the U.S. Federal Census? gives some reasons why your family members may actually be absent from the census. Someday […]

Friday’s Five at Five for April 20, 2018

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              Five links: It’s Friday and tomorrow starts the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Nearly a decade ago I attended my first Festival of Books and came across a tent for the Southern California Genealogical Society. Genealogical society? I’d been alone in my fascination of searching for my […]

Friday (the 13th)’s Five at Five for April 13, 2018

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  Happy Friday fellow family finders! I recently enjoyed reading these five blogposts: “Buried in Woolen” – What? Why? – This is the kind of information that isn’t a fact, but provides context to the facts, enriching your family’s story. How I Solved It: Death Investigation: Was it a Railroad Accident? – Searching for evidence of a […]

Friday’s Five at Five for April 6, 2018

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This week’s five favorite blogposts include: Deciphering Place Names Just Got Easier – How to use Google and Meyer’s Gazetteer to try to determine a German town name. Finding Cemetery Records in an Archive – A post about the different cemetery records you might find in an archive. Women’s History Month 2018: A P.S. to Asylums […]

Friday’s Five at Five for March 30, 2018

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                Welcome to another Friday’s Five at Five! Here’s five blogposts/articles I think you might find helpful: My genealogical and genetic trees have Australians on them, but I haven’t done too much research in the country. Gail Dever’s Did your elusive ancestor end up in an Australian gaol? You […]

Friday’s Five at Five for March 23, 2018

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                Friday is here. Here are five fellow bloggers’ posts I found fascinating this week: I love case studies and the case of the missing Tews is a great read. Oxford Ancestors is closing down. Debbie Kennett gives a rundown on the historical significance of the company, while […]

Friday’s Five at Five for March 16, 2018

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                Another week, another five blogposts I found particularly intriguing: A call to RootsTech from Roberta Estes on how to make the conference better; at the root (yes, pun) of the conference’s problem is actually just how successful it is! From the Ancestor Hunt blog, comes 19 Reasons to […]