Friday’s Five at Five for July 20, 2018

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  Five more blogposts of interest: What Did Ancestry.com Add and Automate to this 1870 Census Entry? by Michael John Neill Why we should always look at the original record when possible, instead of relying on Ancestry’s transcription. Are You Using LibGuides for Genealogy Research? by Gena Philibert-Ortega Another great suggestion on where to find resources […]

Friday’s Five at Five for July 13, 2018

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                Five fabulous reads: Another Family Story Shattered! by Lori Samuelson If we only relied on family stories to determine what records to search, we’d be missing the true story. Using Voice Recognition in Genealogy: Names and dates and places by James Tanner I don’t think I’d personally […]

Friday’s Five at Five for July 6, 2018

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              Five fun reads: Libraries Launch “Archivist in a Backpack” from UNC University Libraries Do you use any of the same items for your personal archiving or oral history recordings? Studying Genealogy Periodicals by Jennifer Dondero Learn everything about genealogy periodicals – why you should read them, how to read […]

Friday’s Five at Five for June 29, 2018

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                Back with another 5 great blogposts I read this week: Using First Names as Evidence of Family Relationships by DiAnn Iamarino Remember to use name as hints, not proof. And also remember that you may not have discovered all of a couple’s children, which could through off the […]

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 […]