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 […]

Friday’s Five at Five for March 9, 2018

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                After last week’s Five at Five focusing on RootsTech, I’ve gone back to before RootsTech to find some excellent blogposts that still need mentioning. Judy Russell in Wherefrom Pinellas talks about boundary changes and a software program called Animap. If you have Michigan ancestors, you must give […]

Book Review of Elements of Genealogical Analysis

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Book Review | No Comments

Elements of Genealogical Analysis by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG New England Historical Genealogical Society 168 pgs. Elements of Genealogical Analysis is a wonderful text that explores a methodology for solving genealogical issues.  Robert Charles Anderson’s strategies outlined in Elements are the result of over 40 years experience as a genealogist, director of the New England Historical […]

Friday’s Five at Five for March 2, 2018: RootsTech Edition

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            Today’s roundup of fascinating blogs focuses on RootsTech. I’ve never attended RootsTech in person, but have followed RootsTech’s livestream and the Twitter hasthags #RootsTech and #NotAtRootsTech for a few years now. The following blogposts provide me with a better understanding of what RootsTech is like: From the blog Empty […]

Friday’s Five at Five for February 23, 2018

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Here are five genealogy-related articles or blog posts I found helpful this week: The Fix Is In – Ancestry briefly(!) made it far more harder to work as a professional genealogist. How I Tracked Down My 4th Great Grandmother’s Parents – Great example of how understanding the cultural norms of a time and place can […]

Migrating Twitter

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Other Thoughts | No Comments

I’m currently moving all my genealogy-related followers from Twitter to my new Twitter account: @alexatftr. Connect with me on Twitter @alexatftr. This site, flippingthroughrecords.com, shall be up soon!

Side Note: California University Enrollment, 1936

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Other Thoughts | No Comments

While researching a death notice from The Niagara Falls Gazette, Tuesday, August 11, 1936, page 2, I noticed a brief article stating that “California University is the largest school in the United States with an enrollment of 20,388.” My guess is “California University” is supposed to be University of California. And if that’s true, the […]