Conneautville Project Update January 24, 2022

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Short post as I don’t have a lot to update on my Conneautville project. I got distracted by a clipping from the Conneautville Courier related to my own family. Now that I’m back on the right track, I’m 59% working on the obituaries related to Conneautville. Tip: Setting Up Alerts on I setup […]

Conneautville Project Update January 18, 2022

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I’m now 56 percent done with Conneautville-related obituaries from Since my last update, I have worked on some obituaries, but I also did a search for duplicate people. Hint: Finding Duplicate People in Family Tree Maker To find duplicate people in Family Tree Maker, I first suggest doing a backup, just in case you […]

Conneautville Project Update January 14, 2022

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Today’s update includes yesterday’s numbers because someone forgot to type up an update yesterday. Oops. Observation: Yesterday, I came across a person who died in Retreat State Hospital. I had not heard of Retreat State Hospital, so I looked it up. It was located in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which is about 4 1/2 hours away […]

Conneautville Project Update January 12, 2022

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Day 3… I’ve now completed entering 51% of Conneautville obituaries into my database. There are 14552 individuals in my database; 10674 have life events in Conneautville. Observation for today: I looked at the life events for all 14552 individuals in the database that occurred in Pennsylvania’s neighboring states. 1144 individuals had life events in New […]

Conneautville Project Update January 11, 2022

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Day 2 to “Writing More in 2022.” Still 49% through the Conneautville-related obituaries on But just 4 obituaries away from reaching the halfway point. Observation #1: like many Americans, several former Conneautville residents retire to Florida. Specifically, the Tampa Bay area. When I finish with death records, perhaps I’ll find some migration patterns from […]

Conneautville Project Update January 10, 2022

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One of my goals for 2022 is to write more. I’m going to start by making daily updates on my genealogy research. The big project I’ve been working on for several months is a Place Study for Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. I began the process by searching on and I then added any […]

Friday’s Five at Five for October 5, 2018

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Another fabulous Friday! Five enlightening genealogy-related reads: Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War – by Glen Browder and Terri Ann Ognibene for Retraction of Allegations Made Against Maisy Vesque (1913-1969) – by Cathy Meder-Dempsey How to Use Muster Rolls to Your Advantage in Genealogy Research from 5 Ways I Search The Fulton […]

Friday’s Five at Five for September 28, 2018

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The return of Friday’s Five at Five! Here’s five posts that have made me think this week: What Your German Surname Says About Your Ancestors from Ancestral Findings 13 Secrets of Obituary Writers by Jake Rossen for Mental Floss Going Gluten Free: What Does Your DNA Say? by Kitty Cooper Recording the FBI by Judy Russell for her blog […]

Friday’s Five at Five for July 20, 2018

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Five more blogposts of interest: What Did 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 for […]

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 use voice recognition for genealogy because I feel […]