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Just the facts

Friday, February 10th, 2017

            It is difficult for a genealogist to depart from family stories and base research on facts which can be documented.  Family legend sometimes can prove incorrect when confronted with documented facts; this can be difficult for family members who “remember” names, dates, places and people they were exposed to as a young child.  However, […]


Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Familytomb year in review

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

            Since it’s inception on January 1st of 2007 the Familytomb website has gone from 25 visitors each month to 2506 visits in December of 2009 alone.  The database has increased from about 900 names in 2007 to 1600 in 2008, and over 2000 names in 2009!    In 2008 the Familytomb had over 10,400 […]

Sunday Funnies

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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E-mails, data and backups

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

     I took advantage of being home sick today (sinus infection) to work on backing up my databases and entering information and photos many other researchers had e-mailed me over the last year.  With the database melt down back in May I was hesitant to update some of the families until I was sure the […]

What genealogy records to keep?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Like most genealogist I have notebooks filled with copies of census records, court cases, pages from county histories, copies of marriage records, cemetery transcriptions and more. The problem comes when most of the data is entered in to an electronic format and copies of documents are scanned into the computer. How much of a paper […]


Monday, January 14th, 2008

Well I am pretty well stuck on many of my families.  I have not done much work on my Dad’s side of the family.  It might be time to dust off the notes I have on the Dillon, Bryant and McFatrich families.

Ice Storm and Genealogy

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

[singlepic id=20 w=320 h=240 float=center] My Rose Garden Well the Ice Storm hit about midnight on the 8th and we were without power for over two days.  What does a genealogist due?  Head downtown to the archives, they had power and were open.  There is nothing better than to snuggle up with a role of […]