Archive | Genealogy

Immigration and Naturalization

At some point in our research, we all want to find out about our immigrant ancestors. All of us who live in North or South America have had ancestors that at one time or another migrated to this section of the world. Even our Native American came by various means from Asia. Some of them […]

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Verify Your Genealogy Sources

We have all selected information from some book or source, especially when we are first beginning genealogy, only later to find out that it was wrong. It is so easy to find a source and take the information from it. All too often we do not verify the source or the information, and if we […]

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Oral History in Genealogy Research

How many of us have had an opportunity to sit down with an older member of the family and get the straight information about our ancestors? How many times with this situation have we walked away feeling frustrated that we did not receive all of the answers that we wanted from that conversation? The real […]

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Genealogy Mistakes

In our genealogy research methods, we make many mistakes. Some of these we overcome and some of them linger throughout our efforts. If we can head them off in the beginning, we will be better off in the end. Here are a few that we have all been guilty of doing at some point in […]

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Prove It!

In the early 1950s, I started doing research on my Mother’s family. At that time, there were no computers to consult, no microfilm available to me, and no xerox machines to make copies. If I wanted a copy of a document, I had to have a photographic copy made by someone with more than a […]

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