Looking at all these pictures of Dad as he grew up in Marshfield (now Coos Bay), Oregon, I'm struck by how he's always recognizable.
[All photos from my personal collection]
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Through examples the problems with not conducting an exhaustive search will be highlighted. Assumptions, misinterpretations, and not digging deep enough into original records will all be showcased as to how they can mislead research, sometimes for years. Encouraging the audience to follow the principles of a reasonably exhaustive search should give them incentive to make it a part of their usual research habits. They will also learn particular pitfalls to watch for.
|Yeah, about that...|
|Hopefully an email will be sent once it reaches the lab unregistered. From the 23andMe help page.|
FamilySearch continues to digitize microfilms at a rate of 1,000 each business day. That is the equivalent of digitizing every microfilm that has been requested by patrons in the past five years. What if the record you want hasn’t been digitized? First, check other family history websites to see if the information is available elsewhere. If not, you can request to have FamilySearch move your film to the top of the digitization priority list by contacting FamilySearch Support online or by phone at 1-866-406-1830.
With the changes to FamilySearch’s record collections, gone forever are late nights at the library, spinning microfilm reels. Instead, you can look forward to even more success finding your ancestors using your own computer.
|From the FamilySearch blog.|
|From the FamilySearch blog.|
This survey of Genealogy in the State of South Carolina will look at the state's long history, the importance of understanding her judicial units, major repositories and strategies for dealing with the state's significant records loss.
|Click on the plus symbol for my detail.|
|It estimates me at 69.5% Great Britain and Ireland, which is reasonable.|
|More of the results--obviously they have a lot of categories!|
|My non-British European and South Asian results. My father often gets Moldavia in his results--not sure what this is telling me, although obviously it might indicate a Moldavian ancestors in the past few hundred years.|
|The beginning of the North Yorkshire description, which is fairly lengthy. After the text it gives some related ethnicities of contributing regions.|
|I really like this list of hyperlinked citations for the North Yorkshire article.|
There's a difference between searching and researching, and understanding how the law impacts records and research is critical to the reasonably exhaustive research needed to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard. Learn how the law impacts records -- and how finding the right law for the right place and time is critical to genealogy.
Is that parish of birth of your Nordic ancestor proving to be elusive? Without it, we cannot make the trip “across the pond.” Often that parish is identified in the records located in the United States and research will reveal the name or at least narrow it down. We will explore numerous US record sets where the parish could be recorded and then we will identify the international databases that can also assist in our identification of the parish of birth.
Case studies are presented to show how to avoid the biggest mistakes, including trusting family myths; believing that the posted family trees are accurate; connecting the wrong "same name" people; and believing that all original family records are accurate.
Catholic genealogical research has a depth unequaled by any other record group. The documents of the Catholic Church chronicle important events in the lives of members and can provide the key to uncovering otherwise impenetrable family mysteries. Author of the Catholic Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ and contributor to The Catholic Gene blog, Lisa Toth Salinas will guide you into exploration of the lives of your ancestors through sacramental records, additional Church records, and other Catholic sources. Join Lisa for an introduction into Catholic genealogy, an overview of traditional and often-overlooked documents, and research strategies that will help you dig into your Catholic roots.