Author Archives: GenDetective

We’re Related App Milestone — 100 Matches!

Sounds promising, right? The We’re Related app has suggested 100 possible cousins for my daughters. How good of a job is the app really doing? From the pie chart you can see that there are: 33: Matches 04: Possible matches 17: Highly … Continue reading

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2016: The Year I Broke Thru 2 Genealogy Brick Walls!

At the end of each year, I look back at my research and celebrate my research progress, and what at fantastic year 2016 was. For the second year in a row, I did not disown anyone!  I broke through 2 brick walls … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2016

What a year 2016 has been, with a many highs and some lows. Moved my dad out of his home of 50 years into a personal care facility. Cleaned out and sold dad’s home. Kyra graduated from Grove City college … Continue reading

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The We’re Related App

The new We’re Related app by ancestry.com is a nifty free application that you install on an android or apple phone or tablet, and using your family tree, ancestry will match you to your famous cousins! I have had the app … Continue reading

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Have you been a selfish FindAGrave user too?

I was looking at freeing some space on my computer yesterday and “rediscovered” the directory where I store digital pictures of cemetery markers for people that are not in my family tree!  This directory had just over 3,000 pictures, in … Continue reading

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Jackpot!

As odd as many genealogists find it, I do not just chase down the military records of my direct ancestors, but also for the grand-uncle and the spouses of the grand-aunt, ok as long as I am confessing, and the 1st … Continue reading

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This and That

Random thoughts. Have you ever searched census records on ancestry.com?  Ancestry.com has a neat feature where you can correct a name that has been mangled in the index, allowing other cousins to find the person.  This is a great feature … Continue reading

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