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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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Local Tax Records

On Friday (Jan 22) I made a trip to the Northampton County PA Archives.  The archives is located north of Easton in Forks township and the staff are wonderful.  It was not my first trip to this archive but it was … Continue reading

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