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GenDetective v3: Remove MS Access Report Engine!

One of the biggest issues we’ve had with GenDetective is the installation of the MS Access report engine. Sometimes it will install, other times it won’t, and sometimes when updates to other Office products install, they helpfully remove the version … Continue reading

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Assigning GPS Coordinates in GenDetective 2

In my prior post we took at look at how you can determine which locations in your family tree did not match to a “known” location.  Thinking about your family tree, what locations would you think would fail to match … Continue reading

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My First Trip to the National Archives

On this past Tuesday I made my first trip to Washington, DC to research in the National Archives.  My friend Donna joined me and at the Archives we met my newly discovered (thank you internet) cousin Elisa from California.  Our 5th … Continue reading

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My Vital Documents Report

In my prior post, My Vital Documents, I discussed classifying your sources so that GenDetective can tell you which vital documents you have located and which you still need to find.  Our spreadsheets are accurate as long as we always remember … Continue reading

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My Vital Documents

The GenDetective 2  the My Vital Documents report can replace your document tracking spreadsheets.  It identifies, for each person, the key vital documents that we genealogists search high and low for.  If you have located information in an index instead of the actual document, … Continue reading

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Did I Miss Information In That Census Record?

In our rush to find people in census records we sometimes grab the most obvious information and glance over the remaining columns in the census.  However, sometimes that additional information holds clues, information that points us to additional records. Take … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper Into Census Records

Census records are a genealogists best friend.  They are one of the first sources of information about our families that genealogists consult.  Censuses are a snapshot in time of the family, on a reoccurring basis (frequently 10 years) allowing us … Continue reading

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