Category Archives: Genealogy

WikiTree: A different sort of web site for genealogists

I recently had a wonderful opportunity: Chris Whitten, the Creator of WikiTree.com (his page is http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Whitten-1) agreed to let me interview him about his genealogy web site. WikiTree is a genealogy site where you can upload your genealogy data and compare it to … Continue reading

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Why Online Genealogy is So Cool

Of course, things like this happened back in my mother’s day, when you did your genealogy queries and research by sending letters and reading magazines, but still: Looking for my grandmother’s genealogy, I came across Looking4Roots.com, which had Flora Beeman Powell’s family. … Continue reading

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West Florida Genealogical Society, Inc. (WFGS)

The West Florida Genealogical Society was kind enough to ask me to speak last Saturday at their regular December meeting. I had a blast!My topic was What’s New in Online Genealogy.  I talked about blogs, and Twitter and social networks like Google+ … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Talk Sept 21

I’ve been invited to speak on genealogy by the Friends of the Navarre Library on the 21st. My friends on the friends’ board suggested some local genealogy and history as the topic. So  I chose the “founder” of Navarre, Guy H. … Continue reading

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More on Reason

Got this note: “Hi, Libbi. I was reading your blog over at Crowe’s Nest and wanted to see if I could help you find Reason in the census prior to 1950. In looking for clues, I discovered that 1) This … Continue reading

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Review: Quicksheet for Genealogical Problem Analysis

Just in time to help, I received a review copy of Quicksheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis- A Strategic Plan- Evidence! Style by Elizabeth Shown Mills. So I am going to start pursuing Reason Powell using her 10-step solution to genealogical problems. The QuickSheet is the … Continue reading

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Beating my head against a brick wall

William Reason PowellHe told census takers from 1850 on that he was born in South Carolina in 1802.He bought land in Cahaba County Alabama in 1820but he is not on any census that I can find before 1850.This is driving … Continue reading

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Review: German Genealogy Research At A Glance

I got a review copy of a handy guide called Genealogy at a Glance: German Genealogy Research, part of the Genealogical Publishing Company’s At A Glance series, and I really like it. So far, I have not come across anything more … Continue reading

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Expanding the trees

Well, thanks to a very rainy weekend, I was able to enter all the names, dates and places on that scroll into Ancestry.com. Then I started looking for census, birth and death records and had a good deal of luck. Now … Continue reading

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How I’m Spending my Summer

When we were in Kentucky for my husband’s grandmother’s 100th Birthday, my mother-in-law gave me her scroll of genealogy. This is a six foot long handwritten document with  the names, dates and some of the places of the living family members and … Continue reading

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