Category Archives: Writing

Family Stories

Several family stories from both sides of my family give personality and life to ancestors. For example, at the funeral of my Aunt Isabel  (my mother’s sister) recently, my first cousin once removed, Isabel’s granddaughter, said Isabel told this story: … Continue reading

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Press Release–National Archives to Host Conference on Media Access to Government Information April 12

Press Release March 7, 2011 National Archives to Host Conference on Media Access to Government Information April 12 Washington, DC…The National Archives and Records Administration and Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy will host the Media Access … Continue reading

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I’m Baaaaaaack!

I took a bit of a blog break while I finished up the first draft of Genealogy Online 9th Edition, but that’s all turned in. While I await the copy edits and galleys, I’m back to blogging! So if I still have … Continue reading

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Brief blog–working on 9th Edition

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. – Charles de Gaulle Especially if you’re a genealogist — Libbi Crowe The above quote by Charles de Gaulle made me think: for a genealogist, the graveyards are full of the indisensable, because … Continue reading

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A government genealogy service lets family history leap off the page – latimes.com

A government genealogy service lets family history leap off the page – latimes.comYes, it’s little known. But it’s covered in my upcoming 9th Edition!!

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Genealogy of the word “jitney”

I love words, and thinking about how we use them, and then don’t. One such word is “jitney”.   When I was growing up, a small grocery store at the bottom of our hill was called “Jitney Jungle”. Jitney can … Continue reading

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Need Genealogy Tweeting Success Stories!

I’m currently doing the chapter on messaging and online genealogy: Any of my readers have success stories using Twitter? I’d love to hear from you! I’m @ECWriter, and you can hash #GenealogyOnline on Twitter, or just leave a comment here!

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9th Edition

I’m considering whether to write a 9th edition of Genealogy Online.What would my dear readers like to see in a new edition? More on social networking? Multimedia? Databases?I’m listening….let me hear from you!

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Ancestry.com Launches New ‘My Story’ Advertising Campaign

Leading Family History Web Site Spotlights Members Who Have Discovered Family Connections in Five National Television Ads PROVO, Utah  /PRNewswire/ — Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online resource for family history, will showcase the stories of five Americans who have made … Continue reading

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