Monthly Archives: March 2009

Press Release: National Archives Hosts Fifth Genealogy Fair, April 22-23, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Archives will host its fifth annual Genealogy Fair. This year’s two-day program will showcase Federal records located at the National Archives and professional genealogy organizations’ resources for family history research. Sessions include introductions … Continue reading

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“Expertise” day

Thanks to We Tree ( for the inspiration of this week’s blog prompt: Have expertise in a specific area of study? Share your knowledge! If you’ve lived in the same town for 60 years, you have something to share. If … Continue reading

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Brick Wall #1

Thanks to We Tree (  for this prompt:  use  your blog to break down a brick wall. Posting a name may ring a bell with a reader. Maybe you’ll make a connection in 5 minutes. May be it will take … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: The Sleuth Book for Genealogists-Emily Anne Croom

Another good book for your genealogy bookshelf is  Genealogy is great fun, but you’d never know it from reading about 80 percent of genealogy how-to books. This one is different: using quotes from various mystery novels from the 19th, 20th … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A godmother is as good as family sometimes

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Tombstone Tuesday: Columbarium

At St. Augustine’s, we have a columbarium. So far, John Paul Jones is the only member interred there.

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Madness Monday : Abraham

Amy Crook of Untangled Family Roots ( is starting a new meme for those of us researching our ancestors. This will occur each Monday as a recurring meme similar to Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday. For mad ancestors, maybe you … Continue reading

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Birthday Calculator

A friend sent me a link to the Birthday Calculator. This might be fun to try on some of your ancestors!  19 March 1955 The moon’s phase on the day you were born was waning crescent. Your date of conception was … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: 3 Generations, part 2

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Review: QuickSheet Citing Databases& Images

Last year, I reviewed Elizabeth Shown Mills’ excellent Quicksheet Citing Online Historical Resources.  I just received a new QuickSheet from Genealogical Publishing Co. , “Citing Databases & Images” and it is just as good! Mills’  QuickSheets are  four-page, laminated, … Continue reading

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