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“May I Introduce to You” Interview at Geneabloggers

Many thanks to Wendy Mathias for interviewing me!

During the summer I answered Thomas MacEntee’s invitation to bloggers interested in being interviewed for the Geneabloggers’ series “May I Introduce to You.” 204 more words


I've Been Nominated!

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award.  Don’t worry Mom, it’s better than it sounds.  In fact, it’s something quite wonderful.  The Liebster (from the German word for dear, beloved or sweetheart) … 671 more words


Surname Saturday - The Szanto Family of Flemington, New Jersey

Surname Saturday looks at different family names, and today is about the Szanto or Santo family of Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The Szanto surname is from Hungary and is an occupational name for a plowman. 524 more words


My Genealogy Blueprint

I am mid-point into Week 1 of the Genealogy Do-Over, (GDO) a 13-week initiative to improve my genealogy habits and research skills. I have learned a lot this week from fellow participants, a great testament that collaboration always brings better results than working alone. 664 more words


The Curse of the Common Surname

We all face brick walls during genealogy research and the one I hate most is having a too-common surname. Unless there is a lot of family lore full of hints, an uncommon given name, or GPS precision as to where they lived, trying to sort out family members with common names can be quite… trying. 238 more words


Hitting the Reset Button - Genealogy Do-Over Week 1

While I was on vacation last week, I came across Genealogy Do-Over, a 13-week project developed by Thomas MacEntee, creator GeneaBloggers. The purpose of the project is to help those of us who need to hit the reset button on our genealogy methods. 1,025 more words


August 2015 Newsletter


by Jake Fletcher

Travelogues of a Genealogist

August 2015

Welcome to the first monthly newsletter for Travelogues of a Genealogist. Travelogues of a Genealogist… 1,046 more words