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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


Blogging 201 – Day 5 - Make the Most of Your Archives

Today’s assignment (well actually – last Friday’s assignment that is just now getting posted on my blog): integrate a feature to draw traffic to your older content like a widget, related posts, or a “Best of” page. 266 more words


Think Outside the Search Engine

Last week, I hit a huge brick wall and I was frustrated. Like slam-my-head-against-the-wall frustrated. Like wrap-my-head-in-duct-tape-so-it-wouldn’t-explode frustrated. So I blogged about it. I sent my frustration up to the gods of discontent, walked away, watched a few hours of Mad Men reruns, did some laundry, and then came back to it. 800 more words


Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mary Amna HACKATHORN

Tombstone Tuesday

Name: Mary Amna HACKATHORN
Birth: 28 December 1893; Ohio
Death: 21 September 1966; Malvern, Carroll County, Ohio
Parents: Thomas John HACKATHORN and Florence PAISLEY… 62 more words