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What Do You See In this 1860 Census Image?

How’s your eyesight?  What name is given for the the head of this household in the 1860 Federal Census in District 1, Williamson County, Tennessee? (The Image mirrors the quality of the original.) 394 more words


For anyone interested in textiles, knitting, costumes and history.

Here’s a link to an interesting website that combines knitting, textiles and costumes with history.

The website http://theknittinggenie.com is owned by P.H. a writer and genealogist; born in Leeds, now living in North Yorkshire .  73 more words


In a Genealogical business you want to get on with the fun stuff, the research, the cemetery visits, the poring over old documents.  But when you turn professional, the business side needs to be addressed as well. 288 more words

Family History

A Family Biography is relevant for Everyone

No matter what your age, your story is important. Maybe you don’t want to tell the whole of your life story just yet but maybe you feel it’s important to tell the story of a special event, perhaps your Wedding or the Birth of a child. 187 more words

Family History

The Reluctant Genealogist Writes Again

I didn’t just jump into genealogy.  Perhaps you can identify with my struggle.

In my first post I shared how a wonderful couple, virtual strangers to me, introduced my family to my dad’s deceased grandfather whom we had never met.  517 more words


Research Logs

A research log is critical not just for the professional genealogist, but also the amateur.

No matter how tedious it seems to write down which census you have looked at or record registration details of birth records you never know when it may come in handy and save a lot of time especially when it comes to brick walls in your research. 281 more words

Family History

#blogging4charity - G is for Genealogy

Probably the most addictive thing I have come across is researching my family history! I started in 2009 with my mum in hope we could find out a bit more about our family. 823 more words