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When Male Characters Cross the Line into Abusive Partners

This is not a comprehensive list of what works and doesn’t work for your story, only you can shape what happens to your characters and how they react to those actions, but lately I’ve been finding it hard to get into novels where there is a large gap in the power dynamics between the two characters. 1,422 more words

Abusive Characters

Historical Research Overview

Original historical research is based on the practice of primary-source driven inquiry. This approach is likely different from other kinds of research you have done. 355 more words

Unsolicited Advice

The Seigneuries and Townships of Beauce, Bellechasse, Dorchester and Lotbinière

(Note, this is my last post until September. I have many more compilations ready to post then. Meanwhile, happy summer! Jacques)

The region south of the St. 416 more words


Looking for Easy Access to Federal Non-Population Census Schedules?

As genealogists we all use the federal population schedules (you know…the censuses).  They are one of the most reliable tools in our research toolboxes when searching for ancestors in the United States—the hammers and duct tape of genealogy. 389 more words

Research Tips

National Academies Press

The NAP is the publishing arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering – all are among the most prestigious STEM organizations in the world and as such produces highly regarded monographs, reports, briefings, and consensus documents on a whole host of topics from agriculture to national security. 85 more words


The townships of the Eastern Townships and the seigneuries of the Upper Richelieu River Valley

Today, Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Richelieu Valley areas feature fertile farmland and forests, lakes and rivers, wineries, ski hills and cycling trails for tourists, but at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, these areas were being newly settled by former colonial soldiers, British families, new immigrants from Scotland and Ireland, and Loyalists from south of the border. 602 more words