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Never Trust a Document…or a Gravestone

I’m tickled pink that I’ve had comments about document wrongnesses in other people’s families – Norah’s gt-gran Jane who was really ‘Mercy’; her ancestor Cornelius who apparently died at 115; MJ’s gt-gran who varied her forename AND her surname …(quite…); and Melvin, you are SO RIGHT to say “do not accept anything…without verifying the facts”. …

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House your name spelt?

As mentioned in my last post, I took on this One-Name Study to extend my knowledge of my name and, in the process, learn more about its origin and then share that back with the world.  A further real benefit has been to extend the joys of problem solving to reconstructing family histories for other people’s …

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Genealogy Begins at Home

It’s a new year and you have a new hobby—genealogy. The first question a new researcher asks is, “Where do I begin?” Answers may range from Internet subscription sites, purchasing computer software or employing a professional researcher. Those are all good answers, but genealogy begins at home. You may be surprised by how many documents …

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Never Trust a Document

Welcome to the world, Family History Daily. Nice to have a genealogy website where one can read about other people’s struggles and triumphs, and tap into the knowledge they want to share, rather than just asking for help with queries. Best wishes for a successful future.   To begin at the beginning [spot the quote]:  NEVER TRUST …

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