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Genea-Musings: Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 July 2014

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 20 to 26 July 2014

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their …

Using Old Maps

I have done a lot of work with maps and searches for maps. As a geologist, making and using maps were great part of my work. They were invaluable …

FREE Genealogy Books – Read the Fine Print and Don’t Get Duped!

Beware of what appears to be a “free book scam” that I’m seeing more and more each day as I read through my Google Alerts. One of the alerts is for …

Genealogy Tips From the “Who Do You Think You Are?” Premiere With Cynthia Nixon

Who watched the season premiere of "Who Do You Think You Are?" last night? (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

The show followed Cynthia Nixon's search along …


GRIP 2014: Leading with DNA

The nationwide moveable village of genealogists appeared in the form of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh at La Roche College in …


A Baker's Dozen of Favorite Genealogy Websites

In 2012 I listed my personal favorites of Top 10 Genealogy websites. I've revised that list and created a baker's dozen of my most-used genealogy …


Column: One tree

Familysearch allows you to collaborate on an integrated family tree that joins everyone, like a Wikipedia for deceased persons. The idea is that …

Helen, Part VII: Another Strukel

With the Elkins marital debacle behind her, Helen Strukel settled into her routine life in her little bungalow home on Jay Dee Street on the …

In the Service of Our Country

So the young lieutenant returning home to Denver after the Great War was welcomed by two sisters with the right names—Florence and Regina …

The Missing Link

…is still missing.

What appears at first to be the smoking gun conclusively connecting this Denver guy we’ve been researching—Harry A. Sullivan—with …

Where’s Harry?

In trying to locate any information on Harry Sullivan, son of Julia Creahan Sullivan of Denver, Colorado, it seemed fairly uncomplicated—up to a …


Survey results: The comments provide additional insight

To connect with other members who share the same ancestry back to early America and the colonies.

The ability to communicate with like-minded …

Survey results indicate genealogists join societies for camaraderie

Are you listening, genealogical societies? Here are the results to last week’s survey question: What are the most important factors that make you

5th Unlock the Past Cruise – The First Couple of Days

In my last post I told you that we’d arrived in L […]

Marco Polo

5th Unlock the Past Cruise – The Pre-Cruise Days

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2 comments

Well the 5th Unlock the Past cruise is underway, and as we’re stopped in port today (with internet of some sort, …

Tower of London

Whaddya Miss? Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Tuesday's Chick Tips:THE BIGGER PICTURE - Panoramic Photographs and Maps. Where to find some good collections of panoramic media and why …

Whaddya Miss? Thursday, July 24, 2014


Thursday's Tweets covers some of the best info shared in the Twitterverse recently. Today's included some great back stories to last …

Whaddya Miss? Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here are the News, Events & Research Tidbits that WikiChicks shared today!

On Our Blog!

WikiChick Wednesday Spotlight features prolific genealogist and …

WhaddyaMiss? Saturday July 26, 2014

Here's are the news items that WikiChicks Genealogy News Network shared today across social media

There are few stories better than those involving

Friday Finds – 07/25/14

Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.

New-to-Me Blogs

Miss E and Me: Showcasing Heritage Crafts, Amanda
• Association of …

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 25, 2014

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
• Kansas Civil War Soldiers Records by Beth Foulk, author of Genealogy Decoded
• New website you …


This week’s crème de la crème — July 26, 2014

The bijoux I discovered this week.


Sand Hill — Franco-Americans in Augusta and Gagne-Bellavance Rassemblement: Gatherine in Wells & Ogunquit by …

Saturday Serendipity (July 26, 2014)

Following a hiatus of one week for a trip to Iceland, Saturday Serendipity returns this week with just a handful of mostly photograph-related …

Wild and Crazy at Jamboree

After the bridal shower party, the SCGS 50th Anniversary Party was out on the concourse. There was a photo booth with some wild and crazy …

We're Off to Jamboree!

We took the Amtrak train from San Diego to Burbank, leaving at 9:25 a.m. and arriving at 1:20 pm., about 30 minutes behind schedule.

Here is Linda …

Congregating at Bloggers Island

The Bloggers Island table in the Marriott lobby was the hub of Geneabloggers activity - well, plus the bar.

From the left - Thomas MacEntee, Linda …

Elyse and Josh Ready for their Friday Presentation

Elyse Doerflinger and Josh Taylor before their "Engaging the Next Generation" presentation:

One of the screens in the presentation room:

Copyright (c) …

Elyse and Gini at Jamboree

I love to take pictures of my geneablogging friends at conferences. Here is one I took today of Elyse Doerflinger (on the left) and Gini Webb on the …

Genea-Musings: Day 0 at the Genealogy Jamboree 2014

Day 0 at the Genealogy Jamboree 2014

It's been a rather quiet day here at the SCGS Genealogy jamboree 2014. Perhaps that's because it hasn't started …

African-American Research Table at World Genealogy Roundtable

This was a friendly and lively group at the World Genealogy Roundtable session on Friday morning:

I don't know everyone's names in this photo - I …