Teresa Eckford

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How Genealogical Research Will Help You Write a Better Memoir

In an era where there's a flurry of activity and interest about roots and origins, the TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" the re-release of the series "Roots," and the easy accessibility of DNA tests through Twenty-Three and Me and Ancestry.com, it's clear there's a lot of excitement and interest …

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Finding Your Roots, Free

<b>Q.</b> <i>Why do genealogy sites charge money for access to public records that are supposedly free? Is there any easy way to get to this information anyway?</i><p><b>A.</b> Viewing public records is typically free if you go to the municipal or religious archives and look them up yourself, or the organization has …

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10 "Must-Do" Genealogy Projects for June

Shares 464<p>It’s time to start deciding what your main genealogy projects will be in June. Each individual month has certain genealogical projects to …

Can Genealogy Sites Use Your DNA However They Want?

Let's be honest, no one reads the "terms and conditions" and privacy policies when signing up for an online service. A few years ago, researchers …

How to Organize and Archive Family Keepsakes

A lot of family archives get handed down in a similar condition: a mess of historical documents, heirlooms, and well, other “stuff”. It can really be …

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

<b>A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users' DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions.</b><p>The US company's DNA testing service has included a right to grant Ancestry a "perpetual" licence to use customers' genetic material.<p>A New York data protection lawyer spotted …

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Research Like a Pro, Part 1: What’s Your Question?

Are you ready to improve your research techniques? Do you have a difficult research problem in your family tree? Is it time to move to the next level …

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About three-quarter of the way through Amy Johnson Crow’s Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks I wrote How I write my 52 Ancestors posts in 4 easy …

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Lynne Olson - Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson is a <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of seven books of history, most of which deal in some way with World War II and Britain’s crucial …

The very best notebooks for getting yourself organized

Journals to write home about.<p>Whether you want to get more done every day—have you heard of bullet journaling?—or are trying to be more organized at work, school, or home, a notebook you cherish can be the difference between a happy hum of productivity and, well, watching another episode <i>Boston Legal.</i><p>…

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Polaroids and patriotism: Old family pictures get star treatment at the ROM

Three kids and their mother, look on at Niagara Falls. Dad stands behind the camera and — click — a moment in time is captured on film. That moment …

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Finding the plot: England's tombstone tourists

<b>Visiting a graveyard for enjoyment is not everyone's cup of tea. But tombstone tourists - or "taphophiles" - are increasingly to be found wandering through cemeteries, examining headstones, and generally enjoying the sombre atmosphere. What is the appeal?</b><p>Historians, genealogists, grave-rubbers and …

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Using Twitter to Inspire Teens to Write

It can be hard to inspire teens to write. Trust me, I work with them every single day as a school librarian and am constantly trying to ignite some …

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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by Paul Watson – review

The story of the mission to find the wrecks of two long-lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s 1845 Arctic expedition is timely and compelling<p>The fate of Sir John Franklin and his lost crew has had a remarkable hold on the public imagination for more than 170 years. The 59-year-old mariner set sail in …

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The Polish warship at the Isle of Wight

The ship has arrived at the Isle of Wight to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of air raids during World War Two.

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. …

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Welcome to LINKPENDIUM! Find Your Genealogy and Family History

Linkpendium's Free <i>Family Discoverer</i> Search Engine<p>So What is Linkpendium, Anyway?<p>Linkpendium is a 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the …

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Why It Matters Whether Students Learn About World War I in American History or World History Class

April 6 marks the centenary of the United States’ entry into World War I. But how should Americans remember the war?<p>In Hungary, for example, World …

De-Clutter Your Computer: A Week to Organizational Bliss - OXO

Posted by Jess Dawkins on February 16, 2017<p>Started in 2000 by Business Institute of Technology, the second Monday in February <i>is National Clean Up</i> …

My genealogy wish-list…

Over at the Genealogy Blog Party, we’re discussing what we genealogy-related gifts we’d love Santa to leave under the tree. My list is pretty …

Spoiled for choice…

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, other than my wish list to Santa. Rather than having Writer’s Block, it’s almost the opposite. I can’t seem …

Single-minded and obsessed…

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but there are days during my genealogical research that “single-minded and obsessed” definitely describes me. A …

Getting (and staying) organized…

When I first started working on my family tree, way back in the early 1990s, I had very little information other than the tree my mum’s cousin had …

Down the rabbit hole…

When I get lost in my genealogy research, my husband says I’ve gone “down the rabbit hole.” A very apt expression indeed as I the real world …

In celebration of the women in my life…

It’s International Women’s Day today. First, I’m grateful to be a woman of this era – while things are still not perfect, we are a lot better off now …

Family history blogging…a year on…

Last week, my first blogiversary slipped by quietly. My husband and I were on a weekend getaway, so I decided to wait till today to reflect on the …