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GeneaChat: New Beginnings -Moving Forward in 2017-Recap What Did Y’all Have to Say?

GeneaChat-New Beginnings -Moving Forward in 2017-Recap What Did Y’all Have to Say? This month’s topic of making plans and moving forward with our research and other genealogy pursuits produced this blog post from Melissa Finlay. In it she discusses her research goals for one of her family lines, education goals which include major conferences and working towards genealogy credentials. She talks […]


An In-Depth Look at Researching Scottish Ancestors 1

In order to be successful researching your Scottish ancestors, you need to know where in Scotland your ancestors were from. Once you know that, you are ready to actually research. The essential website for Scottish research is the ScotlandsPeople website. This is the website for the records of the General Register’s Office and is the online repository for all official […]


Vital Information 1

I really like the poem, written by Linda Ellis, called The Dash. It says that what’s important in our lives is the time between our start date and our expiration date. That’s so true. But on the other hand, we genealogists need to know when to start looking for someone and when we can legitimately stop finding things about them […]