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Genealogical Sleuths – Fiction for you to Enjoy 3

In recent years, several authors of fiction have chosen genealogical sleuths as their main characters. In general, these are crime novels but frequently they have a ‘time-slip’ facet, so that they also contain elements of historical fiction. I have to say that if genealogy was as dangerous a career as some of these books imply, no one would be advised […]


New Resource for New York Genealogy 2

IDG Introduces their Newest In-Brief Research Guide: “An In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy” By Larry Naukam The In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) is pleased to present their newest in-brief research guide in the research series by writer, Larry Naukam, entitled “An In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy”. Larry writes the column “Doing it Ourselves” for The In-Depth Genealogist’s digital magazine, Going […]


GeneaChat: Newspapers – Reporting on the Past 2

I love using newspapers in my genealogy research! There are so many things you can learn about your family. We usually think of obituaries, but there is so much more! Marriage notices, birth announcements, lists of who participated in community events, who ran for offices and lists of widows who received pensions are just some of the things found in […]


GeneaChat: Organization – Where Do You Put Your Stuff-Recap-What are Y’all Saying?

This month we have been sharing our ideas for organizing our research, photos, and other things we collect through the research process. What works for you may not work for someone else, but sharing how you do it may trigger an idea for someone else to implement in their process. So, what were y’all saying? Here’s a post I wrote […]


The Importance of Wills 2

Wills are an incredibly valuable, but often overlooked, source of genealogical information. People often think that their ancestors were not well-off enough to have left a will, and therefore don’t look to see if there was one. But sometimes the poorest people are the most concerned about what will happen to their few possessions, and richer people might have their […]