Jacky Gamble is a genealogist, historian, and freelance writer. She discovered her passion of genealogy while crafting a list of all of the cousins in her very large family. She sought the help of the internet for locating missing cousins and instead discovered records of her grandparents, great grandparents, 2nd great grandparents, and so on. The more ancestors she discovered, the more she wanted to know. And thus began her love of the hobby. She has yet to finish her original list of cousins.
When Jacky isn’t researching genealogy, she is often writing about it. She regularly posts to her personal blogs at Tracing My New England Roots and The Graveyard Rabbit of Vermont. Many of her articles have been published on various Internet publications and in Family Chronicle magazine.
A life-long resident of New England, Jacky resides in Barre, Vermont with her boyfriend, Anthony, two children, Sierra & Tyler, two cats and a bearded dragon.
Jacky is the author of IDG’s monthly column Remembering Olde New England.
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What is one tip you would give a newbie genealogist?
Always, always, always cite your sources! I think this is a step to genealogy that many newcomers to the hobby forget to take. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to document every source, record, and piece of information that you include in your genealogy. This will prove beneficial when (not if) you locate any discrepancies in records and to add credibility to your genealogy. At the very least, include enough information that will enable you or someone else to locate the record again.
If you could go to any conference/institute, which would it be?
I have always wanted to attend the National Genealogy Society Family History Conference. The conference includes a wide variety of workshop topics, fun tours of the host city, and opportunities for networking. I have heard amazing things about these conferences, and hope to experience one for myself within the next few years.
Is there one area/specialty in genealogy you would like to learn/study?
I would love to learn more about Native American genealogy. I have Native American lineage in my own family, but I really am not sure which steps I should take in tracing it. I have learned a little about Native American research through articles and trial-and-error research, but I would really benefit from taking a workshop or some other more formal training in this genealogy specialty.
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Jacky Gamble is a professional genealogist residing in Barre, Vermont. She regularly posts to her personal blogs at Tracing My New England Roots (http://genealogyvt.blogspot.com) and The Graveyard Rabbit of Vermont (http://vermontgyrabbit.blogspot.com). She is also a featured writer at The In-Depth Genealogist ( HYPERLINK http://www.theindepthgenealogist.com www.theindepthgenealogist.com) and has been published in Family Chronicle magazine.
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