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1940 Census Madness or How I Learned to Stay Connected with Facebook and a Phone – Wisdom Wednesday

I have been asked to write a blog entry about my personal family history research experience (now in its ninth year) for about a year now.  My life circumstances have not allowed the free time to make this happen… until now, ironically the week that the 1940 Census went “live” online. What an exciting time… Continue reading 1940 Census Madness or How I Learned to Stay Connected with Facebook and a Phone – Wisdom Wednesday

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Censusfinder.com: An Underestimated Gem – Motivation Monday

When I teach genealogy classes, I like to poll the group for the type of resources they use.  Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and Cyndi’s List typically make up the big three places for research. I don’t have any complaints with these resources; with the except of Ancestry eliminating the US Veteran’s Administration Records.  (Why?  Why, Ancestry?  Why?… Continue reading Censusfinder.com: An Underestimated Gem – Motivation Monday

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Summer reads with genealogy tie-ins – Wisdom Wednesday

I had a rude awakening a few weeks ago when my mom called and asked me what I’d been reading lately.  Crash Course in Genealogy I told her proudly.  “I blogged about it a few days ago.” Truth be told, I’ve been lusting over content and the 1940 census breakdown the way some folks might… Continue reading Summer reads with genealogy tie-ins – Wisdom Wednesday