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15 Minutes on Blogs

Short presentation at the AGS Genealogy Conference 22 April 2017 What are they? the word blog is a truncation of the word weblog “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that … Continue reading

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Civil Registration Across Canada

This started out as a simple little project, I thought.  I envisioned one piece of paper with a table.   Provinces and territories across the top and 4 questions down the side.  Then I would paste the information in each … Continue reading

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Using the Census to Find your Canadian and American Ancestors

 The most recent published Canadian census is 1921.  The most recent US census in 1940.  Where can you find the census?  Go the wiki at FamilySearch, search for your country and then select Census – don’t rush to the link … Continue reading

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British Parish Records: How to Access, Use, and Interpret Them

My reading this week included an short but interesting article on English parish registers which led me to a useful resource on British records. I started in the FamilySearch blog with an article by Diane Sagers  “English Parish Records: How … Continue reading

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If Girls Are Sugar and Spice, Why Do We Keep Looking for Boys?

Why is it so hard to find our female ancestors? This article arrived in my inbox this week – and I thought you might find it interesting to read – If Girls Are Sugar and Spice, Why Do We Keep … Continue reading

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Using Family Origin Pages at,, and .com

Did you know that Ancestry has Family Origin pages?  Why might you want to see one? I think these pages would be very helpful for the beginning Family Historian – and I find them interesting.  I hope you do too! How … Continue reading

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This title would have been a lot longer if I had listed other Ancestry country sites!   This would have included (Australia), (Germany), (Italy), (France) and (Sweden) Before we begin let me just say that it … Continue reading

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