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Should I Get Rid of My Genealogy Binders?

Should I Get Rid of My Genealogy Binders?

Binders and folders are necessary for genealogy, aren’t they? You have to print your family group sheets and save them somewhere…don’t you? What if I told you I was seriously considering reducing my genealogy binders so that they only hold copies of documents? What if I took it one step further and got rid of them all? I know, crazy talk. Do I Need All These Binders? I started with folders. I still have a whole filing cabinet of them….

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Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

It happened.  I was working on my computer when the screen froze.  Ctrl-Alt-Del didn’t work.  I shut my computer off, then turned it back on.  I got the blue screen of doom. I researched the error message.  There was a problem with one of my input devices.  I found some tips on how to resolve the issue.  None of them worked. I went into system utilities and ran a check on my hard drive.  The test failed.  My hard drive…

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Oh, How You Wrong Me, Windows 10 Updates!

Oh, How You Wrong Me, Windows 10 Updates!

For regular visitors to this blog, you’ve probably noticed my posting and commenting has been spotty at best since September.  Part of the reason is I’m rebuilding the Portuguese Hawaiian website, YourIslandRoutes.com.  The planning stages took a couple of weeks, the actual work may take a lifetime. But, that’s not really why I haven’t been posting.  It’s these darn Windows 10 updates and my new DSL modem.  I had no problems with upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  It…

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What a Week for Genealogy!

What a Week for Genealogy!

Okay, so I didn’t blog at all.  Excuse me if I was a bit distracted.  I have good reason.  Three new cousins found me this week and I’ve been awash in new details, photographs, and research. One of my reason I blog is about my ancestors is to share my research experience.  But equally important is the fact that it works as thinly disguised cousin bait.  And, this week I hit the mother lode.  I made new connections on my…

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My Best Genealogy Advice? Keep Searching!

My Best Genealogy Advice? Keep Searching!

I know that it is easy to get discouraged when researching your family tree.  Sometimes it seems you search and search and get nowhere.  Databases don’t include your ancestors.  When they do, they don’t reveal the one bit of information you were hoping for. But, my best advice to those who are frustrated is to keep searching. Don’t Give Up Researching Your Family Tree! You might say “But, I’m already beating my head up against the wall.  Why would I…

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