General Genealogy

SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents

Randy has supplied us with another intriguing Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge.  This challenge involves looking at how old my 2nd great grandparents lived to be.  I enjoy these types of challenges as they give me a different way of looking at my genealogy. I cheated and let  RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software do the… Continue reading SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents

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New Look for the Genealogy Research Journal

I’m trying out a new WordPress theme on this blog. I hope it will resolve some issues I was having on my end. I also hope it will improve things for visitors, too. As with all changes, there might be some kinks to iron out. If you experience any problems such as pages that don’t… Continue reading New Look for the Genealogy Research Journal

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Your Ancestors Can’t be in Two Places at the Same Time

Geography is important in genealogy.  Knowing where your ancestors lived at any given times provides context to your family tree.  But, people cannot be in two places at the same time. How is this possible?  Online family trees, of course.  Through the power of creating one’s own narrative, my relatives manage to be in California… Continue reading Your Ancestors Can’t be in Two Places at the Same Time

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Relationship Notes on Photographs Can Be Deceiving

A cousin shared some of her unknown photographs with me.  One was taken around 1915-1920 and was labeled “My nephew Freddy with his first pair of short pants”.   We almost missed identifying little Freddy because the real relationship with the person who owned the photograph was different than the note implied. In order to solve… Continue reading Relationship Notes on Photographs Can Be Deceiving

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Ellen Figg, Navy WAVES: Recovering One Woman’s History

It pays to randomly search the internet for your relatives.  No, not to spy on them.  For genealogical purposes, of course!  I do this periodically and sometimes come up with a gem. I uncovered a lost part of my grandfather cousin, Ellen Figg’s, story.  She was a Navy WAVE! Who Was Ellen Figg? She born… Continue reading Ellen Figg, Navy WAVES: Recovering One Woman’s History