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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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I got an early Christmas Present!

I got an early Christmas Present!

It’s amazing who you might meet online.  The other day I accepted a follow request on Google+ from someone in France.  This person works for the archives. I found a link on his profile and clicked on it.  Where it lead was a big surprise–a very good surprise! Archives en Lignes has digitized civil records from various regions of France.  These included indexes as well as real records.  By clicking on an area of the map on the main screen,…

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