St. Patrick’s Day

Of course, I'm Irish

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, everyone is Irish, if just for a day. I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps the only holiday where regular folks lie about their national ancestry.  Genealogy is about digging deeper to expose the folklore and myths of our origin… Continue reading

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How to Avoid Pitfalls In Family History Discovery and Sharing – Part Three

Avoid Pitfalls In Family History Discovery and Sharing Part Three In your family history detective work, you should strive to avoid pitfalls.  The family discovery you put out is just plain wrong.  You have published as fact – information on the wrong family, family lore or myth.   Question. How could I have been so… Continue reading

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How to Avoid Pitfalls In Family History Discovery and Sharing – Part Two

Avoid Pitfalls In Family History Discovery and Sharing Part Two In your family history detective work, you should strive to avoid pitfalls.  In the first scenario we talked about an experience in which you share your findings online and suddenly you find that you have been cut off from that newly discovered family tree.  When… Continue reading

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How to Avoid Pitfalls in Family History Discovery and Sharing

What did I do? Why won't they speak to me?

Avoid Pitfalls In Family History Discovery and Sharing In your family history detective work you cannot expect to be perfect, but you should strive to avoid pitfalls. There are few pitfalls more gut wrenching than spending time in discovery only to have your findings dashed by others.  This article is written to help you avoid… Continue reading

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The Christmas Dinner

The Christmas Dinner Every year my family and I would drive 18 hours from North Carolina to Florida to have Christmas dinner with my mom, and to escape the bitter cold. Mom didn’t travel much so this was the one time of the year she could see her grandchildren. I’m an only child and felt… Continue reading

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