Copyright – Finally, some good news!

The Legal Genealogist, Judy G Russell, blogs every single day!  And they’re always informative and easy to understand. That’s because she speaks and writes in English not “Lawyer-speak”! Her blog today is about a tremendous resource offered by the New York Public Library.  You can, and should, read her blog here.  You can and should…

Double Dates – They’re Not What You Think!

So you’ve found that elusive colonial era document and you see that your ancestor was born 22 January 1688/89.  Your first impulse might be to ignore it, or maybe just assume that someone in the 17th century wasn’t really sure of the exact year. Actually, 1688/89 is absolutely correct!  But it’s a little complicated to…

Aunt Sarah

Since i changed the theme of this blog, I’ve been using the same background picture.  I’m reluctant to change it as I believe that the visual consistency is important.  But then I say to myself, “If people are paying attention to the content rather then the design, it shouldn’t make a difference.”  I never have…

One of the many reasons to share your DNA results

This is the story of David Dyson, a retired teacher, who found a relative he knew very little about and wasn’t looking for.  Actually, it would be more accurate to say the relative found him. I have my DNA posted at a few legitimate DNA testing companies which has certainly shown me hundreds of possible relatives scattered…

Curley Cousin Convergence

Originally posted on Genealogy Addiction:
By Janet Curley So, after a long period of neglect, my genealogical research decided to take matters into its own hands. It is perhaps no coincidence that on the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day weekend the fruits of many past efforts converged and I had the pleasure of meeting up which…

Great news! Well, for me anyway..

Great news or just good news, you be the judge.  In my efforts to get my name “out there” I’ve been teaching genealogy classes, lecturing, conducting workshops all on the local level.  I’ve participated in “panel discussions” on Google Hangouts where people from literally all over the world listen in.  And lately, I’ve been pursuing…