Never Have My Ancestors Ever….. Part 1

Never Have I ever, is a popular party game where people make a statement about something that they have never done in their lives. If someone else in the group has done that activity, they must perform an activity. Let’s put a twist on this game and name some common daily activities that our ancestors “Never have they ever”…

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L2 Scrollio Research Kit, Retractable and Editable Scrolling Family Tree and Research Kit

With today’s technology, genealogists and family historians are presented with a multitude of online tools for creating a family tree, fan chart or other graphics that represents a persons’ tree or family line. Often, these tools aren’t flexible to provide creativity or customization that a person might need for whatever reason. Or, a person wants a non-technical option that…

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Church Records – An Invaluable but Often Unknown Resource

Despite your current religious affiliation or belief, you may have come across the need to research church records to find information regarding your ancestors. One of these resources may be through the Catholic Church system. I recently attended an event that explained Sacramental Church Records, how they are useful in genealogy research and how to contact the church for…

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Genealogical Proof Standard 101

genealogy proof standard

By definition, the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is a guideline for establishing or proving the reliability of a genealogical conclusion with reasonable certainty. The accuracy of research and records is important within the genealogical community for clearly communicating the quality of research performed by a person such as a professional genealogist or family historian.

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