Genealogy Pin-ups: BMD

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Besides census records, a genealogist’s bread and butter will be Birth, Marriage, and Death records (commonly referred to as the BMD). Created at the time of the event or shortly after by people involved in that event, these records have the potential of containing women’s maiden names, parent’s names, residence locations, and more beyond the […]

Expanding Your Horizons (I See More Genea-cations In Your Future!)

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No matter the hobby or occupation, eventually we all suffer from tunnel vision; genealogists are no exception. We get used to our research routine and it can be difficult to break free of it. One of the most unfortunate ruts I often counsel against is the Online Only Routine. Sure, you hit the big sites […]

Genetic Testing for Genealogy Uses

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You can’t throw a stone without hitting a genealogist who is using DNA testing to further their research (trust me, I’ve tried). When it comes to testing ourselves, it’s easy to take the plunge blindly. For every person I talk to that took the tests and uses them effectively, there are ten that have no […]