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The Sky Is (Not) Falling

Ancestry succeeded in rocking the world of a large number of genealogists today with their surprise announcement that they would be retiring Family Tree Maker genealogy software at the end of 2015.  Cue Chicken Little […]

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My First NGS Conference

I had the opportunity this year to attend the National Genealogical Society conference.  The NGS conference is held each May and this year it was held in beautiful St. Charles, Missouri.  I spent a good […]

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Projects, projects, projects!

My two most recent projects seem to have taken me away from blogging lately. I can’t believe how long I let my blog go without writing. Color me embarrassed. One of the projects I’ve been […]

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Genealogy Basics: The 1930 Census

A couple of weeks ago we started talking about census records and looked at the 1940 census.  Today we’re continuing to look at census records and the focus is on the 1930 census. The 1930 […]