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Using Agendas as Research Tools

If you’re like me and do research at libraries or online, you know how easy it is to get off track. I looked at various ways to focus my research activity. I took an online course on time management and

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François Aubry

In doing family history research, there are a variety of ways to go about it. they all start the same way. You ask yourself some questions. I’m going to demonstrate that with my sixth great grandfather, François Aubry. The first

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Axel Mauritz HENDRICKSON

Today’s blog is the profile of my grandfather, Axel Maurice HENDRICKSON. He was born 9 March 1895 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Swedish immigrants, Carl Mauritz HENDRICKSON and Amy Augusta PETERSON. The family were in Vermont for the 1900 US

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Françoise HÉBERT 1638-1716

Françoise HÉBERT was my ninth great grandmother. She was born in Quebec, Canada on 27 January 1637/38. She was the daughter of Joseph Guillaume HÉBERT and Marie Héllène DESPORTES. She was married at the age of 13 to Giullaume FOURNIER.

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A Word About Names

Names are important. They identify us and lets others find us in public records. That’s the heart of genealogy, or family history. Searching records, looking for your ancestors simply work better when you know the name. You would search for

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What would I do if my hobby was my job?

Writing is fun for me, but I don’t know how I would do if it were my only job. There’s a blog topic for next year. What would you do if your favorite hobby were your job? Would it still

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Genealogy Research Reports

DNA testing aside, genealogical research is the same as historical research. To do it well, you need a plan. You can’t adequately plan your research unless you know where you have been. Research reports can tell you. I have a template in

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Carl Mauritz Hendrickson Profile

My great grandfather was Carl Mauritz Hendrickson. He was born 28 July 1865 in Gravarne, Sweden and baptized two days later on 30 July 1865, the son of Henric Persson and Brita Eliasdr. He apparently had one sibling, a brother,

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Timeline for Carl Mauritz Hendrickson

Adding historical events to a timeline places your ancestor into perspective. Here is the timeline I created for my great grandfather. Family events are in bold face. On 28 July 1865, my great grandfather, Carl Mauritz Hendrickson was born in

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Genealogy Timelines, pt 1

In genealogy, you start with the present generation and move backwards through time as far back as you can go. That’s the old school way and is still the best way to learn about your ancestors. We are lucky in

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