What I Do

From Geneabloggers.com: The meme is called "What I Do" and you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby. Why is this important?  Very often we operate in a vacuum.  We have no idea what other people are … [Read more...]

Maps. Maps. Maps.

I started using the Google Maps system to plot some of my family's locations awhile back, but I never got around to finishing it. Recently, I plotted most of the major Milwaukee locations for my family and it's interesting to see how it looks once you know where things are. I've always had an idea, … [Read more...]

Follow Friday

I thought I would recognize some helpful posts by the genealogy blogging community. Creative Gene Jasia at Creative Gene has a very good writeup on an extremely helpful (depends on your ancestry, I guess) online dictionary that translates from Polish to English and vice versa. It's not only … [Read more...]

Professional Resources

Allen County Public Library

Today I was browsing some of the professional genealogy society-type websites. I hope to one day become certified in some sort of genealogy-related area. I know that I'll enjoy doing genealogy for the rest of my life and hopefully I'll be able to help others. The first one I came to was Board for … [Read more...]

Thanks Google Books!

After getting more interested in the military history of my family tree due to the talks and searches I did on Saturday, I decided to try some other options. I usually don't do a lot of searching on Google for family members, since I usually get a lot more misses than hits. I tried to narrow it down … [Read more...]

Extra! Extra!

20090125

After going out to dinner for our birthday (my wife & I) with my parents last night, we got to talking a bit about genealogy and some stories about my grandparents. It was mentioned that my maternal grandfather was in World War II. I was never sure on this subject since I've heard nothing about. … [Read more...]

Installing Your Own Family Tree

My Tree

You've been doing all of this work on your family tree in your software of choice like Rootsmagic or Family Tree Maker. You're in contact with some people via the Internet about different people and generations in your tree. You find it annoying that you need to type the information into emails and … [Read more...]

Goodbye, Cruel World

I've been doing some indexing for FamilySearch. Helping index old documents for other people to be able to freely search is a good thing to do. Plus, I like seeing all of the history of some of these places. Stop on over there and lend a hand. While indexing a bunch of New Hampshire Pre-1900 … [Read more...]