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The most common middle names from the last 12 decades

Have you ever stopped to think  about your middle name and how popular...or obscure...it is? A  genealogy website called MooseRoots wanted to identify the most common middle names for males and females born in the United States since 1900.
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Original Sources: Are They Always Accurate?

Original Sources: Are They Always Accurate? | genealogy | Scoop.it
Is your genealogy accurate? Genealogists strive for accuracy. We want to be sure we have the right great-grandmother, the correct year of birth or death, the correct parents for our 3rd great-grandfather.
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Genealogy Insider - 3 Reasons to Travel to the Old Country

Dasblog tool. Welcome to my Blog. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions.
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How can blogging help your family history?

I entered the blogging world well before it had entered the mainstream lexicon. Back then, I only had a vague idea of what blogs were and certainly no idea as to their usefulness as a tool in our social network....
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Government rejects marriage certificate change - Marilyn Stowe Blog

The government has rejected calls to amend the information included on marriage certificates.
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The closing of Ellis Island

The closing of Ellis Island | genealogy | Scoop.it
More than just immigration It was not just a single building. Not just the great iconic main hall through which millions of immigrants streamed and that has become so associated in the public mind ...
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What’s In a Name? Challenges We Face With Family or Pet Nicknames

Names are important in genealogy research. But names can be confusing and can add challenges for the genealogist.
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Why Do We Do Genealogy?

A friend asked an interesting question. "Why do you do genealogy?" The answer should be simple. One would think it would be something along the lines of: "I do genealogy because I want to know who my ancestors were.
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Was Great Grandpa's Name Changed at Ellis Island?

"My great-grandpa's name was changed at Ellis Island!" How often have we genealogists heard this statement? Sadly, this is a commonly held misconception.
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Genealogy Insider - 8 Simple Tips for Genealogy Source Citations

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Why Do Some People Have Monobrows?

Why Do Some People Have Monobrows? | genealogy | Scoop.it
While it may take a bottle of hair dye for us to create a flashy weave that rivals the more colorful and garish members of the animal kingdom, humans do still display an incredible amount of diversity when it comes to the hair on their heads.
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Getting Real with Naming Patterns

Genealogists have strong opinions. But are they always correct? I've been following some online genealogy discussions recently and noticed that we genealogists often answer questions with an emphatic point of view.
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Two Women Who Look Like Twins Take DNA Test, 'Surprised' By Results (Photo)

Two Women Who Look Like Twins Take DNA Test, 'Surprised' By Results (Photo) | genealogy | Scoop.it
Two Irish women who look almost exactly alike took a DNA test, only to discover they are not even re...
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Take An Online DNA Test And You Could Be Revealing Far More Than You Realise

Take An Online DNA Test And You Could Be Revealing Far More Than You Realise | genealogy | Scoop.it
Getting your DNA sequenced is now so cheap and easy that you don’t need to see a medical professional. A variety of online companies are offering direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests for health or recreational purposes.
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10 Remarkable Tales Of Lost Relatives Who Resurfaced - Listverse

Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but having a loved one vanish sickens the soul. When that kind of absence ails you, there’s no better remedy than h
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8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.
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