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3 Easy Steps to Rescue Your Stalled Family History Narrative

3 Easy Steps to Rescue Your Stalled Family History Narrative | Genealogy | Scoop.it
Thanks to guest author, Lisa A. Alzo, for this terrific article!
Blank pages. Problematic text. Writer’s block. Does this sound familiar?

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Using the "Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994" Collection on FamilySearch

Using the "Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994" Collection on FamilySearch | Genealogy | Scoop.it
I have fallen behind on my "mining" of online record collections available on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:49 AM

Have you used the Ohio County Marriages collection lately.  They have added nearly a million new documents.

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Finding Mocavo.com Record Collections for Free Searching

Finding Mocavo.com Record Collections for Free Searching | Genealogy | Scoop.it
Mocavo.com made a major announcement yesterday concerning their record collections and free access to them.  You can read it at Mocavo Introduces Free Forever - Join Us in the Revolution, by Cliff Shaw.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:15 AM

Have you used Mocavo?

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Lehi Library presents Family Legacy Writing Workshop - Daily Herald

Lehi Library presents Family Legacy Writing Workshop - Daily Herald | Genealogy | Scoop.it
Lehi Library presents Family Legacy Writing Workshop Daily Herald "Learn the most important elements of writing your family history, autobiography and develop your writing skills." Clarke will share tips on how to get books published, edited and...

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:03 AM

Great stuff.  We all have a Legacy.

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Genealogy has two kinds of rules

Genealogy has two kinds of rules | Genealogy | Scoop.it
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has two kinds of rules. The genealogical proof standard is the substantive kind.
Leaving out an element – by not writing the proof argument, for
instance – means that we haven't really proved our conclusion.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:54 AM

Are you following the rules?

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Hunting for Civil War faces - Daily Press

Hunting for Civil War faces - Daily Press | Genealogy | Scoop.it
Hunting for Civil War faces Daily Press More came from former Peninsula resident Les Jensen — now an Army historian at West Point — who was conducting research for a history of the Peninsula's 32nd Virginia Infantry and had already started his own...

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Derek Davey's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:15 AM

Do you Civil War pictures?

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Review - Genealogy at a Glance: Civil War Genealogy Research

Review - Genealogy at a Glance: Civil War Genealogy Research | Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Genealogical Publishing Company in Baltimore has published another in its series of "Genealogy at a Glance" laminated research guides - this time for Civil War Genealogy Research by Nancy Hendrickson.  This "Genealogy at a Glance" booklet has...

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:41 AM

Some interesting Civil War thoughts.

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October is Family History Month

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Family history/genealogy appears to be a very popular hobby, not just in America but throughout much of the world.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:49 AM

How are you celebrating?

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Use DNA Analysis to Chart Your Family Tree

Use DNA Analysis to Chart Your Family Tree | Genealogy | Scoop.it
If your genealogy research has hit a stump, recent scientific advances may be able to help you begin charting your family tree with a little help from DNA analysis. With the help of DNA analysis genealogical researchers can ...

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Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors

Finding Civil War Income Tax Records – You might find that your ancestors' 1860s tax records are a source of family history. A Gift From the Past: Civil War Newspapers – Here are some tips on finding your newsmaker ancestors.

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You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools - free webinar by Thomas MacEntee online for limited time

You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools - free webinar by Thomas MacEntee online for limited time | Genealogy | Scoop.it
One of our best webinars ever!!
The recording of today's webinar by Thomas MacEntee, "You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools" is now online to view for free for a limited time.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:51 AM

Thomas is always good for information and entertaining.  Give him a listen.

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50 genealogy blogs you need to read in 2013! | Inside History magazine

50 genealogy blogs you need to read in 2013! | Inside History magazine | Genealogy | Scoop.it

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Derek Davey's curator insight, July 14, 2013 6:27 PM

Have you visited any of these blogs?

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Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Shared Events and Automated Sorting

Legacy Family Tree 8 Revealed - Shared Events and Automated Sorting | Genealogy | Scoop.it
The feature most requested by Legacy Family Tree users - Shared Events - will be included in the soon-to-be-released Legacy 8 upgrade.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, July 15, 2013 4:30 PM

Have you checked this out?

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Tuesday's Tip: Use Ancestry.com Card Catalog to Find Records and Publications for a Specific Locality

Tuesday's Tip:  Use Ancestry.com Card Catalog to Find Records and Publications for a Specific Locality | Genealogy | Scoop.it
This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Use the Ancestry.com Card Catalog to find records and publications for a specific locality.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, June 4, 2014 8:29 AM

Learn something new every day.

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Genealogical Software-Some Thoughts

Genealogical Software-Some Thoughts | Genealogy | Scoop.it
In the early days of my research I used genealogical database software regularly, entering in names, dates, and locations (and sources). My research was about how many names I could accurately accumulate.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:50 AM

Software thoughts that help with understanding the changes.

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Genealogy Today

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Genealogy Today, by Cosentient Tech. LLC: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:26 AM

Genealogy Today is out.  New things in the world of Genealogy.

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Printing a Fan Chart

Printing a Fan Chart | Genealogy | Scoop.it
You can now print a full-color, 7-generation fan chart from within Family Tree. To do so, follow the steps listed below.
Option 1: You can display the fan chart, and print it from the Fan Chart view window.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 7:08 AM

How do you display your ancestors?`

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FamilySearch Update: US Veterans Administration Payment Cards 1907-1933

FamilySearch Update: US Veterans Administration Payment Cards 1907-1933 | Genealogy | Scoop.it
This database is showing as updated on FamilySearch as of today: United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Latest Offer From GenealogyBank...

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Derek Davey's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:16 AM

Interesting add to Family Search.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files by Marian Pierre-Louis

Register for Webinar Wednesday - Free and Easy Ways to Share Your Audio Files by Marian Pierre-Louis | Genealogy | Scoop.it
You've gone to all the trouble to record your family's oral history in audio. Don't banish those files to the dark corners of your computer or external hard drive. Bring them back to life by sharing them with your family, community or on your blog.

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Updated on FamilySearch: Ohio County Marriages

Updated on FamilySearch: Ohio County  Marriages | Genealogy | Scoop.it
This is showing as updated on FamilySearch since our last update: Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Latest Offer From GenealogyBank...

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:43 AM

Almost done.  Are you helping?

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Genealogy HowTo - Issue Sep 9, 2013 - MyTrees.com Newsletter

Genealogy HowTo - Issue Sep 9, 2013 - MyTrees.com Newsletter | Genealogy | Scoop.it
Click to select topic Genealogy HowTo of issue Sep 9, 2013 from the MyTrees.com Newsletter.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, October 5, 2013 5:19 AM

Found this interesting.

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The Demanding Genealogist: Response to "What Is Forensic ...

The Demanding Genealogist: Response to "What Is Forensic ... | Genealogy | Scoop.it
I sputter when I see genealogy work products that aren't as good as they could be, my work products included. This blog will permit me to explore the sources of errors, inaccuracies, and omissions. Hopefully I can learn not to ...

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Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors | FamilyTreeUniversity.com

Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors | FamilyTreeUniversity.com | Genealogy | Scoop.it
The number one educational Website for genealogy courses, Webinars and genealogy resources to help family history enthusiasts discover, preserve and celebrate their roots.

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PERSI scopes out genealogy journals

PERSI scopes out genealogy journals | Genealogy | Scoop.it
– In the mid-1980s, Michael Clegg noticed that people using the Allen County Public Library’s Genealogy Center, which he oversaw, were like fast-food consumers.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:49 PM

Have you used this source? Come to the library.

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Family histories' legacy is a rich one - BlueRidgeNow.com

Family histories' legacy is a rich one - BlueRidgeNow.com | Genealogy | Scoop.it
Family histories' legacy is a rich one
BlueRidgeNow.com
Gayle's family tree includes Solomon Jones, known as the Road Builder, and Samuel King (1746-1828), a Revolutionary War soldier.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, July 14, 2013 6:28 PM

Interesting reading.