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  • Gnuology Wiki Software for Genealogy
    By on September 26th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    There are several open source genealogy software that are as good and as full featured as those you’re going to purchase at a far higher cost. Among them are software that will permit you to work with others over the internet and those are some very helpful kinds of software if you’re not able to travel freely. One of the most interest...
  • Genealogy Reference Books.
    By on September 26th, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    While in the beginning of your genealogy work, you’re probably not going to go to much expense for things like genealogy reference books, particularly if its just a sometimes hobby for you, but as you get more deeply involved you’re going to find that a few books to point you in the right direction will help immensely. When you come to...
  • Funeral Homes as Resources
    By on September 26th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    When searching for an ancestor, one of the places that may serve us well is one which most of us neglect. Funeral home records may assist you in learning about your ancestors who are further back, in a time when it wasn’t necessary to issue a death certificate, or in some cases, when those were lost, such as is common in the years surroundin...
  • Make the Call!!
    By on September 18th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    I used to work as a phone solicitor. I don’t like phoning people I don’t know, it made me uncomfortable to pretend to be friendly and I detest asking them to purchase something I probably wouldn’t buy myself on a bet. For that reason alone, I am no longer a phone solicitor. In point of fact, I don’t like using the phone at ...
  • Genealogy | Don’t Assume
    By on September 18th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    As in any other walk of life, there are certain things that aren’t exactly what they seem to be, yet we, in our knowledge seem to want to assume that it’s a certain way. In the beginning of my genealogy I made an assumption that cost me a great deal of time and work, and since then I’ve made it a point to not make assumptions. My...
  • Relationships | Just What does it mean.. Twice remove...
    By on September 18th, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Just What does it mean.. Twice removed? If someone came up to you in the store and said, Hey how’s it going, I’m your second cousin twice removed, would you be as clueless as most of the rest of us when it comes to understanding exactly what she was talking about. Essentially we have a fairly good grasp on what the essential relations...
  • Is There a Black Sheep In Your Family Tree?
    By on September 12th, 2008 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Genealogy in Australia quite often involves a family finding out that they have a convict in their past, who was sent to Australia by virtue of a punishment called Transportation. Now we all know what we think the word transportation means, however in this case, it is a punishment that was meted out to those who had done something wrong in what i...
  • Tracing an Ancestor in Austria
    By on September 12th, 2008 | No Comments Comments
    Finding your family history in any country takes a simple step by step methodology. You absolutely want to begin with yourself, the documents that your family of present day possess,and then move backward, to find principal and then supplemental resources of documentation. The best way to use those records will be to move backward in time in any c...

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