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Genealogists and the Gordian Knot or Alexander the Great Need Not Apply

Genealogists and the Gordian Knot or Alexander the Great Need Not Apply

Written by Lorraine I. Quillon At the beginning of Alexander the Great’s career, he entered Persia at the head of his army. Here he heard of a great king who had created a huge knot of rope. A prophecy had been made that anyone who could untie that knot would become the ruler of Asia. Alexander approached, raised what must have been an extremely sharp sword, and sliced the knot in half with one stroke of the … Read entire article »

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Conference on German and Scandinavian Research

Conference on German and Scandinavian Research

Brush up on your German and/or Scandinavian research skills. We will be broadcasting live from Brookings, South Dakota this Friday and Saturday. The Brookings Area Genealogical Society and Family History Expos is sponsoring the event. Held at the Community Living Center, 625 5th Street, Bookings, SD. April 15-16, 2016, registration is only $35.00 for Friday evening and Saturday, with a total of eight classes to sharpen your research skills. Ruth Maness, AG will be teaching the classes. Ruth has … Read entire article »

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Cross-checking Your Data

Cross-checking Your Data

Not all historical documents are strictly accurate. Human frailties—including hearing loss, strong non-English accents, handwriting errors, and a multitude of other factors—can limit the ability genealogists have to rely upon historical records. It is also entirely possible that records were intentionally altered or recorded inaccurately due to a huge number of other possible reasons. For these reasons, names, dates, events, and every other item entered in a family file are all subject to correction by … Read entire article »

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Celebrating Family History with Digital Illustration

Celebrating Family History with Digital Illustration

Terri Kallio submitted how she celebrates her family history through digital illustration. Her submission has earned her a complimentary registration to one of our upcoming Ask-the-Pros Friday morning research adventures. We know that “Family History Heals” and through celebrating our family history research we can share the good with others. We asked Terri how she celebrates family history and she responded: “One of my favorite ways to celebrate and share my family history is by digitally illustrating … Read entire article »

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Court Records Yield Relationships

Court Records Yield Relationships

By Holly T. Hansen Searching through court records can be super rewarding! Most of them are not online, but many have been microfilmed and are available through the FamilySearch Family History Library. I have researched my Denham line for years. I collected the marriages, the census records (for the years available), and as many probate records as I could get my hands on. This research effort yielded much information but NOT who the father of Augustus … Read entire article »

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Searching for 40 Years

Searching for 40 Years

By way of introduction, you need to know that I have been researching one family for more than 40 years. And I still haven’t found either parents or even siblings for my poor third-great-grandfather! Needless to say, I have had times of serious discouragement, especially when I feel like I’ve done enough to merit finding that information. It was with one of those attitudes, after several days of solid (and seemingly fruitless) researching in the Family History … Read entire article »

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German Sources: Strategies and Methodology

German Sources: Strategies and Methodology

This topic includes 16 classes in the collection on DVD and 296 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Ruth E. Maness, AG Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Charles Fisk Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/975/18/141 Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/974/18/140   … Read entire article »

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Scandinavian Research Sources and Strategies

Scandinavian Research Sources and Strategies

This topic includes 14 classes in the collection on DVD and 125 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Ruth E. Maness, AG Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/962/18/141 Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/955/18/141   … Read entire article »

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Ancestors and Immigrants from the British Isles

Ancestors and Immigrants from the British Isles

This topic includes 16 classes in the collection on DVD and 139 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Judith E. Wight, AG Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/966/18/141 Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/961/0/0 … Read entire article »

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New England Research

New England Research

This topic includes 14 classes in the collection on DVD and 135 pages of instruction in the Research Guide. Research experts providing class instruction and written materials include: Arlene H. Eakle, PhD James L. Tanner, JD Holly T. Hansen, BA Marlo E. Schuldt, MS Purchase DVD here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/973/18/141   Purchase Printed Research Guide here: https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/productsdetails/index/972/18/140     … Read entire article »

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