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The Armchair Genealogist

How to Research on for Free

We all know that is one of the leading and largest databases for researching your ancestors. It can save you a lot of time in obtaining information about your ancestors and the documents you require. But it comes at a cost. No matter how you shake it out, there is a cost to researching whether it's time or money. I realise not everyone can afford an ongoing yearly

3 Options for Organizing Your Genealogy with Shopping Lists

(This post contains affiliate links) Ask anyone who has spent years researching their ancestors and they’ll tell you one of the best things you can do for yourself as a beginner is to start with a good organisational system for all the records you’re about to acquire. It’s easy to get excited about the research and your finds and not take the time to file and organise your

What is the Best Genealogy Software?

I get asked this question all the time. My answer is always the same…it depends. It depends on you, your skills, and what you are looking for in a genealogy software program. But how do you know what you are looking for in a software program if you’ve never used one before? It’s like buying any major purchase in your life, your first home, your first car, you don’t know what works for

Cooking Up Content: 50 Writing Ideas to Feed Your Genealogy Blog

It’s hard keeping a blog engaging and entertaining on a regular basis. It’s like trying to think about what’s for dinner tonight. I don’t mind cooking, but sometimes you just want someone to give you an idea of what to make. After years of cooking for the family, you're just plain tired of coming up with the ideas. Today’s post is here to help you with blog post ideas to help you flesh out

NYG&B and the Ontario Genealogical Society Announce Partnership

Do your New York families have connections in Ontario?  The following is a press release from The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 NYG&B and the Ontario Genealogical Society Announce Partnership Today the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) announced a new

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Kowalski, Vogel, Stapleton, Phelan, Strub, Fischer, Reinhardt, Desmarais, Vaillancourt, Palermo, Coots,
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Ireland, Germany, France, Poland, Italy
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started genealogy research as a simple quest to trace my family roots and to publish a book for our next family reunion. Little did I know the draw that my ancestors would have on me.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?

Lynn Palermo's Blog

Your Family History Research: What’s Holding You Back?

Your Family History Research: What’s Holding You Back?

"What have you been putting off and what…

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 4:31pm

A Canvas of My Own - Creating a Family History Book

Interested in learning more about My Canvas to create your family history book. Today at Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers guests posts, and tells us of his personal experience with this program by

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 10:03am — 4 Comments

Writing a Family Biography (Part 2)- A Handy Template

A Family Biography Template

Many people shy away from including too much writing in their family history books, assuming it takes some special talent. Often this results in a quick rendition of the facts of a person's life, born, worked, married, died. Not exactly creative.

Below I have prepared a simple template anyone can use to write a creative biography about an ancestor or a living relative. This template provides an added element, a family element. This tool will help you… Continue

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Family Biography - A Lesson in Writing

Part 1- Preparing to Write a Family BiographyThis week I have been crazy busy writing family biographies. Three years ago, I began researching and writing the Kowalsky Family History Book. (I may have mentioned it once or twice before) From this process, I have learned a great deal about writing a family biography.

A biography is a life story written by someone other than the subject. A family biography is a bit different. It features more people, all related in some way. It… Continue

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 8:08am

5 Tips to Choosing an Online Genealogy Database

Now more than ever, I can appreciate how confusing it can be for a family historian trying to decide on which database they would like to join when beginning their family research. If you’re an armchair genealogist then certainly you want to belong to an online genealogy database. The question is which database to join?

I am here to tell you, only you can know the answer to that. How do you know?

1. Gather as much information about your ancestors prior to seeking out a… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 2:45pm

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At 10:17pm on August 10, 2016, Darrell Gulstrom said…
Looking for surnames Church, Pound,VA throuh England, Hash, Pound, VA also from England, they were Houganots (?) Robison, PA through Ireland, and Gulstrom, Tillamook, OR through Sweden.
At 7:55am on July 23, 2009, Danette Rossi Taylor said…
have today off so am surfing while Donna tuters. after that we're going mother of the bride dress shopping. Corin is here WITH HER DOG, this is a crazy house!




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