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February 2019 Blog Posts (7)

Exposure to a Web Site You May Want to Follow.

     Having been following this blog for some time now and it is interesting.

     My Genealogy Hound a free service provided by Hearthstone Legacy Publications



Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 11, 2019 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

DNA and a connection Unexpected.


   Jones researchers,  we had our line verified but was exciting to see DNA some how links us with a group of individuals that I am happy to learn.

    DNA wish I could grasp it better. I understand it 's workings not how to make it work.  

    We have an ancestor that is Indian and it shows.   Paper trail showed it 4 years ago now DNA somehow does.

   Teague Jones wife seems to be the link in some format.  



Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 8, 2019 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Do You Really Know Transcribing?

By Shannon Bennett, Student

Well, this course didn't dally around; it jumped straight into the nuts and bolts of creating a good transcription. While several of the courses I previously wrote about did touch on the basics of transcription, Modules 1 and 2 of Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting  provides an intense introduction to the process.…


Added by Angela Rodesky on February 8, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Finishing Up Demystifying Culture and Folklore

By Shannon Bennett, Student

Whoa, what a course. It made me think. It made me analyze my family connections. Most of all it showed me how great of a story my family narrative is! Amazing stuff, and I am so happy that I registered for it.

For those of you who are still not convinced, I am not sure there is much else I could say to sway you.  However, I will do my best.…


Added by Angela Rodesky on February 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Analyze Data

Your Data  

Based on your research log and evaluation log, you will want to take some time to analyze your findings.  Some of the important things to keep in mind while analyzing your data are: 

  • Is the record for the right person/family? 
  • Is the record original or derivative? 
  • Are there other records that need to be checked? 

Added by Angela Rodesky on February 3, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Your Ancestor the Hero

By Shannon Bennett, Student

Well I am almost done. Really digging into the meat and potatoes of the Demystifying Culture and Folklore course now. Plus, we discuss one of my favorite mythologists, Joseph Campbell. Ah, hero myths, we should all be familiar with that concept thanks to Star Wars and Harry Potter.…


Added by Angela Rodesky on February 2, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mortality Schedules

US Mortality Schedules  

The U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules are a supplemental schedule to the “every ten year” population schedules and are available for the census years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.  The census enumerators were required to gather the census information for the population schedules in addition to determining if any family member had died during the previous 12 months before the date the census was taken.…


Added by Angela Rodesky on February 1, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

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