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November 2010 Blog Posts (30)

Kinirons/Kenirons & variations Ireland

Looking for links to parents and family of Richard Kenirons b 1815 Roscrea, Co Tipperary, married Kate Tierney in 1837, three children known John, Thomas & Margaret. Any help appreciated. Liam Keilthy

Added by Liam Keilthy on November 28, 2010 at 4:18am — No Comments

Cahalane/Coholane from Shreelane West Cork

Looking for

(a) Helena Cahalane b 1888 in Cloonkeen, went to Boston 1910, may have returned to Cork 1913 and otherwise missing. Her parents were John and Helena.

(b) Mary Cahalane b 1856, married Patrick Donoghue/O'Donoghue in 1877, 3 children know Margaret, Michael & John born between 1878 and 1887 no further contact.

Any help appreciated. Laim Keilthy

Added by Liam Keilthy on November 28, 2010 at 4:12am — No Comments

What's in a name?

Genealogists' stock in trade are names, dates and places. I have been

thinking about names. My name "James" happens to be the number one most common name in the U.S. (according to some sources). John, Robert, Michael and William round out the top five. The top five for women are Mary, Patricia, Linda, Barbara and Elizabeth in that order. Now, we aren't talking here about popular… Continue

Added by James Tanner on November 27, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Ancestors in News Clippings

21 February 1873, Cape Ann Advertiser "On Friday afternoon, as one of the workmen in the shipyard of A. O. Burnham was hoisting the bow hasping, it got the best of him and fell striking Mr. Gilman P. Allen (about 63 years old) a glancing blow on the shoulder and head, and knocking him down. Fortunately no bones were broken, but it was a…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on November 26, 2010 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Genealogy - An Elevating Exercise

What started as an hobby sparked by a cousin of mine, I soon realised

1) How enthusiastic some people were to document their relatives

2) How shallow is some peoples' knowledge of their relations ...does not go beyond father / first cousin

3) How valuable is the contribution by the elderly which otherwise would be lost for posterity

It gave me immense pleasure, when relatives started appreciating the efforts when the tree as it grew…

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Added by ABS Kumar on November 25, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

DNA Genealogy

I've recently had my dna tested with "FamilyTreeDNA" on the web. I'm fairly new to dna research and am slowly attempting to understand it all. I have numerous matches and have made contact with several of my matches to get a better understanding of how we connect. As time goes on and the price of these tests come down I think that more and more genealogist will use this new technology.

Added by Mark William Parsons on November 24, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

Ted Grant And The Art of Observation – Video Biography and APH Speaker

Growing up and living in the United States, I had never heard of Ted Grant or been exposed to his photojournalism, so I was not really sure who this keynote speaker was at the Association of Personal Historians 2010 Conference in Victoria BC earlier this month. For some reason, his name kept conjuring up the news anchor on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. ( Then I found out I had been confusing the editor, Lou Grant and the anchor Ted Knight and created my own…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on November 24, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Moving towards a Cartesian Genealogy

René Descartes in his influential book Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences, [Descartes, René. Discourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason and seeking truth in the sciences.

[S.l.]: Project Gutenberg Association, 1993], in part, addresses some

of the fundamental ways of applying an early formulation of the

scientific method. Those who attempt to do genealogical research could

well implement… Continue

Added by James Tanner on November 23, 2010 at 5:37am — No Comments

Moving towards a Cartesian Genealogy

René Descartes in his influential book Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences, [Descartes, René. Discourse on the method of rightly conducting the reason and seeking truth in the sciences.

[S.l.]: Project Gutenberg Association, 1993], in part, addresses some

of the fundamental ways of applying an early formulation of the

scientific method. Those who attempt to do genealogical research could

well implement… Continue

Added by James Tanner on November 23, 2010 at 5:37am — No Comments

When Wedding Bells Ring, Genealogists Listen

Everyone loves a good wedding; whether it's the ceremony or the reception that follows, there's usually something for everyone to enjoy. However, for genealogists weddings represent the merger of two family trees. More... http://bit.ly/d1BSEs

Added by Illya Daddezio on November 20, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Genealogists Really do Improve with Age!

After you've been researching your family history for a dozen or so years, it's easy to forget that in the process you've probably become a better genealogist. More... http://bit.ly/afD5hV

Added by Illya Daddezio on November 19, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

Abijah Franklin Hitchings’s Obituaries

Obituaries (on file at the Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem)

May 20,…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on November 18, 2010 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Genealogists Still Like Books, Right?

Seems the focus these days is always on databases, but we also need tools to help us locate items which haven't been transformed into searchable data. http://bit.ly/dkQd0S

- illya

Added by Illya Daddezio on November 18, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

Photo management software for genealogists

Genealogists are no different than any other computer user who wants to store photos or scanned images on their computer system, but they may have a greater need to specifically identify the images.

Fortunately, there are dozens of programs, some of which are free, that

can help organize images. One issue that arises immediately is the need

to maintain image associations. As one commentator wrote recently, she

had an old picture album…
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Added by James Tanner on November 17, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

War Ration Book Collection Reaches 10,000 Name Milestone

Back on September 12, 2006, I scanned my first World War II Food Ration Book, and today, the ten thousandth book hit the bed of my scanner! http://bit.ly/9VSQTL



Added by Illya Daddezio on November 17, 2010 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Cultural Tradition of Passing on Oral History – Voices of The Elders Conference – APH

I recently returned from the 2010 Association of Personal Historians Conference held in Victoria, British Columbia. The theme of this conference was “Voices of the Elders” and was named as such to “honor the First Nations, the first peoples of Canada, on whose traditional territory we met, as well as the elders of all nations, whose stories we help preserve.”…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on November 17, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Year’s Resolutions Should Include a Good Backup Protocol

I was just reading about a woman whose computer was acting up so she called a computer technician out to her home to save her from the dread ‘blue screen.’ Apparently she had 10 years worth of genealogy research stored on her computer and NO BACKUPS! Just thinking about that makes me shudder.

If you’ve ever lived through a hard-drive crash, you know it is one of the scariest and most humbling experiences. We tend to relate to our computers as…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on November 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Diving into the FamilySearch Research Wiki

The Wiki.FamilySearch.org website has been incorporated as part of the newer Beta.FamilySearch.org

website. Presently, the Research Wiki, as it is commonly referred to,

is growing at the rate of over 400 pages a day. It is my opinion that

this website is quickly becoming the first place to go to for starting

any research project. I am continually pleasantly surprised at the

amount of… Continue

Added by James Tanner on November 14, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

Mr. Wilkinson’s Automobile



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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on November 13, 2010 at 9:25pm — No Comments

wright family

I am a descendant of James Wright and Mary Bowater Wright (Davis) Quakers.as I understand it, they came here from England and helped establish the Quakers in Md. and Pa they were both Quaker ministers. James is my GGGGG Grandfather on my mothers side .

Added by thelma jo rich on November 13, 2010 at 7:44pm — No Comments

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