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Finding the cemetery where an ancestor is buried can be tricky for any number of reasons. Many times, there’s simply no record to indicate where the person is buried so it becomes a guessing game as to which cemeteries to look in.
So how do you begin your search?
Well, first you need to identify what cemeteries were in operation at the time and in the place where the person was likely buried.
Okay, so how do you do that?
In this article I’ll share three simple strategies you can...
Do you have a looming brick wall in your path that you just can’t seem to find a way to break through? In this article I want to talk about one of my favorite strategies for brick wall busting. It’s the FAN Club, sometimes also referred to as cluster research. I’ve used this strategy on numerous projects for myself and for my clients, and have been helping my Genealogy Problem-Solving Academy students learn how to implement this strategy to solve their tough research...
I get it...genealogy research can be overwhelming. We have a gazillion ancestors that we want to do proud by learning about their lives and sharing their stories. But, we only have so much time in our busy lives to dedicate to our genealogy endeavor. So how can we find a balance that allows us to do research without getting overwhelmed by it? In this article I’ll share with you the top three ways I ditch the overwhelm and make my research sessions more productive, even if I only have a...
Genealogy’s mega-conference RootsTech 2022 starts this week and with more than 1,100 English-language sessions, how do you even begin to choose which sessions you want to watch? In this post I’ll share my learning philosophy and how you can make choosing your sessions a little easier. There’s also a quick video tour of the session listing so you can find what you’re looking for. And, I’ll even share a bonus tip for how you can actually watch all of the sessions...
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The release of the 1950 US census is right around the corner on April 1, 2022, so you might be wondering how you can be ready to start searching on Day 1. In this post I’ll walk you through my process so you can use it or adapt it for your own preparation.
Before we dive in, you might be wondering why I’m prepping for the census release. First, I want to know who in my database may be in the 1950 census,...
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