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socialnetwork

Genealogy Societies: The Original Social Network for Family History

[Editor’s note: Genealogy expert Thomas MacEntee reminds us of the resources available through Genealogy Societies] Are you using social networking – Facebook, Twitter, maybe even Pinterest – to connect with other genealogists and family historians? Many genealogists know that social networking is all the rage in the genealogy world right now and extol its abilities to […]


Blacksmith and his forge

Of Occupations and Ancestors

[Editor’s note: Genealogy expert Thomas MacEntee looks back at the various occupations of our ancestors and how work records can assist family history research.] Do you know what a farrier is? Until I started researching my own family history, I had no idea it is someone who specializes in hoof care for horses, including horseshoes). Work […]


astronomical-log

Wait! Was That Important To Your Ancestor?

[Editor’s note: Family history expert Thomas MacEntee ponders the evidence left behind about the hobbies and pastimes of our ancestors.] My nightmare as a genealogist: after I die, my family finds my research papers and files, dismisses them as “that genealogy junk” and summarily disposes of them—quickly and efficiently. Perhaps you’ve already done the same with […]


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