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Newspapers.com: A Second Look

Filed in On The Hunt, Reviews by on 21 March 2014 41 Comments
Newspapers.com: A Second Look

Unwilling to jump on the Newspapers.com bandwagon when it first launched, and pay Ancestry.com yet another subscription fee I chose not to add this site to my budget. It’s time to take another look to see if my opinion has changed.

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World War II Genealogy: More Than Soldiers

Filed in On The Hunt by on 7 March 2014 2 Comments
World War II Genealogy: More Than Soldiers

When researching your World War II genealogy, are you thinking only about your military ancestors? The war impacted everyone in ways large and small.

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Reflections on One Crazy Year in Genealogy

Filed in On The Hunt, Welcome by on 10 February 2014 2 Comments
Reflections on One Crazy Year in Genealogy

No, this is not a really late “Did I Meet My 2013 Goals” review. Check out what we are going to be talking about at “On The Hunt” this year.

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Who Hunter Must Reads: Generations by Jennifer Holik

Filed in On The Hunt, Reading List by on 3 February 2014 1 Comment
Who Hunter Must Reads: Generations by Jennifer Holik

The Who Hunter recommends adding Generations by Jennifer Holik to your “Must Read” list of blog. Her Military Monday series is not to be missed.

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You Do Know Registration for IGHR Starts Tomorrow, Right?

Filed in Calendar of Events, On The Hunt by on 20 January 2014 0 Comments
You Do Know Registration for IGHR Starts Tomorrow, Right?

Are you planning to attend the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama? The event dates are June 8-13, 2014. You do know registration starts tomorrow, right? And you do know you have to register for the site before you can register for the classes, right? You do know classes fill […]

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Must Reads – Parallax View

Filed in On The Hunt, Reading List by on 21 October 2013 0 Comments
Must Reads – Parallax View

The move continues to consume all my energy and most of my time but I wanted to share this with you.

Tony Proctor of Parallax View has a unique take on how we ought to be processing our genealogical data. If you have ever been dissatisfied with the limitations of most desktop programs in general and gedcom in particular you won’t be disappointed. Tony’s unique take and technical background in software architecture lead to thought provoking posts on the antiquated way we approach the data we, as genealogists, use every day.

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Riding a Wave of Eastern European Resources

Filed in On The Hunt, Reading List, Resources by on 16 September 2013 3 Comments
Riding a Wave of Eastern European Resources

  Have you ever had a genealogy wave experience? The nearest thing I can liken it to is car shopping. Honda Accords are everywhere, but you don’t really notice them on the road until you decide you’re in the market for one…then you see them everywhere! Same thing happens in genealogy. Eastern European genealogy has been […]

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#genfair2013 Fabulous

Filed in Free, On The Hunt, Resources, Reviews by on 9 September 2013 0 Comments
#genfair2013 Fabulous

What can I say, as a first time attendee, other than I thoroughly enjoyed last week’s NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair? It truly was a fun, informative experience. Several sessions warrant special mention: Zack Wilske’s “Citizenship Matters: Bureau of Naturalization Files at the National Archives” was particularly informative.  As was Damani Davis’s “Genealogy and the Freedman’s Bank: […]

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