Monthly Archives: October 2011

Myths and Misconceptions to Hiring a Genealogist – Comments

Lynn at The Armchair Genealogist wrote a post today asking about Genealogist for Hire – The Myths and Misconceptions? Please read her post and comment here or write a response on your own blog and link back to us. Lynn posted several questions. Below are those questions (in blue) and my answers (in black). Education […]

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Wedding Wednesday – James Edgar Shannon

I received an email from a woman named Suzanne who was going through some boxes her mother left her. She found a wedding announcement for a James Edgar Shannon. She found my blog and wondered if this was someone I was looking for. It is not. The announcement is listed here. If you are researching […]

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Military Monday – Civil War Pension Files

Last week I received two Civil War Pension Files in the mail. These files are for my friend’s family. He very kindly ordered them for me so I could dig into his family more and learn more about pension files. I have no Civil War soldiers in my family. When the files arrived, NARA attached […]

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Follow Friday October 21, 2011

This has been a busy week with client work. Actually the last two weeks have been busy. I have been trying to help one person break down a brick wall and another to find Italian roots in Chicago so he can travel to Italy and learn more about the family there. I have also been […]

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Follow Friday – Tony’s Genealogy Blog

Do you follow Tony’s Genealogy Blog? Tony is a librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in the Chicagoland area who runs an amazing genealogy group. He is a one-man show who provides incredible resources. Marian Pierre-Louis also wrote a post about Tony and my article. You can read it here: I Wish There Were […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – Build a Family Health History

October is Family History Month and articles are popping up everywhere about activities for the month. You can build a family tree, create a scrapbook, make a family cookbook, contact long lost relatives, write your family’s story, and those are just a few of the suggestions floating around. Looking through the Prevention magazine this weekend […]

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