Monthly Archives: September 2012

Legacy Family Tree Free Webinars

Legacy Family Tree Webinars are offered by Millenia Corporation, makers of the family tree software, Legacy Family Tree.  I have now participated in several of their sessions and find them highly rewarding. I have been researching my own genealogy for over twenty years and I still found some very helpful ideas on additional research techniques.  I recommend registering even if the time is not convenient as the webinars are available as FREE recorded sessions after the live event for several days.

Other upcoming and previously recorded webinars can be found here.


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Genealogy #8: Overlooked Sources, part 3

Great thought provoking ideas for your research.

Wordsmith Magic

Overlooked Sources, part 3

This is a continuation of a posting about considering sources you might not ordinarily think of when starting your genealogy journey.

The last two sources I will highlight in this section are maps and journals.

3. Maps
A few things to consider are a decent, well-detailed atlas, Wikipedia, and progressive maps.

The atlas will help you locate counties, particularly in relation to one another.
If a relative was born in Richmond, but died in Lee County, Virginia, it might be helpful to see how close the two counties are, as well as try to determine what route he may have taken from Point A to Point B.

Wikipedia is a wonderful source for locating information about geographic locations, even if the place doesn’t exist anymore.
Because the information is supplied by the public and can be edited at any time, sometimes errors occur.
But more often…

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Have a seat and get some advice at the Armchair Genealogist

A great blog for genealogy nuts like me.

Where Did They Go?

Beginner or not, there are times we can all use a little advice in our genealogical endeavors.  I happened to stumble upon The Armchair Genealogist while doing a bit of research on my own families and was impressed with the information, tips and links at this blog.  So while you are enjoying your morning coffee, visit the Armchair Genealogist.

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Do You Live Urgently?

Living urgently. We all should. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.

Sophie Novak

Do you occasionally sit down and examine where you’re headed? Perhaps you’re a big supporter of ‘carpe diem’ and take everything one bit at a time, without too much contemplation.

Seize the day’ is a wonderful motto to live by, surely. Rather than obsessing over the past or worrying about the future, embracing the present is a great way to feeling content.

On the other hand, do we have the time to watch life pass us by? How can we stop having regrets at a later stage?

One word: urgency. Life on its own is urgent, passable, limited, pressed with an expiration date. It pushes us to do – right now. Because tomorrow may be late. Because tomorrow may in fact die.

Though rushing through life may not sound like the path to fulfillment and can lead to anxieties if not handled properly, when adopted healthily it’s…

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