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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Nature or Nurture?

What’s genetic?  What’s learned?  All genealogists, hobbyist or professional, will start to see trends in family….appearance, personality, behavior, etc.  Just as you are stuck with your genetic makeup, I would say there are some behaviors and traits that are almost as unchangeable.  Ask any therapist.  They make good money off of these ingrained behaviors. discusses this is … Continue reading »

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Alaska Mafia

I’m a planner, obviously not a very good executor.  I try to get ahead of blog entries so there’s always new fodder for my phantom fans to poke fun at but I just can’t seem to.  So as I prepared for going to Alaska to see Russia…oh wait, that’s another blog…I just let the blog … Continue reading »

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What I learned (day after) Wednesday: ProGen March 2011

The March 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 15, “Research Procedures” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The assignment was to develop a Locality Guide.  There’s several counties here in Texas that I have the most experience with but I decided before I … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 3

The third lesson in the NGS HSC is “Interviews, Correspondence, and Queries.” What I got hung up on: interview questions.  I decided I needed a master database of key interview questions.  Immediately.  I Googled and found, well, a million, give or take five or so.  I consolidated a few comprehensive lists, added categories, and removed the duplicates. … Continue reading »

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Follow Friday: leaders who are followers

  WARNING: this will significantly add to your blog reading. GeekyTexan here has her favorite blogs (which we’ll continue to talk about on Follow Fridays) but there are dedicated blog readers out there who, every single week, share the special nuggets of blogs they’ve read.  And if the over 2,000 blogs listed on Geneabloggers is intimidating (remember, we talked … Continue reading »

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