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Author Archives: GeekyTexan

Hello PaPa, thinking of you on this Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, I pulled out what I had as service records for both of my grandfathers. My paternal grandfather, Hugo Morris WEBB, Sr., was a member of Battery B of the 547th antiaircraft artillery battalion. The campaigns listed on his Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge are Rhineland and Central … Continue reading »

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SNGF: List Your Matrilineal Line(s)

Randy Seaver at Genea-musings hosts a round of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun every, yes, you guessed it, Saturday night.  His instructions are in blue: 1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you! moi Patricia Ann HENNEKE … Continue reading »

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SNGF: Spokeo

Randy Seaver at Genea-musings hosts a round of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun every, yes, you guessed it, Saturday night. Be very afraid. Your local genealogists are ganging up and prowling the night hours, especially on the weekend. Sometimes this is our only opportunity to get some good, solid work done. This is my first time … Continue reading »

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Proof is in the pudding, er, Cheetos

I’m continuing my month of evidence (not that you could tell since it appears that I dropped off the face of this planet) and am still working through various readings (I think now I’m just checking for consistency and procrastinating on the actual ProGen assignment).  So, many hot chips with lime later (you know, CHEETOS® Crunchy FLAMIN’ … Continue reading »

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what have I done?

I had a four day weekend. That I spent trying to maximize my use of Ancestry’s free week of Immigration and Naturalization records since I mistakenly think that if I don’t subscribe I can a) save that money and b) don’t spend all my time doing haphazard searches. Well, I showed me! I spent all … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: living intentionally

To current life standards, my 20s and my 30s were not what I would have wanted if I had known myself as well as I do now.  But looking back, my childhood and teen years established the role of family in my life.  My 20s established the role of love in my life and my 30s established the role of career … Continue reading »

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legalese please

As a point of reference as we discuss evidence, keep these definitions from the 6th edition of  Black’s Law Dictionary (affiliate link) handy: Evidence: Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for … Continue reading »

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Evidently we have more to learn

I mentioned in my post on the NGS-HSC Lesson 1′s extended reading that we needed to discuss more. I gave a short list of items to review in that post but as I approach the ProGen topic for September, Evidence, it’s time to take a look-see and make sure we have a good foundation. So … Continue reading »

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

The May 2011 ProGen Study Group was on chapter 13, “Time Management” in Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians (affiliate link) edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. The practical assignment was to keep a time journal for a week to determine what your “time thieves” are and find ways to eliminate the “time … Continue reading »

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What I learned Wednesday: NGS-HSC Lesson 5

The fifth lesson in the NGS HSC is “Census Records.”  The assignment had two parts: the census research checklist and the census search report. The census research checklist involved, for each ancestor listed on the pedigree chart you had submitted with Lesson 1, to indicate on which census (county and state) you would possibly find them and how they … Continue reading »

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