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Can you give up with being a genealogist?

Being a genealogist can take up a lot of your time. As you find out more about your history, it means that you could be one step closer to the end of your journey, right? It is a big decision whether you stop your journey or continue, you feel like you could be running dry…
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Dating Photographs

Despite photographs existing for the past 200 years or so, they still hold great information about your ancestors, even if you didn’t know it! You could have had a photo in your storage somewhere that could unlock an entire new branch, potentially anyway. A beautiful aspect of photographs is that they enable you to already…
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Certificates – Birth

Certificates are usually the legal document clarifying when a milestone occurs in a person’s life. When they are born, they get a certificate, when they are married, they get a certificate and when they die (you guessed it) they get a certificate. These are important pieces of information as they are all you need to…
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Genealogy Beginners

Everyone has to start from somewhere when it comes to starting the search that is their family tree. All of the ‘experts’ that you see today were once at the same stage you are currently at right now! It is an exciting time as you begin your ancestry adventure, however it is no easy task.…
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Policemen Records

If you had an ancestor who was part of the police force, then they will have their own police file. With the first modern police force being the Metropolitan Police Force, which was created in 1829. Nearly all of the police staff records outline the officers: Name Rank Warrant number Division Dates of appointment and…
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Blogging on B-G is good!

I really wasn’t sure about this new-fangled look to our beloved Brit-Gen. I had some difficulty getting in here because of the upgrade and it was quite a shock when I did arrive and discovered that it was so, so……pale. Now I am aclimatising or as my lovely American soul sister says aclimating and as…
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Those Darned Actors!

“See if you can find those darned actors” was one of the things my Dad said when he handed me the files with his research. So I did. First you must remember that this happened before there were such things as FreeBMD or Findmypast. In fact the 1881 census was still in the final stages…
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Online Genealogy vs Library Books

With the horizon of the development of technology never in site, it is apparent that online genealogy is becoming not only the more favoured method of research, but also the more convenient way. With the whole of history at a few clicks of a button, it is no wonder that the use of libraries is…
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Learning the Ropes

I am passionate about genealogy. Some may say addicted. I don’t mind, I just continue to do my own thing, and ignore the comments, raised eyebrows, and total lack of interest by my friends and families. They just don’t know what they are missing. I have searched for my English ancestors in the past, but…
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Researching across the pond

So, don’t ask me how it happened, but I am back researching my English roots. Not the ones who have been in the states for centuries, those who are my immigrant ancestors, arriving between 1835 and 1884. Now, let me tell you, it is without a doubt one of the most difficult and confusing things…
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