Category Archives: genealogy research

AMATEUR GENEALOGISTS BECOMING DISGRUNTLED WITH ANCESTRY.COM

THE GENEALOGY RESEARCH PROBLEM We have received many calls from amateur genealogists who are disgruntled with ancestry.com causing them, unfortunately, to consider cancelling their subscriptions.  Their frustration revolves around not finding information easily, continually coming up with the same uneventful … Continue reading

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Genealogy Proof Standard

Genealogy Source Citations All professional genealogists should provide source citations to all of the genealogy research information they collect for your family history. As a consumer you should expect this service. To give credibility to your personal genealogical research it … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Create Ancestor Profiles

As professional genealogists we have the knowledge and expertise to create an ancestor’s profile whose information is not found through conventional genealogical research records. We recently completed a phase of genealogy research for an individual who was born in 1869 … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Look Forward To The 1940 US Census!

Professional genealogists look forward to the release of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census which was conducted based on a census date of April 1, 1940. Given the seventy-two year privacy restriction, family historians will need to wait until April 1, 2012 … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Use Land Maps

If you know where your ancestors lived in the late 1800s, professional genealogists can sometimes find maps of the town with their names on their lot. Some like Ontario for example that shows every family in the town. This helps build a profile for your … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Benefit From Double Census Enumerations

Professional genealogists benefit from discovering double census enumerations because it provides more incite into the family unit by way of others with whom they associated.  Double census enumerations are where a single person is found twice in a given census year.  We recently … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Focus On Their Citations

Professional genealogists discover their genealogy information and record the source of this information.  We write our citations so that anyone can take that citation and trace it back to where the source information was discovered.  All genealogy information discovered should … Continue reading

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Obituaries And Death Notices Are Huge To The Professional Genealogist If Cemetery Records Are Not Available

We just completed a genealogy research project that required going beyond the cemetery records because there was no cemetery record or head stone for the ancestor we were researching.  We did not know where she was buried and we were … Continue reading

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Genealogy Research Requires Maps, Geography And Historical Context

Family research requires using maps, an understanding of where your ancestors and descendants lived, and their historical context. Our genealogy reports include these components and as we write the report during our genealogy research we include maps to graphically provide … Continue reading

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Professional Genealogists Do Their Homework Before Visiting Large Cemeteries!

Time spent searching cemeteries for burials, as part of your genealogy research, can vary depending on the size of the cemetery and the preparation you put in prior to your visit to determine the block, lot and grave number.  To be … Continue reading

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