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What’s in a name?

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When you first start studying your family tree, it is tempting to stick with the spellings of names that you are used to. In my own case, I stuck to Clarke with an “e” whenever I looked for my Clarkes, and Dickins with an “i” because frankly I got bored with looking at so many […]

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Red Herring Hints

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One of the joys of using a genealogy website designed to help you make your family tree, is that most of them will provide hints as you enter information.  It’s becoming more and more useful, as more people start researching their family tree and add information, the reliability of the information will, in theory, become […]