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Update to my red herring post

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I blogged a few posts ago about red herring hints on Ancestry, and discussed a specific case where the algorithm has been suggesting a wrong marriage and other facts for quite a time. If you remember, or haven’t read that post, the case involved a marriage between a farm labourer, John Pidsley, and his wife […]

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A helping hand

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There are a growing number of genealogy groups on Facebook today.  Whether you need help with a particular location, a particular type of genealogy or DNA, there’s a group for you.  Many of these groups are free, and in many of them the members will put in considerable time and effort to help another member […]

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Keeping records straight

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How you keep your records becomes more important, the longer you study your family history and the more records you have.  Making your system too complex soon becomes overwhelming.  It begins to become too much of a chore and starts to make the likelihood of you bothering to record the sources of your information less […]

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The future may unlock the past

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I am indebted to the wonderful Lost Cousins newsletter for a link to an article on the Genetic Genealogist website, which explains that it may be possible in the future to test artifacts such as licked envelopes and stamps, in order to test our ancestors’ DNA.  As reported in this article on testing artifacts for […]