Day: January 26, 2016

Genealogy 101
Writing Family History

3 Reasons to Stop Researching and Start Writing

In January, I detailed the research discoveries of my maternal great grandmother who had remained a mystery for many decades because she died after giving birth to my grandmother. This child was placed for adoption and eventually became my grandmother. I also began sharing pieces of the story about my immigrant 3rd great-grandfather Joseph Geißler […]

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Genealogy 101
Online Research

Guiding Principles for Writing Reason Statements on FamilySearch

A reader asked me, “I would love to know the kinds of phrases you enter into those reason statement boxes on, because I’m always stymied by what exactly to say that explains the situation.” If you aren’t aware, ‘pesters’ you with a box that says “Reason …” when you attach a record to a person […]

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