Day: February 2, 2016

Online Research

5 Dos and 5 Don’ts of Writing Reason Statements

Reasons statements may seem burdensome and overwhelming at first. Having attempted to teach this to new users of FamilySearch, I know that it’s painstaking. However, it’s crucial to building one accurate family tree. With that said, here are a few 5 Dos and 5 Don’ts for Writing a Reason Statement. Do These Things When Writing […]

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Editorial
Genealogy 101

Stop asking genealogists how far back they have researched

“You do genealogy. How far back have you gotten?” Many folks who are trying to engage a genealogist in conversation ask this question. They think they’ve discovered a kindred spirit. Or they may be trying to make polite conversation. I don’t mind folks who aren’t into genealogy asking this question. Those who are ‘serious genealogists’ […]

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