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Month: April 2019

Sons of the American Revolution application.

My SAR Journey: The Application

Completing the application takes some time, but it is not overwhelming. Before starting to fill out the application form, be certain that you have completed all research. You will need a copy of your birth certificate and, if you are married, your marriage certificate. For every generation back from you to the Revolutionary War ancestor…
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Slavery in French Canada

As we’ve discussed before, Americans often think of a slavery as an institution only of the American south. But slavery was a scourge felt around the world to one extent of another. This includes our French-Canadian ancestral home. Slavery’s roots in Canada pre-date European settlement. Indigenous tribes used captured member of other tribes as slaves.…
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Genealogy’s Amazing Race

I’m not a huge fan of “reality” television. Much of it has nothing at all to do with reality. And as much as these programs claim to be unscripted, it is painfully obvious how scripted many of them truly are. Worse is much much influence producers can have on the final outcome, going against the…
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Football field goalposts.

How Do You Know You’ve Reached Your Research Goal?

It sounds like a perfectly reasonable question. “Have you met your research goal?” The answer to such questions, however, can often be far more difficult to ascertain than you initially thought. To wart, the goal must be very specific, leaving no room for ambiguity. It must be possible to look at the goal and give…
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Seasons of Genealogy: 131,400 Minutes In

Back at the beginning of January I posted about goals and resolutions and setting yourself up for success with your genealogical research in 2019. As difficult as it may be to believe, the first quarter of the year is in the history books. So have you done so far? (If you missed that post, go…
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