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  • One-Step Webpages

    Oct 20

    A genealogy researcher, Stephen P. Morse, created alternate ways of accessing some of these genealogical websites. In addition, he developed some of his own databases and programs to facilitate doing genealogical research. These are all collected together under what he has called the 'One-Step' website. Morse developed the One-Step website and...

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  • Heritage Quest Online

    Oct 20

    A ProQuest Company, Heritage Quest Online offers several databases. It has the complete indexed listing of U. S. Federal Census images from 1790 too 1930. They have a collection of 28,000 family and local histories. Those histories are divided into people, places and publications. Heritage Quest has the PERSI, which stands for Periodical ...

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  • Ancestry.com

    Oct 20

    A respected and well-known genealogical site is Ancestry.com. Not only is there a wealthy of databases, but they also provide tutorials and guidelines to assist the novice or experienced researcher. Looking at the growing collection of Ancestry.com databases provides the researcher with how essential the site can be for doing genealogy. The ...

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  • Saving Your Research

    Oct 18

    If you have only been working on your genealogy project for a few weeks or for years the number one activity you must complete is to make copies of your work. You start off most times by writing out your basic family tree, notes of sources and collecting vital records. Keep them secure in a notebook or filing cabinet. That beginning material s...

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  • Link Up with Researchers Interested in Your Surname

    Oct 18

    Family history researchers with the same surname you’re investigating can produce some of the most valuable sources by reaching out to link up. Between family heirlooms, diaries and Bible records to the research done by other people, a wealth of information can be learned and shared. The following are some of the most fruitful places to start ...

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  • Interviewing a Relative. 11 Key Questions to Ask.

    Oct 18

    One of the best sources for information and especially family stories are living relatives. Once you have created your basic pedigree chart, time should be spent interviewing relatives who might be able to add a significant amount of details to your chart. The following is suggestions on how to approach the interview and what questions may possibly...

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  • Steps Along the Genealogy Path

    Oct 18

    When first beginning your genealogy search you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the vastness of documenting so many relatives. Look at it as a journey, one step at a time along a path and you will eventually reach your goals. The first thing needed is to create a basic pedigree chart, listing your parents, grandparents, great parents as best you ca...

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