Archive for the 'Genealogy Tips' Category

January 10th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley It may have been the seasonal singing of  I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In (whose second line should be “but I can’t prove my ancestor was on it”) or it may have been that I have actually started scheduling a few hours every day to work on my own genealogy […]

Heredis® for Your iPad

January 4th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley   I am a PC user, but I have an iPad which seems like an extension of my right hand. One of the reasons I bought a tablet was to make my genealogy information more accessible when I was away from my desktop. I’ve used an iPad for about two years […]

The Lure of Maps

December 27th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley I love maps – the older the better., I fear, however, that GPS technology may distance us from intimate contact with maps, even as e-mail has all but destroyed the art of writing letters. I freely admit that I often begin a road trip without consulting a map, trusting my GPS […]

Who Built Mount Rushmore?

December 20th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley A few observations before beginning to write about the workers who built Mt. Rushmore. First, this article would probably have been more appropriate for a Labor Day post, but as a blogger with five years worth of postings (think 260 articles); I have to seize a blog topic when it pops […]

Mourning Photography – Remembering the Recently Departed

December 13th, 2012

by Carolyn L. Barkley A picture of a deceased family member, in today’s world, is not an unusual part of our family archives. With the advent of affordable cameras, (and now smart phones, iPads, etc.) for the average individual, our albums (or archival boxes, disk drives, or Cloud storage) include many pictures of deceased family […]

‘Tis the Season for Genealogy Gifts

December 6th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Now is the season for gift-giving. Do you have a genealogist on your holiday list? Perhaps, you are a genealogist who needs to provide a list of gift ideas to a family member. Here are five ideas to help your holiday shopping. Give the gift of books. Thomas Jefferson stated “I […]

Get Thee to the Courthouse – Why Visiting in Person is Still Necessary

November 29th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley I think that we genealogists may be in danger of falling victim to the need for instant satisfaction. The ability to look at records on Ancestry or FamilySearch, or any number of online resources, is seductive. We like the fact that we don’t have to leave the comfort of our own […]

1620 and all that – Resources for Mayflower Research

November 27th, 2012

By Carolyn L. Barkley This article was originally posted on November 21st 2008. I thought it was worth sharing the information once again, with minor updatess. Thanksgiving was just yesterday [OOPS! This article was supposed to post on Friday, 23 November...obviously we enjoyed too much turkey! Sorry for the delay]. In addition to the turkey […] Revisited

November 16th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley   Last month I wrote a posting about my experiences with In it, I noted that I had been a subscription-level member for approximately three weeks and had received no messages about record matches or Smart Matches™. As a reminder, a record match is a match between information in a […]

Papers of the Continental Congress

November 8th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Yesterday the essence of democracy was at work in the United States. Even though the margin was slim, the people exercised their basic right and cast their ballots. While this morning at least 50 percent of Americans are perhaps unhappy with the outcome, the important point is that voting occurred, unhindered […]