Archive for June, 2012

Genealogy at A Glance – Don’t Go Anywhere Without One

June 29th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley One of the my disappointments in that past couple of years was the transfer of the Family History Library’s original print Research Outlines to digital versions on the FamilySearch Wiki. Yes, I know that the digital version means easy access no matter where I am, but sometimes a physical copy is […]™ – Don’t Search Without It

June 22nd, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Mocavo is an interesting word. It rolls comfortably around the tongue, evoking images somehow dark and mysterious. In actuality, it represents a breath of fresh air in the world of search engines and genealogical research. If you are tired of Google searches which yield thousands of hits, most of which are […]

Research in the Lone Star State “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You”

June 15th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley I was eight years old when the movie “Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier,” starring Fess Parker, was released in 1955. At that age I regularly devoured juvenile historical novels, particularly a series of titles of the “you were there” variety. One of these told the story of the siege […]

Cousins Over the Breakfast Table and Other Serendipitous Moments

June 8th, 2012

By: Carolyn L. Barkley Sometimes we genealogists take ourselves just a bit too seriously. Don’t misunderstand me – I am a firm believer in best practices, solid methodology, conclusive analysis, and quality writing. At the same time, I also am a believer in those inexplicable moments when genealogical connections are made, or illusive information is […]