Archive for January, 2013

Did They Really Serve? A Civil War Research Cautionary Tale

January 31st, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley If you are a regular reader you know that the Civil War era and research in its records are passions of mine. I have written about my two Dodd ancestors who served in the 6th Connecticut Infantry and my Smith ancestor who did not serve and my effort to find out […]

Cemeteries and Gravestone Care

January 24th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley In April 2012, I posted an article about cemetery research resources. This fall, as I visited cemeteries in both Massachusetts and Virginia, I was reminded how much I enjoy walking their paths, surveying the gravestones, and gleaning family information where I can. As I walked in a Virginia cemetery with a […]

Evidence Explained – a Closer Look

January 17th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley This article marks the fifth anniversary (and the 259th article) of   There is something about the dark days of winter that turns our thoughts to organizing our piles of family documents, artifacts and research notes. This year I am determined to do more than think about the project, as […]

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 […]