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Are you using the GPS - Genealogical Proof Standard?
As a Springfield family history and genealogy researcher are you using the GPS or the concepts and principles behind it in your research and reporting of your research results? I have been struggling with one particular set of problem relationships...
Consider starting "Personal Archiving" in 2014
As Springfield family history and genealogy researchers we often become the recipients of the photos and documents of other family members as well as though we create ourselves. Do you have a plan to create a meaningful "Personal Archiving...
Start Your Family Tree Week is December 26 to January 1
Each year about this time we, as genealogy and family history researchers and bloggers tend to want to remind our readers that holidays are great times to talk about family history and gather memories, especially from older members of the...
Mergers and acquisitions pop in family history and genealogy fields
Over recent weeks, the number of press releases by major providers of family history and genealogy data and services regarding mergers, acquisitions and 'partnerships' has been staggering. What do the all mean for the average amateur (or professional...
Celebrate October as Family History Month in your own way
I have enjoyed many blogs and articles already discussing many things that each of us can/might do to celebrate Family History Month this October. How many have you read? Have any of them caused you to make a specific...
Opening episode of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS
I enjoyed the new Genealogy Roadshow, right after Antiques Roadshow, last evening on PBS. I assume most of you saw it, recorded it to watch later, or plan to watch a later broadcast. You should do that. And, set your...
"Write It Down!" family history writing programs now available
My good friend and genealogy colleague in Kansas City, Missouri, Jenna Mills, posted a useful reminder on Google+ today of a neat family history writing program at the wonderful Midwest Genealogy Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence...
Genealogy as 'brain food' - do you agree?
In case you missed it in Springfield, today I wanted to share this story of 92 year old Jeane Owen who has just published her life story, "From Dairy Queen to Beauty Queen," for her family as...

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