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Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Picture . . . and a Thousand Words!

(from Genealogy Gems Monthly Column by Allen County Public Library – 4-30-2015) by Curt B. Witcher, Genelaogy Dept. *************************************** For more than a century, the concept of a picture being worth a thousand words has appeared in print and has been used by orators of all types. It is interesting […]

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Using Historical Maps to Learn About Your Ancestors

(From Kimberly Powell’s Weekly About Genealogy Blog 4-21-2015) Many family history research problems can be solved with the use of maps, atlases, and gazetteers. Historical maps can help you find and picture where your relatives were born, resided, attended school, shopped, voted, traveled over land or water, courted, married, raised […]

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Can I Legally Use Online Photos in my Family History?

(from Kimberly Powell’s About Genealogy Weekly Column 4-16-2015) Genealogists love images—photos of their ancestors, historical maps, digitized documents, historic photos of places and events… But can we legally use the fabulous photos that we find online in a published family history? A genealogy blog? A research report? What if we […]

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Downsizing and Going Paperless

(from Dick Eastman’s daily newsletter – March 31, 2015) Dick Eastman Warning: This article contains personal opinions. I have written a number of times about the advantages of a paperless lifestyle. Genealogists seem especially attached to paper. We often save photocopies of old records, old books, and much, much more. […]

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