Monthly Archives: June 2015

Surname Spelling Mistakes!

(by Diane L Richard, Your Genealogy Today and Internet Genealogy author 6-27-2015) Be careful of what you consider to be the “correct”, or “only”, spelling of a surname. Though we now consider the spelling of our surnames “fixed”, throughout much of history they were not. Many did not “sign” their […]

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What is A SNP?

(from The Legal Genealogist 6-8-2015) It’s an acronym, short for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism. Which, all in all, is such a mouthful that it’s no wonder it got shortened to SNP. By definition, it’s “a DNA sequence variation occurring when a single nucleotide adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), or guanine […]

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It’s Wise to Organize

(from Allen County Public Library by Curt B. Witcher 6-1-2015) *************************************** In all the talking, thinking, and writing about family history, proportionately few pieces and presentations focus on the many aspects, and great importance, of organization. We search for names, we follow shaky leaves, we explore hints, and we download […]

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Catholic Parish Records in the United States

(Allen County Public Library by Sara Allen 6-1-2015) *************************************** Church records can provide crucial details about our ancestors, especially when other records such as civil birth, marriage and death records are scarce or non-existent. Catholic and Lutheran churches in the United States and abroad are known for keeping excellent records, […]

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