Monthly Archive: March 2015

Lotte Lehmann by “Caveman Chuck” Coker, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved
Lotte Lehmann's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of several that misspell their subjects' name. 0

Surnames: Peter Herrick or Petrus Heurich?

For some time, while doing research to create my family tree, I had a very hard time figuring out what my ancestors’ last names were originally. In a couple specific cases, I was wondering...

records en blanc i negre by art_es_anna, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Getting Around the Brick Wall

Last week I was asked for some hints on locating a specific person who was born in about 1800. This made me think about what general hints I would give to someone who has...

Alberi gemelli - Twin trees by Federico Mosconi, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Pedigree Collapse

My family tree has married cousins. If you trace your family back far enough it is normal and even required to have marriages of cousins in your family tree. This is known as Pedigree...

Community by Jeff Kubina, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Why Genealogy Matters

Genealogy has undoubtedly experienced a rebirth in recent decades. The proliferation of online resources and the vast opportunities for crowdsourcing to expand one’s ancestral knowledge underscores the popularity boom that genealogy has experienced.  Currently,...

TeamWork by Luigi Mengato, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

My Ancestors Taught Me How to Share

It didn’t always, but today my genealogy research always includes finding out as much as I can about the descendants of my ancestors. I attempt to include information as far down as the great...

Coat of Arms from the Queen's Chair in the Great Hall, Stirling Castle by dun_deagh, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Exploring Heraldry

A few years ago, I went into a shop with a girlfriend.  It was called The Coat of Arms Shoppe and was dedicated to heraldry.  For those who don’t know, heraldry is the creating...

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