Author: Jeffrey Lehrer

Gramps Telling Stories - Estes Park, Colorado by Greg Younger, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Verbal Family Histories

All the advice for people starting to research their family history says to go and ask family members what they know. I was lucky that my grandparents provided me with a lot of information...

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Using is a website owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the Mormons as they are widely known. The Mormons have been undertaking large genealogy transcription projects for many years...

Transcend USB Flash Drive by Anton Fomkin, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Portable Freeware for Genealogy

Some people contribute to society by volunteering at a church, sporting club or soup kitchen, some people create free websites to help many people share their genealogy and others use their computer skills to...

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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...

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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...

Dedication of Chief Seattle statue at Fifth and Denny, 1912 by Seattle Municipal Archives, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Seventh Generation

The piece of information that provided a lot incentive for me to find out more about my family history was a copy of a descendant list which included two direct ancestors seven generations from...

SS Florizel passenger manifest, New York, 18 October 1913, p. 170–71 by Volturno History, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Discovering Names

What does your name mean, where does it come from, how else could you spell it? They are questions I have been trying to ask some of my long deceased ancestors. They generally don’t...


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