Posts About Genealogy

I wish that I had the time to write a post every day about my adventures in genealogy. I can’t say whether it would help any beginners in their journey, or just give me a little cathartic release. However, the more posts I write, the less time that I have to push my research forward.


Hiding Your Mother’s Maiden Name

An article was recently posted to the Archivists and Archives mailing list : WTF: Why Are Vermont’s Vital Records on…

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Two Quick Notes About MyHeritage DNA

MyHeritage Password Compromise If you have not changed the password on your MyHeritage web account since June 2018 or earlier,…

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It’s né not née

Some time in 2017 I was bitten again by the genealogy bug. Again. I realized that I would be emailing…

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It’s Not Me, It’s You (Mom)

I have had several of my DNA matches contact me because either I match both of their parents, or I…

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AncestryDNA Provides No Chromosome Browser

AncestryDNA has the largest database of DNA sequenced for genealogy purposes. Despite years of customer requests, Ancestry does not provide…

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National DNA Day!

April 25 is the National DNA Day 2018 … celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Human Genome Project’s completion and…

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What Is Your Genealogy Budget?

Here is a question for the hardcore amateur genealogists out there. How much are you spending to support your genealogy…

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When Does It Ever End?

One of the nice things about online genealogy sites like Ancestry or FamilySearch is that they provide you with “hints” about…

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Use the Source, Rob!

One of the the things that I am learning the hard way would have come from my genealogy Obi-Wan Kenobi,…

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