New Educational Opportunities in Genealogy

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It’s been awhile since we posted any webinars, seminars, or other educational opportunities in genealogy. I’m very happy to announce that as more and more of the family history community comes pouring to the internet for research, collaboration, and education that the opportunities keep expanding! National Genealogical Society The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has announced […]

Surname Saturday – The Soundex

In our post How Do I Call Thee? Let Me Count The Names… we talked about the necessity for expanding your searches widely to ensure you can find your ancestors even when you don’t really know how to spell their name. One of the ways that many database search sites like Ancestry.com and Rootsweb.com perform […]

How do I call thee? Let me count the names…

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If you’ve started researching your family tree you’ve likely run into the following scenario: Things are going great in the 1940 Census, the 1930 Census, the 1920 Census, and probably the 1910 Census. But you’ve noticed that the further that you go back the more bizarre the spellings of your ancestors’ names become. You’ve been […]

[Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories] Christmas Tree Ornaments: The Pickle

Welcome to MyNeChimKi’s Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories! Thanks to Geneabloggers for developing these fantastic prompts for some holiday spirited blogging. Over the next month we’ll be blogging about some of our fondest Christmas memories. This post was originally posted on 3 December 2010. Today’s topic: Christmas Tree Ornaments: The Pickle Some time after we […]

[Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories] Santa Claus?

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Welcome to MyNeChimKi’s Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories! Thanks to Geneabloggers for developing these fantastic prompts for some holiday spirited blogging. Over the next month we’ll be blogging about some of our fondest Christmas memories. This post was originally posted on 6 December 2009 Today’s topic: Santa Claus As much as I’d like to not […]

You’re My WHAT Cousin?!?

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Have you ever been stumped by the whole “2nd cousin” or “1st cousin once removed” dilemma?  Don’t worry, we all have!!  Figuring out relationships can be difficult.  If you’re like me, then you probably saw all your relatives only a handful of times every year.  And when you did see them, linguistics was irrelevant!  Now you can […]

Resist Swinging From the Branches

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Yes, it’s tempting to go straight to the outer-reaches of your family tree.  It’s tempting to explore long forgotten passenger lists and of course tempting to claim ancestors from the medieval times (who wouldn’t like to be related to a knight or a king?).  But, to successfully trace your lineage you have to build a […]

Genealogy Webinars for May 2012

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2 May 2012, 2:00pm – Researching Your Pennsylvania Ancestors Pennsylvania has a plethora of archives, libraries, and repositories, where you’ll find a wealth of documents to help you unlock key details about your ancestors. Discover what records are available, where they are located and how to utilize them to trace your roots in the Keystone […]

Using 1940 ED Maps to Find Your Family

Using Enumeration District Maps to Find Your Ancestors in the 1940 US Census

Now that the 1940 U.S. Census has been released I’m sure that you’re as interested as I am with finding your family online!  Since these images are provided for free, it’s easier than ever to have access to the Census records.  Note… I didn’t say that it’s easier than ever to find your family! Without a full […]

April 2012 Desktop Calendar

itshere43I have always admired the desktop calendars that Clotilde at Chocolate and Zucchini has offered.  This year, MyNeChimKi's Genealogical Services will offer a set as well!  And to go hand-in-hand with all the hype surrounding the release of the 1940 Census in April, our desktop calendars will all have a 1940 Census theme. The release […]