Identifying Photographs of an Event

Photographs from a football game in Tokyo. Genealogists often come across unidentified photographs. Most of the time these are photographs of unidentified people. There are a number of books and articles that have been written on how to identify someone in a photograph. A few of the techniques include studying the photograph for clothing styles, …

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No Plan Survives First Contact The Gilchrest Family Archive Series 6 Military Papers is now Series 4 Military Service

There is a saying in the military No Plan Survives First Contact. The saying certainly applied when I started to work with the initial plan. In my post Setting Up The Family Archives, I had formulated a general plan for my archive including my military papers and artifacts.   As a refresher, this was the original plan. Series …

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How OneNote Solved My Issue Of Getting Snapshots of Webpages and E-mail’s Quickly Into Zotero

Note: Most images can be clicked on to enlarge them. They will open in a new tab. I posted my blog post "Organizing Genealogy Documents With The Help of Zotero" in "The Organized Genealogist" private Facebook Group. One of the group's members Carolyn commented on the post. She was intrigued by Zotero but was hesitant …

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Organizing Genealogy Documents With The Help Of Zotero

There are many ways to organize your genealogy and, in most cases, your approach is going to evolve and change over time. Mine certainly has. Today I use three primary pieces of software, a relationship-based genealogy software application, Scrivener and Zotero. Relationship-Based Software Most genealogy software applications are relationship-based. In other words, people are added …

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Using The Argyle Patent Documents to Identify the Parents of Catherine McArthur (ca. 1721—after June 1797) and her brother Duncan McArthur (ca. 1727—1 February 1813)

Case Study: The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) defines a case study as “an intelligent, honest illustration of how the writer used a technique to bring about the described result.” Case Studies and Proof Arguments have a different tone than telling a story. The idea of a case study is to focus on the …

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