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Organizing your genealogy documents & family tree

I constantly come across scraps of paper on which I scribbled notes — Irv’s Social Security number, the cemetery where Fern is buried, Goldie’s husband married her sister after she died — either something I discovered online or something a … Continue reading

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The Family Tree

People are fascinated by family trees. This is an enormous tree (~16 feet in length) that I created for a large family gathering to honor my son. The large blue dot represents him, and the boxes to the left of … Continue reading

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Second cousin, once removed

If you’re confused about how people in your family are related to one another, let me try to demystify the concept of once- or twice-removed.¬† ‘Removed” refers to how many generations apart the two people are.¬†Think about your own family. … Continue reading

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