2020.08.23 – The Grumpy Old Man is Back

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I didn’t think this Grumpy Old Man could get anymore GRUMPY, but the CoronaVirus can do that to you.  I am SO ready for it to be a bad memory. I am one of the people that the “Government” deemed “Essential.”  While it is nice to know at 70 yrs […]

2020.08.16 – How to Organize Yourself

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Summary: Take the time Collect your materials Organize your materials Different ways to organize Retrace your steps if you need to Clean up periodically Organization for personal computers Organization for Databases Detail Summary Detail: Take the time OK, you’ve contacted your relatives, collected the clues, and learned a bit of […]

2020.08.02 – How to Learn the Jargon

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Summary: If you don’t know the language, it’s hard to talk Knowing terms help you ask the right questions Start with the Simple and progress toward the Complex Break the Complex down into simple bite-sized things Terms to Start with Add to your list of terms as you go Detail: […]

2020.07.25 – How to Collect the Clues

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Summary: Clues can be anywhere. Start where you are and go from there. What is a clue? Who can find clues? Why should we look for clues? When should we look for clues? Where should we look for clues? What if you hit roadblocks? What clues should we look for […]

2020.07.12 – How to Ask Your Relatives

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Summary: Talk to them Let the family know you are interested Get interested in their lives and their parents lives Write to them Go to Family Reunions Videotape those still living Ask for Family History Books and Organizations Ask them if they are in a popular Web Service like FamilySearch.org […]

2020.07.04 – How to Do Family History Step by Step

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How to Do Family History Step by StepBy D. E. Lee2020.07.04 Summary: Ask Your Relatives Collect the Clues Learn the Jargon Organize Yourself Put information in the Computer Get information from the Internet Verify the Data! Ask Others for Help Learn How to Research Join organizations Go to the Location […]

2020.06.26 – Death, it is not final

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The following poem was written for the passing of a relative on Father’s Day. Death, it is not finalBy D.E. Lee © 2020 We think of death, and mourn those past, Holding to memories, and keeping them fast, But Death is not permanent, nor will it last, It is but […]

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