2022.09.13 – Organize Yourself Electronically

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Organize Yourself ElectronicallyBy Dale E. Lee2022.09.14 In the past I’ve discussed how to organize your paper documents and computer data. Here I’ll discuss how to organize yourself electronically. Organization is one of the most important things you can do in Family History, as in most efforts. The lack of organization can greatly degrade your ability to accomplish tasks. There are many applications on the market that offer help with organization. The following are only some of the ways to organize. Examples of the kinds of methods and apps are given below, but are no means a comprehensive list of them. […]

2022.09.07 – Family History Projects

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Family History ProjectsBy Dale E. Lee2022.09.07 Before I begin the post today, I want to mention that the FamilySearch project to index the US 1950 Census is almost complete. To view the results and search on people that have been indexed, see https://www.familysearch.org/1950Census/. Most of the efforts we do in Family History are Project based, whether writing our personal history, or reviewing gravesites, or researching information on our ancestors. Projects should have clearly defined objectives, so that distractions will not side track you from completing them. They should be planned, executed, tracked and reviewed. But those new to Family History […]

2022.08.31 – Family Organization Newsletters

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Family Organization NewslettersBy Dale E. Lee2022.08.30 OK. I feel a little silly. I don’t know why I didn’t think if it before. I’m sure someone somewhere else has, but it’s still a good idea. I’ve been writing a newsletter for some time now, to help up and coming Family Historians. But today the thought struck me, why don’t I suggest Family Organizations create their own newsletter? Although you may already have a Family Organization, you may not have thought about creating a newsletter for it. There are many benefits to creating a Family Organization Newsletter. Here are the top 10 […]

2022.08.24 – Intro to Family History is coming!

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Intro to Family History is comingBy Dale E. Lee2022.08.24 Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that Seekerz LLC will be soon offering an Intro to Family History Course. The course has been developed and is currently in beta testing with live participants. One of the most difficult things to deal with in Family History is to know where to start. Most mistakenly jump in the deep end of the Family History pool and quickly get overwhelmed. As I was discussing this issue with a friend, he mentioned that what he really needed was a step by […]

2022.08.17 – Reverse Genealogy

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Reverse GenealogyBy Dale E. Lee2022.08.17 I recently ran into an article on the interesting concept of Reverse Genealogy. What is Reverse Genealogy? It’s a fairly simple concept: Go back up a generation on the family tree and search back down from there. Many times in researching Family History we run into roadblocks where the information we expected to find about a particular ancestor is more difficult to find than expected. It is important to remember that you need to be innovative in finding ways to help you legally get around, over, under, or through roadblocks. The following is a strategy […]

2022.08.10 – Gotta have fun

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Gotta have funBy Dale E. Lee2022.08.10 Part of moving Family History projects forward is that you need to have fun doing it. If you’re not having fun, you’re probably not doing it. The following is an attempt to bring in some humor. Please note that these jokes are original, so I apologize in advance if they don’t tickle your funny bone as much as others you’ve heard. Also note that though I did not attempt to imitate other jokes, it is entirely possible that some of them are similar. When we think of cemeteries, we think of ghosts, goblins, zombies, […]

2022.08.03 – FamilySearch Groups

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FamilySearch GroupsBy Dale E. Lee2022.08.03 One of the difficulties in researching Family History begins at the point where your ancestors emigrate from a different country than the one you live in. We normally have access to, or can find access to, facilities that can help us in our own country. But what do you do when you need information from a different country, or even multiple different countries? One very helpful tool you can use is a Group, think Facebook Groups. Groups are organizations that help others with like interests. Each Group decides what its area of interest is and […]

2022.07.27 – Seek for Fun 8

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Seek for Fun 82022.07.27 See if you can find all of the Organization Terms listed in the Word Search puzzle below. Organization Terms Organization Term List AlphabetizeAutobiographiesBackupsBinderBook shelvesBooksBoxesCard IndexCentralizeCertificatesClean up periodicallyCollect materialsComputer directoriesConsistencyDatabaseDateDocumentsFamiliesFamily Group SheetsFilesFlash DrivesGEDCOMIndexJournalLocationManila FoldersMapsNameNewspaper clippingsNotesNumbering SystemsOrganizePapersPedigree ChartsPlanRecordsRemove duplicatesReorganizeResearchReviewStoreTabsTake the time Seekerz LLC ©2022

How to Search for Records in FamilySearch

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How to Search for Records in FamilySearch By Dale E. Lee 2020.04.17 Summary: Signon to FamilySearch Click into Family Tree, then Tree in FamilySearch Find and Click into the person you want to find records for Verify that you are in the correct person and haven’t clicked through to someone else Review Sources and Memories to find out if the document has already been attached Click on the menu item called Search on the top of the page (not Find) Click on Records Enter as much of the info as you can about the ancestor as you can in the […]

2022.07.13 – Seek for Fun 7

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Seek for Fun 72022.07.13 See if you can find all of the Family History Terms listed in the Word Search puzzle below. Family History Terms Family History Term List Abstract A document that contains information extracted from an original document. It contains information on the date of the record, names, relationships, and etc. Administration An action used by a court to settle the estate of a person who has no executor, or no will to administer the estate. Affidavit A statement made under oath, either written or oral. Annotation Annotations are used in genealogical research to provide proofs of research […]

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