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Genealogy In Action

NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY

We recently acquired a new addition to the family home. No, it is not a new baby or even a pet. This is something that fills the stairwell with music and beauty. I love collecting antiques and old family treasures.

MAKE SURE YOU COUNT YOURSELF IN!!!

Most of us have already completed the task of taking inventor of our household members either online or in paper format. Some of us still have not completed this required by law duty.

FINDING CONTACTS

We are lucky these days with all the technology available to us. When I started genealogy, I only had a few alternatives to connect with long lost cousins.

FREE ACCESS TO CANADIAN MARRIAGE RECORDS AT ANCESTRY.CA

Ancestry.ca In anticipation of the Royal Wedding, we are offering FREE ACCESS to Canadian Marriage Records from now until May 1st. Click here to begin your free search: http://bit.ly/eCvC95 Canadian Marriage Collection - Ancestry.

NORTH BAY BANDIT HUNTS LOCALLY

Hunting for clues about your ancestors, why not check your own backyard. This does not mean you need to grab a shovel and literally start digging up your begonia garden and please stay away from the neighbour’s rosebush.

SCRUTINIZING

Many native people believe that if an animal appears before you, that it is trying to tell you something.

WHEN ARE YOU DONE WITH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH?

People often ask when I will be done my family history research. I laugh and tell them genealogy is like doing housework.

TEACHING KIDS FAMILY HISTORY ON FACEBOOK

I have recently joined the ranks of Facebook junkies in the last six months. My initial reason was to monitor what my teenage daughter was doing with her time there, but since then, I have found it to be a very useful tool.

ANALYSE ANALYSE ANALYSE

Most people are at one stage or another with their genealogy work that would allow them to scrutinize the details of information for clues. This could be anything from a family photo to an actual document tying them to their ancestors.

They Say It Is A Disease But That is Not How I Feel

They say, “Once you take your first steps into researching your family history you are hooked”. The yearning to learn more about the past grows deeper and deeper inside you. But does that make it a disease? I should think not.