Best Research Organization with Genealogy Numbering Systems

As I develop a filing system, I will be uniquely identifying those individuals that I truly want to further track. There are numerous genealogy-based numbering systems that are based on tracking the direct line ancestors OR tracking the descendants of a single progenitor. I would like to find or...
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True Joy in Finding Lost Family- Reconnecting after Tragedy

Move over Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys! I have a real mystery to investigate: finding lost family after a terrible tragedy. I received a phone call from my wife’s aunt asking me to look into the whereabouts of her husband’s grandmother. One of his sisters had received an...
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Genealogy Do-Over, part 2: How To Set Some Research Goals

You can follow the first part of this Genealogy Do-Over here. A term I have struggled with throughout my life: analysis paralysis. I have spent too many months struggling with perfection. How do I organize the records and data I have collected? How do I store that content. I...
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Genealogy Do-Over, part 1

Apparently it takes a global pandemic, a personal crisis, and a loving family for me to finally get started on the huge pile of genealogical material I have collected over the last almost fifty years. The term genealogy do-over was originally coined by Thomas MacEntee on the GeneaBloggers website...
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Serendipity on a Quick Trip

One of my goals is to carve out time each week to pursue my genealogy in one way or another. While I have been a life member of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists for several years, I had yet to attend a meeting. Their Spring 2019 meeting on...
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