Ancestral File Helpful?

Hutcheson Case Study As I have mentioned on this blog before, there are certain resources out there that are “iffy” because they contain no citation information. I ran across one of those on this case. In Ancestral File at FamilySearch.org (if you haven’t looked recently, the site has had a makeover!) I have located the …

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Which Harmanus?

Scholefield Family Tree It behooves the serious researcher to remember that not all search engines have indexed every part of the web. In this case, a search on Dogpile for “harmanus degraff” turns up the following result from Ask and Bing: Simon, son of Daniel, born April 6th, 1753, married December 6th, 1779, first, Annatie, …

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Google Weirdness and Dr. Harriet E. Hall

Scholefield Family Tree Here is another instance which proves that when you are using online searches you should spice up the variety. When I search on Google for “Arnold Scholefield,” I get the results that I have previously presented (the books about Abigail’s family and sources that relate to his ministry in the Methodist-Episcopal Church). …

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I'm A Doubting Thomas – About Thomas (Part 1)

The Whittle Family Tree I wrote this post and it has set in draft for a couple of weeks while I tried to decide if I wanted to approach the documentation of the search in this manner. It’s a lot of information and this post is what I had on 1 Dec 2008. On 2 …

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