Exploring genealogy

Evidence Explained: Third Edition vs. Fourth Edition

By |2024-03-12T13:50:23-07:00March 12th, 2024|

Upon discovering the imminent release of a new edition of Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifact to Cyberspace, I was filled with both eager anticipation and apprehension of change. The third edition (revised) was published seven years ago in 2017, and the prospect of a refreshed volume piqued […]

Poor Penmanship Confuses the Identify of Mary Yearwood Weast Rose

By |2024-01-18T14:30:38-08:00January 18th, 2024|

Samuel Rose married in Macon County, North Carolina on 16 April 1836.[i] His bondsman was Jonathan Phillip. Both Samuel’s and Jonathan’s names are legible on the document. However, the name of Samuel’s spouse is not written clearly and looks like this…

The first name reads as “May,” but […]

Nicaragua Genealogy

By |2023-04-16T09:38:00-07:00April 16th, 2023|

Nicaragua Genealogy

A brief time ago, FamilySearch posted new databases for church records in Nicaragua – Archivo Diocesano de Granada (Nicaragua). This group contains baptismal, matrimonial, and death records for churches in Boaco, Diriomo, Granada, Nandiame, Ometepe, and Rivas. I was especially happy to see three databases that relate to […]

They / Them Pronouns

By |2023-11-19T07:54:54-08:00March 15th, 2023|

Using “They” or “Them” as pronouns is the appropriate and respectful choice for non-binary individuals or anyone who identifies with these terms. I candidly admit that adapting to what my mind perceives as plural terms has been challenging. It’s not a resistance to acknowledging preferred pronouns; rather, it’s the need […]

Archoral for Genealogy Inclusivity

By |2023-11-18T21:56:00-08:00February 15th, 2023|

A Glimpse into Archoral: Empowering Diversity in Genealogy

After presenting “LGBTQ Genealogy” at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference in Sacramento in May 2022, a vibrant discussion unfolded among a small group of attendees who lingered for a post-session discussion. Among them was Kate Guanci, the CEO and founder of

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Meet the Elite Podcast – a cautionary tale

By |2023-05-07T13:23:20-07:00January 21st, 2023|

In early January I answered a phone call, though I’m always suspicious of telemarketers. The human on the other end politely introduced themselves and said they were interested in interviewing me for a podcast segment on genealogy. Ok, they had my interest, and I decreased my apprehension. They explained the […]

Writing and Publishing

By |2023-11-18T21:44:42-08:00October 15th, 2021|

Writing and Publishing with an LGBTQ Twist

Having concluded my series on LGBTQ Genealogy and LGBTQ Genealogy and Software, I find myself at a crossroads, contemplating the next topic for blogging. One idea that intrigues me is delving into the art of writing itself. What is my process for […]

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Digitizing Records

By |2021-07-15T06:15:57-07:00July 15th, 2021|

Preserving Records from the California Genealogical Society

I enjoy genealogy research because it brings forgotten stories back to life. Piecing together a person’s life story using online databases with document images is energizing. One clue leads to another and with luck you’ll come to know who that ancestor was.

Genealogy has been […]

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