Category Archives: Fun!

SNGF: Time Travel Via Microfilm? Yes.

It’s been awhile since I played along with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, but this week, the planets aligned, and here I am posting it up. Now, you can’t tell me that you never thought that if you were able to … Continue reading

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Researching Collateral Lines: A Visual Aid

I’ve started walking every morning. Today, I happened to pass this tree and thought it was a poignant lesson in genealogy. This tree shows the results of focusing our research exclusively on our direct ancestors and ignoring collateral lines. Doing so might … Continue reading

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StaatsofOhio: What’s in a Domain Name?

When I decided to start learning about website creation and design, the first thing I did was set up my own domain name. The initial site’s purpose was to talk about what my immediate family was doing, post our vacation photos,etc. I … Continue reading

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All things Happen For A Reason (or How I Lost and Found My Car Keys)

We are so focused on finding things in genealogy that sometimes we actually lose things instead – more often than not, our minds. I think I reached that point this afternoon. I’ve been juggling a large number of genealogical projects … Continue reading

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On the Lighter Side: A Genealogy Poster

As any of you who are on Facebook are undoubtedly aware, there are a rash of these “career poster” things being posted. You know the ones: Blogger, Writer, Soldier, etc, etc… The ones where they have a series of pictures, … Continue reading

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Getting My GRIP On.

This summer, I am excited to announce, I will finally be making it to my first-ever extended learning event, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). Tension was high in anticipation of the sound of the opening registration bell. It … Continue reading

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In Before the Ball Drops: A Review of my 2011 Goals

With the end of the year just a few days away, it is time to make that dreaded visit to the always-ambitious list created one year ago. What craziness had I set out for myself this year and how did … Continue reading

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Christmas in Caldwell (Ohio), 1880

Merry Christmas 2011! Last January, I happened across this 1880 advertisement while researching something else, and thought it would be fitting come the next Christmas time. It is nothing short of a Christmas miracle that I happened to remember it … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical Markers Online

Husbands, we know we are all on a tight schedule while traveling hither and yon, and those arrival times must be kept. Even though we might be interested, we simply can’t stop for every “LOOK, a historical marker” demand. Ask … Continue reading

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SNGF: My Favorite Christmas Carol

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge is this: 1) Identify your absolute favorite Christmas Carol or Holiday song. 2) Share your favorite carol or song in a blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post … Continue reading

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