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Will Your Genealogy Pass the Test of Time? by Richard Hite

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Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends, by Richard Hite, is a wonderful collection of cautionary tales for the practicing genealogist. In the following selection from Sustainable Genealogy, Mr. Hite illustrates…
A NEWSPAPER NOTICE OF A CHANCERY CASE HELPS RECONSTRUCT A FAMILY

A Newspaper Notice of a Chancery Case Helps Reconstruct a Family

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By Robert W. Barnes, F. M.G. S. One of the great things about the newspaper subscription site www.genealogybank.com is that it contains clues to your ancestors that might never occur to you. While you would expect or at least hope to find…
Genealogy Death Records Check list

Death Records: A Checklist of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Own

This blog is an adaptation of an article by William Dollarhide that appeared in a Genealogical Pointers in December 2006.  William Dollarhide 1. DEATH CERTIFICATES. Always start with a death certificate as the names, dates, and places…