01 November 2019

YourGenealogy Today: Nov/Dec 2019

Dwelling in the Past: Going Home to an Ancestral Cottage
Joe Grandinetti recounts his recent stay at the cottage of his great grandfather's youth.
Becoming a Certified Genealogist
Diane L. Richard looks at credentialing for genealogists in the USA.
Holiday Traditions
Leslie Michele Derrough looks at five ways family history is part of the season in the USA.
Imperfect Reflections: Visualizing Your Ancestors
Sue Lisk looks at resources that might help you catch a glimpse of your ancestors when photos are scarce. Comment: One day an option may be picturing an ancestor from their reconstructed DNA.
Save Your Receipts... For Your Genealogy
David A. Norris looks at the collection of paper receipts, slips and vouchers that mark a trail through a family's history with USA examples.
Researching Road Records and Finding Family
Diane L. Richard says there's a lot to discover about our ancestors who built the nation's roads in the USA.
Surrounding Yourself With Family After They Are Gone
Lynn Cassity offers some insight into saving at least some of the important items that are left after the passing of a family member with USA examples.
The Value of Spilt Milk: Handling Errors in Research
Sue Lisk looks at how we handle errors in our research with an eye on learning from the experience.
Taking Your Memoir From Stuck... to Finished
Karen Dustman offers tips to help overcome the inevitable stumbling blocks in writing your life story. Here are some of the possible prompts to spark happy memories she mentions: What’s the most crazy-adventurous thing you ever did as a child? What was the best gift anyone ever gave you?  Which books inspired you as a child? What simple tools or objects do you remember your parents using -- maybe things that you don’t typically use today?
The Camden Point Female Academy
Lynn Cassity looks at the history and determination of Missouri pioneers who built and rebuilt a school to educate their daughters
The Back Page
Dave Obee says don't overlook digitized newspapers when researching hard-to-find kin. Canadian content!

Although this issue is virtually devoid of Canadian stories there is advice that's generally relevant the US content may reveal techniques of wider applicability.

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