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Entries in philly (9)

Thursday
Jun022011

* how to use google maps to make a custom genealogy map

10 Steps to a FREE Custom Google Map! It's so easy, all you need to save "My Maps" is a free Google account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for one here. I use this tool for mapping out the different addresses I find from my ancestors census records, military records, letters, jobs, etc... Addresses can be found in so many places! I love visualizing where they lived and playing with the data. You can then print these maps or invite other people to view your map. Once you are signed into your Google account follow these 10 steps to create your custom maps!

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Tuesday
Mar292011

* historic philadelphia cemetery needs volunteers for clean-up day

A major breakthrough in my personal family research was as simple as finding a few matching records for FREE on familysearch.org . I was able to find the burial of my wright gg grandparents, they lived in Northern Philadelphia abt 1880-1940. From these matching death records I was lead to The Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. And now I know- this cemetery needs our help!!

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Wednesday
Jan262011

* genie tip: don't get stuck at home during these snowy days! Fun events and destinations to beat the winter blues 

Snow days and cold weather can keep you bundled up at home for way too long. Here are some excuses to get outside and enjoy this time of year. Events NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey through Feb 6, 2011.

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Thursday
Dec092010

* family history, why don't the records just match up!? 

Vital records contain key pieces of information, it's just a matter of finding them. It's easy to get excited and confident when you find a new record for an ancestor, but it's so important to check out all the details before inducting new records as fact. But even after everything checks out what to do when you find a new record completely blowing your theory?? My recent experience with conflicting and confusing information

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