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    Flickr Friday: Salt and Vinegar

    Although early settlers in Upper Canada sought to supply their needs from their own labours and their own land, those living near a settlement often ...

Crowd Sourcing History

Lives of the First World War

Sign up free to search or contribute to the Lives of the First World War project. Signing up is as easy as creating a free account with your email address and a password. Once you’ve completed your registration, you can create a profile by uploading an image, entering a brief bio and linking to your website […]

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British Flag

Only 22 countries have never been invaded by Britain

I just discovered Statista, a very interesting website with statistics on all different subjects. Their home page advertises that they have over one million statistics from over 18,000 sources and in addition to statistics and charts, they have many interesting infographics. Below is one of the charts I found while searching for ‘history’. Statista’s latest chart […]

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WordPress Plugin Genealogy

RootsPersona Review

RootsPersona is a WordPress plugin developed by Ed Thompson of Evidentia Software fame. According to the plugin page, RootsPersona creates one or more pages of family history using data imported from one or more GEDCOM files. It allows an administrator to create pages featuring people or evidence with a variety of panels that can be mixed […]

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IrfanView Free Download

Image Editing Free with IrfanView

The current price of Photoshop is enough to make a person cringe and even the home version, Photoshop Elements isn’t exactly cheap. And we would so much rather spend our available funds on our research than on expensive software. So what is a genealogist to do? Great news! The FREE IrfanView program for Windows has […]

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Barbara Bond and the beautiful Crissy

Beautiful Crissy

If I had to guess, I would say I was nine years old in this photograph taken at Christmas so the year would be 1969. Cradled in my arms is my new doll, Beautiful Crissy. Although I was a little old for dolls, I remember that I desperately wanted Beautiful Crissy for Christmas that year for […]

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Feedly Finds

Feedly Finds this Weekend

I use Feedly to keep up with the latest news, best advice and all the family history fun and I’m always looking for new blogs to follow. Here are my Feedly Finds and Favourites this weekend: Empty Branches on the Family Tree Besides a weekly ‘Recommended Reads’ post that I find so helpful, Linda Stufflebean […]

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Best Friends

Childhood Memories

I ran across a post by Carmel Galvin on the Earlier Years blog and thought it might make a good foundation for developing some of my own stories. This genea-meme is a set of questions or prompts about childhood. These questions were proposed by Alona who says: Like it or not, life today is a whole […]

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Genealogy Blog Reviews

Feedly Finds This Weekend

I use Feedly to keep up with the latest news, best advice and all the family history fun and I’m always looking for new blogs to follow. Here are my Feedly Finds and Favourites this weekend: Elyse’s Genealogy Blog Elyse Doerflinger shares her genealogy knowledge and information about her family on Elyse’s Genealogy Blog. In […]

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Feedly Finds: Read more, know more.

Feedly Finds This Weekend

I use Feedly to keep up with the latest news, best advice and all the family history fun and I’m always looking for new blogs to follow. Here are my Feedly Finds and Favourites this weekend: Earlier Years I discovered Earlier Years recently by following a link to a post called: When I Was Young, a […]

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Feedly Finds: Read more, know more.

Feedly Finds This Weekend

I use Feedly to keep up with the latest news, best advice and all the family history fun and I’m always looking for new blogs to follow. Here are my Feedly Finds and Favourites this weekend: Family History Daily I discovered Family History Daily recently by following a link to a post called: The Grumpy […]

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Must Have Plugins for Wordpress

Must Have WordPress Plugins

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article listing some great WordPress Themes for Genealogists and today, as a companion article, I’m going to look at my favourite WordPress plugins. If you are not familiar with plugins, these can be installed on your hosted WordPress blog for additional functionality or features. There are thousands of free […]

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WordPress is the best platform for Genealogists who Blog

WordPress Themes for Genealogists

Many genealogists use hosted WordPress.com or Blogger.com for their blogs, but as costs continue to fall, an increasing number of family history enthusiasts are registering a domain name and managing their own WordPress websites. Most web hosting providers have starter plans with introductory prices of less than $5 a month and even after the first year when the plan reverts to […]

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The best way over a brick wall in genealogy is sometimes by going around it.

My Brick Wall Browns | Going Around

For thirty years, I’ve been stuck behind a very high and seemingly insurmountable brick wall in the fifth generation of my family tree and I’m on a mission to finally break through it! I plan to use every tool in my genealogy toolbox to break down this brick wall. You can follow my progress my selecting ‘Brick Wall […]

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