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Feedly Finds: Read more, know more.

Feedly Finds

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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Thumbs up for Evidentia

Review of Evidentia

Last week, I decided to do a full review of Evidentia and I’ve downloaded the 14 day trial version to check it out. According to its author, Ed Thompson, the Evidentia software: …makes it easy to collect information, analyze evidence, highlight missed connections and feel confident with your conclusions. Evidentia does not replace your current genealogy software, but […]

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Sheffield Resources on Ancestry

Sheffield Resources at Ancestry

In Thursday’s post, I listed several fantastic websites for Sheffield Family History research. Today I’m visiting Ancestry and searching the card catalogue for Sheffield specific resources. Find them at Ancestry by dropping down the Search menu and choosing Card Catalogue and then doing a keyword search on Sheffield. A complete history of the great flood […]

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Ed Thomson's Evidentia program

Evidentia

In 2012, Ed Thompson created a new type of genealogy program. He felt that while there were a number of good genealogy programs for recording facts about our ancestors, he felt that he didn’t have any resources that would help him solve his research challenges. I can’t help but agree. He needed to: And so he […]

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Sheffield Family History Online Resources

Over the last month or so, I’ve been immersed in researching my Sheffield ancestors and revisiting some long-time favourite online resources and finding some new ones. The Sheffield Indexers The Sheffield Indexers is a brilliant website! Many Sheffield records have been transcribed by volunteers and are available for free on this website managed by Elaine Pickard and […]

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My Brick Wall Browns | PART 4b| Search for New Evidence-2589

My Brick Wall Browns | PART 4b| Search for New Evidence

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 including: In my first post, I defined the problem. […]

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Manchester Market Street Improvements 1828-2685

Manchester Market Street Improvements 1828

In 1821, an act was obtained in Manchester for widening Market-street, King-street, Nicholas-croft, Toad-lane and Pool-lane. The street widening affected many businesses along those streets, including the Swan Inn and its Inn Keeper Edward Baines (the father of Margaret Healey who was the witness at my great-great-grandparent’s wedding). In 1828, Edward Baines attempted to secure […]

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