Category Archive: Tools and Information

Feb 15

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 6

I just had to get in on this week’s “Better Genealogy” challenge: Play with Google Maps. This is a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history. This post is also written to fulfill Item 4A  and item 5F in the GeneaBlogger’s Winter Games. After her father, David H. Herrington died …

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Feb 03

Blog Presentation at My Society Meeting

I was happy to offer some assistance to some of the Oakland County Genealogical Society members who were interested in the wealth of material that can be found by reading genealogy blogs. The weather did not help our attendance, and it took many of our members much longer than usual to arrive at the meeting. …

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Jan 31

Oakland County Genealogical Society Meeting Tuesday!

The Tuesday OCGS meeting is right around the corner! I was in awe of the talent and knowledge of the membership of the Society when I first joined over ten years ago, and that continues today. Among our membership are numerous volunteers at the Family History Center, several members of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, librarians, …

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Jan 23

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Interests?

Randy says, “It’s Saturday Night – time for more Genealogy Fun!!” Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to: * Tell us about your “other” hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc. * Write a blog post of your own, respond with a comment to this post, …

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Jan 16

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Remember When?

Randy, over a GeneaMusings has posted his weekly SNGF challenge! Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!), is: 1) Remember when you were 12 years old? On a summer day out of school? What memory do you have of fun activities? 2) Tell us about that memory (just one …

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Jan 13

Happy 101 Award

Thanks for Miriam,  Cathy, and Cyndi for this award. In conjunction with this honor, I am to list ten things that make me happy, and nominate ten blogs for the award. Ten things that make me happy: Warm (not hot, not cold) weather.My family, especially my grandchildren. Friendly people. New internet cousins to share research …

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Dec 31

New Year’s Resolutions, Goals, or Whatever They Are

Thanks to Jasia at Creative Gene for hosting the New Year’s Carnival. She posted the following: Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: New Year’s Resolutions! This year is almost over and a new decade is knocking on the door. This is the perfect time to …

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Dec 30

2009 Resolutions, Progress?

The end is here, the end of the year, that is. It is time to see how Granny has done on her resolutions. On December 28, 2008 I considered my situation carefully and wrote: For my research: 1. Enter all the information from the BOX into my database. No exceptions, no cheating. 2. I will …

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Dec 19

Just Keep Looking

Many years ago, I read the films for births, deaths and marriages for Wexford County, Michigan, where my ancestors lived from about 1878 forward. The films were of poor quality, and completely unreadable in some places. I found records for many of my ancestors, including the marriage of my great-grandparents, Jane “Jennie” Johnston and William …

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Nov 23

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks to Craig, of GeneaBlogie for the Kreativ Blogger award he has bestowed upon Granny’s Genealogy. According to the rules of this award, I am supposed to post seven things about me, and award seven bloggers. I was born and raised in a small town, but live in a suburb of 80,000 people. I am …

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