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It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry. Live up to it.

Wow, what a quote, huh?  It's from "1001 Rules for My Unborn Son" (http://rulesformyunbornson.tumblr.com/post/87316940/349-its-not-enough-to-be-proud-of-your-ancestry) and I think it's one of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard. At least, for a genealogist.  Not really sure how it will benefit unborn children, but for those of us who are obsessed with our family tree, this... Continue Reading →

Erroneous Vital Records – Annoying!

Isn’t it annoying when one of your ancestors’ vital records has incorrect information? It’s an official document – it should be correct! How dare they lie on a document that will be replicated in perpetuity on the family tree, requiring a proof summary to explain away the discrepancy! But it’s important to remember that sometimes,... Continue Reading →

Why “Breeding Tells”?

A second post today, because I've received some feedback on my business name and I would like to explain myself. My original business name was History Science Theater, and that's actually still the "official" name (i.e. the one under which my DBA is confirmed, and for which my business license was approved).  That name comes from... Continue Reading →

BCG Certification Process

I'm currently "on the clock" as they call it, working on my portfolio for BCG Certification.  In case you don't already know this, BCG stands for the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and, you guessed it, certification means just that.  It's basically the highest standard that a genealogist can achieve. "Since 1964, genealogists have looked to BCG... Continue Reading →

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