Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Genealogy libraries (and dedicated departments in regular libraries) are true treasures in the family history community.  Tell us about your favorite genealogy library. What or who makes it special? I have already covered a couple of local libraries with fantastic genealogy departments in a previous 52 Weeks post, so I won’t go there again. Instead, …

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Sometimes the challenges in life provide the best learning experiences. Can you find an example of this in your own family tree? Which brick wall ancestor are you most thankful for, and how did that person shape your family history experience? “Challenges in life”…hummm… “Which brick wall ancestor are you most thankful for”…wait, I know! …

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Besides the very obvious choices of RootsWeb, FamilySearch and the Bureau of Land Management website, have you checked out: Wyoming Newspaper Project– “Discover the stories that formed Wyoming, through the Wyoming Newspaper Project. For the sheer volume of information they contain, newspapers are the single most important printed record of human activity. Historians, genealogists, and …

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“Which paid genealogy tool do you appreciate the most? What special features put it at the top of your list? How can it help others with their genealogy research?” I use several “tools” every day: RootsMagic– I have tried almost every genealogy database program available and RootsMagic is by far my favorite. Simple, intuitive, gives …

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