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I'm Jennifer, and I'm an Occasional Genealogist... sort of. For over ten years I've been a professional genealogist. I started researching my own family nearly 30 years ago. Like many of you, I started as an Occasional Genealogist. I had to squeeze research in while in school and while working full-time. Then I got my first genealogy job and for awhile, it was genealogy all the time. Now I have two kids. I do other people's genealogy constantly but my own? Coming up with ways to do great genealogy, despite all the interruptions, is now mandatory.
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Organizing Genealogy Research : Organizing System Options

This is a follow-up post with brief information about... Tried and True Research Systems The Gold Standard for Genealogy Filing Hybrid and Digital Genealogy Organization Make sure you start with our post about organizing basics. Tried and True Organizing Options (Folders, Binders, &…

Top Way to Find New Genealogy Sources for your Brick Wall

Genealogists need to find new sources. This post will give you a strategy to help you focus, find new evidence, and become a better genealogist. This is the third post in a series. Most genealogists, when they get stuck, think they need to find new sources to use. At some point that is where you are, …

How to Start Busting a Brick Wall: No Research Needed

Are you focused on finding "new sources" for a brick wall problem? That might not be your best next step. There is a point where a genealogist needs to learn about and find new sources, but there's something else you do, first. Good news, it's actually much easier than learning about and…

The 3 Genealogy Mistakes You Have to Tame to Improve Your Skills

Do you want to further your genealogy skills so you can research better or faster? Have you run into a problem that seems too "difficult" for your current skill level? Whatever reason you have for wanting to improve, there are three basic mistakes you have to tame before you can move beyond-beginner…

That's Not a Genealogy Source!

Big genealogy websites are not a genealogy source. In this post we'll look at how understanding what they are helps you use them more effectively. That means you'll bust more of your brick walls and grow your family tree! That expensive genealogy website you have a subscription to, it's not a …

Organizing Genealogy Research : What You Need to Organize

You want to organize your genealogy. But what exactly needs to be organized? Information Documents Everything else This post will cover the basics of what to organize and why. Don't miss the first post in this series on genealogy organizing basics (for creating a system that wor…
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