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Genealogy Jamboree Recap – Day 4

Sunday, June 7 My friend Pamela Weisberger gave a fascinating talk called “Cartography for Genealogists.” The most fascinating aspect of this talk was the discussion of cadastral maps, large-format, town-level maps that show the names of property owners at each address. These types of maps exist for the Austro Hungarian Empire and other locations (I […]

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Genealogy Jamboree Recap – Day 3

Saturday, June 6 In “Epidemics and Pandemics,” Craig Scott covered basic public health terminology to give attendees background enough to distinguish between normal disease occurrences and epidemics. He also described a dozen different conditions that we don’t see often in the United States today, but that were routinely experienced in earlier generations. Paula Stewart-Warren described […]

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Genealogy Jamboree Recap – Day 2

Friday, June 5 Friday morning found me at one of the giant tents pitched out in the parking lot for a talk given by my friend Thomas MacEntee — “Creating a Community Indexing Project.” I had signed up to be the door monitor, making sure that everybody trying to come in had registered, ensuring that […]

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Throughout the Jamboree, I volunteered to provide one-on-one research assistance (along with other members of the Association of Professional Genealogists) to attendees. For some sessions, I signed up in advance, but I think I had the most fun when I just dropped in to help when my poor overworked brain couldn’t absorb one more thing […]

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Genealogy Do-Over/Go-Over, Day 2

Today I followed through on two of the tasks I posted about yesterday — starting a new Legacy database and creating a formal research log for the Kishinevsky family line in Excel. Once the research log (derived from a template I already use for my clients) was done, I started to populate it. Item #1 […]

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