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Brenda Smith
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June 5, 2009
Stick with genealogy to keep your mind sharp - I haven't written a column in a while due to writer's block, and drifting away from my genealogy due to life in general. However, as I've always said, when the genealogy bug bites, it is always just under the skin and it only takes one little incident to bring it back full force. In this case, it was a simple needle prick. This came to pass just r... Full Story

February 27, 2009
Be prepared for a name change - Most people believe their surname has been the same forever and spelled the same way, too. The first thing you learn in genealogy is that the spelling of names does not matter at all. Each member of the family may spell the same name differently, and it may vary from generation to generation, from document to document, and even change in the same... Full Story

January 16, 2009
Do your own genealogy research for the best results - My grandchildren think I'm as old as dirt. My 13-year-old grandson, Tyler, is continually asking me about what I did and had, at his age. How did I listen to music in a car? A radio? Is that all? Where were the tapes, CD's, iPods? How did we record? I've been doing a lot of genealogy lately and started applying his thinking to my experiences and... Full Story

December 12, 2008
One hour is worth generations in genealogy - A couple of years ago, I was planning a long weekend trip to the mountains for a wedding anniversary celebration. The fastest way seemed to be from Orlando to Charlotte, N.C. It occurred to me that it was close to where I needed to research, but I needed to forget that, since it was my anniversary. However, I couldn't help checking the map, and su... Full Story

November 14, 2008
The well-traveled road in genealogy - You've lost your family. You know they were in that small town in Georgia or Virginia or maybe New York, but where did they come from and where did they go? This is where you go from your traditional genealogy research, to all those other subjects I've been telling you to pursue; history, geography, politics and financial conditions of the times.... Full Story

October 10, 2008
DNA testing in genealogy - Simple minded. That's me when it comes to DNA. I don't understand this stuff much at all, yet I've used it with some success. I have scraped the inside cheeks of my husband, father, uncle, cousins and even talked several strange men into doing it, and sending a sample in for me. So far, I have joined six surname projects on my family surnames. If ... Full Story

August 28, 2008
Genealogy, the Battle of the Sexes - By Brenda K. Smith Treasure Coast Genealogical Society While pondering genealogical research, I have come to the conclusion that men and women go about their tasks with different goals in mind. Women are more family oriented, while men are much more technical and business minded. I have noticed this when corresponding with male researchers abou... Full Story

August 21, 2008
Genealogy, the Battle of the Sexes - By Brenda K. Smith Treasure Coast Genealogical Society While pondering genealogical research, I have come to the conclusion that men and women go about their tasks with different goals in mind. Women are more family oriented, while men are much more technical and business minded. I have noticed this when corresponding with male researchers abou... Full Story

July 17, 2008
Network with other researchers - One of the best ways to add to your genealogy research is networking with other researchers who are working on the same family lines. This also seems to be one of the least utilized resources. For some reason, many genealogists are reluctant, or simply too lazy, to contact others and ask for information. There are so many ways of doing this, ... Full Story

January 18, 2008
The Name's the Same - I remember my father always saying, "Their family is not related to us, they spell their name differently." It didn't take me long after starting my research to discover why my grandmother's name was different. For some reason, her father decided to change the "e" to an "i." His brothers kept the traditional spelling. Following my father's instru... Full Story

November 2, 2007
Genealogy Starts With Yourself - By Brenda K. Smith Treasure Coast Genealogy Society When starting a family history, always start at the beginning, with yourself, assuming you are tracing your own family. You will need a pedigree chart. A pedigree chart is a chart of the direct line of your ancestors. A copy of this chart can be found on the Internet, at your local library gen... Full Story

October 26, 2007
Join your local Genealogical Society - By Brenda Smith, Treasure Coast Genealogical Society Many amateur genealogists don't see any value in joining the local genealogy society. After all, your ancestors didn't live in the area, and your research is concentrated in a different part of the country or even a different country entirely. This is one of the biggest mistakes I see genealog... Full Story

October 12, 2007
Join your local Genealogical Society - By Brenda Smith, Treasure Coast Genealogical Society Many amateur genealogists don't see any value in joining the local genealogy society. After all, your ancestors didn't live in the area, and your research is concentrated in a different part of the country or even a different country entirely. This is one of the biggest mistakes I see genealogi... Full Story


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