Author Archives: LaDonna Garner

Get on the Genealogy Learning Band Wagon!

Have you heard? You can receive dozens of genealogy tips and research advice just by attending a genealogy conference or lecture by car, by mail, or at your fingertips. Today, there are numerous opportunities for genealogy learning that assists your … Continue reading

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Skillbuilder: Fattening Up Your Family Tree

Do you have an ancestor who’s branch is bare of leaves? How about family reunions where the family just isn’t as thrilled about your latest death certificate discovery? Well perhaps you need to revamp your research with more detail and … Continue reading

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Toolbox Tip: Backup options for digital genealogy files

Do you back-up your research frequently? A fellow genealogist had a virus scare recently reminding him to backup more often. But he still feels very intimidated about the process. There are several options to help you in backing up digital … Continue reading

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Got genealogy software?

I receive many requests for assistance from friends and conference goers on choosing genealogy software. If you have been researching your family for years or just a few months, consider installing this genealogy helper. Not only can the software assist … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Family Photographs

The memories we mentally record can be a lifetime recalled but lost in an instant. The mind can play tricks on us stealing vital nuggets of information much like holding it hostage. Perhaps that’s why photographs are one of the most … Continue reading

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To be or not to be…illegitimate?

Just a few nights ago, I watched Blossoms in the Dust, a 1941 documentary of Mrs. Edna Gladney and her fight for civil rights of orphaned children in Texas. Not only was this movie enlightening, it sparked my interest in … Continue reading

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Hello & Thanks for dropping by The Leafseeker!

As a window into my world pertaining to genealogy & historic preservation, this blog is an extention of the leafseeker website. I hope the tips and adventures soon to post here will help in your ventures! Raking up those lost leaves, LaDonna

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