Category Archives: Toolbox

Leafseeker Solvers #1 Let’s Get Organized!

Let’s Get Organized! Jan. 10: Choosing & Using Genealogy Software The hobby of genealogy may begin with notebook jottings but can quickly turn into a vast jumble of family facts. Using computer software can help keep facts in order and … Continue reading

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Busy like a bee!

Did the year 2015 fly by and leave you with a trail of genealogy chores? Life sure has a way of putting family research in the back corner. But don’t fret, there are ways to get back on track, get … Continue reading

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Techie Woes

I’m sorry Apple, I’ve gone awry! Many of you know I’m tech savvy and we techies love our gadgets. My iPhone has been a tremendous assistant for work. Today’s tech quandary started when I dropped my iPhone during our kitchen … Continue reading

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The Leafseeker’s 1st Blogiversary!: Celebrating with the 1940 Census.

I cannot believe it has been a year since the launch of The Leafseeker! Well, I am truly excited and to celebrate the launch of this second blogging year I’m jumping right into preparing plans for researching the soon to … Continue reading

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Repository Brief: Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection

When the dreary weather forces us to exhibit cabin fever behavior, I am most thankful for internet technology to keep me afloat. Today’s Repository Brief to chase away the winter gloom is the Indian-Pioneer Papers Collection at the University of … Continue reading

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Sharing Family Recipes

Family meals do more than just bring on mouthwatering behaviors. Those favorite aromas and flavors stir up wonderful memories that make the devouring of the meal a more delightful experience. It’s no wonder that when we reminisce at a family … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Conducting Family Interviews

Most childhood memories involve listening to tall-tales at the feet of our older family members. As you look towards the family for source documents do not overlook the stories that may contain important clues. Interviewing a family member can be … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Start with You

During a recent genealogy course it became apparent how online databases have changed the way beginners enter the hobby of genealogy. Microfilm readers are losing their status as record viewers as many researchers opt to use online digitized records. And … Continue reading

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Working & Running & Stressing “Oh My”: Scheduling in Genealogy Time

This summer was likely as busy for you as it was for me. And sadly, the coming month appears to be just as busy. But don’t fret, you can still make some headway in your genealogy project. First things first: … Continue reading

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Getting Organized #1: Software Data

This month let’s be dedicated to setting aside a few hours to get some things organized for the family tree. Who knows, maybe I’ll find a few things I overlooked when tucking the sources away! Family tree software has its … Continue reading

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