Category Archives: Toolbox

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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African-American Special Interest Group Recap April 2, 2011

The African-American Special Interest Group (AA-SIG) of the St. Louis Genealogical Society is a roundtable discussion group for researchers focusing on African Ancestors. The following is a highlight of many items discussed during the April 2, 2011 roundtable. Discussion #1: … 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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