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A Google Search Tip for Genealogy

  The H/T (hat tip) for this Google Search Tip for Genealogy goes to the Delaware Genealogical Society, who gives these instructions to visitors searching their site.   I now use this Google search whenever I want to search a website for a specific ancestor or surname. Go to Google.com In the bottom, right corner, select Settings In the menu that appears, select Advanced search In the menu that appears, type your search term or terms into the "Find pages with" and then type the site or domain into "Then narrow your results by..." and "site or domain" and hit the Advanced Search button If your search term(s) appear on the website, it will show up in the Google search results.     An Example of how to use this Advanced Google Search for Genealogy   I have some Clawson relatives from Utah so I wanted to search the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts website for my first Clawson ancestor who lived in Utah, Hiram Bradley Clawson…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Archives

A Beginner's Guide to Archives is a guest blog post by Alistair McGowan, professional genealogist and owner of bespokeGenealogy.com. Originally from the UK, Alistair now lives in Ontario, Canada, where he runs his genealogy business & research services. Alistair is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Paleographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.  If you have any UK ancestry, be sure to follow Alistair on Pinterest, where we connected. His images are beautiful and his posts are filled with useful family history resources, travel tips, and such detail it's hard to believe he spends any time in Canada. His blog and Pinterest images have inspired me to plan a Heritage trip to the UK!  My thanks in advance to Alistair for his willingness to share his knowledge. Now, on to his guest post, A Beginner's Guide to Archives.   It used to be that the only way you coul…
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Pioneer Trek 2018

  We're back from our Pioneer Trek 2018 and it was a blast!       If you're planning a Pioneer Handcart Trek, here are some brief thoughts on how to have a successful Trek experience. Wear Pioneer clothing It's a pain to make or purchase, but it's worth it. Anything that helps pull you away from modern life makes the experience better. You may not love your clothing, but seeing everyone else in period-costume transports you back in time. The other group we trekked with brought young children and purchased or made pioneer clothing for their kids. Be practical when you dress. Hiking in a long skirt, especially uphill, is difficult. I had to roll my waistband to shorten my skirt or I'd have tripped going uphill/downhill with a loaded handcart. I should have sewn a shorter skirt, even though I prefer the look of the longer skirts. Second-hand stores usually sell cheap khaki slacks, cheap long-sleeved button down shirts, etc, all o…
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