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Got genealogy's Golden Rules of Genealogy?  Rules are rules, in some cases, & in others, strong suggestions and handy guidelines.  Why would you want to spend years coming up with these when here they are?

This is a great set of rules! Especially the "Don't assume anything". The number one problem with "lazy genealogists"! >> Golden Rules of Genealogy

Printable Research Checklist Free from Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO. For other forms

Printable Research Checklist Free from Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO. For other forms check their site.

Which census was that? - Organize Your US Family History | #genealogy

Before the first recorded census there was the 1783 tax record, in some states. Then comes the 1789 tax record, again only in some states. Many of Virginia's early records were burned by the British. A real issue for a genealogist!

What might the digits of your ancestor's SSN tell you? See: Anatomy of a Social Security Number http://blog.genealogists.com/2012/12/anatomy-of-social-security-number.html #genealogy #familyhistory

Anatomy of a Social Security Number - By knowing just the first three digits of someone's SSN, you can correctly guess their birth state.

Very cool genealogy layout

first in a series of excellent genealogical layouts with great journaling and use of information.

You are related to everybody in the world - twice.

Some funnies for your Night # 9

When teaching history, I used to try to explain this to students- usually with little success. People have a hard time grasping how many people it took to make them. and how that gives us huge family trees. ** This is very interesting.

This handy chart explains how your cousins are related to you.  Click through for information about AncestryDNA cousin matches.

This handy chart explains how your cousins are related to you. Click through for information about AncestryDNA cousin matches. (because I've never learned how to "count" cousins.

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