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Genealogy Tip of the Day: Most Adoptions are Unofficial - 0 views

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    "Throughout much of American history adoptions were "informal" with couples simply taking the child in with no "paperwork.""
Nancy Lecompte

Genealogy Tip of the Day: What Kind of Mixup? - 0 views

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    "Sometimes what's wrong may be partially right--just in a way you haven't thought of yet."
Nancy Lecompte

Triangulation: Making More of Autosomal DNA - 0 views

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    A nice list of the current tools useful for Genetic Genealogy projects
Nancy Lecompte

The Wabanaki and the Plymouth (Mass) Tercentenary of 1921 - 0 views

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    Another great post from Gerry Biron
Nancy Lecompte

Finding Adopted Ancestors » Mocavo Blog - 0 views

  • Prior to the 1930s and 1940s, adoption was a very informal process.
  • Sometimes, especially in the case of a child whose parent(s) have died, there may be some official paperwork.
  • Quite often, however, these arrangements were completely unofficial.
Nancy Lecompte

Algonkian Church History: An Update on Electa Quinney, The first Female Schoolteacher i... - 0 views

  • Out of an understandable eagerness to point to positive role models (or to make money on the web), people need to be careful not to make false claims.
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    "Out of an understandable eagerness to point to positive role models (or to make money on the web), people need to be careful not to make false claims."
Nancy Lecompte

Historic Iroquois and Wabanaki Beadwork: Puzzle Pouches - 0 views

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    Gerry Biron has produced yet another great post.
Nancy Lecompte

Genealogy's Star: What is Research? - 0 views

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    "Here is what is known as the Research Cycle:

    1. Identify what you know.
    2. Decide what you want to learn.
    3. Select records to search.
    4. Obtain and search the records.
    5. Evaluate and Use the information."
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    I couldn't have said it better!
Nancy Lecompte

The Montagnais - Harper's Magazine Volume 0077 Issue 459 (August 1888) - 0 views

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    A very interesting article (if you ignore the white superior Christian attitude of the writer) describing the life of the Montagnais. I especially enjoyed the description of the inside of a wigwam full of people and all their worldly possessions.
Nancy Lecompte

NGS Series on DNA Basics - All 4 Parts | DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy - 0 views

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    An excellent introduction to what genetics can do for genealogists.
Nancy Lecompte

Genealogy's Star: Can we correct history? - 0 views

  • any transmitted story should be checked against the known facts and preserved as a "story" and not as history. If there is substantiation of all or part of the story, then a citation to a source should be provided. Simply copying and repeating traditionally held stories is not history
Nancy Lecompte

Hinting at the Facts | Personal Past Meditations- a Genealogical Blog - 0 views

  •  Lessons Learned

      • Secondary sources are, for the most part, only hints.
  • Nevertheless, a secondary source, even a less than perfect one can be a great help in finding better information.
  • A secondary source built on secondary sources will accumulate errors.
  • ...1 more annotation...
  • There is more to understanding documents that simply reading them.
Nancy Lecompte

Historic Iroquois and Wabanaki Beadwork: "FROM NIAGARA FALLS" and Tuscarora Beadwork - 0 views

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    And yet another incredible posting by our good friend Gerry Biron.
Nancy Lecompte

Five Golden Rules for Growing Family Trees - 0 views

  • Rule #1: Do Not Assume
  • Rule #2: Do Your Own Research
  • Rule #3: Treat Brothers & Sisters as Equals
Nancy Lecompte

The Autosomal Me - Summary and PDF File | DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy - 0 views

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    If you have had your autosomal DNA tested and want to know what to do with the results, this web page will help
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