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Dyer Memorial Library

I discovered the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington, Massachusetts last week. I grew up within miles of it but never visited. As an adult, once my addiction to family history took hold, I sought out places that were good for research. I had heard of the Dyer Memorial, I meant to visit and explore its…

Instagram

I do Instagram for my business. Whenever I learn something for my business, as soon as I am comfortable with it, I run to my genealogy screaming, “Hey look what I can do with you!!!” So here is my Allen Gazette Instagram…. soon to be loaded with really cool family photos. https://instagram.com/theallengazette/

Old Photos

As the years pass, my appreciation grows for old photos.These photos were taken in 1959. It isn’t simply the people portrayed in the photo but the background. Photos show us the wallpaper, the drapes, furniture, toys and such that provide us windows into the lives of those in the photo. And how many places required…

Poking my Head up.

I had a wonderful vacation with a friend. I enjoyed touring around family history posts.  And when I returned, as typical of many vacations, I was hit hard with things that needed my attention. So all my wonderful vacation photos, my wonderful notes on family history were set aside while I played catch up. Now…

More on Fan Charting

It seems to be a mathematical law of nature that fan charts cannot be more than 9 generations long. But I have worked out a plan for myself when I run into a line that takes me further into the past. First I cheat and start further up then I should. For instance, in this…

Fan Charting

You can find all kinds of charts free for download on the internet.The problem is that they don’t hold many generations.  I would very much like to have a fan chart to put on the wall as it is a quick viewing guide to my work and shows me where I need to focus.The visual…