In this post I share my thoughts on some confusing concepts in genealogy - original and derivative records; negative evidence; primary, secondary, and indeterminable information - all by looking at one original record from the BC archives. Genealogy Search - BC Archives Those of us fortunate to research in British Columbia rely on the Royal… Continue reading How to read an original record for evidence
In this post I'll introduce you to one of my most important, can't live without it, tech tool: Asana. It's project management software that is robust enough to run large companies but customizable enough for starting small. And it's free.
A case study for finding people on the General Register of Chinese Immigration 1885-1949
Here is the post I wish I'd read 20 years ago: How to find a Chinese surname if you only know your name in English
Want to start a photo scanning project but not sure where to begin?
I invite you on a virtual tour of my scanning setup, refined after 6 years and 35K images
This is a story about a wild idea that led to a whole summer of genealogical discovery, meeting new people, and publishing my first magazine article. The idea behind "Genealogy - a Detective Story" Have you ever wondered what you could do with a brand new tree and a few clues to get you started?… Continue reading The story behind the story “Genealogy – a Detective Story”
How to get the most out of city directories, featuring Henderson's Directories and Evernote.
My 6 blog posts about the whys and hows of organizing docs for genealogy, featuring Evernote
In this post, I discuss 3 scenarios for genealogists: paper only, e-files and paper, and electronic document management