Don’t rely on transcriptions of documents for your research. Study the original and you may find loads of information.

Last week, I was in a bit of a hurry. Researching on the fly is never a good idea. One doesn’t do one’s best work that way. What was I doing wrong? Failing to study a document for myself when…
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week #3— Father and Son, Charles Broadfield, Sr. and Charles D. Broadfield.

With this post, which is a participating blog entry in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  project, I am hoping to find members of my Broadfield family, which includes (as descendants) the surnames Baker, Burney, Duggan, Fleming, Folk, Johnson, Purdie,…
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Madness Monday: Where is Katherine Broadfield in the 1920 Census?

Brick walls—we all have them in our genealogical pursuits. They are those individual bits of information that are determined to hide from you and frustrate you, possibly for years. Here’s my brick wall: Where, oh where, was Katherine Broadfield when…
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