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The importance of "true documents" in genealogy

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The importance of "true documents" in genealogy

We wanted to share some fantastic advice left by a visitor to our Facebook page concerning the importance of "true documents" to genealogy research: I have binders for each true ancestor and their children and grands etc. I put true documents such as birth, marriage, and death for each person in the book. This is work for future help. Only accept facts but keep notes on possible leads not yet proven. We love this comment for several reasons: The use of paper forms in binders to protect and preserve the research The focus on facts (based on "true documents" such...

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Blended family/multiple spouse genealogy kits are here!

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Blended family/multiple spouse genealogy kits are here!

This morning Nicole and I took delivery of the latest addition to the EasyGenie family, the Blended Family Genealogy Kit (Large Print) for ancestors with multiple spouses or stepparents. Everyone has remarriages and stepfamilies in their trees, and these charts are a great way to recognize them. Here's the first set laid out at the office: We have been working on these since late last year, based on feedback from customers. Here's what's inside: 6 Six-Generation Pedigree Charts With Multiple Spouses (17 x 22 inches, folded to 8.5 x 11 inches) 6 Blended Family Group Sheets (8.5 x 11 inches, double sided)   You can see a short video...

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10-generation UNFOLDED genealogy pedigree charts available now!

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10-generation UNFOLDED genealogy pedigree charts available now!

Ten-generation UNFOLDED pedigree charts are now available! The 10-generation pedigree charts are the biggest EasyGenie genealogy charts we sell, not only in terms of the number of generations covered (10 generations/1,024 numbered spaces), but also the sheer size of the paper - each sheet is nearly 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall!  It's worth noting that our ten-generation pedigree charts have a unique feature you won't find anywhere else: cells for up to 16 children of the primary couple. The unfolded charts are great special projects such as framed genealogy charts, wall posters, or gifts for family members and close...

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Multiple spouse genealogy forms coming in April!

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Multiple spouse genealogy forms coming in April!

We wanted to give EasyGenie fans an update on the new genealogy forms we are developing with spaces for multiple spouses. After receiving lots of feedback from our newsletter and the EasyGenie Facebook page (thank you!), we passed the new designs to our printer and placed an order last week for 200 Blended Family Genealogy Kits with Multiple Spouses. Delivery is set for mid-April, at which point we can start taking orders!There will be two types of sheets included in the kit: Family group sheet for blended families/multiple spouses (six 8.5 x 11 inch double-sided sheets) Large-print six generation pedigree chart...

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The best genealogy technology could be the humble telephone

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The best genealogy technology could be the humble telephone

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to bring together my father and one of his distant cousins on the telephone. They grew up in the same factory town in the 40s and 50s, but lost touch after they moved away for college. They literally had not spoken with each other for more than 60 years.  Over the hour-long call, it was really interesting to hear what they remembered growing up about life in the town, and some of the similarities in their lives and careers. For instance, their fathers urged both young men to get into the management track at the...

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