Repository Visit: Tucker Littleton Genealogy Room

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Repository Visit – part two An assignment for a client recently sent me heading up Route 17 along the Carolina coast to Jacksonville. Home of the United States Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune, Onslow County is about a 130 miles round trip from Wilmington. The rain had just about eased up…

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Meeting the GPS – a brief case study


Identifying the former Mrs. Gustave J. Adam(s) On 16 June 1944 at Redford Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, Gustave J. Adam, succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident. He was the son of Emil C. Adam and Mary Link. [1] Burial followed in the Adam family plot at Greenlawn Cemetery.[2] Born 2…

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Repository Visit: William Madison Randall Library

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Repository Visit – part one I am a recent North Carolinian. Just shy of two years ago, I relocated to Wilmington, a historic port city.  I am still learning to navigate myself to the grocery store, let alone the library. There are numerous fine repositories and libraries, both local and…

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McGuire Method – innovative organization.

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Simplified Visualization of DNA Data Just about a year ago at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Records (IGHR) Blaine Bettinger had a student in class who had developed a simple visualization chart to keep herself organized.  This student was Lauren McGuire. The chart is ingenious within its own simplicity…

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Genetic Genealogy Convert – True Confession


Genetic Genealogy Holdout I am a pretty good time keeper.  In fact, I pride myself on being timely. I would even say I am usually ahead of schedule. However, when it comes to genetic genealogy, I confess I am fashionably late to the party. In 2002 I tested my father…

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