Education

Virtual institutes 2020

The summer of 2020 has turned out to be different from what we envisioned, hasn’t it? When 2020 started, I was scheduled to present a pre-conference DNA workshop and a DNA talk at the Celtic Connections Conference (CCC) in Chicago at the end of July, then fly to England,...

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2018 Roundup

For a variety of reasons, 2018 was not a typical year for me! Education I did not travel as much as I usually do, so I didn’t attend any national conferences or educational institutes. I did, however, take advantage of online opportunities to learn from webinars and conference livestreams...

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Come to Boston for Celtic Connections Conference 2018!

Summer is the season for road trips, conferences, and educational offerings. If you have Celtic connections–Scottish, Irish, or Welsh, here’s a conference you won’t want to miss. And it will be held in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, so you can easily add a visit to Boston’s repositories and/or...

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Learning Ancestry.com

Yesterday I gave a short, basic talk on learning to use the popular genealogy website Ancestry for the Monument chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. I provided a one-page handout–since we were a few copies short, I decided to post the handout here. Since it was confined...

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Oldest of My Blood

In my family, there were five of us—my parents married in 1950, and I was born the same year, in California, while my father, a serving naval officer, was deployed to Korea. My brother was born in 1955 in Annapolis, while my father was on the staff of the...

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