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Using Google Scholar to search for – and keep up with – scholarly publications

You may be using Google for your research. You may even have Google alerts set up to let you know if any new hits come up for your favorite search(es). But have you tried Google scholar for published works?

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One little word – a difference of two days

I've been researching some French ancestors lately, having fun with websites for archives throughout France. There are some really great records freely available online, but getting everything out of them means not only reading >100-year-old handwritten documents, but also reading them in French (not to mention following the French instructions on the websites - note: I... Continue Reading →

Refining a Research Strategy

The start of my genealogical "research" a couple of decades ago consisted mostly of reading through things my family had done already and drawing pedigrees of my ancestors. At some point, my dad and I visited cemeteries where we knew family should be, took some pictures, and added a few names and dates to our... Continue Reading →

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