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William Douglas's Blog – December 2015 Archive (3)

Most wanted - The Douglas brick walls

At long last, I have begun the task of a listing of family research brick walls.

Please let me have any on your list to add to the collection. 

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/mostwanted.php

Added by William Douglas on December 27, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Happy Christmas

Added by William Douglas on December 24, 2015 at 5:00 — 2 Comments

Ancestry.com discontinue Family Tree Maker

Ancestry.com announced in this blog post that they will discontinue their Family Tree Maker software, effective 31st December 2015.

For long term users, this must seem like a slap in the face. So what are the alternatives?

Many former FTM users are turning to Legacy, my desktop genealogy…

Continue

Added by William Douglas on December 9, 2015 at 12:47 — 2 Comments

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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