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Weekly Chat and topic challenge: Using more than one record type to answer a question | Week of 19 Jan 2018

Here's what's on my mind this week: Why do people settle on just one record to answer their research question? In other venues, I see people asking all the time how many records they need to prove ...
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Editing challenge: making questions and answers more shareable

As we approach Winter Bash 2016, let's run our eye over the site and look for questions and answers that can be freshened up, keeping in mind What makes a question (and its answers) worth sharing?. ...
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Weekly Topic challenge: correlating military service records with other sources?

In honor of Remembrance Day / Armistice Day / Veterans Day -- This topic challenge is about taking clues found in military records and following them up in other records, and / or using identifiers ...
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Weekly Chat / Challenge: Have you reviewed your research lately?

For this week's chat, a challenge: Have you reviewed your prior research lately? What about your questions and answers here on G&FH.SE -- have you learned about new resources that have come ...
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Weekly Chat: Finding hidden records | week of 20 May 2016

Our weekly chat and topic challenge this week is to explore how we can find records in unexpected places. For instance -- if you can't find someone's marriage in BMDs or vital records, there may be ...
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Topic challenge: Need help with discovering Migration Patterns?

One of the ways we create brick walls for ourselves is by assuming that our people stayed in the same place for their entire lives. If a family suddenly disappears from their community - where did ...
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Genealogy Chat week of 13 November 2015 | Finding and analyzing military records

Remembrance Day / Veterans' Day was this week. Did you find any new information about the service members in your family? Do you need help finding or interpreting something in their records? Come ...
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Topic challenge: Making effective use of burial and cemetery records

For Halloween / The Day of the Dead, let's focus on cemetery records. If you've found them to be helpful in your research, post a self-answered question and show everyone what you discovered. If you'...