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WWI centenary and finding records about WWI service members

This was posted as a proposal for a conference room chat. Two of the big genealogy websites are having free access weekends this week in honor of the centenary of WWI. Find My Past is/are offering ...
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Genealogy Chat, week beginning 27 September 2014 | Uh-oh! These weren't the DNA test results I was expecting!

This week's chat topic is inspired by blog posts that were posted in Roots, our main chat room. This month, genetic testing company 23andMe was in the news because of a planned change in the way ...
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Genealogy Chat 1st Saturday of Month | Monthly Workshop Chat (next on 6th September)

A lot of people (I, for one) have wanted a monthly workshop chat were we can collaborate on work in progress and put together questions and answers to sum up solutions. An informal medium to break ...
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Genealogy Chat, week beginning 20 September 2014 | Using non-specialist tools for your research

Suggested by @ColeValleyGirl: What tools (that aren't specialist family history tools) are useful in conducting or publishing your research? I've seen mention of Scrivener and Outwit -- have you ...
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Genealogy Chat, week beginning 13 September 2014 | Improving the Weekly Chat

Drawing from an existing Meta Q&A on Improving the weekly chat, this week's chat will be to discuss ideas for doing just that! For those who aren't aware, we currently hold a chat in a ...
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Genealogy Chat, weeks beginning 23 & 30 August 2014 | Using GIS for Genealogy

Where our ancestors were born, married and died, (and when, of course), helps us to better understand the events they were or may have been part of. A Geographical Information System (GIS) is a tool ...
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Genealogy Chat, week of 16 August 2014 | Interpreting Photographs

Photographs are a different kind of record. I know that I often don't give them much attention. However, they can offer quite valuable information. Not only specific items in the photograph, but also, ...
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Genealogy Chat 19th July 2014 | Stay at Home Genealogy

Not all of us have the budget for genealogy travel, so making the most of the internet and local research avenues is important. Share and receive tips on how to conduct thorough research locally and ...
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Genealogy Chat 12th July 2014 | Working to the Genealogical Proof Standard

In genealogy circles in the US, you'll often find somebody who is 'working to the Genealogical Proof Standard' (GPS) or at least working towards it. What is the GPS? Why does it matter? Is it ...
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Genealogy Chat 28th June 2014 | Starting Over? Why and When?

If you spend any time in the genealogy/family history corners of the Internet, sooner or later you'll encounter somebody 'Starting over' -- re-tracing and re-recording their research. When is this a ...
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Genealogy Chat 21st June 2014 | Desktop or Web?

If you still use desktop tree software, why? What do popular web products lack that your desktop product offers? Conversely, what are the drawback of using those popular web products? Are you worried ...
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Genealogy Chat 14th June | Researching the Female Line

There are unique challenges to tracing the female line, at least in Western cultures. Name changes (sometimes many of them) every generation. Relative lack of property records. Not named in many birth ...
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Genealogy Chat 31 May 2014 | Paleography and handwriting

You've finally found what promises to be the long-evasive record that holds the information you've been hunting down for months. And the handwriting is indecipherable. The enumerator must have failed ...
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Genealogy Chat 24 May 2014 | What's in a name?

Names are fundamental in Family History research, but they can be tricky things! There are ancestors who acquire or lose names on their journey through life, or change them completely. There are ...
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Genealogy Chat 17 May | Somebody is wrong on the Internet!

You've put your heart and soul into researching your ancestors, and made the fruits of your labours available on the Internet. And somebody has taken all your hard work and added it to their tree ...
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Genealogy Chat 10 May 2014 | Ephemera and unofficial sources

A while back in October, IIRC, this was the topic for the chat and there were some pretty interesting stories I heard about. Unofficial sources often contain the most interesting and unique tidbits ...
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Genealogy Chat 3 May 2014 | Advice for getting started

Our topic of the week for this Saturday (May 3, 2014) will be advice on getting started. This is not only for new genealogists, but also for seasoned pro's to give some tips they find handy. So, ...
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Genealogy Chat 26 April | Geography and Genealogy

There will be no scheduled Genealogy chat on 19 Apr 2014. On 26 April, our topic will be Geography and Genealogy. At some time we've all had cause to wonder things like: Where is this place that my ...
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Genealogy Chat 12 April 2014: Genealogy Search Engines -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Our topic of the week for Apr. 12, 2014 will be: Genealogy Search Engines. We all use online search engines to support our genealogy habit -- be they the search engines within the big sites such as ...
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Genealogy Chat 5 Apr 2014 | Effective Citations

Our topic of the week for Apr. 5, 2014 will be: Effective Citations. The chat will occur in its own room all Saturday long. Be sure to register yourself to get a reminder. If you have any ideas for ...
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Genealogy Chat 29 Mar 2014 | Understanding Historical Contexts

Our topic of the week for March 29, 2014 will be: Understanding historical contexts. Historical context not only helps us hunt down those unique clues, but it also gives us a fuller picture of who we'...
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Genealogy Chat 22 March 2014: Genealogy Utility Software

Our topic of the week for 22 March 2014 will be: Genealogy Utility Software. We all have programmes and/or websites that we use to record our family trees (such as Family Historian, FTM or ...
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Genealogy Chat 15 March 2014: Work In Progress

Our topic of the week for 15 March 2014 will be: Work in Progress. Come and talk about the lines you're currently researching, and your progress and successes or brick walls. Or about the genealogy ...
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Genealogy Chat 21 Feb 2014: What I wish I'd known when I started

Our topic of the week for 21 February 2013 will be: What I wish I'd known when I started, suggested by ColeValleyGirl. The chat will occur in its own room all Saturday long. Be sure to register ...
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Genealogy Chat 15 Feb 2014: Tracking down local sources

Our topic of the week for 15 February 2013 will be: Tracking down local sources, suggested by ColeValleyGirl. Transcript of this chat The chat will occur in its own room all Saturday long. Be sure ...
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Genealogy Chat 8 Feb 2014: Making Time for Genealogy

Our topic of the week for 8 February 2013 will be: Making time for genealogy, suggested by ColeValleyGirl. "For most of us, genealogy is a hobby not a profession. How do you we fit it in among ...
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Genealogy Chat 1 Feb 2014: Essential websites

Our topic of the week for 1 February 2013 will be: Essential Websites, suggested by Jan Murphy. I have a long list of bookmarked web-pages that come in handy often. A good source of places to turn ...
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Genealogy Chat 25 Jan 2014: Clue or red herring?

Our topic of the week for 25 January 2013 will be: Clue or red herring?, suggested by Jan Murphy. "Is that odd bit of information a discrepancy, or an important clue? (used as a launching point ...
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Genealogy Chat 4 Jan 2014: Comparing workflows

Our topic of the week for 4 January 2013 will be: Comparing Workflows, suggested by Jan Murphy. "I'm in the midst of reviewing my prior research, and would enjoy discussing workflow and ...
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Genealogy Chat 14 Dec 2013: Mistakes we've made

Our topic of the week for 14 December 2013 will be : Mistakes we've made, suggested by Jan Murphy. We've all made mistakes and learned lessons the long way around. They're not all that fun at the ...
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Genealogy Chat 7 Dec 2013: Holiday Genealogy

Our topic of the week for 7 December 2013 will be : Holiday Genealogy. Christmas is right around the corner and for many of us, that means family gatherings. As genealogists, relatives are an ...
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Genealogy Chat 23 November 2013 : Getting the most out of the big sites

Our topic of the week for 23 November 2013 will be : Getting the most out of the big genealogy sites. Many of us use one or more of the big genealogy sites, such as Ancestry, findmypast, ...
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Genealogy Chat 11/2/2013 | Sharing your work

Our topic of the week for 11/2/2013 will be Sharing your work -- tips, tricks, pitfalls and prizes. We all want to share our work. Sometimes for the kudos, sometimes for the chance of making contact ...
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Genealogy Chat 11/9/13 | Language Barriers

Our chat topic of the week for 11/9/2013 will be language barriers. Fluency in multiple languages is very handy in genealogical research. Some of us can speak multiple languages and others just have ...
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Genealogy Chat 11/16/13 | Engaging relatives

Our chat topic of the week for 11/9/2013 will be engaging relatives or getting older people to share what they have/know. Almost every genealogy starts with asking the older generation. Some ...

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