Tag Archives: Genealogy

I Got Sucked In!

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I was intimidated with the new FamilySearch.com.  I’d heard it was confusing and couldn’t do certain things (though I didn’t know what things those were). I decided to start by watching some brief tutorials, just to wet my feet. Then I read through “Common Questions” before even signing on to the site.  I found it […]

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Simply Being Aware

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Much of family history is simply gathering information. You don’t need to know how it all fits in to help. In a few minutes you could help find someone we didn’t know was missing by simply by being aware! Be Aware Be familiar with family names and places Dastrups have settled in the past or […]

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Identify Your Main Goal and Set Plans

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First, Identify what your main goal is. I’ll use “I want/need to do family history”; a broad, basic statement. Eventually we’ll break this down and create mini-goals to help you accomplish the big goal. But first it helps to anticipate what the big goal may entail and then make plans accordingly. So, after identifying your […]

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