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Meet Kelly!

I’d like to introduce Kelly Martin.  She is a new student at Utah Valley University. She is assisting me with Web sites, blog posts, and finding sources online. Since starting to work she has learned how to operate Photoshop to … Continue reading

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RootsTech 2014 Revival of PERSI

Those of you who have been in involved in genealogy research for the past decade are likely very acquainted with PERSI (the Periodical Source Index).  Even if you are new to this awesome finding aid, you may be thrilled to … Continue reading

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RootsTech 2014

It was a wonderful four days at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City.  The weather stayed cold but inside everything was warm and full of enthusiasm.  Before I go any further, I promised hundreds of you that I would … Continue reading

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The Magic of RootsMagic 6

As promised, here is another genealogy computer program update, this time about RootsMagic 6. In this new version, the user can compare and exchange sources between their program and FamilySearch, as well as tag, un-tag, or detach sources on FamilySearch … Continue reading

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Five Minute Skill Building Answers

Are you ready to see how you did on last week’s Five Minute Skill Building practice? Today, we are posting the answers so that you can check up on your skills. Good luck! List of Appraisement of the Est L. … Continue reading

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Five Minute Skill Building: Practice

Remember the last Five Minute Skill Building post? Do you recall the various abbreviations for names, superscripts, or the myriad ways to spell a name? What about other abbreviations used, such as “Do” or the crook S? Well, it’s time … Continue reading

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Good News

Recently, Karen received an email from a former MPC student, sharing some exciting news. Karen was thrilled to hear about it and asked this student if we could share her good news here, which she happily agreed to. I was … Continue reading

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MPC Student Update

To All Monterey Peninsula College Students: At this time, we regret to inform you that LIBR60 (Beginning Genealogy) is full. However, there are many spots open in both LIBR61 (Pre-1850 Research) and LIBR63 (Writing and Publishing). If you have already … Continue reading

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A Peek at Ancestral Quest

As many of you may have heard, the BYU Conference on Family History was held July 30th through August 2nd. Besides teaching, Karen and her assistants had the opportunity to learn about updates in Legacy Family Tree, RootsMagic, and Ancestral … Continue reading

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Ready to Make the Move from PAF?!

It’s the day many of you may have been dreading. PAF is no longer available for download, and support is no longer accessible either. Of course, you’ll still be able to use PAF after July 15, but if you have … Continue reading

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