Category Archives: Skill Building

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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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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Five Minute Skill Building

A recent article in the Reader’s Digest indicated that some students graduating from college are unable to read letters, journals, or other papers written by their own parents because they were never taught how to write cursive after the third … Continue reading

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