Weekly Project Updates: 31 March 2018

Alright! This week was very productive, now that I am *actually* reviewing what I’ve been doing rather than basking in the very real, very fresh frustration of my first genetic genealogy puzzle. I will definitely be writing about this sometime soon, by the way. It is extremely interesting and I think it will help others Read more about Weekly Project Updates: 31 March 2018[…]

How can DNA analysis be useful to Czech Genealogy in 2018?

I am having difficulty understanding how genetic genealogy can be useful for me *now*. I have a bunch of immediate (and distant) family that has tested on Ancestry. I’m in something like 77 DNA circles there, and so is my husband (different circles). I uploaded all of our (me, my husband, siblings, grandparents etc.) raw Read more about How can DNA analysis be useful to Czech Genealogy in 2018?[…]

Weekly Project Updates: 21 April 2018

Well, I skipped last week’s update because I really didn’t do that much except… I SOLVED MY FIRST EVER GENETIC GENEALOGY CASE!!! YAY!!! It was very exciting, and I hope to write lots about it. I was able to find the birth father of my second cousin once removed. It was an extremely satisfying experience. Read more about Weekly Project Updates: 21 April 2018[…]

Czech Handwritten Text Recognition: A Real Possibility

The main thing that I got out of RootsTech 2018 is the permission to think about Czech Handwritten Text Recognition as a real possibility. I have always been a little bit prone to being overly ambitious and having ridiculously huge dreams. A lot of people have derisively laughed at my vision in the past, and Read more about Czech Handwritten Text Recognition: A Real Possibility[…]

Using [Square] Brackets (and parenthesis) in Transcriptions (and Translations[!])

I’ve been working on a transcription project with my friend, and today while trying to find an objective explanation for why I was choosing square brackets [ ]  in some places and parenthesis ( ) in others, I ran into a genealogy standard that goes completely against all my reasoning and logic having to do Read more about Using [Square] Brackets (and parenthesis) in Transcriptions (and Translations[!])[…]