Nitpicking and Translation

I’ve been working on transcribing and translating Czech land records with a friend. I’ve learned a lot in the last three weeks – so much I have yet to share on this blog! For now, some meta data: It’s been extremely fun – surprisingly so, actually. It’s…well…it turns out…I’m…very nerdy. Well, so what. That can’t Read more about Nitpicking and Translation[…]

My first last day in Frenštát p. Radhoštěm

I woke up this morning in Frenštát, one of the ancestral home towns of my Czech ancestors. It is the last day of our stay in this part of the Czech Republic, as today we will travel by train to Prague. Of course I feel overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings, but I will only write Read more about My first last day in Frenštát p. Radhoštěm[…]

I’m Back! Genealogy Goals and Projects for 2015!

Hey! I’m alive! And now that I’m officially 6 weeks postpartum (as in, my life is returning to normal again!) it’s time to resume this blog! I took an almost year-long hiatus from this blog because I was working on family present. Teehee. And here she is! Miss Cora Madeline Challis! Weird that they posted Read more about I’m Back! Genealogy Goals and Projects for 2015![…]

Why it’s OK to include unsourced ancestry.com family trees in your research

http://www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/skbld135b.html Here’s an article that sums up my opinion on why it is okay to include unsourced family trees from ancestry.com in my research.  Basically: “Effective family historians…exclude no potentially useful source, and they trust no unverified source.”  USUALLY people have a reason for linking people in their online family trees. Maybe the reason is illogical, ill-thought Read more about Why it’s OK to include unsourced ancestry.com family trees in your research[…]

Brief Overview of the Babinec project

So, you know how I mentioned that recently I’ve been focusing my efforts on getting my BCG portfolio prepared for submission? Well, I decided I would write about it on my blog. One of the requirements for the BCG portfolio is that the work be completely your own; no critique, review, or help from others. Read more about Brief Overview of the Babinec project[…]

Upcoming series on Navigating Czech Archives Websites

After a recent blog post about upcoming changes to portafontium.cz, I got an email asking for clarification about what that means. I realized that it would be helpful to others to provide some tutorials about how to navigate the Czech archival sites, especially from a native English speaking perspective. After all, one of the main Read more about Upcoming series on Navigating Czech Archives Websites[…]