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The Library of Virginia from our local NBC Affliate

The success of Who Do You Think You Are was hammered home last week when I saw a story on the Library of Virginia from NBC12, our local affliate.  They did a short sequence on a local politician who was trying to trace a slave ancestor and how she used the repository.  All in all, I thought it was a decent, very short introduction to the genealogical resources at the Library of Virginia.  I was happy that they mentioned this politician has been tracing her family tree for almost 30 years and that it can be a long and frustrating process.  My one quibble with WDYTYA is that they make the process look so “easy”.  I type in a name and ‘boom’ your whole tree is there and a professional pops out of your screen and takes you to the right … Read entire article »

Filed under: Miscellaneous, research, Virginia Research

In honor of Boy Scout Day – The Genealogy Merit Badge

Today is Boy Scout Day! And I am a Genealogy Merit Badge counselor.  Today I am going to feature this merit badge on the website. I you are at all familiar with Merit Badges, you know that they consist of a series of tasks (or requirements) that the scout has to complete to earn the badge.  Before they start earning “credit” for the badge, the must approach the merit badge counselor, let them know they would like to earn the badge, and get a blue card that is signed by the ScoutMaster.  As they complete the tasks, they meet with the counselor to go over their tasks, and get them signed off as complete by the counselor.  When all of the requirements are complete, they turn in the blue card and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Miscellaneous