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Friday, January 23, 2009


John has been after me to write an article for the blog -- so I will start with this one.

If you are not familiar with Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter you are missing out on some very worthwhile material. It is like reading a daily newspaper that is only about genealogy. It is FREE and people all over the world read it. No personal family history stuff, but happenings in the genealogy world, new products, etc. Just type EOGN in your search box and the current day's issue comes up. In today's issue (January 17 / 18) Dick Eastman's feature article is about an article written by Mary L. B. about PITFALLS. The view counter went from 157 night before last to 3,017 this afternoon. Click on EOGN FORUM to see the entire Forum. [See here: http://www.eogn.com/forum/index.php/board,108.0.html -JGW] Mary L. B. has written two other articles in the "Hi, I'm New To Genealogy..." section. [Here is a direct link to her article: http://www.eogn.com/forum/index.php/topic,242.0 -JGW]

In case you have not figured it out --- Mary L. B. is Me. With or without my 2 cents, it is a very worthwhile free newsletter to subscribe to.

- Submitted by Mary Lou Bevers (Evansville, IN and a TSGS Founding Member)

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
- Pitfalls That Can Create Brick Walls or Cause You to Claim the Wrong Ancestors
"Mary L. B." has placed an interesting article on the EOGN Discussion Forum that I wish all genealogy newcomers would read. Entitled, "Pitfalls That Can Create Brick Walls or Cause You to Claim the Wrong Ancestors," Mary details several bits of "misinformation" that most of us struggled with when we first started. - posted by Dick Eastman Jan. 17, 2009.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mary Lou, nice introduction to Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter! The “Pitfalls...” article is a great reminder to us all to keep in mind when we are conducting genealogical research. Everyone, after reading her article, read the follow-up comments from readers. Many have given some nice additional tips and one has some great links to many good resources similar to the ones MLB lists.

Anonymous said...

Great article. Mary Lou has proven through the years to be a great researcher. We can all learn a great deal from this lady. Several years ago when I was new to Genealogy, she told me about going and spending her entire vacation at an out of town Court House. At the time I couldn't imagine doing that, that was until I caught the bug.