#NaBloPoMo – Day Three – Genealogy


#NaBloPoMo – Day Three – Genealogy

Day Three of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge.

Ways to Avoid Genealogy Grief for anyone setting out on Researching their Family History.

1. Always note the source of information that you are recording, photocopied or taking notes on. Date it too.

(So you know where to go back to clarify information if needed later).

2. Talk to all your older-generation relatives (before they’re all gone and you’re the older generation).

Even distant relations can be a goldmine of information about your ancestors.

3. Keep copies or backup’s of all letters, emails, etc that you send or receive.

This will save you from wondering which of your correspondent questions you’re already answered and

which of your questions they have or haven’t answered.

4. Remove rusty paper clips or staples and replace them with brass or plastic clips.

5. Never use cello-tape or any other pressure sensitive tape (even so-called safe tapes),

on important papers, photographs or to repair tears in books or text.

6. Do not use the self-adhesive type photograph albums.

Traditional photograph corners or the new polyester flip-over type albums are far better

Some do’s and don’t when preserving your documents, family bibles, letters, collections of family photos.

Don’t leave documents and photo’s in direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.

Never use newspaper to wrap documents or line shelves or drawers.

Keep newspaper cuttings separate from other papers as the newspaper is highly acidic.

What would start you searching your family history?

I started because I was Looking for my husband great grandmother’s grave or any Information to the where-a-bouts in New Zealand she finally settled before she died.

10 years later I still haven’t found Her, but I haven’t given up.

Still tracking her path and hoping.

Please leave a comment on how you started, or haven’t started with your family history.

Here is a little verse about family history that I find quite amusing.

If you could see your ancestors all standing in a row

Would you be proud of them or not?

Some strange discoveries are made,

In climbing family trees

and some of them you know, they do not particularly please you.

There may be some of them perhaps,

You would care not to know.


If you could meet your ancestors

Would they be proud of you?



  1. It’s a strange subject to me. I am from an easily traceable family, up to my 8th grandfathers. I was never interested in what I thought was nonsense. Then one day I saw my late wife (who was doctorate) lost in some work and being an odd hour, I went and looked at the comp screen over her shoulders. She had collected so much more about my ancestry than I ever knew. Later I often ask her to educate me on it. She passed away in 2014 and since then it’s discontinued.

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  2. Genealogy/family history has to be my biggest passion. I loved your post! I could get lost in old records, libraries, and cemeteries for hours and still not have all of my adventuring done. One of the best things I’ve found for my research relatively recently was newspapers.com. I even found the snippet announcing the birth of my mother. 🙂 Old society pages are wonderful goldmines of the stories that often get lost with time.
    Well, I could talk about this all day, so, I’ll stop myself now. Thank you for this post. Have a blessed weekend!

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  3. Great post – I did a trial run of Ancestry.com a few years ago, and it was so interesting to see how people are connected. Lots of them had already filled in a lot of info way down the line. Much more fun than I would have thought. 🤓

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  4. Enjoyed your post. Very helpful. I, too, enjoy researching my family history. I have found some interesting characters along the way. I found once I got started on ancestry.com a lot of things came together. Also, having original documents is a great incentive. My mother passed on some pecious documents including my great great grandparents marriage certificate from the 1800s. I have been able to trace ancestors from Germany as well as Britain and Ireland.


    • Thanks for viewing and commenting. Genealogy is a very interesting hobby, finding out about our ancestors.
      I have got a lot of work updating my family, spending too much time on wordpress, doesn’t help me getting it done, my be it will be a new year job.
      Have a nice week.

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