Author Archives: John Smiley

Evernote for genealogy

I gave a talk at the monthly meeting tonight about Evernote. Evernote is software that remembers everything so that I don’t have to. Given the powerful features that even the free version has, you’d almost think that it was designed … Continue reading

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The Master Genealogist software to be discontinued

The publisher of The Master Genealogist (TMG) genealogy software, Bob Velke, announced at the end of July that he will no longer be continuing to develop the program. After 25 years in production—and just a few short months after the … Continue reading

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AFHS library open one evening a month

Beginning this past week, the AFHS library will be opening one evening per month. This will likely remain the second Tuesday of every month for the time-being. This past Tuesday was my first shift as a library volunteer, and since … Continue reading

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How to find British colonial era military records in Library and Archives Canada

Thanks to help from one of my fellow volunteers at the AFHS library, I learned just how much is available from Library and Archives Canada (LAC). However, it was readily apparent that actually finding relevant information wasn’t the most intuitive … Continue reading

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The storytelling genealogical benefactor

I am impressed by the authors of family history books. They just seem to know so darn much, don’t they? And while their audience may be limited, they write nonetheless. One such researcher and author has been a tremendous boon … Continue reading

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