My 2024 Genealogy Game Plan

Last year, 2023, was the year I got serious about genealogy education, with the ultimate goal of becoming a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and educator.  Then last summer, I started implementing my 3-year plan toward pursuing Board Certification. Now, not every genealogist is certified or accredited nor do they need to be. There are plenty

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Behind “Farm Laborer”: A Peek at Working Whites of the Old South

If you’re like me you’re grateful when you find a relative in a census or other source holding an occupation anything – ANYTHING – other than “farmer” or “farm laborer.” …But a book I’ve been wanting to read for over a decade and somehow finally just procured has me realizing that – like with just

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