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Mind the Gap!

Our process with physical jigsaws can get us thinking about how we solve genealogy problems. Image: Jigsaw pieces by Hans-Peter Gauster via Unsplash.

Ah, jigsaw puzzles. Most of us have tried to piece one together at some point in time. Perhaps some of you are dedicated jigsaw aficionados (apparently known as dissectologists).… Read the rest

Promises to Your Ancestors: Making (and Keeping) Your Genealogy Goals

We’re only a few days into the year: chances are that you have already given up on that New Year’s resolution you made last week. If so, then you’re in good company: a 2018 YouGov poll of the UK population suggested that less than a quarter of people who make resolutions actually keep them.… Read the rest

Record Clustering Analysis Using Excel (A Tutorial)

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In this short tutorial, we’re going to walk through the process of using Microsoft Excel to make plots for Record Clustering Analysis, or RCA for short. Even if you don’t have a Microsoft subscription, these instructions should work on the free, online-access Excel version included in Microsoft Office for the Web.… Read the rest