Local papers for local people Surprising details in press archives, but also errors

A new resource of searchable back editions for various newspapers published in and around Seward county, Nebraska, has appeared online, at the Seward Memorial Library Digital Archives {1}. As mentioned on the Going Abroad section of Cutlock & Co, this is where a number of Watts relatives emigrated to. It didn’t take a great deal of searching to find interesting material.

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Tackling TreeSync issues with MacKiev relying on Ancestry for answers The first sync using 'final' FTM 2014.1 goes badly

This is an exploration of the what and why of problems I and others have had around the sync of trees (TreeSync) using the MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2014.1 version released 31 December 2016. Some of this has been prompted by discussions on the FTM Users groups on Facebook, so thanks to the various contributors there. {1}

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A Major breakthrough in the Scott line Taking a tank to knock down a small brick wall

The siblings – full, half, and step varieties – of great grandfather Charles Scott haven’t had much of a look in on Cutlock and Co so far (just ‘How to Brake the records‘). Sadly this is mainly because most of them died in infancy. Also Scott is another of those common names, and (unlike the Smith line) no unusual or fixed middle names to help.

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A right Frosdick family for the Barnard bunch Some quite interesting Ancestry hints

Since August I have been slowly clearing a backlog of ‘hints’ generated by the Ancestry site for the HowesWatkinsNealScott tree. These can be useful in pointing up records previously overlooked in researching an individual, but there are also plenty of duff leads and repeats of info already collected. New hints tend to appear in batches and it can be hard to keep up – with an accumulated total of just shy of 16,000 it was getting out of hand!

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