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 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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The changing face of work Electric job generation

The changing lines of work, along with developments in technology and society, come through clearly in searches on the September 1939 register {1}. Of course, many others continue to be employed in more traditional jobs of shop keeper, coal miner, metal worker, gardener, insurance agent, teacher, printer etc. {4}

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