Author Archives: EricStroschein

From homework assignment to obsession…

My grandmother, Florence Loreen Kuhns (Mom-mom), first got me hooked on family history research, and I remember it well. I was in the fifth grade; I received an assignment of creating a family tree; I went home with my mission … Continue reading

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Framing the Research Question

Framing the Research Question… Technology is a double-edged sword. Computers and the internet have transformed genealogy dramatically. The ease of access draws massive numbers of people into the hobby and business daily. But let’s be honest, genealogy software and the … Continue reading

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Crossing the Pond

Crossing the Pond is a segment of our blog that will explore one of the more difficult questions in genealogy. Where did my ancestor live before immigration? It is a common question many of us want to answer, but it can … Continue reading

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To Stockholm We Go.

Sweden Research Special On-Site Swedish Research We are available to do on-site research in Sweden beginning September 7-18 2015. Our on-site research fees are $50.00 per hour for standard research plus expenses.  Expenses can include but are not limited to … Continue reading

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Who Says Genealogy CANNOT be Dangerous and Exciting

WARNING: This blog may contain objectionable subject matter for tender eyes and brains. It may also make tears flow down your leg. Karen and I were coming home from the Oregon Genealogy Council’s (OGC) State Conference. We had driven down … Continue reading

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NGS Student has Immediate Success with Mother’s Pensions!

NGS Student has Immediate Success with Mother’s Pensions! At this year’s National Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference 2014 in Richmond, Virginia, I presented the Newly Discovered Records of the Poor: Rich records of the indigent and down-trodden. I was excited to … Continue reading

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What to Look For in a Genealogist

Seeking out the assistance of a professional genealogist can be a good move if you encounter a challenging research problem, lack the time or skills to research, or are unable to travel. But how do you know if you are … Continue reading

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