Keeping Up with the Smiths and Joneses

Keeping Up with the Smiths and Joneses

by Gail Blankenau

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Keeping Up with the Smiths and Joneses


Sometimes in our ancestral research, we will come across a forebear with a common surname. It's tempting to fling our hands up in surrender and move on to another line; however, there are techniques that can help us to keep up with our own Smiths, Joneses and even those Johnsons.


 
 

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Presenter: Gail Blankenau

Gail Blankenau is an experienced genealogist, speaker and author. Her publications include articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The Genealogist. She is also a contributor to Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy magazines. Based in Nebraska, she specializes in Nebraska records, Midwestern roots, German genealogy, land records, 19th-Century photographs and tracing lineages. More than half her ancestors came from New England, but she has roots in almost every state east of the Mississippi.

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